Out Now: 10th Anniversary Edition of The Black Keys’ ‘Brothers’ (Listen/Buy)


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In 2010, the Black Keys released an album titled Brothers. It proved to be a groundbreaking achievement for the two-piece, as vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney broke through on a mainstream level, ultimately netting three GRAMMY Awards.

Today, Dec. 18, the Black Keys have released a special tenth anniversary edition of the record as a celebration of its impact — launching them to significant acclaim and huge audiences, six albums into their career.

Click here to pick up the LP version
Click here to pick up the limited edition 9 x 7 ” Box Set version
Click here to pick up the CD version

The box set version includes a 60-page book with photos, liner notes written by David Fricke and more.

Some history about the Brothers album, per a news release:

The duo recorded nine of the original Brothers songs in what was now “a remote recording in a historic room that had been gutted,” Auerbach recalls, adding that the location contributed to the vibe of Brothers nonetheless: “You can feel it if you’re a musician, the great things that happened in a place. Half of the thing that we love is in our minds, but when we go to these shrines, it gives us inner strength. It feels magical—this is where the music was born.”
 
The band recorded additional material in other locations: the album song “Tighten Up” in Brooklyn with Danger Mouse (Brian Burton), several others on Auerbach’s eight-track in his Akron basement, and three in Mark Neill’s home studio in San Diego. “Chop and Change” and “Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth” are bonus tracks on this anniversary edition of Brothers. The band then gave the music to Tchad Blake to mix. Carney recalls, “We told Tchad, ‘Make it sound fucked up.’”

Listen to the Brothers album below, via Spotify:


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