American rockers The Killers decided to treat their fans with a new studio effort for the second year in a row. The band announced earlier this week that their new album Pressure Machine will arrive on August 13th. The new release will follow their 2020 album Imploding the Mirage.
As part of the announcement, the group unveiled the cover art for the album alongside a short teaser trailer. The release will be available in several formats, including digital release, CD, and vinyl.
According to the official press release, The Killers started working on Pressure Machine shortly after releasing Imploding the Mirage. Being unable to embark on a tour to promote the record, the group used their free time to create new songs.
Frontman Brandon Flowers also revealed that the album was inspired by his hometown of Nephi, Utah and might be the band’s most personal offering to date.
“I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with,” Flowers shared. “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.”
Pressure Machine will also mark the return of founding guitarist Dave Keuning. He left the band in 2017 and wasn’t involved in the making of Imploding the Mirage. Keuning is expected to be involved with the group in full capacity moving forward.