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Posted on May 06, 2014 09:00 pm
The Black Keys will release their eighth studio album, "Turn Blue," on May 13th via Nonesuch Records. In anticipation, a full album stream is available at iTunes Radio.
As Consequence of Sound notes, the album spans 11 tracks and features production from Danger Mouse. "On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds," drummer Patrick Carney said in an issued statement.
"Turn Blue" marks the band's first album since 2011's "El Camino," their longest break between LPs. Since debuting in the early 2000s, the Black Keys have steadily built up a rather sizable discography, often going less than a couple of years between albums. (In fact, 2010's "Brothers" preceded El Camino by less than 18 months.) After years of grinding away, the hard work paid off, as the band launched their first-ever US arena tour behind "El Camino" and eventually brought home three Grammys at the 2013 awards.
While they've maintained a steady presence with frequent festival dates, the pair's spent much of the last couple of years exploring solo endeavors. Dan Auerbach took on more producing gigs, helming the boards for Dr. John, Lana Del Rey, Hanni El Khatib, the Growlers, and JEFF the Brotherhood, among others. Meanwhile, Patrick Carney has also dabbled in some producing, namely for Black Lips, Tennis, and the Rentals, and even hosted his own SiriusXM show.
Below, watch the video for lead single "Fever." Pre-orders are ongoing.