The long-awaited and much anticipated new album from Queens Of The Stone Age has come one step closer to becoming a reality with the re-launch of the band’s website that offers what looks like very cyptic hints that could be song titles.
As previously reported on Gigwise, the band has been working on the follow-up to 2013’s …Like Clockwork with the mastering of the album being completed at Lurssen Mastering in Burbank, California.
Queens Of The Stone Age announced the new website on their Facebook page and speculation is now rife as to what it all means. The revamped website is defined by an interactive vintage TV. By clicking on the TV dial, users are taken to new channels – but each one simply offers static. Channel Three has what sounds like the laughter from the intro to The Ventures’ 1960 surf classic ‘Wipeout’ while Channel Five has a drawing of a guitar with the words “all my confusion is waving goodbye” scrawled on it.
Elsewhere, the TV is adorned with stickers that may or may not be song titles: ‘Mumbo Jumbo’, ‘1976 Evil’, ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘Reclaim Everything’ are all there but their meanings are entirely unclear.
The chances of the new album being released very soon are given credence with Queens Of The Stone Age’s upcoming tour schedule that sees them play at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY, on June 22. The band then plays the Montebello Rockfest in Canada on June 24 before heading Down Under for dates in New Zealand and Australia. There’s also hint of an imminent world tour with a post that reads: “Breaking: Worldwide manhunt for rock band Queens Of The Stone Age.”