Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Black Keys' "Fever" music video premieres

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

The Black Keys’s music video for “Fever” premiered this morning and can now be viewed/embedded here: The single, which is #1 on AAA radio for the third straight week and #3 on Alternative radio, is from the duo’s new album, Turn Blue, which will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the release, the band will return to Saturday Night Live for their third musical guest appearance on May 10.

Produced by Danger MouseDan Auerbach and Patrick CarneyTurn Blue comprises 11 new tracks, including “Fever” and the album’s title track, which recently premiered on Carney’s SiriusXM show, Serious Boredom, and can be heard here. Both songs are available as free instant downloads with album preorders at; the LP, CD or digital version may also be ordered as part of ticket and T-shirt bundles at the band’s site. The songs are also on sale—alone or as free instant downloads with album preorders—on iTunes.

The Black Keys will headline the Hangout Festival in Alabama on May 16 before embarking on an extensive European festival tour this summer; further U.S. dates will be announced soon. 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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