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It Is Official! Stuart Price Produces New Killers Album

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The rumor that Stuart Price will be producing The Killers' third album was finally confirmed by Brandon Flowers in an interview with British music mag NME this week. The collaboration between Madonna's favorite DJ/producer and the Las Vegas foursome has been the subject of speculation ever since Price hinted about a potential partnership when he appeared on Pete Tong's BBC radio show late 2007.

"It’s Stuart Price," Brandon finally reveals in NME. "We learned a lot from him without even meeting him because of what he did to 'Mr Brightside.' He’s very musical. People talk about using the recording gear as an instrument and making it sing and he’s really able when it comes to that. He’s able to give us sounds we want and give us sounds we’ve never hear. Its really inspiring."

The group is currently writing songs at home in Las Vegas and will go into the studio with Price in London this June. They will be playing some of their new tracks at British music festivals later this year, including the Reading Music Festival in August. Price has a busy studio schedule this year. He is currently in Berlin putting the final touches on Keane's new record.

Price working with The Killers is terribly exciting news. It seems to be a bit of a left turn from the alt-rock road they were on. After going Americana with a Bruce Springsteen inspired sound on "Sam's Town" and a dark and crunchy duet with Lou Reed on "Sawdust," Stuart Price might return The Killers' sound to the synth-driven new wave pop that marked their debut album. Who knows. Brandon might even bring back that hot little number and some fresh, new eyeliner.

April 4, 2008 in The Killers | Permalink

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Hey Arjan, you broke this news. That's just once of the reasons I am a daily visitor to your blog. And what news it is. Wow! I can't wait to hear this record.

Posted by: Johnny Gruber at Apr 5, 2008 6:59:47 AM

Great news!! Really exciting news! I can't wait to hear the new Keane album!

Posted by: Rodrigo at Apr 5, 2008 7:56:14 PM

Awesome news (though I was pretty sure it was him who was going to produce the album... call it intuition ^^)!!!

Stuart Price is one of my fave men, because of working with Keane and Killers!

Posted by: Emilio at Apr 6, 2008 6:53:58 AM

This is something I am very excited for! I love The Killers and I love and highly admire the production skills of Stuart! Sure to be something amazing. I was a little underwhelmed by the collaboration with Seal so this will make up for it!

Posted by: Monsieur Adi at Apr 6, 2008 10:48:11 AM

I freaking LOVE the Killers, this is awesome news.

Posted by: Kristin at Apr 6, 2008 10:53:40 AM

Now, let this be the end of Beardy Killers and the re-introduction of Synthy Killers.

Posted by: StuartW at Apr 7, 2008 8:56:48 AM

Wow. It is going to be definitely one hot album. Can't wait.

Posted by: Made In Brazil at Apr 7, 2008 9:56:07 AM

great news that the killers are heading back to the studios soon, although i can't imagine the stuart price sound fitting in with the band. nevertheless, i will look forward to this.

Posted by: finn at Apr 8, 2008 11:31:45 PM

i ♥ brandon hes soooooooooo sexy

Posted by: lily at Feb 10, 2009 5:03:29 PM

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