The Desert Sessions are a musical collective series, founded by Josh Homme.
Between 1997 and 2003, different incarnations of that group released 10 different albums. It’s 16 years later, and Homme has announced a new Desert Sessions Album. Vols. 11 & 12 is out October 25 via Matador.
Josh Homme produced Vols. 11 & 12, which the collective recorded in December 2018 . Contributors include Matt Berry, Carla Azar, Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Primus’ Les Claypool, and Matt Sweeney.
Previous contributors to the famous Desert Sessions series include members of Homme’s bands Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss, PJ Harvey, Dean Ween, Twiggy Ramirez, and others.
01 Move Together (lead vocal: Billy F. Gibbons)
02 Noses in Roses Forever (lead vocal: Joshua Homme)
03 Far East for the Trees
04 If You Run (lead vocal: Libby Grace)
05 Crucifire (lead vocal: Mike Kerr)
06 Chic Tweetz (vocals: Töôrnst Hülpft, Matt Berry)
07 Something You Can’t See (lead vocal: Jake Shears)
08 Easier Said Than Done (lead vocal: Joshua Homme)
In 1997, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and a handful of friends retreated to the desert of Joshua Tree, CA in order to isolate themselves from the distractions and comforts of their everyday lives. What began as a casual writing and recording session amongst friends has since become a project of legend. Spanning twelve volumes over the course of two decades, Desert Sessions has featured some of music’s most cherished icons stepping out of their comfort zones and collaborating with one another to create some of the most exciting music of their careers.
After nearly sixteen years since its last entry, the longest-running mix tape in existence, Desert Sessions will return this October with two stunning new volumes in its already storied catalog, Vols. 11 & 12, featuring collaborations from Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Les Claypool (Primus), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Matt Sweeney (Chavez), David Catching (Co-founder of Rancho De La Luna studio), comedian Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Töôrnst Hülpft and new comer Libby Grace.