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The Black Keys Say They’re Dying To Make A New Album

January 7, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with Mojo (via NME), The Black Keys revealed that they will be back in the recording studio this week to start work on their eighth album. This will be the follow-up to 2011’s El Camino. They plan to finish in March with a late 2013 release date.

Guitarist Dan Auerbach said: “We’re going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we’re hoping to have it done by some time in March. Then we have a couple of weeks of touring, then we’re going to take the summer off, which we haven’t done for a while. The record isn’t written yet, we’ll do it when we get into the studio. This is when we both work best, when we’re dying to make an album. All of our records take place in the studio, in that we make stuff up while we’re there.

Drummer Patrick Carney recently confirmed the new album. He said: “It [an album] is definitely gonna happen in 2013. It’s just a matter of how long it takes us to make the album and deciding when we want to get back on the road.

The band’s album before El Camino was Brothers in 2010. Late last year, they played their biggest show to date in the UK touring arenas in Britain. The Maccabees supported them on all shows.

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