New Black Keys – “Psychotic Girl”

Danger Mouse keeps busy. Set aside the recent flurry of Gnarlsy news and tracks. Just today we hear that the “unnamed producer” working on Beck’s next album is mighty Mouse himself which, after taking a good listen to his work here on the Black Keys’ “Psychotic Girl,” is just perfect. Danger, who produces the Keys new record, puts the blues-rock duo on a wobbling, oozing rhythmic cushion that keeps spiraling out under the Keys’ rusty slide guitars and achy day vocals. In between those layers come flecks of banjo and the sort of cavernous backing harmonies ?uestlove was just singing along to on Barkley’s “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul.” It’s a mid-tempo fat beat, and it’s a very good look.

Attack & Release is out 4/1 on Nonesuch.

03/27 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
03/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
03/29 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
03/30 ]Pomona, CA @ Glass House
04/01 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
04/02 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/04 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/05 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
04/09 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
04/10 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
04/11 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
04/12 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
04/13 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
04/15 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
05/12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/15 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
05/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
05/17 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre