The Killers Eye November Release for Third Album

July 29, 2008 5:09 PM ET

The Killers have reportedly been holed in their Las Vegas studio, working hard to ensure their third album is released by November, sources close to the band's label Island Records tell MTV.com. For their third, still-untitled album (the follow-up to 2006's Sam's Town), the band is working with producer Stuart Price, who previously remixed the group's "Mr. Brightside" and played a large part in crafting Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor. While exact song titles have been kept under wraps, frontman Brandon Flowers hinted at one Aladdin Sane-esque track entitled "Tidal Wave."

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