Today is the day, all around the world, that Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme, co-founders of American rock band EODM (Eagles Of Death Metal), release their fourth album, ZIPPER DOWN, on CD, digital, vinyl LP and cassette via T-Boy/UMe. EODM’s first new studio release since 2008, ZIPPER DOWN has already won media praise and wowed fans who have streamed the album via NPR Music’s exclusive “First Listen” premiere. On Monday, October 5, EODM will appear on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" for an interview and performance. Free outdoor stage audience tickets for EODM's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" performance are available here.
EODM’s extensive North American touring continues this month, before the band heads back to Europe for headlining shows in November and December, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Hungary, Italy and Spain. Click here for the band’s full list of tour dates. For the ZIPPER DOWN sessions at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California, Hughes and Homme co-wrote all of the album’s songs (with the exception of their cover of Duran Duran’s “Save A Prayer”), and performed all of the instruments and vocals themselves. The album is produced by Homme. “The new album, ZIPPER DOWN, really represents to me an attitude and philosophy of life,” says Hughes. “One should not zipper up, they should zipper down and let it all hang out.”
Homme (AKA “Baby Duck”) says, "In an independent study, four out of three doctors say ZIPPER DOWN is an eargasm trapped inside a crazerbeam. And I believe them." About the album’s lead single, Homme says, “‘Complexity’ is the musical equivalent of holding a lucky rabbit’s foot with the unlucky rabbit still attached."
“‘Complexity’ is sort of our way of saying, ‘Keep it simple, stupid,’” adds Hughes.
Produced by VICE Media and directed by Alex Hoffman, the forthcoming feature documentary about the charismatic Hughes (AKA “Boots Electric”), The Redemption of the Devil, is an intimate and at times brutally honest portrayal of a year in the life of Jesse Hughes. Watch the trailer on YouTube. EODM was formed in 1998 in Palm Desert, California by best friends Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme. Despite the name, EODM (Eagles Of Death Metal) is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Joshua Homme to the death metal genre, and Homme wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, EODM was born. The band released Peace Love Death Metal in 2004, followed by Death By Sexy in 2006, and Heart On in 2008.
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