The Black Keys are the amazing bluesy, rocking dynamic duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. They formed in 2001 in Akron, Ohio and have been compared to another bluesy power duo known by the name The White Stripes.
Their debut album, The Big Come Up, was released on 2002 and followed up with Thickfreakness in 2003. 2004 saw the release of Rubber Factory.
Much like other artist of today, The Black Keys music has gained commercial recognition from T.V. shows, commercial advertising, and the silver screen.
- The O.C.
- Big Love
- Rescue Me
- Sons of Anarchy
- One Tree Hill
- Gossip Girl
- Friday Night Lights
- Sony Ericsson
- Victoria’s Secret
- American Express
- School of Rock
- Zombie Land
- Black Snake Moan
Their fourth album, Magic Potion, was released in 2006 along with the EP Chulahoma. In 2007 they released the Danger Mouse produced Attack & Release. This was the first album that they released that was produced in an actual studio.
The Black Keys Discography:
- The Big Come Up
- The Moan (EP)
- Rubber factory
- Magic Potion
- Chulahoma (EP)
- Attack & Release
- Brothers (Set to release May 2010)
The boys have toured with bands such as Pearl Jam, Beck, and Radiohead. In addition to both critical and commercial success, they have quite a few fans that are in the business. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Josh Homme (Them Crooked Vultures & Queens of the Stone Age), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), and Kirk Hammett (Metallica) have all gone on record extolling the greatness of The Black Keys.
Top 5 The Black Keys Songs:
- Oceans& Streams (Attack & Release)
- Set You Free (Thickfreakness)
- Girl Is On My Mind (Rubber Factory)
- I Got Mine (Attack & Release)
- Strange Times (Attack & Release)
Musically, there is a raw, emotional connectivity that is heavily influenced by the blues. The amazing thing about the group is how much sound they can produce between the two of them.
Check out The Black Keys at www.theblackkeys.com.
Great music awaits!