Eagles of Death Metal Take Aim at ‘Silverlake’ Hipsters in New Song
Eagles of Death Metal -- the side project comprised of Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes -- will soon return with Zipper Down, their first album in seven years. Today (Sept. 17), the band has unveiled the upcoming LP’s third cut, “Silverlake.”
The song takes hilarious jabs at ultra-hip kids from the L.A. neighborhood. At various moments, Homme and Hughes deliver sharp and theatrical impersonations of the painfully self-conscious types (“Don’t be uncool, man, ‘cause the owner’s like my best friend”). The song is laced with the refrain, “Don’t you know who I am?”, which is terrifically turned on its head by the song’s end: “I don’t know who I am.” Take a listen over at Rolling Stone.
In that vein, the duo spoke to Rolling Stone about having fun with their music and encouraging inclusivity among their fans.
“I think it's just that sort of inclusive attitude instead of exclusive,” Homme said. “For us, it doesn't matter when you get to the party -- just know that it's here, and here we go. I think that lack of pretension is enticing and sort of a relief when the music's a little bit serious.”