Eagles Of Death Metal Zipper Down on LP + Download
Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme, co-founders of American rock band Eagles Of Death Metal, return with their fourth album, Zipper Down, the project's first new studio release since 2008. For the Zipper Down sessions at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, CA, Hughes and Homme co-wrote all of the album’s songs (with the exception of their cover of Duran Duran’s "Save A Prayer"), and performed all of the instruments and vocals themselves. The album was produced by Homme.
“The new album, Zipper Down, really represents to me an attitude and philosophy of life,” says Hughes. “One should not zipper up, they should zipper down and let it all hang out.” Homme says, “In an independent study, four out of three doctors say Zipper Down is an eargasm trapped inside a crazerbeam. And I believe them.”
About the album’s lead single, Homme explains, “‘Complexity’ is the musical equivalent of holding a lucky rabbit’s foot with the unlucky rabbit still attached.” “‘Complexity’ is sort of our way of saying, ‘Keep it simple, stupid,’” adds Hughes.
EODM was formed in 1998 in Palm Desert, CA by best friends Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme. Despite their band name, EODM is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Homme to the death metal genre, and he wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, EODM was born. The band released Peace Love Death Metal in 2004, followed by Death By Sexy in 2006, and Heart On in 2008.