The Black Keys Brothers 2LP & CD
The Black Keys Brothers 2LP & CD
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: WEA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Black Keys Brothers 2LP & CD

The Black Keys

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SKU:
WEALP79793
UPC:
075597979381
2011 Grammy Award Winner for:
• 'Best Alternative Music Album'
• 'Best Recording Package'
• 'Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical' (Danger Mouse)
• 'Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals' (Tighten Up) - Track: Tighten Up


TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the December 2010 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

The maturation of the Black Keys as record makers and performers has been both subtle and startling. With their 2008 Nonesuch release Attack & Release - the fifth album of their eight-year career - guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney illustrated the durability of their few-frills sound, a mysterious and heavy brew of seventies-vintage rock, classic R&B and timeless, downhearted blues. Producer and pal Danger Mouse, their first outside collaborator, didn't try to reinvent their sound but further isolated its essence with the help of a few carefully chosen guest players and some retro-modern electronic gear. It didn't need to get slicker to get better, or, as the Boston Globe put it, "Attack & Release proves that cleaning up the boys still won't stop them from tracking mud all over the house."

Danger Mouse returned to co-produce "Tighten Up" on Brothers, but for the most part, the duo was on its own, spending ten days at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama and coming up with the an even more intensely focused, deeply soulful set that includes a cover of Jerry Butler's "Never Gonna Give You Up." The performances are inventive and impassioned: Auerbach extends his vocal range to falsetto on lead-off track "Everlasting Light" and "The Only One"; "Howlin' For You" opens with a Gary Glitter-style drum riff and the chorus practically invites singing along. The tunes offer a surprising amount of lyrical candor and more than a little dark humor; the grooves alternate between ballsy swagger and bluesy rumination. The album reflects where Auerbach and Carney have been lately, most recently collaborating with a who's who of New York City MC's, including RZA, Q Tip, Mos Def and Raekwon on the 2009 BlakRoc super-session organized by hip-hop impresario and Black Keys fan Damon Dash. They've also pursued projects on their own, Auerbach with his solo Keep It Hid album and tour, Carney with his band Drummer and its debut disc, Feels Good Together. Their maturation didn't happen just in the studio, though. Carney admits, "Dan and I grew up a lot as individuals and musicians prior to making this album. Our relationship was tested in many ways but at the end of the day, we're brothers, and I think these songs reflect that."

Brothers was primarily cut in Muscle Shoals, a setting that turned out to have more in common with the Akron, Ohio factories where the Black Keys used to record. The place was desolate, the town depressed, so once again the duo slipped into a world all its own. They did additional recording at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound System in Akron and The Bunker in Brooklyn. The album was mixed by engineer Tchad Blake, a veteran of sessions with Los Lobos, Pearl Jam and Peter Gabriel. Says Carney, "The way he approaches mixing is the same way we approach making music. Respecting the past while being in the present..."

"I listened to the record on vinyl, and I love its vibrant sound; even with reverb piled on it still has plenty of punch. And the songwriting is so solid that several songs on the first three sides of the LP could have been released as singles." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, December 2010, Issue 208, pg 160, 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics

Features:
• Double LP & Bonus CD
• Pressed at Furnace/Pallas
• SIngle pocket Stoughton jacket with expanded spine
• Poster insert
• Bonus CD in babypak

Selections:
LP 1

1. Everlasting Light
2. Next Girl
3. Tighten Up
4. Howlin' For You
5. She's Long Gone
6. Black Mud
7. The Only One
8. Too Afraid To Love
LP 2
1. Ten Cent Pistol
2. Sinister Kid
3. The Go Getter
4. I'm Not the One
5. Unknown Brother
6. Never Gonna Give You Up
7. These Days
Description
2011 Grammy Award Winner for:
• 'Best Alternative Music Album'
• 'Best Recording Package'
• 'Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical' (Danger Mouse)
• 'Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals' (Tighten Up) - Track: Tighten Up


TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the December 2010 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

The maturation of the Black Keys as record makers and performers has been both subtle and startling. With their 2008 Nonesuch release Attack & Release - the fifth album of their eight-year career - guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney illustrated the durability of their few-frills sound, a mysterious and heavy brew of seventies-vintage rock, classic R&B and timeless, downhearted blues. Producer and pal Danger Mouse, their first outside collaborator, didn't try to reinvent their sound but further isolated its essence with the help of a few carefully chosen guest players and some retro-modern electronic gear. It didn't need to get slicker to get better, or, as the Boston Globe put it, "Attack & Release proves that cleaning up the boys still won't stop them from tracking mud all over the house."

Danger Mouse returned to co-produce "Tighten Up" on Brothers, but for the most part, the duo was on its own, spending ten days at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama and coming up with the an even more intensely focused, deeply soulful set that includes a cover of Jerry Butler's "Never Gonna Give You Up." The performances are inventive and impassioned: Auerbach extends his vocal range to falsetto on lead-off track "Everlasting Light" and "The Only One"; "Howlin' For You" opens with a Gary Glitter-style drum riff and the chorus practically invites singing along. The tunes offer a surprising amount of lyrical candor and more than a little dark humor; the grooves alternate between ballsy swagger and bluesy rumination. The album reflects where Auerbach and Carney have been lately, most recently collaborating with a who's who of New York City MC's, including RZA, Q Tip, Mos Def and Raekwon on the 2009 BlakRoc super-session organized by hip-hop impresario and Black Keys fan Damon Dash. They've also pursued projects on their own, Auerbach with his solo Keep It Hid album and tour, Carney with his band Drummer and its debut disc, Feels Good Together. Their maturation didn't happen just in the studio, though. Carney admits, "Dan and I grew up a lot as individuals and musicians prior to making this album. Our relationship was tested in many ways but at the end of the day, we're brothers, and I think these songs reflect that."

Brothers was primarily cut in Muscle Shoals, a setting that turned out to have more in common with the Akron, Ohio factories where the Black Keys used to record. The place was desolate, the town depressed, so once again the duo slipped into a world all its own. They did additional recording at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound System in Akron and The Bunker in Brooklyn. The album was mixed by engineer Tchad Blake, a veteran of sessions with Los Lobos, Pearl Jam and Peter Gabriel. Says Carney, "The way he approaches mixing is the same way we approach making music. Respecting the past while being in the present..."

"I listened to the record on vinyl, and I love its vibrant sound; even with reverb piled on it still has plenty of punch. And the songwriting is so solid that several songs on the first three sides of the LP could have been released as singles." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, December 2010, Issue 208, pg 160, 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics

Features:
• Double LP & Bonus CD
• Pressed at Furnace/Pallas
• SIngle pocket Stoughton jacket with expanded spine
• Poster insert
• Bonus CD in babypak

Selections:
LP 1

1. Everlasting Light
2. Next Girl
3. Tighten Up
4. Howlin' For You
5. She's Long Gone
6. Black Mud
7. The Only One
8. Too Afraid To Love
LP 2
1. Ten Cent Pistol
2. Sinister Kid
3. The Go Getter
4. I'm Not the One
5. Unknown Brother
6. Never Gonna Give You Up
7. These Days
ISBN
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The Black Keys
Title
Brothers
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
1
Direct to disc
Creation Date
Release Date
05-13-2010
Availability
Awaiting Repress
Format
Vinyl
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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