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Eagles of Death Metal Perform "Silverlake" and "Complexity" off 'Zipper Down' on Kimmel

by William Hoffman   Oct 6, 2015 17:45 PM EDT

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Last week we were treated to the release of Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme's first album in seven years as Eagles of Death Metal, and now the band has made its first TV showing since the album's release with performances of "Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M)" and "Complexity" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Don't be turned away by the name because the group doesn't actually play death metal at all. If anything it's more subdued and melody driven than Homme's better known work with Queens of the Stone Age.

"Complexity" is a very danceable tune that has more in common with rockabilly than it does death metal. The single almost sounds like the kind of song you'd imagine a group of high school kids would break out and dance to in some cheesy coming of age movie. That is if the students were explicitly sexual.

Hughes definitely gets his dance on as the lead vocalist bouncing around on stage in his leather pants strung up with bright red suspenders. In Eagles of Death Metal, the Queens of the Stone Age frontman finds himself behind the drum kit keeping the rhythm instead of his usual guitar shredding.

Both songs prominently feature some killer bass lines, especially when the opening riff comes in on "Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M)," which is essentially about dancing all night and being an arrogant cool kid because you're from a certain part of town. Needless to say, there's a lot of dancing on this performance as well, with some keen knee-swaying.

Check out both songs below and listen to the full album online. The band takes off on a short tour of California and Arizona before heading over to Europe for an extended number of dates. You can check out the full Eagles of Death Metal tour schedule on their official website.

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