It’s been 16 years since the last Desert Sessions—Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme’s musical collective—were released. Now, the dry spell has been broken and Vol. 11 & 12 (titled Arrivederci Despair and Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels, respectively) will both be released October 25 via Matador Records.
The project has notably welcomed a huge stable of talent for its operations; past collaborators include members of Soundgarden, Ween, and (probably) everyone that’s been in QOTSA. This time around, Homme brought in Les Claypool, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr, and Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, among others. Not bad.
Check out the track listing below, along with an off-kilter announcement video:
Desert Sessions Vol. 11 & 12 Tracklist:
01. Move Together
02. Noses in Roses Forever
03. Far East for the Trees
04. If You Run
06. Chic Tweetz
07. Something You Can’t See
08. Easier Said Than Done