Eagles Of Death Metal – “Got A Woman” + “Complexity” Video

It’s been seven damn years since Eagles Of Death Metal, Josh Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age side-project duo with old co-conspirator Jesse Hughes, last released an album. But this fall, they return with the new LP Zipper Down, and now they’ve got a video for “Complexity,” its fast, rip-snorting riff-rock lead single. If you close your eyes and listen to “Complexity,” you might imagine Camaros doing donuts, but that’s not what Hughes and Homme give you. Instead, it’s a black-and-white piece so arty and dramatically lit that it immediately calls to mind the old SNL sketch “Sprockets.” It’s just Hughes and Homme, arranged in various intense poses, staring at the camera and singing the song, and it’s so minimal that it feels like a plot twist when things turn to color. But it works anyway, because of the contrast between the song and the visuals and because Hughes and Homme have great faces. Meanwhile, Homme also debuted another new EODM song called “Got A Woman” on his Beats 1 Radio show, as Pitchfork reports. To hear it, head over here and skip to the 46:30 mark. Watch it below.

Zipper Down is out 10/2 on T-Boy/UMe.