Tag: Killers

Friday 1/13/23 11pm ET: Feature LP: Killers – Sam’s Town (2006)

Sam’s Town is the second studio album by American rock band the Killers. It was released on September 27, 2006, by Island Records. Regarding the album, frontman Brandon Flowers noted that he “wanted to create an album that captured, chronologically, everything important that got me to where I am today”. Sam’s Town has sold almost five million copies worldwide.

  1. “Sam’s Town” 4:05
  2. “Enterlude” 0:49
  3. “When You Were Young” 3:39
  4. “Bling (Confession of a King)” 4:08
  5. “For Reasons Unknown” 3:32
  6. “Read My Mind” 4:06
  7. “Uncle Jonny” 4:25
  8. “Bones” 3:46
  9. “My List” 4:08
  10. “This River Is Wild” 4:38
  11. “Why Do I Keep Counting?” 4:23
  12. “Exitlude” 2:24

Dave Keuning
Mark Stoermer
Brandon Flowers
Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
Corlene Byrd – backing vocals (track 11)
Louis XIV – backing vocals (tracks 1, 9)
Tommy Marth – saxophones
Neeraj Khajanchi – trombone
Adrina Hanson – strings
Maryam Haddad – strings
Tristan Moyer – strings

Wednesday 11/23/22 11:15am ET: Classic Greatest Hits LP: Killers – Direct Hits (2013)

Direct Hits is a greatest hits album by American rock band the Killers. It was released on November 11, 2013, by Island Records. The album includes tracks from the band’s first four studio albums and features two new tracks—”Shot at the Night” and “Just Another Girl”, produced by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Stuart Price, respectively.

Regarding the album’s release, vocalist Brandon Flowers noted, “This record feels like a great way to clean everything up and move onto the next thing.”

  1. “Mr. Brightside” 3:44
  2. “Somebody Told Me” 3:18
  3. “Smile Like You Mean It” 3:57
  4. “All These Things That I’ve Done” 5:03
  5. “When You Were Young” 3:40
  6. “Read My Mind” 4:07
  7. “For Reasons Unknown” 3:33
  8. “Human” 4:05
  9. “Spaceman” 4:45
  10. “A Dustland Fairytale” 3:45
  11. “Runaways” 4:05
  12. “Miss Atomic Bomb” 4:55
  13. “The Way It Was” 3:52
  14. “Shot at the Night” 4:03
  15. “Just Another Girl” 4:21

Brandon Flowers
Dave Keuning
Mark Stoermer
Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
Stuart Price – additional keyboards, programming
Matt Norcross – drums

Program edited for length

Sunday 8/21/22 2pm ET: Feature LP: Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)

Hot Fuss is the debut studio album by the American rock band The Killers. It was released on June 7, 2004, in the United Kingdom and on June 15, 2004, in the United States.[2] The album is mostly influenced by new wave music and post-punk. Hot Fuss spawned four commercially and critically successful singles: “Mr. Brightside”, “Somebody Told Me”, “All These Things That I’ve Done” and “Smile Like You Mean It”.

The album reached number seven on the Billboard 200 and number one on the UK Albums Chart. As of December 2012, Hot Fuss had sold more than seven million copies worldwide,[5] including more than three million in the United States and more than two million in the United Kingdom, where it has been certified seven-times platinum. It has also been certified platinum or multi-platinum in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. The album and its first three singles went on to garner five Grammy Award nominations.

1. “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” 4:04
2. “Mr. Brightside” 3:43
3. “Smile Like You Mean It” 3:54
4. “Somebody Told Me” 3:17
5. “All These Things That I’ve Done” 5:01
6. “Andy, You’re a Star” 3:14
7. “On Top” 4:18
8. “Change Your Mind” 3:11
9. “Believe Me Natalie” 5:05
10. “Midnight Show” 4:02
11. “Everything Will Be Alright” 5:45

Brandon Flowers – vocals, synthesizer
Dave Keuning – guitar
Mark Stoermer – bass
Ronnie Vannucci Jr. – drums
Sweet Inspirations – gospel choir (tracks 5, 6)

Tuesday 6/21/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: The Killers Top 30 Hits

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas in 2001 by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). After going through a number of short-term bass players and drummers in their early days, both Mark Stoermer (bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion) joined the band in 2002. The band’s name is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band portrayed in the music video for the New Order song “Crystal”.

The Killers have released seven studio albums, each of which reached the top spot on the UK Albums Chart: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam’s Town (2006), Day & Age (2008), Battle Born (2012), Wonderful Wonderful (2017), Imploding the Mirage (2020), and Pressure Machine (2021). They have also released a B-sides and rarities compilation, Sawdust (2007); a live album, Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009); a greatest-hits album, Direct Hits (2013); and a Christmas compilation, Don’t Waste Your Wishes (2016).

Since 2016 and 2017 respectively, both Stoermer and Keuning have had extended periods of hiatus from the band, though both remain official members. Stoermer mostly retired from touring, citing both exhaustion from the road and lingering effects from a pyrotechnics accident, while Keuning has released a solo album. Despite his hiatus from touring, Stoermer has participated in recording sessions for Wonderful Wonderful and Imploding the Mirage, and it was announced that Keuning was participating in recording Pressure Machine, which was released on August 13, 2021. Ted Sablay, who had served as a touring keyboardist and rhythm guitarist for the band since 2006, assumed lead guitar duties for live shows in Keuning’s absence, while bassist Jake Blanton has taken Stoermer’s place in live shows. With Sablay moving to lead guitar, the band hired Taylor Milne and Robbie Connolly to play rhythm guitar and keyboards live.

The Killers are considered one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, selling more than 28 million records worldwide, including 10.8 million in the US alone. They have performed in over 50 countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium and Glastonbury Festival (2007 and 2019).

1 – Human – 2008
2 – When You Were Young – 2006
3 – Read My Mind – 2007
4 – Mr. Brightside – 2003
5 – Somebody Told Me – 2004
6 – Runaways – 2012
7 – Spaceman – 2008
8 – All These Things That I’ve Done – 2004
9 – Smile Like You Mean It – 2005
10 – Shot at the Night – 2013
11 – The Man – 2017
12 – Shadowplay – 2007
13 – Tranquilize (featuring Lou Reed) – 2007
14 – Boots – 2010
15 – My Own Soul’s Warning – 2020
16 – Caution – 2020
17 – The World We Live In – 2009
18 – Joseph, Better You than Me Feat. Elton John & Neil Tennant – 2008
19 – Miss Atomic Bomb – 2012
20 – A Dustland Fairytale – 2009
21 – Just Another Girl – 2013
22 – I Feel It in My Bones – 2012
23 – Here with Me – 2012
24 – Land of the Free – 2019
25 – Fire in Bone – 2020
26 – Dustland (Feat. Bruce Springsteen) – 2021
27 – Dying Breed – 2020
28 – My God – 2020
29 – Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters – 2018
30 – Deadlines and Commitments – 2012

Friday 8/13/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Killers – Pressure Machine (2021)

Pressure Machine is the seventh studio album by American rock band the Killers. It was released on August 13, 2021. The album features the return of guitarist Dave Keuning to the studio with the band, after his absence on the previous album Imploding the Mirage, while bassist Mark Stoermer’s role is reduced due to difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during recording. Jonathan Rado and Shawn Everett return to produce the album. The album is a concept album based on lead singer Brandon Flowers’ childhood in Nephi, Utah. The album features guest collaborations from musicians such as Phoebe Bridgers on the track “Runaway Horses”. Lyrical influences include The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson.

  1. “West Hills” 5:42
  2. “Quiet Town” 4:45
  3. “Terrible Thing” 3:52
  4. “Cody” 3:50
  5. “Sleepwalker” 4:27
  6. “Runaway Horses” (featuring Phoebe Bridgers) 3:54
  7. “In the Car Outside” 5:28
  8. “In Another Life” 3:45
  9. “Desperate Things” 5:16
  10. “Pressure Machine” 5:09
  11. “The Getting By” 5:09

The Killers – Quiet Town Video

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)

Saturday 12pm ET: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

On Brit Rock this week music from Gary Moore, AC/DC, Jeff Lynne, Extreme, Billy Idol, Faith No More, Fish, Aerosmith,Quireboys, Black Crowes, Stranglers, Boston, Deep Purple, Killers, The Eagles, Chris Cornell, The Fray, Kings Of Leon, U2, The Scorpions, Genesis, Dire Straits, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, Frijid Pink, Queen, Cinderella, Foreigner, Russ Ballard, Peter Gabriel, Gun, The Hooters, ZZ Top, Richard Marx, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Rainbow.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.  Encore at 12am Sunday morning.