New Them Crooked Vultures – “Elephants” (Live At Pukkelpop Festival)

Amrit Singh | August 24, 2009 - 5:23 pm

This past weekend the Josh Homme/Dave Grohl/John Paul Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures did two festival gigs in Europe, including the “surprise” set which surprised nobody at Belgium’s Pukkelpop. We’re still waiting on the trio to stop playing coy and just confirm some details around their inevitable album already, but in the interim we’ll just keep posting FanTubes from their shows with serviceable audio. This one’s of the hard-riffing/tempo-shifting “Elephants,” which opened the band’s set and is a smart opening song at that, setting the tone for the band’s synthesis of its principals’ styles. As noted after I saw them at the Metro in Chicago, the fourth bro is longtime Homme-boy Alain Johannes.

Still waiting on official words about a Them Crooked Vultures album, but we pretty much know it’s happening.