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The Killers to Release New Album 'Pressure Machine' Next Month

For the second year in a row, Las Vegas rock band The Killers are releasing a new album. Called Pressure Machine, it is co-produced by Shawn Everett and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, and will be available August 13.

The new record is the follow-up to 2020's Imploding the Mirage. According to a press release, Pressure Machine is inspired by Brandon Flowers’ small hometown of Nephi, Utah.

"I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with," the frontman said in a statement. "Many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in."

Besides Flowers' hometown inspiration, The Killers' seventh studio album was a by-product of the pandemic. Because the band was unable to tour throughout 2020, they decided to spend their time making a new album instead.

“It was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence,” Flowers noted. “And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.”

The Killers are still remaining busy. Last month, they teamed up with Bruce Springsteen to create a reimagined cut of "A Dustland Fairytale." The band’s touring guitarist Dave Keuning recently revealed they have made a “good start” on their eighth album, and in September, the band will finally embark on their Imploding the Mirage tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 23 at 11am ET.

Ahead of its release, a trailer has been unveiled for Pressure Machine. You can pre-order the album here.

Check out the trailer below.

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Article Image: Frontman Brandon Flowers and The Killers performing a show in Spain in 2018. (Christian Bertrand via Shutterstock.)

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