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    Listen: The Black Keys Talk with NPR's "Weekend Edition"
    Alysse Gafkjen

    The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney were on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday to talk with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro about their just-released album, "Let's Rock," and their nearly twenty years of making music together.

    "We just kind of have always had this connection, where we can make music without really talking about it or thinking about it," says Auerbach. "And when we were sixteen, that's why—that's what we realized right away. We just started playing, and it worked, you know? And that's just how it's always been."

    "We just kind of taught ourselves how to make records together," Carney adds. "So the creative process has kind of always started the same, but I think we've gotten a lot better at it ... And I think now we've experimented in the studio, trying different things in the past because we have gotten better. But I think this record—it made the most sense just to keep it simple and bring it back to the basics, which was just guitar and drums."

    You can listen to the full interview below.

    To pick up a copy of "Let's Rock," head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, The Black Keys shop, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. The album can also be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

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The Black Keys were on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday to discuss their new album, "Let's Rock." "We just kind of have always had this connection, where we can make music without really talking about it or thinking about it," says Dan Auerbach. "And when we were sixteen, that's why—that's what we realized right away. We just started playing, and it worked, you know? And that's just how it's always been." Patrick Carney adds: "I think this record—it made the most sense just to keep it simple and bring it back to the basics, which was just guitar and drums." You can hear the full interview here.

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The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney were on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday to talk with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro about their just-released album, "Let's Rock," and their nearly twenty years of making music together.

"We just kind of have always had this connection, where we can make music without really talking about it or thinking about it," says Auerbach. "And when we were sixteen, that's why—that's what we realized right away. We just started playing, and it worked, you know? And that's just how it's always been."

"We just kind of taught ourselves how to make records together," Carney adds. "So the creative process has kind of always started the same, but I think we've gotten a lot better at it ... And I think now we've experimented in the studio, trying different things in the past because we have gotten better. But I think this record—it made the most sense just to keep it simple and bring it back to the basics, which was just guitar and drums."

You can listen to the full interview below.

To pick up a copy of "Let's Rock," head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, The Black Keys shop, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. The album can also be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

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