Brothers - Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition

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The Black Keys mark ten years of their four-time Grammy Award–winning album Brothers with a deluxe 10th anniversary edition featuring the remastered original album plus three previously unavailable songs, a new liner note by David Fricke, and photos from the archives. The album, recorded primarily at Alabama's legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, is "a masterpiece," exclaimed Rolling Stone; Uncut said it proves The Black Keys to be "one of the best rock 'n' roll bands on the planet."

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The Black Keys release Brothers (Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition), an expanded version of their watershed 2010 multi-platinum, Grammy-winning sixth studio album December 18, 2020, in the United States and Canada and on January 1, 2021, in all other territories, via Nonesuch Records, on which the record is newly available throughout the world. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Brothers will be re-released with three added bonus songs: “Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth,” “Black Mud Part II,” and “Chop and Change.” It will be available in three formats: a 7” box set (sold out in the Nonesuch Store), a 2-LP set, and a CD. This will be the first in an annual series of archival releases from the band. Brothers (Deluxe Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition) is available to order here. The band has also released a promotional video for the release, directed by Bryan Schlam, which you can watch here:

Members of The Black Keys fan club, The Lonely Boys and Girls Club, were treated to an early listen of one of the new tracks from the deluxe reissue, as well as an early look at some of the bonus material included in the upcoming release.

Brothers, originally released on May 18, 2010, was largely recorded at the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. It was a career breakthrough for The Black Keys, receiving critical praise and earning three Grammy Awards, for Best Alternative Album, Best Rock Performance, and Best Recording Packaging for Michael Carney’s design. Upon release, Rolling Stone hailed the album “a masterpiece,” and Uncut named them “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet.”

Although they realized upon their arrival in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in hot and humid August that the studio had seen better days, the band—singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney—brought in their own equipment and proceeded. The oppressive Alabama summer weather "forced us into the studio,” Carney says. "We went into that darkness and stayed there."

The duo recorded nine of the original Brothers songs in what was now "a remote recording in a historic room that had been gutted," Auerbach recalls, adding that the location contributed to the vibe of Brothers nonetheless: "You can feel it if you're a musician, the great things that happened in a place. Half of the thing that we love is in our minds, but when we go to these shrines, it gives us inner strength. It feels magical—this is where the music was born."

The band recorded additional material in other locations: the album song “Tighten Up” in Brooklyn with Danger Mouse (Brian Burton), several others on Auerbach's eight-track in his Akron basement, and three in Mark Neill's home studio in San Diego. “Chop and Change” and “Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth” are bonus tracks on this anniversary edition of Brothers. The band then gave the music to Tchad Blake to mix. Carney recalls, “We told Tchad, 'Make it sound fucked up.'"

The album title highlighted a revived bond between the longtime bandmates and childhood neighbors, who had been through challenging times personally and professionally. Carney says, “I was thinking about what the record meant to me—how Dan and I had gone through this shit that brothers go through where you don't get along, but then you do get along and realize it's an unconditional love." It was reminiscent of one of Auerbach’s favorite Allman Brothers albums, too: "As soon as Pat suggested it, I loved it.”

The Black Keys released their ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock,” via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records last year. The album received critical praise, with Pitchfork saying, “This is an album by the Black Keys called ‘Let’s Rock.’ That's what it does.” The Wall Street Journal said, “The Black Keys have mastered the form of guitar-based music, and the craft at work on these dozen songs is something to behold.”

Brothers (Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition) Track Listing:

1. Everlasting Light
2. Next Girl
3. Tighten Up
4. Howlin' for You
5. She's Long Gone
6. Black Mud
7. The Only One
8. Too Afraid to Love You
9. Ten Cent Pistol
10. Sinister Kid
11. The Go Getter
12. I'm Not the One
13. Unknown Brother
14. Never Give You Up
15. These Days
16. Chop and Change*
17. Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth**
18. Black Mud Part II**

* Previously released on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
** Previously unreleased

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Available in the US and Canada December 18, elsewhere from January 1, 2021. Order outside the US here.

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12" 2LP + MP3
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34.00
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13.00
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News & Reviews

  • The Black Keys have announced initial details of the European leg of their Dropout Boogie Tour starting in June. Following shows in Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the band will be joined by special guests Spoon for concerts in Paris, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cologne, and Hamburg. The Black Keys will play festival sets in Italy, Portugal, and Spain in July. Pre-sale tickets for the June dates will be open to the band’s fan club, The Lonely Boys & Girls Club, on December 13; general on-sale begins December 16. This marks The Black Keys’ first European tour since 2015. 

  • Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards: Molly Tuttle for Best New Artist and Best Bluegrass Album for Crooked Tree with Golden Highway; The Black Keys for Best Rock Album for Dropout Boogie and Best Rock Performance for "Wild Child"; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical; Cécile McLorin Salvant for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Ghost Song and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for "Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying"; Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade's LongGone for Best Instrumental Album; Brad Mehldau's Jacob's Ladder for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album; Punch Brothers' Hell on Church Street for Best Folk Album; Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet's Evergreen for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance; Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder's GET ON BOARD for Best Traditional Blues Album; Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) for Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes for Bob Mehr; and Astor Piazzolla: The American Clavé Recordings. for Best Album Notes for Fernando González. 

  • About This Album

    The Black Keys release Brothers (Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition), an expanded version of their watershed 2010 multi-platinum, Grammy-winning sixth studio album December 18, 2020, in the United States and Canada and on January 1, 2021, in all other territories, via Nonesuch Records, on which the record is newly available throughout the world. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Brothers will be re-released with three added bonus songs: “Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth,” “Black Mud Part II,” and “Chop and Change.” It will be available in three formats: a 7” box set (sold out in the Nonesuch Store), a 2-LP set, and a CD. This will be the first in an annual series of archival releases from the band. Brothers (Deluxe Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition) is available to order here. The band has also released a promotional video for the release, directed by Bryan Schlam, which you can watch here:

    Members of The Black Keys fan club, The Lonely Boys and Girls Club, were treated to an early listen of one of the new tracks from the deluxe reissue, as well as an early look at some of the bonus material included in the upcoming release.

    Brothers, originally released on May 18, 2010, was largely recorded at the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. It was a career breakthrough for The Black Keys, receiving critical praise and earning three Grammy Awards, for Best Alternative Album, Best Rock Performance, and Best Recording Packaging for Michael Carney’s design. Upon release, Rolling Stone hailed the album “a masterpiece,” and Uncut named them “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet.”

    Although they realized upon their arrival in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in hot and humid August that the studio had seen better days, the band—singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney—brought in their own equipment and proceeded. The oppressive Alabama summer weather "forced us into the studio,” Carney says. "We went into that darkness and stayed there."

    The duo recorded nine of the original Brothers songs in what was now "a remote recording in a historic room that had been gutted," Auerbach recalls, adding that the location contributed to the vibe of Brothers nonetheless: "You can feel it if you're a musician, the great things that happened in a place. Half of the thing that we love is in our minds, but when we go to these shrines, it gives us inner strength. It feels magical—this is where the music was born."

    The band recorded additional material in other locations: the album song “Tighten Up” in Brooklyn with Danger Mouse (Brian Burton), several others on Auerbach's eight-track in his Akron basement, and three in Mark Neill's home studio in San Diego. “Chop and Change” and “Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth” are bonus tracks on this anniversary edition of Brothers. The band then gave the music to Tchad Blake to mix. Carney recalls, “We told Tchad, 'Make it sound fucked up.'"

    The album title highlighted a revived bond between the longtime bandmates and childhood neighbors, who had been through challenging times personally and professionally. Carney says, “I was thinking about what the record meant to me—how Dan and I had gone through this shit that brothers go through where you don't get along, but then you do get along and realize it's an unconditional love." It was reminiscent of one of Auerbach’s favorite Allman Brothers albums, too: "As soon as Pat suggested it, I loved it.”

    The Black Keys released their ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock,” via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records last year. The album received critical praise, with Pitchfork saying, “This is an album by the Black Keys called ‘Let’s Rock.’ That's what it does.” The Wall Street Journal said, “The Black Keys have mastered the form of guitar-based music, and the craft at work on these dozen songs is something to behold.”

    Brothers (Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition) Track Listing:

    1. Everlasting Light
    2. Next Girl
    3. Tighten Up
    4. Howlin' for You
    5. She's Long Gone
    6. Black Mud
    7. The Only One
    8. Too Afraid to Love You
    9. Ten Cent Pistol
    10. Sinister Kid
    11. The Go Getter
    12. I'm Not the One
    13. Unknown Brother
    14. Never Give You Up
    15. These Days
    16. Chop and Change*
    17. Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth**
    18. Black Mud Part II**

    * Previously released on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    ** Previously unreleased

  • Format Availability

    Available in the US and Canada December 18, elsewhere from January 1, 2021. Order outside the US here.