After the huge success of their last album Brothers, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys has spoken to Spin and says they some how managed to find time between their relentless touring of the last two years to record a brand new album. For the masses who converted after Brothers it may not be for you. Speaking with Spin Dan said:
"It's the fastest we've ever played...The new album doesn't sound like Brothers. It doesn't have that open soul feel to it. It's way more driving and the tempos are really fast."
To add to the mix they have got the awesome Danger Mouse involved to take care of production duties. He flew into Auerbach's Nashville studio during breaks in the band's schedule. SPeaking of DM they said:
"He understands all the different kinds of music we're into...He's got really great ideas about melody and song structure. For him it's all about the song."
With the mention of inspirtion for the new tracks coming from the Clash, the Cramp and a mention of Black Sabbath in the interview too it seems like Patrick will have a job keeping up on drums live.
"Pat's never played drums like this before -- he's never played this fast...He's definitely worried about being able to play some of these songs live."
It'll be nice to see Dan and Patrick playing some new tracks on the live circuit after their relentless touring recently some fans may have, not gone bored, but longed for more from the garage rock duo. There's no concrete date yet but we can expect it this year. Just so you guys know, I'll welcome this as a nice Christmas gift from anyone. Merci.