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Listen to The Black Keys’ brand new three-minute ripper “Lo / Hi”

The Black Keys | photo by Alysse Gafkjen | courtesy of the artist

Akron, Ohio rock two-piece The Black Keys have released their first new song in five years. “Lo / Hi,” out now via Nonesuch, is a three-minute ripper with a “Spirit in the Sky” style fuzzrock riff and a hammering refrain that is destined for immediate heavy rotation (but don’t worry — it’s not a song you’ll tire of easily). Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: The Black Keys now on Spotify, plus 8 songs Bruce Springsteen would take to a Desert Island

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The Black Keys‘ drummer Patrick Carney officially Tweeted the news today that The Black Keys discography has finally made its way onto Spotify.

As recently as 2014 The Black Keys made it very clear how they felt about the streaming service. Continue reading →

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The Black Keys headline a two-hour hit parade at Wells Fargo Center

The Black Keys | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com
The Black Keys | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

The Black Keys were born in a basement and have since evolved into one of the 21st century’s defining sounds. Their aesthetic, a unique tone developed with the help of none other than Danger Mouse, is unparalleled. And while you may know them by one of their countless hits from their 3 consecutive top-five albums over the past 5 years, their catalogue is extensive and the quality of songwriting hasn’t dared falter since the group’s inception in 2001. Frontman Dan Auerbach’s voice couldn’t be more soulful, his guitar playing more skilled, and we might as well go ahead and call Patrick Carney the epitome of hard-hitting indie-rock drums. All of this is to say that you’d expect a damn good show from this celebrated rock duo, and that’s just what Philly got. Continue reading →