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Listen to The Killers "Spaceman"

Finally! This is the moment many of you have been waiting for.

The Killers premiered two brand-new songs at a fan-only showcase that they performed at the Highline Ballroom in New York City this week. The first new track they played was "Spaceman" and the second is titled "Neon Tiger," which invokes images of Las Vegas garish and glitz.

Check out a fan video of "Spaceman," which is the result of one of the first studio collaborations between the Las Vegas quartet and Stuart Price. This video is not a high-quality recording, but you can get a pretty good feel of the track and the group's new musical direction. It definitely sounds like a track that is positioned right on the intersection of "Hot Fuss" and "Sam's Town," combining Brandon's new wavy synths and Mark Stoermer melodic bass groove with Dave Keuning's anthemic rock riffing.

Flowers once again gets creative with his lyrics, singing about (what appears) an alien abduction to convey his feelings about freedom and understanding:

""It started with a low life. Next thing I knew they ripped me from my bed. And then they took my blood type. Left a strange impression in my head (. . .)  I don't wanna be kept. I don't wanna be caged. I don't wanna be damned. I don't wanna be broke. I don't wanna be saved. Give me rolling hills so tonite can be the night so I can stand upon a thousand thrills. Cut me some slack I don't wanna go back. I want new day in age."

"Spaceman" is very promising tastemaker for new Killers material. I can't wait to hear more.

Thoughts anyone?

August 2, 2008 in The Killers | Permalink

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I just knew i'd be sorry for blowing this set off. So glad you posted what will probably be their next hit.

Love the song, can't wait for the album to drop. Pissed I was so stupid as to settle for a good nights sleep.

Posted by: lexxicuss at Aug 2, 2008 11:07:42 PM

chyeahh lotsss of thoughts, considering they're so ridiculously amazing! they've never failed to surprise me=) and i'm way too excited to see them again [finally!]

Posted by: keana at Aug 4, 2008 9:53:06 PM

thanks, arjan. you're always a reliable source when it comes to new killers stuff. not sure i'm loving the new sound (not really a fan of stuart price) but i'm just glad the wait for a new killers album would be over soon. can't wait!

Posted by: finn at Aug 5, 2008 1:05:55 AM

i was really..dissapointed..dont know why..

Posted by: CC at Aug 5, 2008 7:18:35 PM

cant hear any guitar

Posted by: at Aug 9, 2008 12:46:11 PM

I love this song. Can't wait to hear it in all it's studio glory.

Posted by: chris at Aug 11, 2008 12:39:20 AM

Spaceman is really great, like it alot!

Posted by: mike at Aug 11, 2008 4:53:31 AM

The Killers *rocks* great song - great lycrics - i can´t wait for more...

Posted by: riezzer at Aug 17, 2008 12:20:41 PM

Spaceman is a brilliant song and so is Human, I think their album is going to be a massive hit. Brandon Flowers is the most charasmatic singer I have seen and I love all their songs.

Posted by: Helena at Oct 11, 2008 5:43:51 AM

spaceman great song, dvr'd saturday night live performance so i could hear it over and over, plus ann hathaway is hot

Posted by: sergio vasquez at Oct 17, 2008 8:50:06 AM

I also enjoy this song and think that Flowers has a gift for lyric writing. I found the chorus:
The storm maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, “Everybody look down
It's all in your mind”

to be somewhat esoteric. I'm wondering what your analysis is.

Posted by: Andrew at Nov 30, 2008 5:33:26 PM

Hello everyone. Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take.
I am from Venezuela and also now am reading in English, give true I wrote the following sentence: "Kiss, kiss music, kiss albums, kiss lyrics, kiss songs, kiss cd god gave rock roll to you ii lyrics."

Thank you so much for your future answers :P. Linette.

Posted by: Linette at Feb 22, 2009 5:13:23 PM

you've got the lyrics wrong, lol
the second half is from neon tiger

Posted by: rachel at Apr 1, 2009 4:49:58 AM

The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That's pride f*cking with you. F*ck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps.
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Posted by: Kyle at Apr 2, 2009 9:46:20 AM