Josh Homme Reveals Full Details for New Desert Sessions Volumes
After dropping hints this spring and confirming its existence earlier this month, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has now revealed the full details for his upcoming Desert Sessions Vols. 11 & 12.
Out on Oct. 25, the two volumes dubbed Arrivederci Despair (Vol. 11) and Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels (Vol. 12) feature an army of guests including ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Primus' Les Claypool. Watch a preview for the album starring Homme — and see the full artist list, artwork and track listing — toward the bottom of this post.
The star-studded new recordings end a 16-year hiatus for the Desert Sessions. (The collaborative series last left off with 2003’s 10th volume.) According to a press release, Vols. 11 & 12 were recorded "mostly in a six-day span in December 2018 at Rancho De La Luna studios in Joshua Tree, Calif., with Queens of the Stone Age founder and Desert Sessions ringleader/producer Joshua Homme enlisting a cast of players" including:
Desert Sessions, Vols. 11 & 12 Full Guest Artist Roster
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint)
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters)
Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White)
Les Claypool (Primus)
Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows, Toast of London)
Desert Sessions, Vols. 11 & 12 Art Work + Track Listing
"Move Together" (lead vocal: Billy F. Gibbons)
"Noses in Roses Forever" (lead vocal: Joshua Homme)
"Far East for the Trees"
"If You Run" (lead vocal: Libby Grace)
"Crucifire" (lead vocal: Mike Kerr)
"Chic Tweetz" (vocals: Töôrnst Hülpft, Matt Berry)
"Something You Can’t See" (lead vocal: Jake Shears)
"Easier Said Than Done" (lead vocal: Joshua Homme)
After nearly sixteen years since its last entry, the longest-running mix tape in existence, The Desert Sessions will return this October with two stunning new volumes in its already storied catalog, Desert Sessions Vol 11: Arrivederci Despair and Vol 12: Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels featuring collaborations from Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Les Claypool (Primus), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Matt Sweeney, comedian Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Töôrnst Hülpft and new comer Libby Grace.
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