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The Black Keys’ new album ‘Let’s Rock’ coming out this summer

/ 03:57 PM May 01, 2019

The Black Keys’ ninth studio album is described by drummer Patrick Carney as an “homage to electric guitar.”

Patrick Carney (L) and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys arrive on the red carpet for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015. Image: AFP/Valerie Macon via AFP Relaxnews

According to Rolling Stone, the inspiration for “Let’s Rock” comes from a collaboration between Dan Auerbach and late guitarist Glenn Schwartz.

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“We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to,” said Carney in a statement.

“When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were 16,” added Auerbach.

“Let’s Rock” marks The Black Keys’ first album in five years, following 2014’s “Turn Blue”. It was entirely written, produced and recorded live by the pair at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

The LP features back-up vocals from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson, while Auerbach played most of the guitar solo.

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NEW ALBUM + NEW SONG: The Black Keys are pleased to announce their ninth studio album “Let’s Rock” – available June 28th via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. Pre-order the new album for instant downloads of the new song “Eagle Birds” & “Lo/Hi” now. Limited edition solid pink & white mix vinyl available exclusively in the Official Shop – only 7500 copies worldwide. Visit theblackkeys.com or click the link in bio/Story. “Let’s Rock” 1. Shine A Little Light 2. Eagle Birds 3. Lo/Hi 4. Walk Across The Water 5. Tell Me Lies 6. Every Little Thing 7. Get Yourself Together 8.Sit Around And Miss You 9. Go 10. Breaking Down 11. Under The Gun 12. Fire Walk With Me Written, tracked live, and produced by Dan and @officerpatrickcarney at @easyeyesound studio in Nashville, Tennessee #LetsRock Artwork by @carneymichael & @perryshall

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The Black Keys also released their latest single “Eagle Birds” which follows the previously shared “Lo/Hi” along with the new album’s artwork, which features an electric chair. JB

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