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June 23, 2012 / jhsaeger

Black Keys To Hit Studio In July

   In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the always outspoken Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney sat down with the magazine to discuss the duo’s immediate future. Among the items he discussed were his take on Van Halen cutting Michael Anthony out of the picture (someone finally said it), instrumental versions of LMFAO (someone finally said it), Jon Spencer smashing Carney’s demo tape on stage, and the plans for their newest single, “Dead and Gone.” Carney did drop the little nugget that he and Dan Auerbach would hit their Nashville recording studios in July to start working on material for a new record that he said was tentatively slated to be completed in the spring of 2013.
   The band, who has seen a recent surge in their popularity thanks to the success of their 2010 album Brothers and 2011’s El Camino, is suddenly in a position where any inkling of a new record is big news. Carney and Auerbach’s 2012 tour is undoubtedly the biggest they’ve embarked on thus far, and he did cite that as a reason for a bit of exhaustion. Odds are that exhaustion will probably prevent them from their feat last year, when they surprised many people by quickly cutting another album instead of resting on their hard-worn laurels with an extended Brothers tour. I still love that this band got this big and it seems that they have taken this moment perfectly in stride after years of touring in a rustic van, Long After Dark’s biggest problem, however, is practicing patience for the new record. 

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