Them Crooked Vultures have unveiled the studio version of “New Fang,” the first single off their self-titled debut album, over at twt.fm today. The supergroup — Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones — blend the heavy, jammy and psychedelic influences of their respective bands, and with Homme on lead vocals, “New Fang” sounds like it wouldn’t be out of place on a Queens of the Stone Age album. The track opens with a few blissful seconds of Grohl’s monster drumming and launches into a groove propelled by Jones’ wandering bassline and a crunchy guitar riff that’s comparable to Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti rocker “The Wanton Song.”
The stream of “New Fang” is currently linking to an Amazon MP3 store page where fans can download the track for 99 cents, however Amazon says the song won’t be available for purchase until November 3rd. As Rolling Stone previously reported, the self-produced, 13-track Them Crooked Vultures will be released on November 17th, just three months and one week after the band made their surprise live debut in Chicago following this year’s Lollapalooza.
From there, the Vultures traveled Europe playing surprise gigs at festivals before finally flying back over the Atlantic for their first stateside tour, including gigs at Austin City Limits and New York’s Roseland Ballroom (read our review of the show here). In addition to concerts in the U.K., Germany and Australia on tap this year, the Vultures also announced some West Coast concerts, including the band’s first in California, in November. Check out the dates below:
Nov. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater
Nov. 19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 21 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Nov. 22 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater