The Black Keys new album is to be called ‘Brothers’ and will be released May 18.
This info on the Black Keys album came from WEA Release schedule that’s made available to music retail accounts.
2/17/2010 Â Â The Black Keys Â Brothers Â 520266 Â CD Â Added to 5/18/10
Told you so. The release date and name has been officially confirmed.
Danger Mouse, who produced the band’s last album ‘Attack And Release’, has produced one song (‘Tighten Up’) recorded at Brooklyn’s Bunker Studios. Listen to Tighten Up here.
The album features a cover of Jerry Butler’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.
Billboard reports the album is highlighted by ‘Next Girl’, a Zeppelin-y blast of fuzzed-out guitar, and ‘Howlin’ for You’, which features a “da da da” chant and a drum beat akin to Gary Glitter’s glam-rock classic ‘Rock and Roll (Part Two)’.
A 12″ single ‘Howling For You’ will be released on Record Store Day in the USA on 17 April 2010.
You can read a review of the new album Brothers here.
Quotes from their press release:
Dan [Auerbach, fellow band member] and I grew up a lot as individuals and musicians prior to making this album. Our relationship was tested in many ways but at the end of the day, we’re brothers, and I think these songs reflect that.
We like spooky soundsâ€¦like Alice Coltrane, where a dark groove is laid down. Thatâ€™s the headspace we tried to get into for this record
Pat on Tchad Blake mixing the album:
We are big fans of Tchad Blake. The way he approaches mixing is the same way we approach making music. Respecting the past while being in the present. The mixes he did for us on Blakroc impressed us so much we knew he had to mix Brothers.
Official track listing:
01 Everlasting Light
02 Next Girl
03 Tighten Up
04 Howlinâ€™ for You
05 Sheâ€™s Long Gone
06 Black Mud
07 The Only One
08 Too Afraid to Love You
09 Ten Cent Pistol
10 Sinister Kid
11 The Go Getter
12 Iâ€™m Not the One
13 Unknown Brother
14 Never Gonna Give You Up
15 These Days