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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Killers' Brandon Flowers Is Going Solo With New Album 'Flamingo'

It had been rumored for awhile now, and today the official site of The Killers confirms—Brandon Flowers is releasing a solo album.

"The new solo album Flamingo coming soon," reads the landing page, as a synthy mid-tempo jam plays in the background. You can also sign up for e-mail alerts on Flowers' solo material.

Oh, Brando—it's been a long road since my infatuation with you here in the early days of Chart Rigger. What exactly will your solo material sound like, one wonders...

NME also reports:
The Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci is set to release an album with members of Mumford and Sons, Keane and Noah And The Whale, under the name Mt. Desolation.

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  • At 4:19 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    excellent - lots of brandon phots without the annoying less attractive others getting in the way :P

  • At 4:23 PM, Blogger Mason Library said…

    ENOUGH with the lopsided neon signage! Lordy!

  • At 4:55 PM, Anonymous shanaynay lachild said…

    get some help honey, we're concerned.

    why do these band members decide to do solor records that flop? mick jagger? dave gahan? martin gore? just remember, flowers dear, the used record stores where this solo gem might be have a presence after its first (and only) pressing are dropping like flies.

    maybe la flowers can grab an opening spot on Solange's club tour! SOLO STARZ!!

  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    Is Solange really touring the clubs? I wonder what she'd do in them. Certainly not sing, one hopes.

    The whole B. Flowers solo bit smells like a contract coming to its inevitable end. Hit, flop, flop, solo flop is usually how it goes.

  • At 10:53 PM, Anonymous MacK said…

    Moogaboo, you're wrong.

    Island records just extended its contract with The Killers. It includes The Killers forthcoming work, and any solo work of any of the band members.

    Hot Fuss was a hit, yes. A major one. But the next 2 albums were not flops. They were hits too. You had When You Were Young, Read My Mind, etc, on Sam's Town, which sold 5M+ copies. Then you had Day & Age, which had Human & Spaceman, which also sold 3M+ copies.

    Brandon is the mastermind behind almost all of The Killers success. He was most influential on the first album. On the 2nd, they felt the need to go "American", and on the 3rd record, it was just a playful record.

    If you listen to the sample of his song, on brandonflowersmusic . com, you easily get that Hot Fuss vibe once again.

    Give him a chance. He'll do awesome in the UK, that's for sure. The US, no clue.

  • At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Isaac said…

    So, I do not really consider it may have effect.


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