Rumor has it Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Phoenix and Vampire Weekend will headline Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival when it hits Grant Park August 2-4. The news has not been confirmed by the festival, and we’ll have to wait and see what other artists are set to hit the stage, but so far so good, right?
I really need to see Mumford & Sons soon at one of these festivals…
The Voice knew how to rake in viewers! The finale promised performances from Rihanna, Bruno Mars, The Killers & Kelly Clarkson! The latter two performers took the stage with the final three contestants to perform their latest singles “Here With Me” & “CatcH My Breath.”
I could’ve done without the contestant additions, but I understand that’s the whole point of the show so I will deal. Continue reading
The Killers have release their second music video this week. This one is straight from the 1980s movie Mannequin. In the clip man becomes obsessed with a mannequin, played by Winona Ryder. Continue reading
The Killers released a video full of tour footage for “Miss Atomic Bomb” a few months ago. Today, the band has released yet another video for the song and this one is more true to the lyrics.
An older Brandon Flowers looks back on a love that could’ve been in the clip that dances between real actors and cartoons. It’s sad and nostalgic, just like the song.
Watch “Miss Atomic Bomb” below and share your thoughts!!! Continue reading
The Killers premiered their latest Christmas song video called “I Feel it in My Bones” about a bad Santa. It’s pretty creepy and isn’t anything like the Santa you and I grew up writing letters to. The Killers manage to make another visually appealing and entertaining clip with this one. View the vid below! Continue reading
The Killers have released the followup track to their 2007 Christmas single “Don’t Shoot Me, Santa.” “I Feel It In My Bones,” won’t be released on Itunes until Dec. 4 (Tuesday) but Rolling Stone is streaming the new single over on their site in the meantime. It’s a rockin’ Christmas tune that’s sure to make die-hard fans happy, but if you’re into traditional Chrsitmas songs you won’t love it.
Listen to to “I Feel It In My Bones” here and share your thoughts!
Most artists that were praised at one time will go through a period where their popularity dips for some reason or another. That may end up meaning that their albums don’t sell the way they used to. Sometimes it’s the fault of the artist, other times it’s just not the right time. Continue reading
The Killers share tour footage to the tune of “Miss Atomic Bomb” in their latest release. Brandon and the guys perform on stage, hang out back stage and travel from city to city via tour bus in the fun clip.
I wasn’t crazy about this song before, but lately it’s really grown on me. Watch the tour footage below and share your thoughts! Continue reading
Earlier this week Brandon Flowers, his perfect mane and the rest of The Killers appeared on David Letterman for a performance of their lead single “Runaways.”
Letterman was right. If someone asks you if you like The Killers the answer is ALWAYS “Yes!”
Check out the performance below and share your thoughts! Continue reading
It seems like 2012 is the year of alternative band comebacks. Four years after the release of their last record, alt-rockers The Killers return with Battle Born. The lead single, “Runaways” is reminiscent of their 2006 single “When You Were Young,” and it’s a good thing. There’s an 80′s pop sound in “Flesh and Bone” and “The Way It Was”, coupled with western sounding guitars and synthesizing.
“Here With Me” is easily my favorite track from the record if only because of the level of loneliness the band conveys in frontman Brandon Flower’s voice and the band’s own skills. The lyrics have a country quality that tells the story well. Rollicking horns and drums cover “A Matter of Time” similar to the sound of Hot Fuss, but the album turns breezy and melodic with “Heart of a Girl” and airy and inspiring with “Be Still”. Country and rock mix again against synth pianos and sonic violins with the title track.
If you enjoyed The Killer’s Sam’s Town, Battle Born is a welcome set of tracks. Rather than go fully into the club dance sound pop has now, and careful to not go into the same vein as Day & Age, the boys stick to the longing guitar ballads they’re known for and it makes for a cohesive album with eclectic elements. There’s not a song worth skipping on The Killers’ latest effort.