I just haven’t wanted to listen to much of anything besides these fellas lately.
From wikipedia :
The Black Keys are a blues-rock music duo consisting of Dan Auerbach (vocals and guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums and percussion) from Akron, Ohio.
The band’s name was inspired by an artist friend of the band in Akron with schizophrenia, who used the term “black keys” to describe people who weren’t quite right. A double meaning lies in the fact that the black keys of a piano comprise a pentatonic minor scale when starting on E flat, which is often associated with blues and rock music.
One of their trademarks is their preference for “medium fidelity” recording techniques such as using tape recorders and analog effects. The band does most of the recording, producing, and mixing themselves. The majority of the album Thickfreakness was recorded in 12 hours during one day. The band often experiments with odd recording and production techniques, such as leaving in background noises.
The band released their first album, The Big Come Up, in 2002, followed by Thickfreakness in 2003, and Rubber Factory in 2004. October 2005 saw the release of the DVD Live, recorded live at The Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia March 18, 2005. In 2006 they released Magic Potion and the lesser known Chulahoma EP, as well as a single version of Your Touch.
Their fourth album, Magic Potion, was released on September 4, 2006 in the UK and September 12, 2006 in the United States. It was their first recording for Nonesuch Records.
Attack & Release, their fifth album, was produced by Danger Mouse and released on April 1st 2008, having leaked onto the internet by March 4th.
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What a timely post.
My intern, 2 days on the job, gave me a copy of ‘Attack & Release’.
I play my tunes all day in the office (which he is sharing with me) and it didn’t take long to ascertain that we had very similar taste in music. Yeehaw, he helps lighten my workload and turns me on to new music!