Just in time for your Christmas shopping… that’s not exactly a boogie
van they’re tooling around in, eh?
By Blurt Staff
The Black Keys’ new album El Camino will be released December 6 on
Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, the 11-track
album was recorded at singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in
the band’s new hometown of Nashville
during the spring of 2011.
In advance of the release,
the album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” will be released on October 26. The
complete track list is below; further details will be announced shortly.
Pre-orders of El Camino begin today
at www.theblackkeys.com and www.nonesuch.com and include a
download of the single, which will be delivered on October 26.
El Camino follows the most successful two years in The Black Keys’ career. In
May 2010 they released their breakthrough album, Brothers, to widespread critical acclaim. Debuting at #2 in the U.S., it went
on to win three Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award, and topped numerous
year-end lists, including iTunes, NPR, and Rolling
Stone. Brothers, which included the hit singles “Tighten Up” and
“Howlin’ for You,” has been certified Gold in the U.S.
and U.K., and Platinum in Canada.
Worldwide sales are now over one million and counting.
Carney said of the band’s recent success, “We’ve taken the long road to get
where we are. It’s pretty cool to be in your early 30s making music with your best
friend. We’ve experienced everything from driving a thousand miles to play for
no one to winning Grammys.” Auerbach further describes the band’s dynamic, “We
don’t talk before we play. We don’t practice before we record, we just fly by
the seat of our pants.” He says of El
Camino, “I think where this record is going to shine for me is playing the
songs live. This record is more straight ahead rock and roll-raw, driving, and
back to basics.”
Dead and Gone
Gold on the Ceiling
Little Black Submarines
Run Right Back
Hell of a Season