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Black Keys Finish Latest EP

July 15, 2011

There’s no question that 2010 was the year of the Black Keys. Their sixth studio album, Brothers, was released in May and was an RIAA certified gold album (500,000+) by the end of the year.

The Black Key's "Brothers" chapter was executed flawlessly, from the chart busters, to the sellout shows and even the swanky bass drum emblazon.

So how do Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney follow this one up?

For starters, re-enlist the services of master producer Danger Mouse, born Brian Burton, whose oversight has helped to sculpt Brothers and its predecessor, Attack & Release

“He understands all the different kinds of music we’re into,” Auerbach said. He’s got really great ideas about melody and song structure. For him, it’s all about the song.”

The EP was recorded in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville. While the album is expected to drop later this year, no title or cover art has been revealed.

Auerbach did however mention the names of two tracks; “Lonely Boy” and “Little Black Submarine.”

The Brothers wave was so widespread and influential. Whether it’s the relentlessly catchy hooks of “Tighten Up,” or the charming simplicity of “Everlasting Light,” the brief break between albums may work in the Keys’ favor.

Hell. At this time it seems like they just can’t miss.

Swing then I say.

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