I was driving down Sunset yesterday afternoon when I noticed a striking new billboard, featuring the art you see above, with some work that looked familiar. On the billboard though there was only one identifiable mark, which was the Matador Records logo. So I went to Matador’s website and the art was for the new Queens of the Stone Age album Like Clockwork, with all of the art for the album created by UK illustrator, Boneface.
I first wrote about Boneface’s work over two years ago, featuring his portraits of beat up super-heroes. Now he’s been able to utilize his signature style for QotSA, which in my opinion is a great match. The first single, “My God Is The Sun”, continues the band’s guitar driven anthems, which has the same frenetic energy as the line-work of Boneface’s drawings.
I’m really looking forward to seeing more packaging from this release. If it’s anything like what I’ve posted below it’s sure to be pretty outstanding.