On September 11, 2009, it was announced on the band's MySpace page that they had begun work on their fourth studio album though no release date had been set.
The Kills' fourth studio album, Blood Pressures, was released in April 2011. A video for the first single from Blood Pressures, "Satellite", was released on February 9, 2011. "Future Starts Slow" was also used in a promotion for the episode 'The Wait Is Almost Over' of hit TV series True Blood (season 4). The song from the same album 'Damned if She do' was also used in the promotion of The Vampire Diaries third season, and has received positive reviews from the fans.