Black Keys Take Turn Blue To Colbert, Patrick Carney Says Michael Jackson’s Xscape Is Fucking Bullshit

By Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 9:40 am

Patrick Carney, famously bespectacled drummer for the Black Keys, has made a habit lately of attacking easy pop targets. First, it was Justin Bieber. Now, it’s Michael Jackson’s retooled-throwaways collection Xscape, which, perhaps not coincidentally, shares a release date this week with the Black Keys’ new album Turn Blue. Here’s Carney telling Rolling Stone what he thinks of Xscape: “Some fucking bullshit that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable. Like he had to be dead for three years for it to be released.” He also speculates that the album is now out because “L.A. Reid needed a new boat.” He’s a loose cannon! Somebody stop him! In related news, the Black Keys appeared on The Colbert Report for the fourth time last night. Colbert called them “magic vampires,” they shitted directly on Pitchfork, and they played the songs “Fever” and (as an online exclusive) “Turn Blue.” Watch the interview and both performances below.

Turn Blue is out now on Nonesuch. Buy it and help take a stand against posthumous Michael Jackson collections.