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The Black Keys have been going full throttle since last year’s release of Brothers. Yet in between their non-stop touring and festival whoring, the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney found time to write and record a brand new record. According to Spin.com, the end result, which was produced by none other than Danger Mouse, will see light later this year.
In an interview with Spin.com, Auerbach described the LP’s new songs as “the fastest we’ve ever played” and added that the album “doesn’t sound like Brothers. It doesn’t have that open soul feel to it. It’s way more driving and the tempos are really fast.” Auerbach also said that the duo was inspired by bands like The Clash and The Cramps, something which everyone should be A-OK with.
Among the tracks included is the album opener “Lonely Boy”, which Auerbach described as “pretty raw.” Of the track called “Little Black Submarine”, Auberach said, ” it starts just acoustic guitar and vocals, and by the end it sounds like Black Sabbath!”
Details like the album’s title, tracklist, and exact release date are still forthcoming, but maybe you can catch a new song when the Keys do some more festival whoring in the weeks and months ahead. Their upcoming tour itinerary is posted below.
The Black Keys 2011 Tour Dates:
08/06 – Kansas City, KS @ Kanrocksas
08/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
09/10 – Columbia, MD @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest
09/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown