Glasgow-based rockers Snow Patrol will release their sixth studio album on January 10th, 2012 featuring guest appearances by members of REM and Queens of The Stone Age.
Snow Patrol's sixth studio effort will be titled 'Fallen Empires' and was produced by Jackknife Lee. It features guest musicians Michael Stipe of REM fame, folk-rock singer Lissie and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen. The QOTSA guitarist is also featured on the first advanced single from 'Fallen Empires', entitled 'Called Out in the Dark'.
"We wanted to make a massively ambitious record - a record unlike any other we've made before… We started writing songs that were more playful, even rawer than before - we were brave enough to do what we wanted as a band, rather than what convention dictated to us," said singer Gary Lightbody.
The band will perform on The Late Show with David Letterman January 9th, the night prior to the album's official release. Snow Patrol's last studio album was 'A Hundred Million Suns', which has sold over 200k copies in the US.