Wednesday 08 February 2:29 p.m.
EL CAMINO follows the most successful two years in The Black Keys’ career. In May
2010 they released their breakthrough album, BROTHERS, to widespread critical
acclaim. Debuting at #2 in the US, it went on to win three Grammy Awards and an
MTV Video Music Award, and topped numerous year-end lists, including iTunes, NPR,
and Rolling Stone. Worldwide sales are now over one million and counting.
Drummer Patrick Carney said of the band’s recent success, “We’ve taken the long
road to get where we are. It’s pretty cool to be in your early 30s making music with
your best friend. We’ve experienced everything from driving a thousand miles to play
for no one to winning Grammys.”
Auerbach further describes the band’s dynamic, “We don't talk before we play. We
don’t practice before we record, we just fly by the seat of our pants.” He says of El
Camino, “I think where this record is going to shine for me is playing the songs live.
This record is more straight ahead rock and roll – raw, driving, and back to basics.”