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Villains

by Queens Of The Stone Age

Availability: In stock

Villains - 1.5 LP
$20.99
Villains - Indie 1.5 LP
$20.99
Villains - Deluxe 1.5 LP
$37.49
Villains - CD
$11.99
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Orders will ship to arrive around release August 25th. European customers can order from Matador UK HERE.
 
One lucky customer ordering a Deluxe LP off the Matador webstore will receive a golden ticket inside their copy, awarding you a pair of free tickets to the headline show of your choice. *
 
All LP purchasers will receive an exclusive sticker sheet, featuring artwork designed by Boneface.
 
Deluxe LP comes pressed on heavyweight 180gram vinyl at Pallas and includes 14 limited-edition Boneface art prints, an alternate etching on side 4 of the vinyl and includes an MP3 and FLAC download coupon.
 
Standard and Indie LP are pressed on 140 gram vinyl with an etching on side 4 of the vinyl and includes an MP3 and FLAC download coupon. The Indie LP will feature alternate cover art from the original.
 
Deluxe packaging

Indie cover

Sticker sheet

"The title Villains isn't a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It's simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened... Everyone needs someone or something to rail against - their villain - same as it ever was. You can't control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go." - Joshua Homme
 
Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains, out August 25 on Matador Records.
 
Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, Villains is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013's ...Like Clockwork gave the band its first #1 album in the U.S. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the lineup that took ...Like Clockwork around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, "The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' If you can't make a great first record, you should just stop - but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn't evolve, you become a parody of that original sound."
 
Of his role working within such a closed and confident ecosystem as Queens Of The Stone Age, Ronson says, "Queens are and have always been my favorite rock n roll band ever since I walked into Tower on Sunset and bought Rated R in the summer of 2000, so it was incredibly surreal to be welcomed into their secret, pirate clan - or the 'jacuzzi' as Josh likes to call it. There were moments during the making of the album in which I was aware I was watching my musical heroes craft something that was sure to become one of my favorite moments on any Queens album. And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream--a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream."
 
* Entries also accepted by mailing a letter to QOTSA Tickets c/o Matador Records, 134 Grand St. New York, NY 10013
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