Queens of the Stone Age are having a little fun with the media leading up to the release of their next album. Singer Josh Homme and band took the time to write up a missive on their forthcoming release for Mojo magazine, admitting a little bit of the pretention that comes with quotes hyping an album.

Queens of the Stone Age have been in the studio for a good part of 2012 with Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl coming on board to play drums for the full record and both former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri and Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor lending a hand as well during sessions.

The Mojo message, which featured a rather artful drawing of a single eye with a clock face in place of the pupil that's set to 9:00, reads as follows:

Dear Mojo,

A stitch in time will save you 9, but … there's no way we could have prepared for the journey up the river that is this album. In our grand plan, we envisioned our lives and recordings running like clockwerk. However, the reality has been manic and unpredictable. These songs aren't recollections of the times we had. They are depictions of what we are going through in real time. It means even a bad event can turn into an unforgettable song -- at least for us, ha.

The record sounds like running in a dream inside a codeine cabaret. I hope you understand what that means, cause we don't. Sounds like a load of pretentious s---! What? Gotta go, the therapist says our time is up…

Queens of the Stone Age

Homme recently spoke about the difficulty the band has had in getting their new album to completion. Though a firm title or release date has yet to be announced, it's expected that the next Queens of the Stone Age album will arrive in the first half of 2013.