The Black Keys Say El Camino is ‘Different, But the Same’

2011-11-11

Story by Anne Erickson

The Black Keys count down to the release of, El Camino

The Black Keys release their highly-anticipated new LP, El Camino, on Dec. 6, and it’s no surprise that when it comes to doing press for the release, they’re anything but serious. Speaking with Gigwise, the guys reminisced about some “diva moments” when making the new album, and they’re pretty comic.

“I got mad about grilled fish and threw it all over the recording console,” Dan Auerback confessed. Then, band-mate Patrick Carney broke in to remind him of another episode. “I thought it was the part when you pulled all the tapestries off the wall and you dumped all that incense over that engineer’s hand.” Yikes!

On a more serious note, Carney explained that the Black Keys’ new album is representative of the band’s past work, but goes a bit further. “I think it’s different, but a little bit of the same,” he said. “I mean, it sounds like us.”

Auerback recently told American Songwriter they the duo have been trying to get down the lyrics on El Camino, and that producer Danger Mouse has been calling him, asking his to revise a few words. “We’re all perfectionists,” said, “but Brian is still trying to get me to change those words. I’m like, ‘DUDE, come on! I’m over it. Let’s just go make another record or something.’” Listen to the Black Keys’ new single, the bluesy and memorable “Lonely Boy,” on the news page. The Black Keys are also releasing the songs “Lonely Boy” and “Run Right Back” as a limited edition 12” vinyl on Black Friday as part of National Record Store Day’s ‘Back to Black.’

 




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