The Black Keys have finished their upcoming as-yet-untitled record. The album was recorded in Nashville at vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach’s studio whenever the duo were free from their touring duties.
Speaking with Spin, Auerbach remarked, “It’s the fastest we’ve ever played. The new album doesn’t sound like ‘Brothers.’ It doesn’t have that open soul feel to it. It’s way more driving and the tempos are really fast.” He also divulged that the new songs were inspired by The Clash, The Cramps, and old rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, and garage rock records.
As with their Grammy Award-winning LP ‘Brothers’ and 2008’s ‘Attack & Release,’ the blues-rockers decided to team up with producer Danger Mouse. Talking about Danger Mouse, Auerbach said, “He understands all the different kinds of music we’re into. He’s got really great ideas about melody and song structure. For him it’s all about the song.”