Track: Dave Keuning – ‘The Fountain’: The Killers’ guitarist readies to spread his wings with a second solo album – hear a cracking first track

Dave Keuning, photographed by Dana Trippe

SPREADING his creative wings for a second time following 2019’s surnamed-only outing Prismism, The Killers guitarist and founding member Dave Keuning is due to release a long-player, A Mild Case of Everything, via his own Pretty Faithful Records imprint come midsummer.  due out 25th June on his label, Pretty Faithful Records. 

A Mild Case of Everything comprises 16 tracks of rousing leftfield pop, killer alt.rock and more synthy excursions – and you just know that a man involved with all those genuinely ginormous alt-rock hits will provide quality tunesmithery.

Dave put the album together over the course of the last year at his San Diego studio, the creativity absolutely flowing; as you can tell from this taster, an effortless slice of breezy alt.rock with Noo Yoik new wave in its DNA which has hit written all over it; a tune for summer cities and arms slung out of car windows.  

“I was just playing acoustic one night and I had those chords,” he says of “Ends of the Earth”. 

“I actually played an electric guitar in Nashville tuning so it’s very trebly sounding. And it really brought out those chords. It came together pretty fast.”

More than 17 years have passed since Iowan Dave Keuning placed an ad in the Las Vegas Weekly looking to form a band, mentioning Oasis as one of his faves. An eager 20-year-old named Brandon Flowers, who shared Keuning’s love of groups like New Order and the Cure, answered it, only to have Dave promptly hand him a TASCAM-recorded four-track demo of “Mr. Brightside.” And we all know what happened next.
As soon as live music starts up again Dave is hoping to get over to the UK for some shows. “I had a lot of fun playing live last time,” he says. 

“It’s tricky in a starting band. To get people over to England, for example, I’d love to do again, but I gotta pay for everyone to go over there. I’d love to play America again. And if it seems like there’s an opportunity to go over to England or another country, I’d love to do it.”

“Ends of the Earth” will be available tomorrow on all streaming platforms.

Dave Keuning’s A Mild Case Of Everything will be released by Pretty Faithful Records on June 25th digitally and can be pre-ordered here.

Connect with Dave Keuning online at his official website and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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