The Black Keys’ new album – entitled Brothers – will be released on May 18. There’s not much that they do that I think is wrong, and this new track from the album is no exception to that. “Tighten Up” was produced by Danger Mouse, who was at the helm for Attack & Release as well. And while there’s not a big departure here from the normal Keys fare, it’s still a solid song. I particularly enjoy when it sounds like everything goes into an audio drain, although that could be because this is a web rip. You can listen to the track on the band’s MySpace for any differences.
This past weekend I purchased tickets to The Flaming Lips show at a venue close to Rochester, where it’s being reported that The Black Keys will be the opening act. I can’t find this information on their website however, so I’ll keep hope alive until I see some kind of confirmation.
The Black Keys – Tighten Up (mp3) from the forthcoming Brothers