Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Black Keys' new album streaming in full exclusively on iTunes

“…the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made.”—Rolling Stone

The Black Keys’ new album, Turn Blue, is now streaming in full exclusively on iTunes. Out next Tuesday, May 13 on Nonesuch Records, the album features the first single, “Fever,” which is #1 on AAA radio for the fourth straight week and #2 on Alternative radio. In celebration of the release, the band will return to Saturday Night Live for their third musical guest appearance this Saturday, 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 theblackkeys.com/turnblue; 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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