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The Black Keys

United States · Group · 2001–present
The Black Keys are an American rock band formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements and self-producing their records, before they eventually emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during a second wave of the genre's revival in the 2010s. The band's raw blues rock sound draws heavily from Auerbach's blues influences, including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson.

Friends since childhood, Auerbach and Carney founded the group after dropping out of college. After signing with indie label Alive, they released their debut album, The Big Come Up (2002), which earned them a new deal with Fat Possum Records. Over the next decade, the Black Keys built an underground fanbase through extensive touring of small clubs, frequent album releases and music festival appearances, and substantial licensing of their songs. Their third album, Rubber Factory (2004), received critical acclaim and boosted the band's profile, eventually leading to a record deal with major label Nonesuch Records in 2006. After self-producing and recording their first four records in makeshift studios, the duo completed Attack & Release (2008) in a professional studio and hired producer Danger Mouse, a frequent collaborator with the band. Read more »

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The Black Keys’ Discography Is Now on Spotify

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Videos

The Black Keys - Weight of Love [Official Audio]
The Black Keys On Touring [Turn Blue]
The Black Keys - Just Got to Be [Official Video]
The Black Keys - Gotta Get Away [Official Audio]
The Black Keys - Bullet In The Brain [Official Audio]

Discography

Turn Blue
2014 Official Album
El Camino
2011 Official Album
Brothers
2010 Official Album
Attack & Release
2008 Official Album
Magic Potion
2006 Official Album
Rubber Factory
2004 Official Album
Thickfreakness
2003 Official Album
The Big Come Up
2002 Official Album

Members

Current members