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Win A Black Keys Prize Package: Epiphone Special II Guitar, Tix To 12/5 NYC Show & Signed El Camino Vinyl

Pay attention to this sweeps, 'cause it only lasts 48 hours. With the Black Keys' El Camino imminent, today's cargo on the Stereogum prizewagon is quite the haul. The sweepstakes winner gets an Epiphone Special II Guitar (vintage sunsburst, as selected by the band), two tix to the 12/5 gig in NYC (at a secret… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 29, 2011

Ellen Interviews Black Keys Video Dancer

The Black Keys haven't made a proper video for their fired-up new jam "Lonely Boy" yet, but they did debut the song with a viral video in which some guy absolutely goes to town, dancing and lip-syncing to the track. Ellen DeGeneres is obviously a connoisseur of televised dancing, so she recently interviewed that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011

The Black Keys – “Run Right Back”

We've already heard "Lonely Boy," the charged-up new single from the forthcoming Black Keys album El Camino, and we've seen its pretty-great viral video. And now they've let us hear that single's B-side, the comparatively subdued bluesy fuzz-growl "Run Right Back."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2011

The 5 Best Video Of The Week

There aren't too many certainties in life, but here's one: If you're a rich, famous, globetrotting superstar DJ and you piss out of your mouth in your music video, that video will end up at the top of this list. There's just no getting around it. If, however, you're the singer for a massively important… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2011

The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

"Lonely Boy," the first single from the new Black Keys album El Camino, is a fired-up rager with a surf-inflected central riff and a jumpy, restless organ. It's a seriously catchy, energetic song, and it's sounding pretty goddam great on first listen. Last night, the band posted a stream of the song on their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2011

Check Out Record Store Day’s Black Friday Release List

One day a year just isn't enough for the people behind Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent vinyl retailers. So for the second year running, the Record Store Day people have organized another day where all sorts of exclusives will be available at indie record stores, and it'll once again go down o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2011

Black Keys Announce El Camino Details

While the Foo Fighters made a fake gay porno, the Black Keys decided to keep it a little less racy yesterday with a fake car commercial (starring Bob Odenkirk!) announcing details for their forthcoming El Camino LP. Good call, especially if they're trying to avoid the whole WBC scene. The album's tracklist… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2011

The Black Keys (And Bob Odenkirk) Announce New Album

The Black Keys, who are incredibly fucking popular right now, are gearing up to release a new album called El Camino on 12/6. This, in and of itself, is good news. But they get extra style points for the way that they've announced it. Bob Odenkirk, who has been extremely funny as the skeezy lawyer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2011

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Saturday

Eminem closed Bonnaroo's 3rd day, which had kicked off with hip-hop heavy hitters Lil Wayne and Big Boi in the early hours and also hosted Wiz Khalifa in the late afternoon. Buffalo Springfield's headline set on the Which Stage overlapped with Shady's, making a joint cover of "He Got Game" an impossibility. Next… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 12, 2011

Black Keys Cover Buddy Holly

As you can see from the album art above, the Black Keys are in good company on this tribute CD. The duo covered "(Ummm, Oh Yeah) Dearest" a song that appeared on the Juno soundtrack, and has been featured on a few posthumous Buddy Holly compilations. Check out Black Keys' easygoing take below:… More »

By: jessica / May 4, 2011

Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The Year Grammy last night. Things looked good for the band when it became obvious that they'd be the last performance (nearly every performer went home with awards later i… More »

By: jessica / February 14, 2011

The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got a lot of new videos-- clips from Wale, Toro Y Moi, the New Pornographers, Damian Marley and Nas, the Black Keys, and Modest Mouse, among others. The Tyler, The Creator video is the darkest and hardest to shake of this lot. But once that's out of the way, many of thi… More »

By: jessica / February 11, 2011

Vampire Weekend & The Black Keys Hit Colbert For A “Sell-Out-Off”

Last night's Report featured Stephen's analysis of the Grammys (he's a voting member of NARAS since he won a gramophone last year). It centered mostly on the Best Alternative Album category, which served as a good setup -- and netted a couple of Colbert one-liners on Arcade Fire, Band Of Horses, and Broken Bells --… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2011

Austin City Limits 2010 In Photos

Austin City Limits hosted some of the nicest weather in years alongside an impressive line up with main headliners The Strokes, Muse and the Eagles. Some tough scheduling choices though needed to be made like choosing Sonic Youth or Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells or Silversun Pickups, Band Of Horses or the Flaming Lips, and… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 14, 2010

The Week In Ad Rock: White Stripes, Black Keys, & D.O.A. Cover Cold War Kids

The White Stripes's "Hello Operator" showed up in a new Converse commercial featuring Dr. J and Jim Jones, among many others. Converse is one of those brands that artists can be associated with, without losing credibility, though in general it doesn't come up as much as it used to. Fun commercial, too:… More »

By: jessica / October 4, 2010

The Black Keys, Nicole Atkins, The Growlers @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood 9/27/10

It was the first of two sold out nights at the Hollywood Palladium for The Black Keys who shook the building with their guitar and drum assault. Nicole Atkins and The Growlers provided support. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 28, 2010

Lollapalooza 2010 Friday: Lady Gaga And The Strokes, So Far Away Yet … Yeah, So Far Away

As much as Lolla's undercard is varied, and vast, it's a headliner's ball this year. Because this deep into the festival season we've seen nearly all of these bands plenty, and because Lolla has created some discourse-owning 8PM show-downs. Night one's was a study in contrasts: Lady Gaga, or the Strokes? We caught both, two… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 7, 2010

Stream Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack

You heard Vampire Weekend's "Jonathan Low" (one of VW's top three songs about vampires) and before that Muse's “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” (inescapable at vampire proms this month). Now you can check out Beck & Bat For Lashes' much anticipated collab... More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 2, 2010

The Black Keys “Tighten Up” On Letterman

Our first taste of "Tighten Up" came courtesy of Frank the dinosaur. Then the Akron guys had it out at it the playground. Last night the Black Keys did the Brothers track again, this time on Letterman sans Frank, fisticuffs, and Danger Mouse’s production. Dave's enthusiastic thoughts? "Don't kid yourself. This kid ca… More »

By: brandon / May 26, 2010

The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” Video

It's good (and lucrative) to be the Black Keys: Their mostly self-produced album Brothers came out yesterday, last week they joined Vampire Weekend and Beck & Bat For Lashes on the new Twilight soundtrack, and last Friday they played an open-bar Microsoft KIN secret show where their headshots and things like "The Black… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 19, 2010