Black Keys announce new album, SXSW appearance

While many of us may still be holding out hope for a Blakroc tour, it appears that at least 1/2 of the project, The Black Keys, have moved onto other endeavors, namely a new studio album and upcoming tour dates.

The 15-track Brothers, the band’s sixth LP overall, was recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama and produced by frontman Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, though Danger Mouse lent his talents for one song (“Tighten Up”). The album will see release on May 18th via Nonesuch.

Now, in support of the release, the Keys do plan to tour this summer, though, as of now, they have only announced their upcoming appearances at the Wannee, Wakarusa, and Bonnaroo music festivals. Also, as we learned yesterday, the band will appear at MOG’s unofficial SXSW day party, along with Demolished Thoughts (w/ Thurston Moore, J Mascis, Andrew WK, Don Fleming, and Awesome Allison), The Antlers, Real Estate, and Freelance Whales, at the Mohawk on Saturday, March 20th. More details here.


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