Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Black Keys

I have developed a seriously heavy love for The Black Keys recently. The music from the two-piece band is always perfect for a midnight jam either at a party or alone in your bedroom.
Their latest album El Camino is full of  heavy drum beats and insanely catchy bass riffs that instantly cause me to start unconciously jerking my head back and forth. Obviously, Lonely Boy is a stand out track but the latest single Gold On The Ceiling continues the signature rumbling sounds of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney due to the wonderful focus on guitar riffs and percussion rhythms. The electric infused production combines perfectly with the blues chords that frequently appear on the album to create a timeless sound.
I also love the song Howlin' For You because it completely highlights the band's sound perfectly; the speakerphone effect used on the vocals creates the raw, alternative sound that the Ohio-formed band has derived from. Alternatively, El Camino also features a more subdued track (well, during the first half anyways) called Little Black Submarines. Although the song still keeps the instrumental focus on the guitar melody, it also puts the lovely vocals of Dan in the spotlight - i adore his use of ornamentations during and after the line "Oh can it be?", the simplicity is so beautiful to listen to. But then BOOM, the atmosphere immediately changes and i can revert to the head jerking that i'm used to. Yes, the capitals do represent how much i jumped out of my chair after the thunderous eruption of the unexpected electric guitar chords.
Winning three out of their five nominations for a Grammy award last year and again being nominated for tonight's ceremony, The Black Keys certainly are a force to be reckoned with. Their music is the perfrect road trip soundtrack...i'm just peeved now because they were playing in the UK nine days ago and i missed it. Oh snap. Maybe i could make it to Los Angeles just in time for Coachella? That would be awesome.

13 comments:

  1. You're my musical soul sister! The Black Keys are A+.

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  2. Yes, love them! I was just watching the video for Lonely Boy last night, the one with the man simply dancing in an office the entire time! Love that song. The Black Keys came to Bluesfest (annual summer music fest in my city) last summer, but unfortunately I didn't have the money to go but my friend did! Apparently they were great!

    Your reviews are so good ! :)

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  3. I adore the Black Keys! Your taste is impeccable

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  5. I absolutely adore The black Eyes, their song Lonely Boy is insanely perfect <3
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  6. The Black Keys are excellent! I love all of yr posts x

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  7. Amen. The Black Keys = music to my ears.

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  8. Oh dear, I love the Black Keys SO SO very much! Great song choice too :)

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  10. I loveeee The Black Keys!! I missed their show as well because I'm in Ireland, I'd love to see them live!

    Drea xo

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