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

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After seven months at radio, “Tighten Up,” the first single from The Black Keys’ album Brothers, is #1 at Modern Rock radio. 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, which includes the original Brothers album on double 45 RPM vinyl and CD plus a bonus 10” with six previously unreleased live recordings and a limited-edition poster.

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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 nonesuch.com/media.

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.

RECORD STORE DAY BONUS LIVE 10” TRACK LIST
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”

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The Black Keys: "Brothers" [cover]
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    The Black Keys' "Tighten Up" Hits #1 at Modern Rock Radio; Limited-Edition Version Available on Black Friday

    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 nonesuch.com/media.

    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.

    RECORD STORE DAY BONUS LIVE 10” TRACK LIST
    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”

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