Battle Born is the fourth studio album by American rock band The Killers, released on September 17, 2012 on Vertigo Records. The phrase "Battle Born" appears on the state flag of Nevada, and is the name of the band's home studio where the majority of the album was recorded.
Recorded following an extended hiatus, the band worked with five producers during the recording of the album: Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor, Brendan O'Brien, Stuart Price and Daniel Lanois.
Working at their Las Vegas studio, Battle Born, the band worked with producers, Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor, Brendan O'Brien, Stuart Price and Daniel Lanois. Initially, the band had wanted to work with just one, however, scheduling provided difficult for each.
The album was partially mixed by Alan Moulder who also worked on the band's first two albums.
On June 7, 2012, The Killers released a trailer for their new album Battle Born. The track listing was announced on August 16. Battle Born was released on September 17, 2012 in the United Kingdom and on September 18 in the United States. On the same date, the album was released as a vinyl disc.
The first single from the album is "Runaways", which received its first radio play on July 10, 2012.The single was leaked on Tumblr only hours before its official radio preview.
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- It hurts to sayï»¿ that, but you're completely true :'(
I miss the Killers from Sam's town so much!
- What a wank ofï»¿ a trailer. Less bullshit 80's theme, more music?
- BS, people are slamming this album, you have to listen past Runaways jackazzes, it's by far their best album, most reviewed can't even elaborate on individual songs, proof the bastard critics aren't even listening to it. Brandon, if you read this,ï»¿ don't let people crap appraisals fool you, this album kicks.
- Best partï»¿ of this album was the trailer.
- Flesh and Bone* But yeah, the song on the trailer sounds awesome and the one in the albumï»¿ is so and so
- EXITED! Don't want to expect too muchï»¿ though!
- The sound in this trailer is a mixture of songs from the album: Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomicï»¿ Bomb, probably even more :O
- I wish theyï»¿ released this instrumental version of Battle Born
- Exact the same way I feel. Now I can't stop listen to the album. It's soï»¿ great!
- Alright. 2nd listen through of this is much better. I like all the songsï»¿ except for a couple. It's really a good album. You just gotta give the songs a chance and REALLY listen. Yes it is different than the old killers. But that's always what the killers have been about. Constantly growing and trying new styles. Its what makes them so unique. Not all killers fans will like ALL their albums