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the black keys release their sixth full-length album, entitled 'brothers' on v2 / cooperative music. recorded at alabama's legendary muscle shoals sound with additional sessions at auerbach's easy eye sound system in akron and the bunker in brooklyn, the album sees production duties handled by the black keys, along with shared duties between the band, mark neill, and their old friend danger mouse, who lends his skilled hands to a new track. tchad blake brings his sonic excellence into the fold to handle mixing duties....muscle shoals has produced iconic recordings from the rolling stones, aretha franklin, and wilson pickett, among many others....carney admits 'brothers' is the album they've always wanted to make and taps into their creative force as a duo. "dan and i grew up a lot as individuals and musicians prior to making this album. our relationship was tested in many ways but at the end of the day, we're brothers, and i think these songs reflect that..." the ghosts of muscle shoals inhabit 'brothers' 15 tracks. of the album, auerbach says, "we like spooky sounds like alice coltrane, where a dark groove is laid down. that's the headspace we tried to get into for this record". the album includes the danger mouse-produced song 'tighten up' and a cover of the jerry butler classic 'never gonna give you up."
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