Published Jul 09, 2013A handful of bands have previously released music on USB drives, but it's been a few years since we've heard of anyone bothering with the format. This lack of trendiness be damned, desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age are releasing a version of their album ...Like Clockwork on USB.
The USB includes the album plus extras like hi-res photos, art work, music videos and lyric sheets. It even functions as a bottle opener and includes eight gigs of storage.
Better than the actual USB drive itself is the informercial the band created to promote it. Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia stars and gives a jokey pitch about how USB drives are a hot new format, and the band question why fans shouldn't just download it instead.
The video ends with a note that the USB drive can be ordered at www.your-usb.com or by calling 1-855-5-USB-USB.