The Black Keys Biography

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The Black Keys Biography


The Black Keys – it's an American band, playing blues-rock and garage rock. In a team of two members: guitarist and vocalist, and drummer Dan Ayerbah and producer Patrick Kearney. Nevertheless, these two musicians manage to create the most that on is a juicy sound. The group was formed in 2001, and the first time, The Black Keys performed on the underground scene of Akron. Their debut album The Big Come Up was released in early 2002 and turned out very successful. It is worth noting that the entire album was recorded in the basement of the old Patrick cassette 80. In the same way they recorded a second album, Thickfreakness, which was released in 2003. Composition Set You Free from this album was played in the movie School of Rock with Jack Black in the title role, and in 2009 it was included in the soundtrack to Love You, Man.

The third album of his, Dan Patrick, and recorded in an abandoned factory in early 2004, and the name he received appropriate: Rubber Factory. Thanks to the plates Thickfreakness and Rubber Factory team started to gain popularity. The Black Keys played the opening act for bands such as Pearl Jam, Radiohead and Sleater-Kinney. In 2005 the band released their first live album, Live, recorded at The Metro Theatre in Sydney. A year later The Black Keys have another live album, Live in Austin, TX (2006), which was recorded back in 2003. Discography enlarged fourth album, Magic Potion, released in 2006. This record, Dan and Patrick were recorded on Nonesuch Records. Again, the duo's songs were very popular: Composition Just Got To Be has been used in the game, NHL 08, and the track Your Touch became the soundtrack to the film Welcome to Zombilend.

The fifth album, The Black Keys Attack Release was released in 2008, and the song I Got Mine Rolling Stone magazine put it on the line in the list of 23 best songs of 2008. In the same year the band released another live album, Live at the Crystal Ballroom (2008), recorded in Portland. In 2010 the band released a new album, titled Brothers. By tradition, The Black Keys gave its listeners an incredible, rich sound. They are not afraid to experiment with sound, and sometimes strongly reminiscent of lo-fi recording. In the era of the digital revolution when you can achieve almost perfect clean sound, The Black Keys clearly stand out from the many other performers. Their music is lush and natural. But this is exactly what fans of the group valued around the world.