New Arctic Monkeys – “Crying Lightning”

Longstanding Diddy buddies Arctic Monkeys have long been working on the followup to their Favourite Worst Nightmare with lead stone aged Queen Josh Homme. Songs have made it into their setlists — this song in particular — but today the band debuted the studio version of “Crying Lightning” from their forthcoming Homme-fied Humbug on BBC’s Zane Lowe show. It’s on the darker side of the Arctic spectrum, a sort of noir rocker that patiently builds where the younger lads would have stormed, and a promising look at the band’s third LP.

Thanks for the tip, Will. Humbug is out 8/25 via Domino. Preorder at the band’s site, check the dates:

08/01 – Liberty State Park (All Points West)
08/02 – Montreal, Canada (Osheaga Festival)
08/02 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
08/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/28 – Leeds Festival
08/29 – Reading Festival