http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-el-camino-by-some-distance-most-powerful-compelling-rock-album-year-2011-11-28November 28, 2011|0 commentsThe Black Keys' "El Camino" "By Some Distance the Most Powerful, Compelling Rock Album of the Year," Raves The Independent
The Black Keys' new album, El Camino, is out in just one week, and the record has already begun to receive rave reviews. The Independent gives the album a perfect five stars, calling it a "tremendous, hook-laden, all-killer-no-filler collection, by some distance the most powerful, compelling rock album of the year." MOJO also gives the album a perfect five stars, making it an "instant MOJO classic," and names it album of the month. "Magnificent," exclaims Q in its five-star review. "This is unvarnished rock, primal and exhilarating."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-mark-record-store-day-back-to-black-friday-release-lonely-boy-limited-edition-12-inch-2011-11-25November 25, 2011|0 commentsThe Black Keys Mark Record Store Day's "Back to Black" Friday with Release of "Lonely Boy" Limited-Edition 12"
The Black Keys are celebrating Record Store Day's "Back to Black" Friday with the release of a special limited-edition vinyl 12-inch of their new single, "Lonely Boy" exclusively at indie music retailers. Both the lead track and the B-side, "Run Right Back," are featured on the band's forthcoming album, El Camino, which hits stores on December 6. To get an idea of what to expect on the "Lonely Boy" 12-inch and to see how the vinyl got made, check out a behind-the-scenes video here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Videothe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-music-video-collection-now-available-itunes-2011-11-21November 21, 2011|0 comments
The video for The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy," off their forthcoming album, El Camino, made a bit of a splash when it was released last month, as you may have seen. It's just the latest in a long line of unforgettable music videos the band has released over the years. Now, "Lonely Boy" and five previous music videos from the band—representing every studio album in the band's Nonesuch catalog—are available to download all in one place as part of The Black Keys Music Video Collection, out now on iTunes.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Videothe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-perform-colbert-report-late-show-david-letterman-release-new-album-2011-11-18November 18, 2011|0 commentsThe Black Keys to Perform on "Colbert Report" and "Late Show with David Letterman" Upon Release of Their New Album
Following yesterday's news that The Black Keys will join Steve Buscemi on Saturday Night Live on December 3 comes word that the band will perform on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central on December 6, the release day for their new record, El Camino, followed by the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS December 7.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Televisionthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-perform-saturday-night-live-second-time-this-year-december-3-2011-11-17November 17, 2011|0 comments
The Black Keys will perform on NBC's Saturday Night Live on December 3, just days before the release of their latest album, El Camino, due out December 6. This is the band's second time this year as musical guests on the show, a "rare distinction," says Rolling Stone, which broke the news in an exclusive this morning. Steve Buscemi will host. The Black Keys will perform at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas extravaganza in LA on December 11; tickets go on sale tomorrow morning.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Televisionthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-run-right-back-featured-npr-all-songs-considered-wonderful-2011-11-15November 15, 2011|2 commentsThe Black Keys' "Run Right Back" Featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered"; "Wonderful," Says Host Bob Boilen
The Black Keys are featured on the latest edition of NPR's All Songs Considered, the show's last regular episode of the year. "Run Right Back," off the band's forthcoming album, El Camino, due out December 6, kicks off the show. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen calls it "wonderful" and says of the band: "They're the pillars. You just know they're gonna put out really solid rock." Derrick Tuggle, the star of the video for the album's first single, "Lonely Boy," stopped by the Ellen show yesterday. Watch the segment here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/Technology Radiothe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-to-the-black-keys-run-right-back-right-now-2011-11-10November 10, 2011|0 comments
The Black Keys' new album, El Camino, is due out in less than four weeks. If you've seen the video for "Lonely Boy," you've gotten a taste of what's to come. Now comes a first listen of another album track, "Run Right Back," which premiered on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show. Listen online at bbc.co.uk. Both songs are on the limited-edition vinyl 12-inch available at participating indie music retailers on Record Store Day's "Back to Black" Friday, November 25.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiothe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-featured-in-american-songwriter-cover-story-2011-11-07November 07, 2011|0 comments
The Black Keys, whose new album, El Camino, is due out December 6, are featured on the cover of the latest issue of American Songwriter. The band talks about the heady year-and-a-half that has followed the release of their album Brothers and about finding time between tour dates to write songs for the new album with producer Danger Mouse and put the record together in Auerbach's Nashville studio. "The hard work paid off," says American Songwriter. "El Camino cherry-picks the best things about previous Black Keys records ... and filters them through a smudged-up rock and roll lens."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-lonely-boy-swift-sturdy-hunk-of-all-american-cool-rolling-stone-2011-10-28October 28, 2011|1 comments
Perhaps you've heard The Black Keys' new single, "Lonely Boy," off their forthcoming album, El Camino? Perhaps you'd like to hear it again? Why not? Listen again here. Rolling Stone, which gives the song four stars, calls it "a swift, sturdy hunk of all-American cool.” Stereogum says it's “a fired-up rager with a surf-inflected central riff and a jumpy, restless organ … It’s a seriously catchy, energetic song.” VH1 says it's "as raw and infectious as anything the Black Keys have ever produced, possessing that rare, uncanny quality that crawls under your skin, breathing life into otherwise inert parts of your body, making you move in ways that are both spectacular and completely organic."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Videothe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-to-the-black-keys-lonely-boy-now-2011-10-26October 26, 2011|7 comments
As you may have heard, The Black Keys’ new album El Camino will be released December 6 on Nonesuch Records. But no need to wait till then to hear some brand new music off the album. You can listen to “Lonely Boy,” the first single off of El Camino, today! Get a first listen of "Lonely Boy" in the video here. And be sure to pre-order the album from the Nonesuch Store now to get an instant download of the song.