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Listen to the Video: The Black Keys “Lonely Boy”

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Bla dat dat dat. Time to bang the new The Black Keys song. Lonely Boy is the first single off of the EL Camino.

EL Camino will be in stores December 6th.

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The Black Keys Announce New Album “El Camino” out December 6th

Pitchfork pointed out that Rock it Out Blog pointed out that, well, The Black Keys have a really good deal on this El Camino.

For more info call Dan or Pat at 330-510-1206 and visit Wannabuyavann.com and watch the trailer featuring Bob Odenkirk below.

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Video: The Black Keys Have No Current Plans to Release Blakroc 2

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Patrick Carney, the drummer of the Black Keys was asked about Blakroc 2 in this interview with an Atlanta radio station. According to this video, the Keys worked on 8 Blakroc 2 songs in October of 2009, and a trailer was made then.. But there are no current plans to release those 8 songs, and why the trailer was leaked is uncertain. This video was spotted at the Black Keys Fan Lounge,. Click the previous link for more info.

Keys fans can be stoked though, because a new Black Keys record is coming soon, maybe in early 2012 and it is said to be an end to end burner.

The Black Keys Announce European/UK Tour 2012

The Black Keys are gearing up for alot of things. One of them is a European/UK Tour that hits Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Holland and the UK. Fan pre-sale for the dates below starts on Wednesday September 14th at 9am local time for members of the official mailing list. Public on sale will be Friday September 16th. You can buy tickets here at the relevant time.
Dates below

European Tour
Date City/Venue
Jan 23 Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto
Jan 24 Lille, France – Zenith
Jan 25 Paris, France – Zenith
Jan 27 Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
Jan 28 Berlin, Germany – Arena
Jan 30 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan 31 Zurich, Switzerland – Maag Hall
Feb 1 Eindhoven, Holland – Klokgebouw
Feb 3 Nottingham, UK – Capital FM Arena
Feb 4 Edinburgh, UK – Corn Exchange
Feb 6 Manchester, UK – Apollo
Feb 10 London, UK – Alexandra Palace

BlakRoc 2 Trailer

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A trailer popped up on the internet to announce that Blakroc 2 exists in some form.
And it has the Black Keys teaming up with Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli, Curren$y, OC, Wiz Khalifa, Sean Price, U-God and more
As far as the release date, or even a plan to release it…
The Black Keys are currently in the process of gearing up for the follow-up to Brothers so a Blakroc 2 release date doesn’t look like it is in the immediate horizon.
The Key’s drummer Patrick Carney joked on his twitter about BlakRoc 2’s current release plans:

Michael Carney Featured In New York Times Article About “the Incredible Shrinking Album Cover”

Readers of DW are no stranger to the Black Keys art director Michael Carney.
The New York Times caught up with one of sites’ favorite Grammy Winners, and discussed the affects of Smart Phones, and I-Tunes on album cover design in a declining market.

Except from New York Times Feature The Incredible, Inevitable Shrinking Album Cover

WHEN the album designer Michael Carney submitted his proposed cover for the Black Keys’ album “Brothers” last year, he and the band were a little anxious. Seeking a change from their previous, illustration-driven packaging, which he’d also designed, Mr. Carney devised the simplest of covers: two sentences — “This is an album by the Black Keys. The name of this album is Brothers” — set against a black background

“We thought, ‘Are we allowed to do this?’ ” Mr. Carney recalled of the bare-bones cover, which he also felt reflected a new boldness in the Black Keys’ music. Although its label, Nonesuch, was initially perplexed, Mr. Carney’s fears were ultimately put to rest. “The marketing people said, ‘This is our dream!’ ” Mr. Carney said, and the artwork was a go.

Read the New York Times Article here or Pick Up a New York Times tomorrow (Sunday).

Michael Carney will return to Columbus for the DAYMON DAY PARADE.
Mike will dejay the parade’s afterparty along with Sinkane of Yeasayer at Carabar September 17th, here in Columbus, Ohio.

The Black Keys Finished Recording New Album Produced By Danger Mouse

photo by Kim Rottmayer

Spin Magazine is reporting that the new album by the Black Keys has been recorded, and is produced by Danger Mouse.

The Black Keys’ singer, and guitarist Dan Auerbach gave some details on the new album in the Spin Article:

The album opens with “Lonely Boy,” which is “one of the first songs we recorded,” says Auerbach. “Almost every song on the record has a foundation of live drums and guitar together in the room. It’s guitar bleeding into the drum mics. It’s pretty raw.”

Of “Little Black Submarine” Auerbach says: “We recorded it four or five different times in different ways. We would start from scratch and then start over. The version that we ended up with is weird. It starts with just acoustic guitar and vocals and by the end it sounds like Black Sabbath!”

He says that the Keys were seeking a group groove: “I’ve never been into guitar solos. I really like when every instrument in the band is a rhythm instrument. This record has a lot of that going on — guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards all working together as a rhythm instrument. But unlike Brothers, which has more of these slower songs with an open feeling, [the new LP] is definitely fast.”

Read the full article here

Cornelius Jackson and The Black Keys on New Diplo Moombahton 2k11 Mix

I’m a Columbus-based blogger and the Black Keys and CJ Townsend aka Cornelius Jackson get lots of mentions by me. Sometimes together . So I am delighted that Diplo put both the Black Keys and Cornelius Jackson’s Moombahton group Cassius Slay on his latest mix.
And if you know what’s really good in Columbus, some other things may come to mind on this.

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Video:Birdhouse’s Riley Hawk Skateboarding to the Black Keys

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Imagine being Tony Hawk’s son and coming home from skating.

“Son, you know I love you and I will support you regardless. But next time you do a big gap, try to find one with a handrail to ollie over as well.
We aren’t getting any younger here, and we need some footie. And for christsakes nollie flip that 15 step. ”

Listen: The Black Keys Cover Buddy Holly

This is a pretty solid line-up for a tribute album. It also answers the question, “Fiona Apple? Where you been?”