Hype Machine non-casualties Arctic Monkeys enlisted Josh Homme to produce their third LP, and you can feel the QOTSA frontman’s deft touch (nullus) in the sludgy psychedelia of this first single. Its video is appropriately dark and stormy, with the newly shaggier foursome rocking out on a cramped CGI ghost ship. The clip premiered tonight on UK Channel 4 and on YouTube immediately after. Apparently Arctic Monkeys fans are Web-savvy.
Humbug is out 8/25 via Domino. The band’s first US gig in almost two years happens at All Points West next weekend.