On the heels of “Crying Lightning” and seeing the Arctic Monkeys on a boat, the band’s Humbug LP offers up another dark and dense serving via “My Propeller.” It’s another listen of a band maturing, a brooding minor-key rocker that again shows the gritty touch of its producer, Josh Homme. Alex is looking for a little help getting his propeller started (ladies). Get involved, he’s looking good these days.
Stream it here
Worth noting: Arctic Monkeys are doing a studio web transmission this Thursday, playing songs from the new album. Mark your iCal for Thursday 9PM GMT and bookmark webtransmission.arcticmonkeys.com, where there’s a little trailer for now.
Humbug is out 8/25 via Domino, and they’ve lined up some of their first US shows in two years, starting this weekend at APW.
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