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The Black Keys‘ ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock”is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s early days as a band. “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is,” says Auerbach, “and always has been since we were sixteen.” “The record is like an homage to electric guitar,” says Carney. “We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.”

The Black Keys have shared a public service announcement. And remember, when you get your friends to pre-order the band’s new album, “Let’s Rock,” you can say: “This is the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your life.”

The band also shared their new video The Black Keys their new song “Go,” from their upcoming album “Let’s Rock.” The video is directed by Bryan Schlam and finds the band struggling to reconnect after five years apart. Pat Carney says, “It was great making this video with Bryan, partially because it was filmed at the very type of place it is making fun of,” and Dan Auerbach adds, “The video was fun, but we still haven’t spoken.” Watch the video for “Go”

New album “Let’s Rock” out June 28th

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The Black Keys spent five years apart before reconnecting for their new album “Let’s Rock”, and during that time, rumors grew about possible friction between band members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney (“Did the Black Keys split?” is one of the first Google questions that comes up if you search for the band.)

The duo poke fun at any possible animosity in the the video for their new song “Go,” directed by Bryan Schlam (who has made videos previously for Auerbach ),  Auerbach and Carney, refusing to speak with one another, meet with a therapist before heading to a spiritual retreat, where they work things out, with help from hallucinogens. “It was great making this video with Bryan, particularly because it was filmed at the very type of place it is making fun of,” Carney adds, referring to the spiritual retreat. Auerbach jokes, “The video was fun, but we still haven’t spoken.”

Let’s Rock is out June 28th and is a return to the sound the band became known for: “[It] packs considerably more visceral punch than their last one (2014’s atmospheric, Danger Mouse-helmed Turn Blue) — from the AC/DC chords of album opener ‘Shine a Little Light’ to the Blue Öyster Cult-meets-ZZ Top punch of ‘Eagle Birds’ to the riff-y power pop of ‘Get Yourself Together.’ Rolling Stone’s Brian Hiatt wrote in a piece where the band discussed their return. “There are zero keyboards on the album, and Auerbach played most of the guitar solos live; he’d simply stop playing rhythm and kick into lead.”

“We fell right back into it, really, day one,” Carney said. “We wrote two songs the first day. We’re just fucking around, and that’s what comes out.” The band will be touring heavily behind the album.

New album “Let’s Rock” – June 28th

The Black Keys have announced a new album, “Let’s Rock”, and shared a new song from it, “Eagle Birds.” Let’s Rock is due out June 28th via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. Listen to “Eagle Birds” below. The album includes “Lo/Hi,” a song they shared back in March . It’s been five years since The Black Keys last released an album, 2014’s Turn Blue. A press release says Let’s Rock”is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s early days as a band.” Auerbach adds: “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were 16.”

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have kept busy in the last half a decade. In 2015 Auerbach released Yours, Dreamilythe debut album by side-project The Arcs, and in 2017 then he released his second solo album, Waiting on a Song. He also started a record label, Easy Eye Sound, named after his recording studio in Nashville, and recorded other artists at the studio. Carney also produced and collaborated with other artists, including Tennis and Tobias Jesso Jr., and recently released a debut album from his side band Sad Planets (which is a collaboration with John Petkovic).

The Black Keys “Eagle Birds” from album “Let’s Rock”, coming June 28th: