The Black Keys have to be the hardest working band in the business. From their GRAMMY winning album, Brothers, to their relentless touring and numerous side projects and appearances, Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney are pretty much amazing. It came as no surprise to hear the boys have just finished their seventh studio album, again with Danger Mouse.
According to SPIN: “It’s the fastest we’ve ever played,” singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach says of the LP’s new songs, which he says were inspired by the Clash, the Cramps, and old rock’n’roll, rockabilly, and garage rock records. “The new 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.”
It sounds like the Black Keys are going back to a raw, guitar and drum-driven rock ‘n’ roll sound with little-to-no ballads or soul songs. Apparently this is going to be their fastest album yet. “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,” shared Auerbach with SPIN. “It’s definitely fast. So fast, in fact, that the sound may be tough to recreate live. Pat’s never played drums like this before — he’s never played this fast. He’s definitely worried about being able to play some of these songs live.”
The Black Keys’ forthcoming album will be released later this year and is currently untitled. They’ll be headlining Saturday at this year’s Outside Lands. Don’t miss them! For more information on their new album, visit Nonesuch.com.
Posted by Sandra Burciaga