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The Black Keys Announce New Album 'Let's Rock,' Dropping June 28
On March 7, GRAMMY winners The Black Keys released their first new music in five years, a buzzy single called "Hi/Low." A week later, they announced the Let's Rock Tour with Modest Mouse, which travels across North America this fall.
Today, April 25, the alt-rock duo released another new track, "Eagle Birds," and revealed the tour will be in support of a new album. Let's Rock, their ninth studio album, is due out June 28.
The forthcoming LP is their follow-up to 2014's GRAMMY-nominated Turn Blue. In a press release, the bandmates spoke to the back-to-their-roots nature of the album, which is echoed on the two singles.
"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 (guitars and lead vocals) wrote. Pat Carney (drums) added, "The record is like a homage to electric guitar. We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to."
The press release also states the album was "written, tracked live and produced by Dan and Pat at Easy Eye Sound," the studio/label Auerbach opened in Nashville in 2010 after they both relocated from Ohio. They recorded their GRAMMY-winning 2011 album El Camino entirely at then-newly opened Easy Eye, and part of Turn Blue at the studio.
The duo begins their previously announced tour on Sept. 23 in Denver, Colo. and closes it out on Nov. 24 in Vancouver, B.C. Tickets are currently on sale for all shows.
Let's Rock is now available for pre-order, including in a limited-edition pink vinyl format.