He also gives an update on his day band's forthcoming new album
The Killers bassist Mark Stoermer has posted another video from his forthcoming solo album ‘Dark Arts’.
The track ‘Are Your Stars Out?’ is the second track he has unveiled from his forthcoming album. You can watch the video below.
Stoermer’s long-awaited follow up to his 2011 album ‘Another Life’, is set for release on Friday (August 5) on his own label, St. August Records.
The new album was made with David Hopkins, singer with Las Vegas band Bombay Heavy. The two became friends after Stoermer played bass on the band’s self-titled debut EP from 2014.
The album began after Stoermer finished touring The Killers’ album ‘Battle Born’ in 2015, making ‘Dark Arts’ with Hopkins at The Killers’ Las Vegas studio.
Speaking of the writing of the album with Hopkins, Stoermer told NME: “It’s writing a song together and basically texting each other a line at a time. It’s with music, you record it on your voice recorder and send it back and forth. Sometimes these things take two days, sometimes it takes a month. It’s a bit like playing chess faraway with a person. You don’t know what you’re gonna get. What it does when you’re playing the game is stripping the song down to its most essential elements, just a guitar a voice and the lyric, not thinking about the production at all. That got me into a new mindset of doing that for more songs.”
Stoermer’s commitments mean he is currently not involved with The Killers’ live shows, where he has been replaced by Jake Blanton.
But he gave an update on their new album, telling Billboard: “It’s coming but it’s a process. There are a lot of ideas but nothing’s set in stone.
“We’re still searching for direction and it could go a million different ways at this point. There are ideas; we’ve worked on it a lot. In a way we’re still in the early writing stages.”
The tracklist for ‘Dark Arts’ is:
‘Spare The Ones That Weep’
‘The Break In’
‘Take My Time’
‘Blood And Guts (The Anatomy Lesson)’
‘Tow The Line’
‘Are Your Stars Out’
‘What Was In-Between’