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The Black Keys: Inside Their New Album, 'Let's Rock'

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The first time Pat came into the studio they hadn't seen each other in a while, but they became The Black Keys instantly. In 2017, Carney served as a co-writer, producer, and drummer on 's record , her first studio album in 14 years. Worldwide sales are now over one million and counting. I think we were just trying to focus on the grooves rather than what we had expected from ourselves previously. And I know you can't have your cake and eat it too — we've got to go perform them.

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Let's Rock (The Black Keys album)

the black keys lets rock

It was completely out of my mind. Perhaps all these glowing, percolating sounds don't rock as hard and heavy as the earliest album, but has an appealing ease to its execution. We finished Blakroc two or three days before we started our record. Carney worried about the band's future, pointing out that groups such as the , , and had all played their final concerts in San Francisco. The record also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. Una societa' del Gruppo Sugar. In May 2010 they released their breakthrough album, Brothers , to widespread critical acclaim.

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The Black Keys

the black keys lets rock

Scratch the production gloss a bit, and it's apparent those six strings are balanced by clever drum loops and other digital flair that give the album a modern vibrancy, even if its sensibility is unabashedly retro. So he was really excited about our record, he would call us up and just tell us how much fun it is to mix this stuff because it was so raw. There is less guitar on this record than any of our other records. In 2015, Auerbach formed a new band, , who released their debut album, that September. After beginning a romantic relationship during the album's production, the two had a son and later married in April 2019.

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Let's Rock

the black keys lets rock

The song topped 's , , Rock Airplay, and charts simultaneously, making it the first time any song had reached number one on all four formats at once. Auerbach came across the story in a copy of a local newspaper, , that had been left in the studio during the initial recording sessions. Bray, however, was disappointed that the group, in Danger Mouse's absence, did not return to the rawness of their early days. Like many couples embarking on their second decade together, decided they needed to spend some time apart. This concentrated brevity makes the album play a bit like a fantasy jukebox, spinning out hooks and harmonies with abandon. Blues, garage, and old soul remain at the foundation of the group's sound, but they've swapped jammy excesses for over-saturated fuzz guitars and stacked vocal overdubs.

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The Black Keys

the black keys lets rock

Let's Rock received generally positive reviews, with many critics calling it a well-crafted if unoriginal album. If you want something you can crank up at backyard barbecues or in the car with the windows down, well, The Black Keys have two words for you, and they're in the album title. Both felt from constant touring and thought that the songwriting process, their favorite part of being musicians, had become overshadowed by touring commitments. Right after that session I called Pat and we put it on the books. So I really went for it, too, and did all kinds of different shit, I used whatever range I had.

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Let's Rock (The Black Keys album)

the black keys lets rock

Licensed courtesy of Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C. Lighter and leaner than -- and, ironically, considerably more colorful, too -- doesn't so much find trying new recipes as revisiting old favorites with fresh, elevated ingredients. Sample cleared by Alien Music. During the band's hiatus, Auerbach and Carney were involved in several musical projects on their own. The next day, the song was announced as the theme music for television coverage of the. After working on a song idea for an hour, the group would decide whether they liked it enough to continue pursuing it or whether to move on to another idea.

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the black keys lets rock

After concluding the tour with a performance at in San Francisco in August 2015, the group began an extended hiatus. This record is more straight ahead rock and roll—raw, driving, and back to basics. During the next half-decade, neither musician laid low, busying themselves with production work and, in 's case, releasing two albums of new original material was the 2015 debut of his second band , while 2017's was his second solo record. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. Carney said that it was Auerbach who made the decision to take a break, and despite being frustrated with the length of it, Carney thought it was the right thing for them to do. It was their first release since 2014 , marking the longest gap between studio albums in their career. Several concerts on the tour were cancelled after drummer broke and dislocated his shoulder in a swimming accident while vacationing in in January 2015.

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Let's Rock (The Black Keys album)

the black keys lets rock

We fucking hate rock'n'roll guys. We'd just made this rock 'n' roll record and it felt right, like it was given to us, like we were supposed to use it. Besides contributions from two backing vocalists Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson , Auerbach and Carney did not collaborate with anyone else in its composition, and the two co-produced the album. Once and wrapped their supporting tour for 2014's , the pair went their separate ways. While Auerbach was collaborating with guitarist at Easy Eye Sound, the two had a conversation about how , the original guitarist for the , inspired both of them to pursue futures in rock music. The group refused to copies of the album with purchases of merchandise or concert tour tickets, as has become common in the music industry to help bolster album sale figures.

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