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Hear Queens of the Stone Age Debut ‘If I Had a Tail’ and ‘I Sat by the Ocean’ Live

Belgium gig breathes life into '...Like Clockwork' tracks

It’s a big week for Queens of the Stone Age reveals. First, that creepy robocall scheme and Adult Swim commercial resulted in the grisly “I Appear Missing” video. And now, without all of the usual build-up, we suddenly have two new songs to consider from the desert rock OGs’ forthcoming sixth album and Matador Records debut …Like Clockwork. Josh Homme and the gang played Belgian venue Club 69 on Wednesday night (May 8) and performed the previously unheard pair “If I Had a Tail” and “I Sat by the Ocean.” The former is a dark but mellow, featuring wobbly keys, grinding guitars, and disco drums. The latter is more forward, with Homme flirting with falsetto and an ear-worming melody. The tracks were broadcast via radio program Studio Brussel, who also conducted an interview with Homme on the subject of his June 4 release. 

…Like Clockwork is QOTSA’s first album in five years and features collaborations with Elton John, Trent Reznor, Mark Lanegan, Brody Dalle ,and Alex Turner. Though recent SPIN cover star Dave Grohl isn’t on the road with the gang, he drums all over the new long-player.

Stream and download “If I Had a Tail”:

Stream and download “I Sat by the Ocean”: