Thursday 9/3/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP 2020: The Killers – Imploding The Mirage (2020)

Imploding the Mirage is the sixth studio album by American rock band the Killers. It was released on August 21, 2020, by Island Records in the United States and internationally by EMI. It is the band’s first album without lead guitarist Dave Keuning, who has not been touring or recording with the Killers since 2017. Guitar parts are covered by Killers bassist Mark Stoermer, producer Jonathan Rado, and a variety of guest musicians including Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) and Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs).

The album was preceded by the lead single “Caution”, released on March 12, 2020, the second single “Fire in Bone”, released on April 24, 2020, the third single “My Own Soul’s Warning” released on June 17, 2020, and the fourth single “Dying Breed”, released on August 14, 2020.

The band is planning a world tour in support of the album, although ticket sales have since been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

1. “My Own Soul’s Warning” 4:34
2. “Blowback” 3:59
3. “Dying Breed” 4:06
4. “Caution” 4:29
5. “Lightning Fields” (featuring k.d. lang) 4:18
6. “Fire in Bone” 3:53
7. “Running Towards a Place” 4:13
8. “My God” (featuring Weyes Blood) 3:38
9. “When the Dreams Run Dry” 4:42
10. “Imploding the Mirage” 4:08

Brandon Flowers – vocals, synthesizer, glockenspiel, guitar, organ
Mark Stoermer – bass, guitar
Ronnie Vannucci Jr. – drums, percussion, guitar, timpani, marimba

Jonathan Rado – piano (1, 2, 3, 7, 10) bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10), fretless bass (8), keyboard, guitar (1, 5, 7, 10) synthesizer (4, 9, 10) acoustic guitar (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), slide guitar (4), organ (1), harmonica (2, 3, 6, 10), cello (1), horn (5), bagpipes (5), marimba (10), vibraphone (10)
k.d lang – vocals (5)
Weyes Blood – vocals (2, 8, 10), additional vocals (5)
Lindsey Buckingham – guitar (4)
Lucius (band) – background vocals (4, 8)
Adam Granduciel – keyboards (2)
Roger Manning – keyboards (1)
Blake Mills – guitar, bass (4)
Stuart Price – synthesizer, bass guitar (6)
Bobby Lee Parker – guitar (1)
Benjji Lysaght – guitar (7)
Ariel Rechtshaid – bass, guitar (7)
Tommy King – synthesizer, flute (7)
Rob Moose – strings (1)
Brian D’Addario – acoustic guitar (1)
Drew Erickson – piano (5), strings (8)

Jonathan Rado – producer (all tracks)
Shawn Everett – producer, mixing, recording engineer (all tracks), programmer (2)
Ariel Rechtshaid – producer (7), mixer (1, 3, 7)
Stuart Price – producer (6)
Ivan Wayman – engineer (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Robert Root – engineer (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Dave Shiffman – mixer (3, 7)
Flood – mixer (3)
Alan Moulder – mixer (10)
Emily Lazar – mastering engineer (all tracks)
Chris Allgood – mastering engineer (all tracks)