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The Black Keys' "Tighten Up" Hits #1 at Modern Rock Radio; Limited-Edition Version Available on Black Friday

The Black Keys: "Brothers" [cover]

After seven months at radio, “Tighten Up,” the first single from The Black Keys’ acclaimed May 2010 release, Brothers, is #1 at Modern Rock radio (on both the BDS/Billboard and Mediabase charts). This is the duo’s first #1 hit as well as the first in Nonesuch’s 40-plus year history.

On Black Friday, November 26, in honor of Record Store Day, The Black Keys will release a special, limited-edition numbered version. Included in this package are the original Brothers album in double 45 RPM vinyl and CD versions as well as a bonus 10” featuring six previously unreleased live recordings and a limited-edition poster. See below for the bonus 10” track listing.

Brothers debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart back in May and #2 on the Current Albums chart—the band’s highest chart positions ever. The video for the #1 single recently won Breakthrough Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The song was produced by Danger Mouse and the winning video was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero. You can watch the video at

Aside from “Tighten Up” and a cover of the Jerry Butler classic “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the songs on Brothers are written, performed, and produced by The Black Keys. Drummer Patrick Carney and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach recorded the bulk of the album at the legendary Alabama studio Muscle Shoals with additional sessions at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound System in Akron, Ohio, and The Bunker in Brooklyn, New York.

As previously reported in the Nonesuch Journal, The Black Keys’ iTunes Session is currently available exclusively on the iTunes Store. Recorded live in studio in August, the 10-song digital album includes songs from Brothers as well as “Your Touch” from 2006’s Magic Potion and “Chop and Change,” which was featured on the soundtrack of this year’s blockbuster film Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Side A
1. “Everlasting Light”
2. “Next Girl”
3. “Tighten Up”

Side B
4. “Howlin’ For You”
5. “She’s Long Gone”
6. “Too Afraid to Love You”


The original double vinyl is 33 RPM, not 45.

Sorry for the confusion. You're right, April. The new piece will feature the original album at 45 RPM. We've corrected it above.

please keep up notice with the date for the pre order

when can i order this?

Unfortunately, we're not able to offer a pre-order on this, so it will be available on "Black Friday," November 26.

Sorry if I'm being dense; it will be available for order from the webstore on Black Friday, or only in local stores?

Also, do we have pricing?


Our bad again, Ryan. The new box set will be available both in local record store and in The Black Keys and Nonesuch Stores. No pricing just yet; that'll come on Black Friday too.

will the 10" be offered standalone?

No, Boyr, the 10" is being made for this special box set.

well i guess is out of context but does the solo dan auerbach record , vinyl or cd came with lyrics?

thanks for helping my out

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