The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney to Produce New Sheepdogs Album


Story by Cat Badra

Black Keys drummer is working on the Sheepdogs’ upcoming album

Patrick Carney — drummer for alternative guitar-and-drum, blues-rock duo the Black Keys — is producing the upcoming album from the Sheepdogs, winners of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Choose the Cover” contest. Rolling Stone contributing editor Austin Scaggs will co-produce the Atlantic Records album, and Tchad Blake will do the mixing, with the set currently set for a late spring release.

Sheepdogs frontman Ewan Currie says the guys are experimenting with the recording process on these tracks. “We’re recording live in the same room with no headphones,” he told Rolling Stone. “Pat’s got great ideas and we all seem to be on the same level.”

Carney is getting heaps of Rolling Stone fanfare as of late, as the drummer appears alongside Black Keys guitarist and vocalist Dan Auerbach on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s Jan. 19 issue.

The Black Keys’ latest full-length, “El Camino,” pushed 206,000 copies in its first week of sales, but in the article, Carney revealed that even those sky-high numbers aren’t enough to give him the confidence he deserves. “I suck at the drums, so it’s terrifying,” Carney candidly told the magazine. “Just trying to keep it together. I see a lot of comments on Twitter and stuff about how ugly I am, how bad I am at the drums, how awkward I look, and I’m like, yeah, I agree with most of those things. The thing is, what I can’t do is individually go up to these people and call them each out for what they are, just by judging their picture, and I’m the kind of person who would actually do that to somebody.” We honestly can’t agree with Carney, seeing as the Keys are one of the few true rock ‘n’ roll bands to hold their own in the new millennium, and he’s an integral part of that success.




Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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