The Black Keys To Release New Album In 2013
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.02.2012
It's definitely going to happen...
CBS Local reports that The Black Keys will be releasing a new album in 2013. It will be their eighth, the follow-up to 2011's El Camino.
Drummer Patrick Carney said: "We're going to start making a new album in January and we're going to tour a little more in the spring. Our plan is the have the new album done by the end of spring or earlier, then hopefully take a few months off to do normal things like go to bed early and wake up early, walk the dog, that kind of stuff. Then we'll probably be back on the road starting next fall."
Carney said the album will definitely be out in 2013, even if he takes a break to spend time with his new wife in Nashville. The band are known for their steady stream of music ever since they started in Akron, Ohio ten years ago. They have released seven albums, a collaboration project (Blakroc), two EPs, and had multiple world tours. El Camino was released before Christmas and made them very popular.
Carney added: "It [an album] is definitely gonna happen in 2013. It's just a matter of how long it take sue to make the album and deciding when we want to get back on the road. With El Camino, it was mastered and mixed around June 15th [of 2011]. We were aiming for a September release date with that record, but we decided that if we pushed it back to December, we could end up having a kind of low-key three months. It didn't work out that way because we ended up playing all these shows and doing a three-week promo trip. Whenever we try to build in breaks and time off, it doesn't work out. But next year, we're also committed to a vacation."
Meanwhile, he says they will also likely collaborate with Danger Mouse again. He said: "I talked to him [Danger Mouse, aka Brian Burton] on the phone a couple weeks ago to see what his schedule is like," Carney sad. "If we ever work with a producer, it's always going to be him. We've been working with him since 2007, since Attack & Release, and we're all really good friends. But he's also really busy, producing so many records lately, so hopefully he has time. He's producing U2′s record – that takes priority over us! [Laughs]"