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    IN THE STUDIO: The Black Keys
    In the 16 months since the Black Keys released their last album Brothers, the blues-rock duo have toured the world, accepted three Grammys, played Saturday Night Live, rocked festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, and filmed a few videos, including the short film Howlin' For You starring snowboarder Shaun White and Twilight's Christian Serratos. Oh, and drummer Patrick Carney got engaged to be married.

    Somehow they found time to record their seventh studio album, too.


    "It's the fastest we've ever played," singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach says of the LP's new songs, which he says were inspired by the Clash, the Cramps, and old rock'n'roll, rockabilly, and garage rock records. "The new album doesn't sound like Brothers. It doesn't have that open soul feel to it. It's way more driving and the tempos are really fast."

    The yet-to-be-titled new record will be released later this year. It was recorded at Auerbach's Nashville studio during breaks in the band's schedule when their producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, could fly in. "He understands all the different kinds of music we're into," Auerbach says of Burton, who also helped produce their last two albums, starting with 2008's Attack & Release. "He's got really great ideas about melody and song structure. For him it's all about the song."

    The album opens with "Lonely Boy," which is "one of the first songs we recorded," says Auerbach. "Almost every song on the record has a foundation of live drums and guitar together in the room. It's guitar bleeding into the drum mics. It's pretty raw."

    Of "Little Black Submarine" Auerbach says: "We recorded it four or five different times in different ways. We would start from scratch and then start over. The version that we ended up with is weird. It starts with just acoustic guitar and vocals and by the end it sounds like Black Sabbath!"

    He says that the Keys were seeking a group groove: "I've never been into guitar solos. I really like when every instrument in the band is a rhythm instrument. This record has a lot of that going on -- guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards all working together as a rhythm instrument. But unlike Brothers, which has more of these slower songs with an open feeling, [the new LP] is definitely fast."

    So fast, in fact, that the sound may be tough to recreate live. "Pat's never played drums like this before -- he's never played this fast," Auerbach says of his bandmate. "He's definitely worried about being able to play some of these songs live."

    The Black Keys have only a handful of live gigs scheduled this summer, leaving them time to mix and master the album.

    Still, Auerbach is keeping busy with side projects, producing albums from Texas rockers Hacienda, who are friends, New Orleans legend Dr. John, and Long Beach, CA, garage rockers the Growlers. "They're like my favorite band right now," Auerbach says.

    And what of a follow-up to Auerbach's 2009 solo debut, Keep It Hid? "I really want to make another [solo LP]," he says. "But I'm sort of running out of free time."
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    Good. I hope it's better than that piece of shit called Brothers.

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    "The new album doesn't sound like Brothers. It doesn't have that open soul feel to it. It's way more driving and the tempos are really fast."
    Tallguy should be happy.
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    Damn you Matt
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    oh fuck me silly. great great news
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    Wait, Dan is producing The Growlers? That's fucking awesome.

    I'm really excited about this.
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    Would love to hear the Keys do some rockabilly.
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    "Headlining Lollapalooza in 2012: The Black Keys"
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    So fast, in fact, that the sound may be tough to recreate live. "Pat's never played drums like this before -- he's never played this fast," Auerbach says of his bandmate. "He's definitely worried about being able to play some of these songs live."
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    Good. I hope it's better than that piece of shit called Brothers.
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    He's probably just being modest. Pat is such a monster on the drums.
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    You guys really didn't like Brothers? I thought it was a great album.
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    I don't care what any of you fuckers think, I liked Brothers.
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    Brothers is fantastic. Glad they decided to try something different.

    Also, the material slays live.
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    Brothers is a glorious album. Haters gonna hate
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    Only Tommy hates brothers.
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    This isn't really that new of news that new album more like more detail.I was going to ask Danger Mouse more about the album but he left before I approach him about the new black keys album a week or two ago.

    I like how they said it's inspired by the Clash and the cramps.Two amazing awesome bands that I love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    Only Tommy hates brothers.
    Ron does, too.

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    Only Tommy hates brothers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
    You guys really didn't like Brothers? I thought it was a great album.
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    I don't care what any of you fuckers think, I liked Brothers.
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    Brothers is fantastic. Glad they decided to try something different.

    Also, the material slays live.
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    Brothers is a glorious album. Haters gonna hate
    I will fight all of you. The album was a departure from what they do, and in a bad way. Give me more Thickfreakness and Attack & Release. Do what you do best, monkeys.

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    I was just making an assumption. I've never heard the album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    I was just making an assumption. I've never heard the album.
    Oh, I thought you were making a racist joke.

    For the record, brothers > Brothers

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    I will fight all of you. The album was a departure from what they do, and in a bad way. Give me more Thickfreakness and Attack & Release. Do what you do best, monkeys.
    herp derp I want my band to do the same shit every album. fuck them for wanting to try something different 10 years into their career
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    Oh, I thought you were making a racist joke.

    For the record, brothers > Brothers
    I would never. Quit being a kike.
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    herp derp I want my band to do the same shit every album. fuck them for wanting to try something different 10 years into their career
    They tried different things on Attack & Release and it worked. Brothers was too glossed up for my liking. From what I heard at Coachella, those new songs sounded very flat live. Of course, I'm not a complete fanboy so I was able to maintain objectivity. =)

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    Hopefully, this sounds a lot like "Remember When (Side B)". I love that song. BTW, Brothers is golden.
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    Hopefully, this sounds a lot like "Remember When (Side B)". I love that song. BTW, Brothers is golden.
    I cannot blast that song LOUD enough. So fucking good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyboyUNM View Post
    They tried different things on Attack & Release and it worked. Brothers was too glossed up for my liking. From what I heard at Coachella, those new songs sounded very flat live. Of course, I'm not a complete fanboy so I was able to maintain objectivity. =)
    Their whole set was flat from what I hear.

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    Hopefully, this sounds a lot like "Remember When (Side B)". I love that song. BTW, Brothers is golden.
    Agreed. Have you heard their cover of "Dearest?"
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    Their whole set was flat from what I hear.


    I don't share this opinion in the slightest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Their whole set was flat from what I hear.



    Agreed. Have you heard their cover of "Dearest?"

    Nope, I'll look it up right now. I'm currently listening to "Brand New Cadillac" and trying to figure out if they could pull off a cover...
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