Monday, December 5, 2011

Glide Review - The Black Keys - El Camino

What up everybody?

Got a new review up on Glide,

Read it Right C'here!!!

It is of The Black Keys newest album, El Camino which will be available tomorrow. 

There is no secret that RtBE absolutely fell in love with the groups last album Brothers, naming it our favorite of 2010 but we were shocked to learn that they would be releasing something so quickly.  There is a certain overflow feel to El Camino, but if these are indeed leftovers then they must be those tasty, juicy, Black Friday kind because this album is delicious.

The duo enlists friends to help expand the sound to even larger proportions then Brothers, with gospel back-up singers and added instrumentation.  Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney continuing growth in the sound department  is a real plus and elevates this band higher then most playing this sort of rock and roll today.  There is also a distinct retro vibe clanging away beneath the crisp production of Danger Mouse.

This is a party get down album and the only slight negative is that it feels all one note, upbeat tunes that focus on the hip shaking and rambunctious lyrics, but when that one note is so engrossing, who can fault them?

Tonight the band plays Webster Hall and you can stream the concert live right here.

Here are some videos to check out:
"Lonely Boy"

"Gold On The Ceiling" Live on Saturday Night Live

"Money Maker"

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