The Loudest Engine
is the third studio album of London-based Australian indie rock band Howling Bells. The album originally came out September 2011. The band wrote most of the material whilst on the road supporting Coldplay during the Viva la Vida Tour.
At a previous tour they supported The Killers which eventually led to Killers bass player Mark Stoermer producing this album, being his first experience as a record producer. The album was recorded in The Killers' Battle Born Studios in Las Vegas. The Loudest Engine
is a modern psychedelic record with folk and rock influences and its sound is often compared to bands like Mazzy Star and The Velvet Underground.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Including full colour insert
- Features the bonus track "Arrows" (acoustic version)