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The Black Keys Begin Work on New Album


It’s been quite a year for the Black Keys. Their latest album, the 2011 Danger Mouse-produced El Camino, has successfully launched the unlikely Akron indie rock duo into the mainstream.

 

In the last year the band, which consists of guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Pat Carney, has headlined an arena tour across Europe and North America, appeared on Saturday Night Live and sold out Madison Square Garden in just 15 minutes.

 

With El Camino-spawned singles like “Gold on the Ceiling” still burning up the airwaves, the band has already returned to the studio to begin work on a follow-up album. Speaking to Rolling Stone this week Auerbach revealed that the he and Carney had already spent a week in the studio during a break from touring back in July.

 

The lanky guitarist admitted that it wasn’t “the most focused studio session” the band had ever done. However in his words, they at least “started the ball rolling.”

 

With the Black Keys scheduled to continue touring throughout the US, Europe and Australia between now and the end of the year, it may be some time before the duo are able to return to the studio and resume work on the as-of-yet untitled album.

 

“We might not finish it until March since we have to tour so much,” said Carney. “But we’ll see.”

 

Check out the Black Keys website for tour dates and more information on upcoming releases.

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