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The Black Keys – “Fever”

Two and a half years is a pretty standard interim between albums for major rock acts, but preeminent blooz rockers the Black Keys have never gone longer between albums than the gap between the December 2011 release of El Camino and the impending May 2014 arrival of Turn Blue. For the Keys, it’s been a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 24, 2014 - 1:31 pm

The Black Keys Announce Turn Blue; “Fever” Out Monday

The Black Keys just announced the details of their new album the only way you really can do such a thing in this age of social media — via Mike Tyson’s Twitter:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 21, 2014 - 6:02 pm

An Annotated Media Guide To Danger Mouse

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free download of The Grey Album, Danger Mouse’s mashup of the Beatles’ self-titled “White Album” and Jay Z’s The Black Album, and more than 100,000 fa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Looks Like Dan Auerbach Is Producing Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence

When Lana Del Rey premiered her short film Tropico, she also announced that her next album would be called Ultraviolence. There have been rumors this week that Giorgio Moroder is working on the record, but Lana herself just confirmed one major contributor: Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. She posted the following message on Twitter… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 20, 2014 - 3:26 pm

The Rentals Announce First Album In 15 Years

We last heard from ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp’s Rentals in 2009, when the multimedia project Songs About Time generated a series of four new EPs of soundtrack music including a collaboration with Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago, all of which were later compiled into the 2011 Japanese tsunami relief benefit Resilience. Despite that isolated surge of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Watch The Black Keys Compete To Give Stephen Colbert A Prostate Exam

Last week Today hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker got prostate exams on live TV to raise awareness for men’s health. In the name of November sweeps, Stephen Colbert one-upped that stunt on last night’s Colbert Report by pitting celebrities against each other for the right to examine his colon in an event called the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013 - 11:01 am

Jack White Thinks Dan Auerbach Is Ripping Him Off And Won’t Let Their Kids Play Together

Earlier today, we reported the disturbing news that Karen Elson, Jack White’s ex-wife, had filed a restraining order against him, alleging, among other things, that White wanted his kids out of a class with another musician’s kids, since he felt that this other musician had “ripped off” his music. The initial report didn’t name the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Photos: The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips @ Aaron’s Ampitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta 5/2/13

The Black Keys and the Flaming Lips, who released a 7″ split for Record Store Day 2009, are currently on a little mini tour together. Last night, they played their penultimate show in Atlanta, performing at outdoor venue Aaron’s Ampitheatre At Lakewood. We sent Matthew Smith to check out the action. More »

By: Stereogum / May 3, 2013 - 11:57 am

Patrick Carney Taunts The Beliebers

Stop the presses y’all, there is a mega update in regards to the Twitter drama between Justin Bieber and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney! His initials might be “PC,” but his Twitter feed sure is not today. More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 18, 2013 - 3:06 pm

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Lineup Feat. Phoenix, Frank Ocean

Just yesterday we got the news that French pop gods Phoenix had set a date for their return, and today, we get their first announced US date: at New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival. More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 17, 2013 - 11:18 am

Frank Ocean Nominated For 6 Grammys

Frank Ocean has had a pretty good year, and he’s closing it out in style, cleaning up on year-end lists and now, being nominated for Grammys in six categories: Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Short Form Music Video. The other… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 5, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Some Strokes, Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha & More Pay Tribute To Tom Petty @ El Rey, Los Angeles 11/14/12

“This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle,” Guster’s Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band’s work last night. “This is a hard thing to organize.” And that’s probably true of most every tribute concert of this nature, as it has probably been true of the decade… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 15, 2012 - 3:09 pm

The Black Keys – “Sister” Video

Its YouTube description says that it might be a fan-created video, but the glossy new clip for the Black Keys’ El Camino stomper “Sister” looks a little too big-budget for that to be a realistic possibility. The new video fetishistically follows the story of a bunch of model-looking bad girls who wake up for school… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2012 - 10:35 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don’t know how I didn’t manage to find room for the A Place To Bury Strangers video where toys melt and burn in extremely satisfying ways, or the Wild Nothing video where Michelle Williams, despite not really doing anything,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm

The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive” Video

In the video for “The Baddest Man Alive,” their track from the soundtrack to The Man With The Iron Fists, the Black Keys and RZA brawl over who gets to eat the one fortune cookie that their waitress has left on the table at the end of a meal. This means we get to see… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2012 - 12:35 pm

The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive”

BlackRoc back! Here’s the Black Keys’ and RZA’s team-up for RZA’s forthcoming The Man With The Iron Fists — a soundtrack from which we’ve already heard Wu-Tang’s “Six Directions Of Boxing” and Pusha T, Raekwon and Joell Ortiz’s “Tick Tock” — a swaggering, swinging piece of rock called “The Baddest Man Alive.” Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 12:54 pm

The Black Keys, Tegan And Sara @ Valley View Casino Center, San Diego 10/4/12

The Black Keys have ascended from playing the Hollywood Palladium to top billing at Coachella and filling up arenas behind their album El Camino. Culling mostly from Brothers and El Camino, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney’s set did manage to visit their back catalog with tracks from Thickfreakness, Rubber Factory and Magic Potion. Having just released their… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 5, 2012 - 4:20 pm

The Black Keys – “Little Black Submarines” Video

The Black Keys had originally intended the video for their El Camino burner “Little Black Submarines” to be some sort of narrative. But that video didn’t work out, and instead they made the simplest video possible: Grainy footage of the band blazing through the song in a tiny Nashville club. It works, mostly because the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 11:53 am

The Black Keys – “I Got Mine (Tobacco Remix)”

Way the hell back in 2008, Black Moth Super Rainbow member Tobacco remixed the Black Keys stomper “I Got Mine,” giving it a stuttering psych-rap makeover. That remix was never released, and Tobacco eventually mined its parts and turned it into his own track “Super Gum.” (That video, I should point out, is entirely NSFW.)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Pizza Hut, Home Depot Deny Ripping Off Black Keys

The latest dispatch in the latest saga of Artists We Cover vs. the Madison Ave. music supervisors/sound houses that may be illegally jacking their style comes via the Black Keys and not one but two bigtime corporations. This hasn’t gone to a court of law just yet (they’re still in the pleadings phase of the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2012 - 10:54 am