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The Black Keys
The Black Keys
are an American rock band formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach
Dan Auerbach
(guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements and self-producing their records, before they eventually emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during a second wave of the genre's revival in the 2010s. The band's raw blues rock sound draws heavily from Auerbach's blues influences, including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson. Friends since childhood, Auerbach and Carney founded the group after dropping out of college. After signing with indie label Alive, they released their debut album, The Big Come Up
The Big Come Up
(2002), which earned them a new deal with Fat Possum Records. Over the next decade, the Black Keys built an underground fanbase through extensive touring of small clubs, frequent album releases and music festival appearances, and substantial licensing of their songs. Their third album, Rubber Factory (2004), received critical acclaim and boosted the band's profile, eventually leading to a record deal with major label Nonesuch Records in 2006. After self-producing and recording their first four records in makeshift studios, the duo completed Attack & Release (2008) in a professional studio and hired producer Danger Mouse, who subsequently became a frequent collaborator with the band. The group's commercial breakthrough came in 2010 with Brothers, which along with its popular single "Tighten Up", won three Grammy Awards. Their 2011 follow-up El Camino received strong reviews and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart, leading to the first arena concert tour of the band's career, the El Camino Tour. The album and its hit single "Lonely Boy" won three Grammy Awards. In 2014, they released their eighth album, Turn Blue, their first number-one record in the US, Canada, and Australia.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early history 1.2 Formation, The Big Come Up, and Thickfreakness
Thickfreakness
(2001–2003) 1.3 Rubber Factory, Magic Potion, and other releases (2004–2007) 1.4 Attack & Release and side projects (2007–2009) 1.5 Brothers and commercial breakthrough (2010–2011) 1.6 El Camino (2011–2013) 1.7 Turn Blue (2013–present)

2 Members 3 Discography 4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] Early history[edit] Guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach
Dan Auerbach
and drummer Patrick Carney
Patrick Carney
first met when they were eight or nine years old while living in the same neighborhood of Akron, Ohio.[2] Auerbach and Carney both come from musical backgrounds. Auerbach is the cousin of guitarist Robert Quine, a "veteran of New York's avant-rock scene." Carney is the nephew of saxophonist Ralph Carney, who performed on several Tom Waits
Tom Waits
albums. While attending Firestone High School, they became friends,[2] though they were part of different crowds[3]—Auerbach was captain of the high school soccer team, while Carney was a social outcast.[4] Encouraged by their brothers, the duo began jamming together in 1996, as Auerbach was learning guitar at the time and Carney owned a four-track recorder and a drum set.[5][6] After graduating, both briefly attended the University of Akron
University of Akron
before dropping out.[3][7] Formation, The Big Come Up, and Thickfreakness
Thickfreakness
(2001–2003)[edit] Auerbach attempted to make a living from performing at small bars in town, but realized he would not be able to book shows in other cities without a demo. To record one, he asked for help from Carney, who agreed to provide recording equipment and allow his basement to be used if Auerbach recruited the other musicians. However, none of Auerbach's backing band showed up on the recording date.[8] Instead, Carney and Auerbach jammed, eventually leading to the duo forming a band in mid-2001.[8][9] Together, they recorded a six-song demo consisting of "old blues rip-offs and words made up on the spot".[8] After sending the demo to a dozen record labels, they received and accepted an offer in 2002 from a small indie label in Los Angeles called Alive,[5][10] as it was "the only label that would sign [them] without having to see [them] first".[11] According to an interview on NPR's Fresh Air, the group's name "the Black Keys" came from an artist diagnosed with schizophrenia, Alfred McMoore, that the pair knew; he would leave incoherent messages on their answering machines referring to their fathers as "black keys" such as "D flat" when he was upset with them.[12][13] On March 20, 2002, the duo played their first live show at Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom and Tavern to an audience of approximately eight people.[10] The band's debut album, The Big Come Up, was recorded entirely in Carney's basement on an 8-track tape
8-track tape
recorder in lo-fi and was released in May 2002,[14] three months after they signed to Alive.[10] The album, a mix of eight original tracks and five cover songs, forged a raw blues rock sound for the group; the covers included tracks originally by blues musicians Muddy Waters, Junior Kimbrough, and R. L. Burnside. Two tracks, covers of the traditional blues standard "Leavin' Trunk" and The Beatles' song "She Said, She Said", were released as a single on Isota Records. The track "I'll Be Your Man" would later be used as the theme song for the HBO
HBO
series Hung. In order to help fund a tour, Auerbach and Carney took jobs mowing lawns for a landlord.[15] Despite modest sales for The Big Come Up, it gained a cult following and attracted attention from critics, eventually landing the group a record deal with Fat Possum Records.[16] Within days of signing to Fat Possum, the Black Keys completed their second album, Thickfreakness.[6] It was recorded in Carney's basement in a single 14-hour session in December 2002, an approach necessitated because the group spent its small advance payment from Fat Possum on rent.[9][11][17] The group had recorded sessions with producer Jeff Saltzman in San Francisco but ultimately aborted them, as they were unhappy that the results sounded too much like "modern-rock radio".[9] In March 2003, the group played at one of its first music festivals, South by Southwest
South by Southwest
in Austin, Texas, after driving for nearly 24 hours from Akron.[18] Much as they did for the festival, Carney and Auerbach spent their early tour days driving themselves from show to show in a 1994 Chrysler
Chrysler
van they nicknamed the "Gray Ghost".[19] Thickfreakness
Thickfreakness
was released on April 8, 2003 and received positive reviews from critics. The record spawned three singles: "Set You Free", "Hard Row", and a cover of Richard Berry's "Have Love, Will Travel". The other cover from the album was Junior Kimbrough's "Everywhere I Go". Time later named Thickfreakness
Thickfreakness
the third-best album of 2003.[20] That year, the duo received a lucrative offer of ₤200,000 to license one of their songs for use in an English mayonnaise advertisement. At the suggestion of their manager, they rejected the offer for fear of being perceived as "sell-outs" and alienating their fan base.[12][21][22] The band toured extensively throughout 2003, playing its first dates outside of the United States and opening concerts for Sleater-Kinney, Beck, and Dashboard Confessional.[23][24] However, exhaustion had set in by the end of the year, forcing the band to cancel European tour dates.[23] In August, the group made its national television debut on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.[24][25] As fellow garage band the White Stripes grew in popularity, the Black Keys drew comparisons to them—sometimes as a derivative act—since both groups had two-piece lineups, Midwest origins, bluesy sounds, and names with colors.[4][26] In September, the Black Keys released a split-EP with The Six Parts Seven
The Six Parts Seven
titled The Six Parts Seven/The Black Keys EP, featuring one song by The Six Parts Seven
The Six Parts Seven
and three songs by the Black Keys. Rubber Factory, Magic Potion, and other releases (2004–2007)[edit] The Black Keys
The Black Keys
released an EP titled The Moan
The Moan
on January 19, 2004, featuring "Have Love Will Travel", an alternate version of "Heavy Soul", and two covers. The group found itself struggling to sell records or gain airplay of their songs on the radio, and they were not making much money either; they had to absorb a $3,000 loss from a European tour.[4] Frustrated with their lack of success, the band relented and decided to begin licensing their music, beginning with the song "Set You Free" in a Nissan automobile commercial.[5] It was the first of an eventual 300-plus song placements in television shows, films, TV commercials, and video games.[22] The group played several high-profile musical festivals in the first half of 2004, including Coachella[27] and Bonnaroo.[28]

Auerbach with the Black Keys in December 2006

For their third album, Rubber Factory, the band was forced to find a new recording location, as the building that housed their basement studio was sold by its landlord. They created a makeshift studio in a former tire-manufacturing factory in Akron,[23] and recorded from January to May 2004.[29] The album was released on September 7, 2004 and became the group's first record to chart on the US Billboard 200, reaching number 143.[30] Rubber Factory
Rubber Factory
received critical acclaim and was named one of the year's best albums by Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
and The New Yorker.[31] Two singles were released, "10 A.M. Automatic" and the double A-side "'Till I Get My Way/Girl Is on My Mind". Comedian David Cross
David Cross
directed the music video for "10 A.M. Automatic".[32] The duo promoted the album with tours in North America, Europe, and Australia.[33] In 2005, the band released their first live video album, Live, recorded at The Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia on March 18, 2005. In July, they played at the Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza
music festival.[34] On May 2, 2006, the Black Keys released Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough, a 6-track album of cover versions of songs by Junior Kimbrough. It was the band's final release with the independent label Fat Possum. Having fulfilled their two-album contract, the band signed with the major label Nonesuch Records.[35] Later in May, the group released its second live album, Live in Austin, TX—also known as Thickfreakness
Thickfreakness
in Austin—which was recorded in 2003. The group's music appeared in several television commercials over the course of the year; among the companies to license its music were Sony, Nissan, and Victoria's Secret, which used "The Desperate Man" in a lingerie commercial featuring Heidi Klum.[36] Despite having the resources of a major record label available to them, the group elected to return to recording in Carney's basement for its fourth studio album, Magic Potion.[35] Released on September 12, 2006, the album was the group's first release on Nonesuch,[37] as well as its first album to comprise all original songs. Three singles were issued: "You're the One", "Your Touch", and "Just Got To Be". In support of Magic Potion, the band embarked on its largest tour to that point, performing in large theaters and 1,000-seat venues.[38] The Black Keys
The Black Keys
recorded covers of "The Wicked Messenger" for the soundtrack of the film I'm Not There and "If You Ever Slip" for The Hottest State
The Hottest State
soundtrack.

Attack & Release and side projects (2007–2009)[edit]

Auerbach performing with the Black Keys in East London in March 2008

In 2007, producer Danger Mouse began working on a record for Ike Turner and asked the Black Keys to write a few songs for the project. The collaboration ultimately fell through, and Turner later died in December 2007. The duo decided to turn the material they had written into their fifth studio album, Attack & Release, and they asked Danger Mouse to produce the record.[39] The sessions saw the band transitioning away from their "homemade" ethos to record-making; not only was it the first time that the band completed an album in a professional studio,[40] but it was also the first time they hired an outside producer to work on a record.[41] Danger Mouse supplemented the band's sound with instrumental flourishes and more polished production values.[42] Released on April 1, 2008, Attack & Release debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200.[16] Four singles were released: "Strange Times", "I Got Mine", "Oceans and Streams", and "Same Old Thing". "Strange Times" was featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV
and NASCAR 09. "I Got Mine" is used as the theme song for Canadian police drama TV series The Bridge. The song was ranked number 23 on Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Best Singles of 2008.[43] On October 17, 2008, the Black Keys was an opening act for fellow Akron-area band Devo
Devo
at a special benefit concert at the Akron Civic Theatre for presidential candidate Barack Obama. Chrissie Hynde
Chrissie Hynde
of the Pretenders, also an Akron native and Firestone High School graduate, followed their set.[44] In November, they toured through Europe together with Liam Finn. That month, the group released the concert video Live at the Crystal Ballroom, which was filmed on April 4, 2008 at the group's show at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The video was produced by Lance Bangs.[45]

The Black Keys
The Black Keys
performing at The Agora in January 2009

Tensions grew within the band in 2009. Prior to Carney's divorce from his wife Denise Grollmus, Auerbach found it increasingly difficult to communicate with the drummer due to his antipathy for Grollmus. Auerbach said, "I really hated her from the start and didn't want anything to do with her."[4] In February, Auerbach released his debut solo album, Keep It Hid. Carney, who claimed Auerbach did not tell him about the side project, felt betrayed.[21] Carney subsequently formed the indie band Drummer, with whom he played bass guitar.[46] The group released its debut album Feel Good Together
Feel Good Together
on September 29, 2009. The Black Keys
The Black Keys
reconciled later in the year. On June 6, 2009, they performed along with The Roots, TV on the Radio, Public Enemy, Antibalas, and other acts at the 2nd Annual Roots Picnic on the Festival Pier in Philadelphia.[47] They also joined the 9th annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to assist independent musicians' careers.[48][49] Blakroc, a collaborative album featuring the Black Keys and several hip hop artists, was released in 2009 on Black Friday. The project was supported and brought together by Damon Dash, who is a big fan of the band. The album features rappers Mos Def, Ludacris, RZA, Raekwon, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, NOE, Jim Jones, Nicole Wray, M.O.P., and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. The album was recorded in Brooklyn, New York by co-producer, engineer and mixer Joel Hamilton at Studio G. Auerbach said on the official Blakroc
Blakroc
site, "Pat and I have been preparing for this record since we were 16."[50] Brothers and commercial breakthrough (2010–2011)[edit]

The Black Keys
The Black Keys
performing in February 2010, three months before the release of their breakthrough album Brothers

Auerbach and Carney moved to Nashville
Nashville
in 2010, where they established a studio downtown.[51] The group's sixth studio album, Brothers, was released on May 18, 2010.[52] Recorded primarily at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the album was produced by the Black Keys and Mark Neill,[53] and was mixed by Tchad Blake.[54] The song "Tighten Up", the only track from the album produced by Danger Mouse, preceded the album as the lead single. The song became their most successful single to that point, spending 10 weeks at number one on the Alternative Songs chart and becoming the group's first single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 87.[55] The song also reached gold certification status.[56] The music video for "Tighten Up", directed by Chris Marrs Piliero,[57] won the 2010 MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video.[58] Brothers sold over 73,000 copies in the US in its first week and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, their best performance on the chart to that point.[59] In total, the record sold 1.5 million copies worldwide,[60] including 870,000 copies in the US,[61] and it was certified double-platinum in Canada, platinum in the US, and gold in the UK.[56] The Black Keys
The Black Keys
were among several artist judges at the 9th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.[62] The band continued to gain exposure through continued song licensing, so much so that they were Warner Bros. Records' most-licensed band of the year.[63] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
placed Brothers at number two on its list of the best albums of 2010 and "Everlasting Light" at number 11 on the list of the year's best songs.[64][65] Spin named the Black Keys the "Artist of the Year" for 2010.[66] On January 8, 2011, the band appeared as the musical guest on American television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.[67] At the 53rd Grammy Awards, Brothers and its songs won awards in three of the five categories they were nominated in; the band received honors for Best Alternative Music Album (for Brothers) and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (for "Tighten Up"), while Michael Carney, the band's creative director and Patrick's brother, won Best Recording Package for designing the album's artwork.[68][69]

The Black Keys
The Black Keys
performing in Las Vegas in February 2011

The band's sudden success proved overwhelming, as they found themselves booking additional promotional commitments and facing demand for additional touring dates.[60] In January 2011, the group canceled concerts in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, citing exhaustion, thus clearing out most of their touring schedule into April.[70] Patrick Carney
Patrick Carney
said, "We've been touring long enough to know when we're about to hit our breaking point." The desire to record another album soon after Brothers also led to the decision. Carney said, "We could have waited another year or so, and milked the Brothers album and kept touring, but we like bands, and our favourite bands growing up and even today, are bands that put out a lot of music and every album is different from the last."[60] Brothers' second single, "Howlin' for You", was a successful follow-up, achieving a gold certification in the US.[56] The music video, directed by Chris Marrs Piliero,[71] parodied action movie trailers and starred Tricia Helfer, Diora Baird, Sean Patrick Flanery, Christian Serratos, Corbin Bernsen, Todd Bridges, and Shaun White.[72][73] It was nominated for the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video.[74] In 2014, the band donated the song rights to PETA for an animal adoption ad campaign.[75] The Black Keys
The Black Keys
were nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top Alternative Artist, and Top Rock Album and Top Alternative Album for Brothers.[76] The group continued to make appearances at American music festivals throughout the year, playing at Bonnaroo, Kanrocksas, and Outside Lands. El Camino (2011–2013)[edit] The group recorded their seventh studio album, El Camino, from March to May 2011.[61] Splitting time between touring and recording, the band spent 41 days at Easy Eye Sound Studio, which was opened in 2010 by Auerbach in the duo's new hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.[8] For the album, Danger Mouse reprised his role as producer and also contributed as a co-writer on all 11 songs.[61] After struggling to translate the slower songs from Brothers to a live setting, the band decided to write more uptempo tracks for El Camino.[60] The record draws from popular genres from the 1950s–1970s,[77] including rock and roll,[77][78] glam rock,[79] rockabilly,[79] surf rock,[79] and soul.[80] The band cited several retro acts as musical influences on the album, including The Clash, The Cramps, T. Rex, Ramones, The Beatles, Sweet, The Cars, and Johnny Burnette.[8][60][61]

The Black Keys
The Black Keys
performing at Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
in March 2012

"Lonely Boy" was released in October as the album's lead single, accompanied by a popular one-shot music video of a man dancing and lip-syncing. The song became the group's best-charting single in several countries, reaching number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100,[55] number 2 on the Australian Singles Chart,[81] and number 33 on the Canadian Hot 100.[82] The song was certified nine-times platinum in Canada, triple platinum in Australia, platinum in New Zealand, and gold in Denmark.[56] The band returned to Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
as a musical guest on December 3, 2011.[83] El Camino was released three days later and received wide critical acclaim.[84] In the US, it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and sold 206,000 copies in its first week, the highest single-week sales and (to that point) charting position the group had achieved in the country.[85] Many publications, such as Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
and Time ranked El Camino among the best albums of the year, despite its late release.[86][87] The album was certified double-platinum in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; platinum in the US, UK, and Ireland; and gold in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.[56]

The Black Keys
The Black Keys
during their headline appearance at Coachella in April 2012

In 2012, the group commenced the first headlining arena tour of its career,[88] the El Camino Tour, playing dates in Europe and North America.[89][90] After tickets went on sale, their show at Madison Square Garden sold out in 15 minutes.[91] Just as it did on its previous tour, the group added bassist Gus Seyffert and keyboardist/guitarist John Wood as touring musicians in order to perform songs as close to their studio arrangements as possible.[4][92] The album's second single, "Gold on the Ceiling", like its predecessor, went to number one on the Alternative Songs chart[93] and was certified platinum in Australia and Canada.[56] The group headlined several music festivals throughout the year, including Catalpa Music Festival,[94] Coachella,[95] Memphis in May
Memphis in May
(in 2013),[96] Lollapalooza,[97] and Osheaga.[98] At the 2013 Grammy Awards, El Camino and "Lonely Boy" were nominated in five categories and were winners in three; the album won Best Rock Album, while "Lonely Boy" won Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.[99] Turn Blue (2013–present)[edit] For their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, the band once again collaborated with Danger Mouse, who co-produced and co-wrote the album. It was recorded primarily at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, from July–August 2013, with additional recording at Key Club in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and Nashville's Easy Eye Sound in early 2014. The album was announced in March 2014 via Mike Tyson's Twitter
Twitter
account, with a link to a cryptic teaser video on YouTube featuring a hypnotist,[100] and was released on May 13, 2014. The record exhibits psychedelic rock and soul influences and features a more melancholy tone, largely in part due to Auerbach dealing with the divorce from his wife during the album sessions.[101] The first single, "Fever" was released on March 24,[102] while a second single, "Turn Blue", followed on April 14.[103] The album debuted at number one in the US and Australia, the band's first record to top the album charts in either country;[104][105] 164,000 copies were sold in the US in its first week.[104] The group embarked on a world tour in May 2014 to support the album, with Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg, and St. Vincent all separately opening for them. In 2015, Turn Blue was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, with "Fever" being nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
as well as the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance.[106] Members[edit]

Dan Auerbach – guitar, vocals, bass guitar, keyboards (2001–present) Patrick Carney – drums, percussion (2001–present)

Current touring musicians

Richard Swift – bass guitar, vocals (2014–present)[107] John Clement Wood – keyboards, vocals, guitar, tambourine (2010–present)

Former touring musicians

Nick Movshon – bass guitar (2010)[108] Leon Michels – keyboards, tambourine (2010)[108] Gus Seyffert – bass guitar, vocals (2010–2013)

Discography[edit] For a more comprehensive list, see The Black Keys
The Black Keys
discography.

Studio albums

The Big Come Up
The Big Come Up
(2002) Thickfreakness
Thickfreakness
(2003) Rubber Factory
Rubber Factory
(2004) Magic Potion (2006) Attack & Release (2008) Brothers (2010) El Camino (2011) Turn Blue (2014)

Awards and nominations[edit]

American Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2011 The Black Keys Favorite Alternative Artist Nominated

2012 The Black Keys Favorite Alternative Artist Nominated

ARIA Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2012 The Black Keys Most Popular International Artist Nominated

Billboard Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2011 The Black Keys Top Alternative Artist Nominated

Brothers Top Alternative Album Nominated

Top Rock Album Nominated

2012 The Black Keys Top Alternative Artist Nominated

Top Rock Artist Nominated

Brit Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2013 The Black Keys International Group Won

2015 The Black Keys International Group Nominated

Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2011 "Tighten Up" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Won

Best Rock Song Nominated

"Black Mud" Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated

Brothers Best Alternative Music Album Won

2012 "Dearest" Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated

2013 "Lonely Boy" Record of the Year Nominated

Best Rock Performance Won

Best Rock Song Won

El Camino Album of the Year Nominated

Best Rock Album Won

2015 "Fever" Best Rock Performance Nominated

Best Rock Song Nominated

Turn Blue Best Rock Album Nominated

Note: At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
(2011), Michael Carney was nominated and won the award for Best Recording Package, for Brothers. At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
(2013), Dan Auerbach
Dan Auerbach
was nominated and won the award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for work including the band's El Camino.

iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2011 "Tighten Up" Best International Group Video Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2010 "Tighten Up" Breakthrough Video Won

2011 "Howlin' for You" Best Rock Video Nominated

2012 "Lonely Boy" Best Rock Video Nominated

2014 "Fever" Best Rock Video Nominated

MVPA Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2012 "Howlin' For You" Best Rock Video Nominated

Director of the Year Nominated

Best Director of a Band Won

"Lonely Boy" Best Alternative Video Won

Q Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2012 El Camino Best Album Nominated

2014 Turn Blue Best Album Nominated

UK Music Video Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2011 "Howlin' for You" Best Indie/Alternative Video Nominated

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Studio albums

The Big Come Up Thickfreakness Rubber Factory Magic Potion Attack & Release Brothers El Camino Turn Blue

EPs and mini-LPs

The Six Parts Seven/ The Black Keys
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EP Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough

Collaborative albums

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Singles

"The Moan" "Leavin' Trunk" "She Said, She Said" "Set You Free" "Hard Row" "Have Love Will Travel" "10 A.M. Automatic" "Till I Get My Way" "Girl Is on My Mind" "Your Touch" "You're the One" "Just Got To Be" "Strange Times" "I Got Mine" "Same Old Thing" "Tighten Up" "Howlin' for You" "Lonely Boy" "Gold on the Ceiling" "Little Black Submarines" "Fever" "Turn Blue" "Bullet in the Brain" "Gotta Get Away" "Weight of Love"

Other releases

Live in Austin, TX Live Live at the Crystal Ballroom iTunes Session Tour Rehearsal Tapes

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Discography Drummer Keep It Hid Audio Eagle Records El Camino Tour Danger Mouse Yours, Dreamily,

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