Oct 262011
 

El Camino by the Black KeysTHE BLACK KEYS’ EL CAMINO OUT DECEMBER 6 ON NONESUCH

ALBUM PRODUCED BY DANGER MOUSE AND THE BLACK KEYS

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The Black Keys’ new album El Camino will be released December 6 on Nonesuch Records. Produced

by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, the 11-track album was recorded at singer/guitarist Dan

Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011.

In advance of the release, the album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” will be released on October 26. The

complete track list is below; further details will be announced shortly. Pre-orders of El Camino begin

today at www.theblackkeys.com and www.nonesuch.com and include a download of the single, which

will be delivered on October 26.

El Camino follows the most successful two years in The Black Keys’ career. In May 2010 they released

their breakthrough album, Brothers, to widespread critical acclaim. Debuting at #2 in the U.S., it went on

to win three Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award, and topped numerous year-end lists,

including iTunes, NPR, and Rolling Stone. Brothers, which included the hit singles “Tighten Up” and

“Howlin’ for You,” has been certified Gold in the U.S. and U.K., and Platinum in Canada. Worldwide

sales are now over one million and counting.

Drummer Patrick Carney said of the band’s recent success, “We’ve taken the long road to get where we

are. It’s pretty cool to be in your early 30s making music with your best friend. We’ve experienced

everything from driving a thousand miles to play for no one to winning Grammys.” Auerbach further

describes the band’s dynamic, “We don’t talk before we play. We don’t practice before we record, we just

fly by the seat of our pants.” He says of El Camino, “I think where this record is going to shine for me is

playing the songs live. This record is more straight ahead rock and roll—raw, driving, and back to

basics.”

The Black Keys—Akron, OH natives Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney—released their debut album,

The Big Come Up, in 2002, followed by Thickfreakness (2003) and Rubber Factory (2004). In 2006 they

signed to Nonesuch Records in the U.S. and released their fourth album, Magic Potion, which was

followed by the Danger Mouse-produced Attack & Release in 2008. El Camino is the first Black Keys

album Nonesuch will release worldwide.

TRACK-LISTING

1. Lonely Boy

2. Dead and Gone

3. Gold on the Ceiling

4. Little Black Submarines

5. Money Maker

6. Run Right Back

7. Sister

8. Hell of a Season

9. Stop Stop

10. Nova Baby

11. Mind Eraser

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