Listen: Them Crooked Vultures bare their ‘New Fang’

10.26.09 8 years ago

Of all the other previously leaked and pushed material from supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, the newest track “New Fang” has the most commercial and mainstream appeal. Listen below.

It was released to the masses today, coming near the announcement of the hard rock band’s self-titled album, due Nov. 17. Tracklist below.

The track “New Fang,” which frequently and confusingly sounds like “new thang” in the way Josh Homme sings it, has the perfect pace for modern rock radio. Dave Grohl is relentless behind the kit and John Paul Jones’ basslines are just dripping with prog on a nasty groove.

I’m particularly in love with the lyric “Sometimes you break a finger on the upper hand / I think you got me confused with a better man,” just as much as Homme surely is.

The band has announced its first West Coast concerts ever, with stops in L.A., Oakland, Seattle and Portland, Ore., with tickets going up this weekend. Tour dates below.

Here is the tracklist to “Them Crooked Vultures”:

 No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
 Mind Eraser, No Chaser
 New Fang                                                                                        
 Dead End Friends
 Scumbag Blues
 Interlude With Ludes
 Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
 Spinning In Daffodils

Here are Them Crooked Vultures’ tour dates:

11-17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
11-19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
11-21 – Seattle – Showbox Theater
11-22 – Portland – Roseland Theater
12-6 Munich – Zenith
12-7 Berlin – Columbiahalle
12-6 Cologne – Palladium
12-10 Plymouth, England – Pavilions
12-11 Portsmouth, England – Guildhall
12-13 Blackpool, England – Empress Ballroom
12-14 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy
12-15 Edinburgh, Scotland – O2 Academy
12-17 London, England – HMV Hammersmith Apollo
12-18 London, England – HMV Hammersmith Apollo
01-19 Perth – Challenge Stadium
01-22 Melbourne – Festival Hall
01-25 Brisbane – Riverstage
01-26 Sydney – Hodern Pavilion
01-29 Wellington – TSB Bank Arena
01-30 Auckland – Vector Arena

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