Upstart U.K. rock act Arctic Monkeys has set an April 23 international release date for its second album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." The Domino set will be released in North America the following da

Upstart U.K. rock act Arctic Monkeys has set an April 23 international release date for its second album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." The Domino set will be released in North America the following day, while first single "Brianstorm" arrives April 16.

"It's quite a bit heavier in some places -- there's also some really nice songs on there," producer James Ford tells Billboard.com of the new album. "Some of the songs maybe [have] more depth to them. [It's] maybe not quite as instant as the first one."

"Favourite Worst Nightmare" is the follow-up to last year's "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not." The set became the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history when it shifted 360,000 copies in its first week.

In the U.S., it has sold 294,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" reached No. 7 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart.

Arctic Monkeys will unveil new material during an April 27 set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., and have also begun confirming European festival appearances for the summer.

Here is the track list for "Favourite Worst Nightmare":

"Brianstorm"
"Teddy Picker"
"D Is for Dangerous"
"Balaclava"
"Fluorescent Adolescent"
"Only Ones Who Know"
"Do Me a Favour"
"This House Is a Circus"
"If You Were There, Beware"
"The Bad Thing"
"Old Yellow Bricks"
"505"

Additional reporting by Annie Zaleski

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