You can take the man out of Las Vegas, but you can’t take Las Vegas out of the man. Leave it to [artist id="1244299"]Killers[/artist] singer Brandon Flowers to find a way to pay homage to his sucker’s-paradise hometown in the announcement of his debut solo album.
After a week of Web teases, Flowers announced that he’d be stepping out on the band with a disc called Flamingo, which the band’s href="http://www.thekillersmusic.com/" target="_blank">official Web site says is “coming soon.” The announcement, in the form of a broken-down neon sign that has the singer’s name and a playing-card club lit up in red, is accompanied by a spare electronic track made up of pinging synth notes and some wordless falsetto vocals. The singer has also set up a target="_blank">parallel site that contains the same synth loop and glowing sign and that will presumably be a source of information about the disc.
The Killers teased the news of the Flowers album on
target="_blank">Twitter earlier this week, telling their followers to check their official site for “big updates.” While on tour in Australia earlier this year, the band canceled a number of dates following the death of Flowers’ mother and said they would be taking an indefinite break from touring.
A spokesperson for the group could not be reached for further details about the album’s release.
It appears Flowers isn’t the only Killer taking a break, as drummer Ronnie Vannucci has signed up to perform in a supergroup called href="http://mtdesolationofficial.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Mt. Desolation, featuring members of Keane, Mumford & Sons, Noah and the Whale and the Long Winters.