The Black Keys - “Fever” (stream)

[26 March 2014]

By Scott Recker

The Black Keys have made a career out of finding the cracks between rock music’s past and present, living in that middle ground and refusing to choose a side by pairing throwback riffs and howls with the stranglehold of pop’s modern sensibilities. And nothing has changed with their new single “Fever”, the first release off their forthcoming May 13 LP, Turn Blue, except the way they do it. This time, more than two years since we’ve heard from them, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney drive even further from the barebones, gritty blues-rock that skyrocketed them from Akron and dive into a pool of dense, piercing psychedelia. Danger Mouse is once again co-producing, so expect a few twists and turns that may or may not piss you off, depending on your thoughts about their music becoming more easily digestible. The track list for Turn Blue is below.


TRACK LIST
01. Weight of Love

02. In Time

03. Turn Blue

04. Fever

05. Year in Review

06. Bullet in the Brain

07. It’s Up to You Now

08. Waiting on Words

09. 10 Lovers

10. In Our Prime

11. Gotta Get Away

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