Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Brandon Flowers and Flamingo


Brandon Flowers, the front man of pop-rock band “The Killers”, “hasn’t felt this exposed in seven years”, or so he told SPIN magazine in an August interview. The 29 year old singer/songwriter releases his debut solo album on September 14, titled Flamingo. Of the title, Flowers says, “A lot of my life took place on Flamingo [Road]. It's part of Vegas mythology, and now it's part of my own mythology. My first job was at a golf course on Flamingo. Sam's Town [a casino that inspired the title of the Killers' 2006 album] is on Flamingo. I met my wife at a clothing store on Flamingo. That's my 'hood.”

Flowers wrote the majority of the tracks while on tour with The Killers but says that the sound of the album has definitive western and gospel influences from such artists as Elvis and, the man in black himself, Johnny Cash.

His short opening U.S. tour just ended, but you can catch him on a longer, more extensive tour later this fall.

To listen to 45-second clippings of his upcoming release head over to SPIN magazine’s website: http://www.spin.com/articles/listen-brandon-flowers-full-album-preview

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