Monday, April 14, 2014

The Black Keys' new song "Turn Blue" premieres on "Serious Boredom"

“Turn Blue has a groove­driven psychedelic glaze.”—Rolling Stone

Turn Blue,” the title track of The Black Keys’ new album, premiered earlier today on Patrick Carney’s SiriusXM show, “Serious Boredom,” and can be heard here. Out May 13 on Nonesuch RecordsTurn Blue was produced by Danger MouseDan Auerbach and Carney and features 11 new tracks including the first single, “Fever,” which can be heard at and YouTube. The single is also on sale—alone or as a free instant download with album preorders—at LP, CD or digital version may also be ordered as part of ticket and T-shirt bundles at the band’s site. Digital pre-orders are available at iTunes.

The Black Keys will headline the Hangout Festival in Alabama on May 16 before embarking on an extensive European festival tour this summer. See reverse for complete track listing and tour details.

Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in L.A. during the summer of 2013 with additional recording done at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI and Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville in early 2014. Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:

A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above

Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

This is the eighth full-length album from the duo and follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, El Camino is Gold in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France and the U.K.; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The record also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album, Brothers.

Turn Blue
1. Weight of Love
2. In Time
3.  Turn Blue
4.  Fever
5.  Year in Review
6.  Bullet in the Brain
7.  It’s Up to You Now
8. Waiting on Words
9. 10 Lovers
10. In Our Prime
11.  Gotta Get Away  

May 16-18                                                 Gulf Shores, AL                                     Hangout Music Fest
   June 20                                            Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany                              Southside Festival
June 22                                                   Scheessel, Germany                                     Hurricane Festival
June 24                                                       Zagreb, Croatia                                           Inmusic Festival 
June 25                                                         Pilton, U.K.                                                         Glastonbury
   June 27                                                 St. Gallen, Switzerland                 Open Air St. Gallen (sold out) 
 June 28                                                   Beuningen, Holland                              Down The Rabbit Hole
July 2                                                         Gdansk, Poland                                             Open'er Festival
  July 4                                                     Pas-de-Calais, France                                Main Square Festival
 July 5                                                       Werchter, Belgium                                 Festivalpark Werchter
July 6                                                         Belfort, France                                              Les Eurockennes
July 8                                                            Rome, Italy                                                     Rock In Rome
July 11                                                       Lisboa, Portugal                                              Optimus Alive
July 12                                                         Bilbao, Spain                                         Bilbao – BBK Live
July 15                                                        Nîmes, France                                             Festival de Nîmes
     July 17                                             Les Vieilles Charrues, France                      Les Vieilles Charrues     
July 20                                                         Suffolk, U.K.                                               Latitude Festival
             July 22                                                        Nyon, Switzerland                                            Paleo Festival             

(additional dates to be announced)

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