What could be more pleasing for fans than an international tour? A brand new album.
The new album was co-produced by longtime collaborator James Ford and frontman, Alex Turner, and recorded in three cities: Los Angeles, Paris, and London. This album marks the debut of Turner co-producing an Arctic Monkeys full-length.
In an Instagram post, dating back to last January, the group alluded to the font and the design of a tan coffin shape, which plays a role in the cover art of the upcoming album. Due to the atmospheric synthesized strings, the album feels like it could range from space-age rock to blues.
Last March, Turner promised there would be a new single coming, however, there has been no single released for Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, thus far.
You can view the album trailer, tracklist, and cover art below. You can also pre-order the new album on an exclusive silver LP with a gatefold sleeve and 16 page expanded booklet or on CD here.
On the group’s last album in 2013, AM, they flirted with funk, hard rock, and rockabilly, hence Turner’s and the band’s swagger at live appearances. Now, they look like old wise blokes or Turner looks like how Paul McCartney did in the late sixties.
Last January, the group announced an international tour and recently announced extended dates of the tour, including stops in North America. They also reissued their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006), on a multi-colored “smoke” vinyl, including a 16 page full-color lyric and photo booklet via Vinyl Me Please, where it was record of the month.
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Tracklisting:
- Star Treatment
- One Point Perspective
- American Sports
- Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
- Golden Trunks
- Four Out of Five
- The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
- Science Fiction
- She Looks Like Fun
- The Ultracheese