black keys turn blueToday, The Black Keys premiered another new song, “Turn Blue”. The track is the title cut off the band’s upcoming eighth studio album which is due out on May 13. “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record — not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either,” said drummer Patrick Carney. “On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.” For Turn Blue, the band once again worked with renowned producer Danger Mouse, who has also been working with U2 on new music. The Black Keys’ new single “Fever” can be heard above, and the album artwork for Turn Blue is featured on the left. The album cover was designed by Michael Carney, brother of Patrick and The Black Keys long-time art director. Michael won a Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Recording Package for the band’s Brothers album.

The new disc is the follow-up to the band’s 2011 monster LP, El Camino. The albumBlack Keys live banner hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and garnered the band three Grammy Awards- Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Lonely Boy” and Best Rock Album for El Camino. In 2012, the band released a six-song EP of live studio recordings from December 2011. The songs were recorded from practice session in preparation for their 2011-2012 tour. The 6-song EP, titled Tour Rehearsal Tapes, featured four songs the multi-platinum El Camino, and two songs from their 2010 Grammy Award-winning album Brothers. The Black Keys will begin supporting the album on May 16 as they begin a worldwide summer festival tour.

Black Keys LiveThe Black Keys have been monsters of rock over the last few years. Their 2010 album, Brothers, was certified platinum and garnered the band three Grammy Awards. The follow-up, El Camino, hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2012. At the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the Keys were joined on-stage by actor Johnny Depp for a version of Gold On The Ceiling” after he accepted his MTV Generation Award from Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. In addition to their tour, the band played Firefly Music Festival, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Global Festival in New York. This past January, the band played a special Super Bowl XLVII show at the legendary Roseland Ballroom in New York. This summer, The Black Keys will be hitting the festival circuit starting on May 16 at the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama. From there, they’ll head overseas for appearances at Open Air Festival (Switzerland), Rock In Roma (Italy), and many more. – by Matt Bishop (@The_MattBishop)

The Black Keys – Turn Blue
1. Weight of Love
2. In Time
3. Turn Blue
4. Fever
5. Year In Review
6. Bullet in the Brain
7. It’s Up to You Now
8. Waiting on Words
9. 10 Lovers
10. In Our Prime
11. Gotta Get Aw

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5/16-18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest
6/20 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, @ Germany Southside Festival
6/22  – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
6/24 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Inmusic Festival
6/27 – St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Open Air St. Gallen
6/28 – Beuningen, Holland @ Down The Rabbit Hole
6/29 – Glastonbury, U.K. @ Glastonbury
7/02 – Gdansk, Poland @ Open’er Festival
7/04 – Pas-de-Calais, France @ Main Square Festival
7/05 – Werchter, Belgium @ Festivalpark Werchter
7/06 – Belfort, France @ Les Eurockennes
7/08 – Rome, Italy @ Rock In Rome
7/11 – Lisboa, Portugal @ Optimus Alive
7/12 – Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao – BBK Live
7/15 – Nîmes, France @ Festival de Nîmes
7/17 – Les Vieilles Charrues, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
7/20 – Suffolk, U.K.  @ Latitude Festival

About Matt Bishop

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