After various rumors surrounding a new album, Queens of the Stone Age have officially announced their new record, In Times New Roman…, for a June 16 release via Matador Records. In Times New Roman… is Queens of the Stone Age’s first new album since 2017’s Villains. They’ve also dropped “Emotion Sickness,” the first single from the album. It’s quintessentially Queens of the Stone Age, and is particularly reflective of the sound the band have adopted in their modern era.
Production (by the band) and mixing (by Mark Rankin) for In Times New Roman… took place at frontman Josh Homme‘s Pink Duck Studios.
This is the first new music that Queens of the Stone Age have released since Homme became embroiled in a heated custody battle with his ex-wife, Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle. The situation has involved accusations of abuse, restraining orders and threats of violence, with Homme most recently making a statement denying the claims.
Check out “Emotion Sickness,” plus the tracklist, cover art and tour dates below.
In Times New Roman… Tracklist:
02. Paper Machete
03. Negative Space
04. Time & Place
05. Made to Parade
07. What the Peephole Say
09. Emotion Sickness
10. Straight Jacket Fitting
QOTSA 2023 Live Dates:
05/28 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
06/16 – Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
06/17 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
06/18 – Landgraaf, Nextherlands @ Pinkpop
06/20 – Halifax, UK @ The Piece Hall
06/22 – Margate, UK @ Dreamland
06/23 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Castle
06/28 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
06/30 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/04 – Lyon, FR @ Les Nuits de Fourvière
07/05 – Albi, FR @ Base Recreation Pratgraussals
07/07 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
07/08 – Oeiras, PT @ NOS Alive
08/12 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium ^
09/09 – São Paulo, BR @ The Town
09/24 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
10/08 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock