He’s already hard at work on the follow-up to the drive-time rock of his 2010 solo album ‘Flamingo’, and he tells NME it will be released next year. “The record is not done yet, but i’m excited about it… I’m liking it,” he says. Where ‘Flamingo’ was in all-singing-and-dancing love letter to his native Las Vegas, this time Flowers is ignoring the glitzy draw of his hometown. “I’m trying to sort of stay away from that,” he says. “But I’ve always got one foot planted there, so it’s hard. People are going to interpret it how they will, but there’s only a little bit of Vegas in there.” The search for a new musical edge drove him to hip producer Ariel Rechtshaid, whose recent credits include Haim, Sky Ferreira and Vampire Weekend. “He’s taking me of my confort zone,” he says. “Normally i make demos and they’re pretty similar to how the song ends up. But he’ll take a song and be like, ‘I hear this’. It’s incredible - his palette and his range, what he’s able to say. He’ll try other ways of doing things and that’s something i’ve never really done. At first, we were butting our heads together, but now we’re hitting it off. We’re on a roll now.”
Brandon Flowers reveals solo album details (NME - August 26, 2014)
I am a pretty poor musician so I accept I’m good at necessary artistic mistakes. Sometimes the band does not see it that way, they get a bit angry, but they are really nice about it most of the time.
— Laurent Brancowitz
Thomas is an obsessive. When he has a shirt he likes he has it duplicated. He has dozens of the same thing, it’s more that than being a very dirty person, he is a perfectionist.
— Laurent Brancowitz
As a creator, you’re always frustrated by your limits. You want to find strategies to go further. I actually learned Morse code at one point, and I tried to type words rhythmically to see what kind of patterns they would create.
— Laurent Brancowitz
Right now we are very fresh, like young girls. We feel like we are a band of young girls, we are a girl band.
— Laurent Brancowitz
It’s rare to find a band who not only have the music but a lyricist too. I hear The Killers and I get off the phone.
— Bono (via ohkillers)
I love that you know the album by what Brandon’s wearing. ‘Oh, it’s the moustache album, it’s the feathers album’. He’s quite Elton John about it. How can one man who’s so recognisable look so different?

Ricky Wilson (The Killers - Days & Ages)

Professional Flowers fan boy, Ricky Wilson, displays how he is one of us.

I have the urge to tell Ricky on Twitter that Brandon is the first Pokemon/Human hybrid.

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For us, playing live is much more enjoyable,and it’s also something you can share with a lot of people, hopefully. In the studio it’s a very focused attitude, like the life of monks, with some very brief moments of joy that make it all worthwhile. Live, it’s fantastic because when you are tired of the studio you can go travel the world and just go to a new city every day and see a lot of people. So this balance is almost perfect.
— Laurent Brancowitz
I think it is a real dynamic record. I think every song on it is very, very strong. I think people are really going to enjoy listening to music like ours again. I hope it will awaken those feelings that were awakened before when they listened to a really great record. I think its been awhile since a record like ours has come out, so we are really excited to see what it does - not to float our own boat. But we are all proud of it, and we want people to enjoy it as much as we do.
— Ronnie Vannucci
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My life is made up of ‘I’m sorry’. I feel like I have to apologize to people, to things, to life itself. It’s like, ‘I’m sorry to be here’. I don’t want to disturb anyone.
— Yohji Yamamoto (via persephoneblue)