The Black Keys


Fri December 16, 2011
World Cafe

The Black Keys On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 12:31 pm

The Black Keys.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Welcome to the first in our weekly Vintage Cafe series of interviews from the archive. Each week we are going to be re-visiting significant session with major artists. For this installment, we bring back our Black Keys session, recorded in December 2011 right before the release of El Camino.

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Sat December 3, 2011
Music Interviews

The Black Keys: Necessary Roughness

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney release El Camino, their latest album as The Black Keys, on Dec. 6.
Danny Clinch

The Black Keys' last album — Brothers, a winner of three Grammys — sold more than half a million copies. Now, the blues-inspired rock duo is trying for a harder sell: its old minivan. The band's new album, El Camino, is named for the band's 1994 Chevrolet coupe utility vehicle, which is currently for sale on The Black Keys' website. Both the van and the music are a little rough around the edges.

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