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Morning Hype! The Black Keys

Awoke to the announcement this morning about The Black Keys running a small tour with The Flaming Lips this spring, as well as Keys frontman Dan Auerbach hinting at their new album being released late spring, leading this gem to become stuck on repeat in the bowels of my brain.  There's a lot of differing opinions on the Black Keys and their rise from scuzzy blues punk to stadium dwelling superstars, from screams of sellouts to waves of adoration for choices made regarding big name producers and soul tinged pop songs. In my humble opinion, they have earned the right to do whatever the hell they want, having already released a minimum of five rock solid LPs, but I can most definitely hope for even just a bit of a return to the dredges of the dirty blues, because I simply just like them better that way. Either or, soon enough we will no doubt be inundated with their ultra-catchy lead single being played everywhere from Cadillac commercials to pre-game hype for the upcoming NHL playoff season. Oh yeah, did I mention hockey's back? Because it is... [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-CukK3eYt0&w=420&h=315]

 

The Black Keys tour info here

The Flaming Lips tour info here

Morning Hype! New Bowie!

Song of the Day-The Kills cover Fleetwood Mac