Brothers: The Black Keys New Album out May 18, 2010

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    The Black Keys  Brothers  520266  CD  Added to 5/18/10

Updated 3/3/10…

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.

As previously reported the bulk of the album was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with Mark Neill.

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:

Pat Carney:

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.

Dan Auerbach:

We like spooky sounds…like Alice Coltrane, where a dark groove is laid down. That’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 Howlin’ for You
05 She’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 I’m Not the One
13 Unknown Brother
14 Never Gonna Give You Up
15 These Days

13 thoughts on “Brothers: The Black Keys New Album out May 18, 2010

  1. Wow . . . Only one & 1/2 sentences to this post & I’m jumping out of my chair!! I can’t wait!!! Thank you Brucini!!!!

  2. Mostly recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama and mostly produced by Auerbach and Carney themselves, Brothers features one song (“Tighten Up”) produced by Danger Mouse, who helmed the last Black Keys album, Attack and Release.

    Official track listing.

    01 Everlasting Light
    02 Next Girl
    03 Tighten Up
    04 Howlin’ for You
    05 She’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 I’m Not the One
    13 Unknown Brother
    14 Never Gonna Give You Up
    15 These Days

    http://pitchfork.com/news/38059-the-black-keys-announce-new-album/

  3. cheers everyone
    good to see the news previously reported here was true.
    original post has been updated

  4. wonder what the issues were in muscle shoals that they wanted to go and do more work after the fact, and have someone else mix the album besides Mark? interesting.

  5. @stanley rousch
    my thoughts entirely especially after you read the Mark Neill interview on this site

  6. There were no (issues) it was a great session and they wrote and recorded the songs live on the studio floor. They also wanted to rewrite some lyrics and add additional parts on top of the tracks. Mark Neill did an awesome job.

  7. @Muscle Shoals
    No doubt. I think Mark is awesome. was just interested to see his influence on the album not added to by another person mixing.

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  12. did you know the entire brothers album is available on [edit]?

    it’s fuckin amazing.

    [edited: since not interested in promoting free download links or similar. people can go find it for themselves]

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