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  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008

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If you are a firm believer that time and space weighs heavy on a recorded piece of music, check out this quote from The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney:

"The place is covered with dust, it smells like a moldy cabin, and it looks like a haunted house. It was fitting for our first time going into a real studio."

Me thinks the band’s fifth full-length, Attack & Release (Nonesuch) is going to be a winner.

Recorded at Paul Hamann’s illustrious Suma Studio outside Cleveland Ohio, Attack & Release will be anything but an ordinary listening experience. Anytime a band taps Danger Mouse to fill the role of producer pretty much rules out that kind of possibility. Initially brought together by Danger Mouse’s desire to have the Keys contribute a few songs for an album he was developing with Ike Turner (RIP), the two quickly realized they were actually laying the groundwork for an album of their very own. Word is guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Carney also rose to the occasion, making the most out of their first studio experience. A historically minimalist blues infused duo, Attack & Release features a few new sounds (organ, moog, and banjo) as well. Auerbach and Carney also tapped some additional collaborators to pitch in as well, including guitarist Marc Ribot and multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney (Patrick's uncle)--both veterans of, among other things, Tom Waits' band. And if that wasn’t enough, the closing track, "Things Ain't Like They Used To Be," features Auerbach singing along side eighteen-year-old bluegrass/country-singer Jessica Lea Mayfield. – David Pitz

Attack & Release will be released by Nonesuch Records on April 1st.

The Black Keys also have some North American dates scheduled as well. Check out the full slate of dates listed below:

03/27 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
03/28 - Phoenix. AZ - Marquee Theatre
03/29 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
03/30 - Pomona, CA - Glass House
04/01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
04/02 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
04/04 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04/05 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
04/09 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
04/10 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
04/11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
04/12 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera
04/13 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
04/15 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theatre
05/12 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05/13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05/15 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
05/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
05/17 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

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