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.
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.