New striking strokes
11 March 2022
Band: THE BLACK KEYS (Akron, Ohio)
Who: Best known blues-rock duo in the world
Active: Since 2001 / 12 LPs (new one included)
Info: “As they’ve done their entire career, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney wrote all of the material for their new album, Dropout Boogie, in the studio, and the album captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements. After hashing out initial ideas at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, the duo welcomed new collaborators Billy F. Gibbons, Greg Cartwright, and Angelo Petraglia to the sessions, marking the first time they’ve invited multiple new contributors to work simultaneously on one of their own albums.”
Lead single: WILD CHILD
The blues tandem looks like a pair of stand-up comedians on the new album cover. It’s true, they never saw themselves as rock ‘n roll innovators. They just wanna have fun (and make a copious living out of it). Wild Child just confirms all that. It’s Black Keys by numbers. A bit too much of the same, if you ask me.