March 31, 2010

my next girl will be nothing like my ex-girl

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Akron, Ohio’s finest The Black Keys are releasing their newest album Brothers (recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama) on May 18th.

Yesterday the Danger Mouse-produced “Tighten Up” made its way around the interwebs, and today I heard this shadowy, squawky, marvelous track for the first time. It certainly feels trademark heavy (“a Zeppelin-y blast of fuzzed-out guitar“) while simultaneously loaded with melodic swagger – I even catch some R&B undertones. It stuck in my head immediately, and remains there happily.

STREAM: Next Girl – Black Keys

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Woman straight up done him wrong.

You can download both tracks for free at the Black Keys site– if you buy a presale ticket to their upcoming summer tour:

*with Mondo Drag
with Brian Olive
§with The Morning Benders

April 8 University of Iowa Memorial Iowa City, IA *
April 10 – Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2010, San Francisco, CA
April 17 – Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, FL
April 18 – Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami, FL †
April 19 – The House of Blues, Orlando, FL †
May 20 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
May 25 – Late Show with David Letterman, New York, NY
May 26 – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, New York, NY
June 2 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT †
June 3 – The Fillmore, Denver, CO †
June 4 – The Crossroads, Kansas City, MO †
June 8 – First Ave, Minneapolis, MN †
June 9 – First Ave, Minneapolis, MN †
June 10 – The Pagaent, St. Louis, MO †
June 11 – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
July 27-28 – Central Park SummerStage New York, NY §

(thanks, jonny!)

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