Zipper Down will be released worldwide on October 2 by T-Boy/Universal Music. The 11-track album is available for pre-order on CD, digital, vinyl LP and cassette. iTunes’ digital album pre-order unlocks an instant download of hot lead single “Complexity” as well as other recently premiered tracks “Got A Woman” and “Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)”.
“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 (AKA “Baby Duck”) 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 says,“‘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.
For the Zipper Down sessions at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California, 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 is produced by Homme.