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Listen: Karen Elson - “Call Your Name”

Double Roses Due Out April 7 via H.O.T Records Ltd

Feb 17, 2017

Karen Elson is releasing her sophomore album, Double Roses, on April 7 via H.O.T Records Ltd. Previously she shared the album's first single, "Distant Shore." Now here's another song from the album, "Call Your Name."  More

Nov 22, 2016

In October The Pretenders released, Alone, a new album that was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and The Arcs. Last night frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and her backing band (which included Auerbach) stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's first single, "Holy Commotion!". More

Sep 27, 2016

The Pretenders are releasing a new album that's produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and The ArcsAlone is due out October 21 via BMG. Now the album's previously shared first single, "Holy Commotion!," has a video. More

Sep 08, 2016

Recently departed Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij is releasing a collaborative album with Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen (I Had a Dream That You Were Mine) on September 23 via Glassnote. More

“Suicide Squad” Soundtrack to Feature New Grimes Song and More

Suicide Squad: The Album Due Out August 5

Jun 17, 2016

Suicide Squad is the next DC Comics film to hit the big screen (Warner Bros. have years of DC films planned) and is due out August 5. March's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice raked in the cash, but got a very split response from fans and critics.  More

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach Forms New Solo Project Called The Arcs

First Single Inspired by Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight Out May 2

Apr 24, 2015

The Black Keys frontman and producer Dan Auerbach is forming a new solo project to be called The Arcs. More

Jan 23, 2015

Sad times to be a European Black Keys fan. More

Jan 05, 2015

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney found himself hospitalized for a dislocated shoulder over the weekend after the drummer was struck by a giant wave and slammed into the ocean floor. More

Watch: The Black Keys on “The Tonight Show”

Perform "Gotta Get Away" and "A Girl Like You"

Sep 23, 2014

Currently amidst a massive tour behind their latest album Turn Blue, released earlier this year, The Black Keys made a special stop on the The Tonight Show last night. More

Aug 29, 2014

BoJack Horseman is Netflix's first foray into the adult animation market, and they've already lined up a pretty intimidating voice cast. The cartoon-which explores the life of a washed up former sitcom star/anthropomorphic horse-stars Will Arnett in the title role, and features Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, and Paul F. Tompkins. More

Watch: The Black Keys – “Weight of Love” Video

Turn Blue Is Out Now on Nonesuch

Aug 14, 2014

The Black Keys’ new video “Weight of Love” is a spooky sequel to their video for “Fever.” More

Jul 03, 2014

Yesterday was the kick-off to this year’s Open’er FestivalMore

The Black Keys Add Tour Dates

Turn Blue Out Now

Jun 02, 2014

Recently releasing their latest LP Turn Blue, The Black Keys are set to embark on a massive supporting tour.  More

Watch: The Black Keys on The Colbert Report

Turn Blue is Out Now on Nonesuch

May 14, 2014

Last night, The Black Keys stopped by The Colbert Report. More

Watch: The Black Keys on “SNL”

Perform "Fever" and "Bullet in the Brain"

May 12, 2014

Over the weekend The Black Keys returned to studio 8H at Rockefeller Plaza where they were welcomed as the musical guest of Saturday Night Live. More

The Black Keys Announce Fall Tour Dates

“World Tour” Kicks Off September 5

May 08, 2014

The Black Keys are heading out on tour with St. Vincent.  More

May 06, 2014

Next week on May 13 The Black Keys will release Turn Blue, the full-length follow-up to their 2011 LP El Camino. More

May 02, 2014

Soon to release their brand new album Turn Blue via Nonesuch later this month, The Black Keys thought it would be nice to have a little fun with their label by engaging in a few prank calls. More

May 01, 2014

Wow, The Back Keys really aren’t going to let us go more than a few hours without writing about them, are they?  More

Watch: The Black Keys – “Fever” Video

Turn Blue is Out May 14 on Nonesuch

May 01, 2014

In the epic new video for The Black Keys single “Fever” Dan Auerbach plays a desperate televangelist. More

Apr 30, 2014

The Black Keys recently stopped by British late night mainstay Jools Holland to perform Turn Blue cut “Fever” for the first time.  More

Apr 23, 2014

On May 17, St. Vincent will appear on the Season finale of Saturday Night Live with host Andy Samberg.  More

Apr 14, 2014

On May 13 The Black Keys will return with Turn Blue, the follow-up to their 2011 LP El Camino. More

Mar 25, 2014

Releasing a new single simply isn’t enough. Hot on the heals of their first single “Fever,” The Black Keys have announced the details of their forthcoming album Turn Blue. More

Listen: The Black Keys – “Fever”

Turn Blue Due Out May 13 on Nonesuch Records

Mar 24, 2014

As promised, here’s the new single “Fever” from The Black KeysMore

Mar 21, 2014

We kinda all knew it was coming after the announcement that they were going to release a new songThe Black Keys have a new album on the way.  More

Mar 21, 2014

You know that you’ve reached a special place in your career when you can tell people that you’re going to release a single, and that alone is news. Welcome to the big leagues, The Black KeysMore

Lana Del Rey Working with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach on New Album

Collaborating on Sophomore LP Ultraviolence

Feb 21, 2014

In an unexpected mash-up of music and perrsonalities, Lana Del Rey revealed that she is collaborating with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach on her forthcoming sophomore album Ultraviolence. More

Watch The Black Keys Attempt to Give Stephen Colbert An On-Air Prostate Exam

Also Guest Starring John Lithgow and Katie Couric

Nov 15, 2013

The Black Keys have always had a great sense of humor, whether in the music videos or on their frequent visits to The Colbert Report. More

Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, and The Black Keys Take Home Grammys

Watch Performances by Ocean, Jack White, Mumford & Sons, and The Black Keys

Feb 11, 2013

Yesterday the strange annual pageantry of the Grammys took place, offering its usual mix of unnecessary self-congratulation and worthwhile artistic recognition. More

The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips Announce Joint Tour

Four Select Shows in April and May

Jan 07, 2013

Here's a pair of strange bedfellows for you: The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips have announced that they will get together for a select number of performances this spring. More

Dec 12, 2012

The 2013 Academy Awards has revealed the shortlist for its Best Original Song category. More

Frank Ocean, The Black Keys, Jack White, Score 2013 Grammy Nominations

Ocean Up for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist

Dec 06, 2012

On Feb. 10 the 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles. More

Watch: The Black Keys and RZA - “The Baddest Man Alive” Video

Three Men, One Fortune Cookie. Who Will Win?

Oct 22, 2012

Earlier this month The Black Keys and rapper RZA debuted the track "The Baddest Man Alive," a song featured on the soundtrack of the Wu-Tang leader's kung-fu directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists. More

Oct 11, 2012

On October 2, 2012, The Black Keys performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl with openers Tegan and Sara in Santa Barbara, CA. Under the Radar photographer Robert Redfield was there to capture the action. You can see the photos here. More

Listen: The Black Keys and RZA - “The Baddest Man Alive”

From the Soundtrack of RZA's Upcoming Kung Fu Flick The Man with the Iron Fists

Oct 11, 2012

Believe it or not but rapper RZA has moved into the role of movie director to deliver the Quentin Tarantino-produced kung fu movie The Man With the Iron Fists. More

The Black Keys Release Live EP

Available Today on iTunes

Oct 09, 2012

In an unexpected but no less welcome move, The Black Keys have released a digital EP today called the Tour Rehearsal Tapes. More

Watch: The Black Keys - “Little Black Submarines” Video

Live at Nashville's Springwater Supper Club

Sep 04, 2012

With their El Camino track "Little Black Submarines" offered up at their latest single, The Black Keys have provided a glimpsed into what their earliest gigs must have been like, long before the days of selling out arena-sized venues. More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 3

Metronomy, Black Keys, Refused, Young Dreams, and More

Aug 11, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway hosted the Øya Festival. Check out our day three shots of Siri NilsenYoung DreamsMetronomyDāM-FunKOdd FutureRefusedChromatics, and The Black Keys. More

Corona Capital Music Fest Announces Line-up

Featuring My Morning Jacket, Florence and the Machine, The Black Keys, and others

Jul 25, 2012

Running Oct. 13-14 this year at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City's annual Capital Corona Music Festival has announced its fully-loaded line-up of artists for the event. More

Jun 01, 2012

After premiering a music video for their El Camino single "Gold on the Ceiling" a while back that appropriately captured their road warrior antics and live show supremacy, The Black Keys have come back with yet another visual accompaniment for the song. More

May 14, 2012

Still engulfed in a massive worldwide tour in support of their latest album El CaminoThe Black Keys managed to find room in their already busy schedule to book a few extra U.S. shows along the west coast. More

The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg to Headline New NYC Music Festival Catalpa

TV on the Radio, The Big Pink, and Others Also Performing

Mar 22, 2012

New York City's latest musical bonanza has taken shape in the form of the Catalpa Festival, whose inaugural run will take place on Randall's Island from July 28-29. More

Feb 07, 2012

The Black Keys have unveiled their latest music video, this time around for their second El Camino single "Gold on the Ceiling." More

The Black Keys Add Tour Dates

Sticking Around North America A Little Longer

Jan 09, 2012

With even arena-sized venues unable to contain just two guys, The Black Keys have announced an entire new leg of their upcoming North American tour in support of their latest album El Camino. More

Watch: The Black Keys Play “Letterman”

Perform "Gold on the Ceiling"

Dec 08, 2011

At this point in their bout of televised appearances it wouldn't come as much of a surprise if one day you saw the The Black Keys rocking out on your favorite cooking show. More

Watch: The Black Keys Play “Colbert”

Explain the Mistaken Significance of El Camino

Dec 07, 2011

The combination of The Black Keys and Stephen Colbert has a history of providing good television. Providing some more quality programming, Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney revisited The Colbert Report last night to promote their new album El Camino. More

Watch: The Black Keys Play “SNL”

Perform Two Tracks Off El Camino

Dec 05, 2011

Over the weekend The Black Keys returned to the set of Saturday Night Live to perform new songs "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling" off their upcoming LP El Camino.  More

The Black Keys Announce Tour

El Camino Takes to the Road

Dec 02, 2011

Going full steam ahead in conjunction with the release of their newest album El CaminoThe Black Keys have announced a massive North American tour that will kick in March with the UK's Arctic Monkeys as their openers. More

Dec 01, 2011

Leading up to the release of their much-anticipated Brothers follow-up, El Camino on Dec. 6, Brooklyn Vegan reports that The Black Keys will be playing a free show at Webster Hall in New York City on Dec. 5, with MTV streaming the show live online. More

Listen to Three New Tracks by The Black Keys

"Gold on the Ceiling", "Little Black Submarines", and "Sister" Streaming on Band's Website

Nov 29, 2011

The release of The Black Keys' latest full-length El Camino is inching ever closer to its Dec. 6 release date.  More

Watch: The Black Keys Dancer Performs on Ellen

The World’s Best Dance-Off

Nov 15, 2011

You know you’ve hit the big leagues when the dancer from your video is interviewed on Ellen. More

Nov 10, 2011

The new Black Keys album El Camino drops December 6. As of today you can take a listen to “Run Right Back.”  More

Oct 26, 2011

Check out the new The Black Keys video “Lonely Boy,” a cut from their forthcoming album, El Camino (due out December 6). More

The Black Keys Announce New Album

El Camino Out Dec. 6

Oct 11, 2011

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys have announced the follow-up to their highly successful album Brothers. More

Aug 16, 2011

Check out photos from Day Two of the Outside Lands Festival, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The gallery includes photos of Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, The Roots, and STRFKR. More

The Black Keys Finish New Danger Mouse-produced Album

Hopefully Third Time's a Charm for the Duo and Producer

Jul 14, 2011

The Black Keys recently finished the follow up to last year’s Brothers, working again with mega-producer/musician Danger Mouse More

NPR Streams Buddy Holly Compilation

Rave On Buddy Holly Drops June 28

Jun 20, 2011

The star-studded tribute, which arrives June 28, features 19 tracks of Buddy Holly's greatest hits. More

Check Out Photos from Bonnaroo Day Three

Including The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Loretta Lynn, Man Man and More!

Jun 12, 2011

Day Three Bonnaroo! Check out photos from the performances on Saturday, June 11th 2011. Photographer, Matt Jones, was there to capture all of the action. Full gallery here.
More

May 04, 2011

For those curious about the what kind of interpretations artists such as Modest Mouse, Florence and the Machine, She & Him, My Morning Jacket, Cee-Lo Green and Paul McCartney will be providing for the to the upcoming Buddy Holly tribute album Rave On Buddy Holly, label Fantasy/Concord has provided listeners with their first taste with a cover of the ballad "Dearest" by The Black Keys. More

Buddy Holly Tribute Out in June

To Feature Covers by My Morning Jacket, Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, and others

Apr 28, 2011

Paying tribute to Buddy Holly's influence, an all-star list of talent has been pulled together for an upcoming compilation entitled, Rave On Buddy Holly. More

Arcade Fire, Phish, Muse Headline Outside Lands 2011 Fest

Lineup Also Includes The Black Keys and MGMT, Among Others

Apr 11, 2011

Outside Lands recruits a solid lineup for their 2011 fest. We have the details. More

Feb 22, 2011

Hardly taking a reprieve from their recent Grammy wins, The Black Keys have packed the coming year with plenty of shows spanning the globe. More

Feb 15, 2011

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival's four-day entertainment extravaganza has unveiled its 2011 lineup.  More

Feb 15, 2011

Fresh off their Grammy wins for Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, The Black Keys made a victory lap visit to the set of Conan last night More

Arcade Fire Win Top Grammy Award for Album of the Year

The Black Keys Also Win Multiple Awards

Feb 14, 2011

Arcade Fire's The Suburbs beat out such heavyweights as Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry to win the Grammy for Album of the Year, the last award of the night. The Black Keys also won multiple awards and we have video highlights from Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Cee-Lo Green, and Muse.

More

Feb 10, 2011

Looking to match the same level of comic inventiveness achieved in their respective music videos for "Next Girl" and "Tighten Up" The Black Keys have released their latest installment of visual shenanigans with the single "Howlin' for You." More

Vampire Weekend and The Black Keys Compete on Steven Colbert

“Clearly You Have Both Equally Whored Out Your Music”

Jan 12, 2011

The Grammy ballot this year is packed with notable artists. Who better to filter through them all than Steven Colbert? Last year’s Best Comedy Album winner had two nominees for Best Alternative Album—Vampire Weekend and The Black Keys—on his show last night to appeal for his vote. We have the video.  More

Watch: The Black Keys Heat Up SNL

Band Performed Two Tracks Off 'Brothers'

Jan 10, 2011

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys continued on the path to mainstream success with a wild performance last Saturday on Saturday Night Live. More

Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, and Black Keys Nominated For Grammys

Mumford & Sons, Okkervil River, and Goldfrapp, and Gorillaz Also Receive Nods

Dec 02, 2010

Last night, this year’s Grammy nominations were announced. Among the bevy of expected commercial artists (Hello Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Eminem) a fair number of Under the Radar-friendly artists received recognition for their accomplishments More

Iron & Wine to Release Single on Black Friday

Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Cee-Lo Green, MGMT, Grinderman, Sharon Jones, Black Keys, Metallica and More Issue Releases for Mini-Record Store Day

Oct 29, 2010

Next January, indie-folk mavens Iron & Wine will issue their fourth LP Kiss Each Other Clean through Warner Bros. in the U.S. and 4AD internationally. On November 26 (Black Friday), Sam Beam will also release a new three-track single, exclusively available at independent record shops. More

Black Keys Release Box Set

Encourage Fans to Look Like Them

Oct 28, 2010

On November 26th The Black Keys are set to release a limited edition box set of their 2010 album, Brothers. We have the details.  More

Oct 10, 2010

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Now Streaming

Album Preview Available for 24 Hours

Jun 02, 2010

As previously announced, Twilight’s newest installment Eclipse includes contributions several Under the Radar-friendly bands including Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Metric, and a show-stopping duet between Beck and Bat For Lashes. Today, for a scant 24 hours, the powers that be are offering a preview of the album in full. More

The Black Keys’ Brothers: Billboard Behemoth (Debuts at #3)

Plus: Band Performs "Tighten Up" on Letterman

May 26, 2010

Akron duo The Black Keys joined (former) Ohio brethren The National with a #3 Billboard Albums chart debut this week (The National's High Violet achieved that chart position the prior week). More

May 19, 2010

Ohio blues-rock duo The Black Keys have been busy. Hot on the heels of their inclusion in the Eclipse soundtrack, they released their newest offering Brothers (out yesterday on Nonesuch). Now comes the video for cut "Tighten Up," a comedic playground clip that includes beards, blood, bikinis, and brothers—although not necessarily in that order. We have the clip. More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Tracklist Announced, Includes Beck and Bat For Lashes Collaboration

Also Features Metric, Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Muse, Fanfarlo, and Others

May 12, 2010

Today the third Twilight film Eclipse's soundtrack was announced. This time Under the Radar-friendly artists Metric, Beck, Bat For Lashes, and Florence and the Machine join the franchise who's last installment included Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, and Grizzly Bear. More

More Record Store Exclusives Announced: The Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, Wilco, and More

Plus: Exclusives from The Black Keys, Devo, Built to Spill, Muse, and others.

Apr 05, 2010

More exclusive releases have been announced in celebration of the third annual, National Record Store Day, including exclusives from The Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, Wilco, The Black Keys, Devo, Built to Spill, Muse, The Velvet Underground, and others. We have the details.   More

The Black Keys Stream “Tighten Up”

Track Produced By Danger Mouse

Mar 19, 2010

The Black Keys recently announced their forthcoming LP, Brothers, which Nonesuch will issue on May 18th. The sixth full-length was recorded at Alabama's Muscle Shoals studios and mostly produced by Auerbach, Carney, and Mark Neill. Brothers features one track ("Tighten Up") produced by Danger Mouse, who manned the boards for 2008's Attack and Release. More

The Black Keys Announce New Album

'Brothers' Due Out March 18

Mar 03, 2010

The Black Keys have announced that their new album, Brothers, will be released via Nonesuch on March 18.  More

Jul 16, 2009

Dan Auerbach, aka one-half of The Black Keys, has just announced tour dates in support of his debut solo album Keep it Hid. Supporting him on select dates are folk musicans Justin Townes Earle and Jessica Lea Mayfield. More



Reviews

Turn Blue

Turn Blue

Nonesuch

Jun 17, 2014

Before Turn Blue I thought I'd be fine never hearing another Black Keys album again. When I was first introduced to their blues-infused indie rock nearly a decade ago, I couldn't get enough of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney crunching through raunchy riffs with a dusty, vintage swagger. More

El Camino

El Camino

Nonesuch

Dec 05, 2011

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach bum rush through El Camino like cats in heat, barely stopping to catch a breath. The high-octane guitar, organ, drums, and even bells and chimes all seem to move together, surging forward in adrenaline-riddled spurts. More

Coachella 2011 Day One Report – Cut Copy, Odd Future, Tame Imapala, Interpol, and more

Apr 16, 2011

Day one of Coachella 2011 displayed several improvements over last year. There was less of a crowd (even though it was sold out this year, they put more of a limitation on how many tickets could be sold). Security was tighter and parking seemed less of a pain. And it even seemed as though the Mojave and Gobi tents were a little bigger this year and able to accommodate more fans. Highlights of the day included two bands from down under and some soft rockers; where-as two notable artists stormed off the stage. More

Coachella 2011 Day 1 Recap: Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Gayngs, Robyn, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill

Apr 16, 2011

Following numerous complaints of last year's festival being far too crowded, this year Goldenvoice the organizers of Coachella 2011 made significant changes to address that concern. A wristband with a microchip is now necessary at all time during the festival, scanned at no fewer than two checkpoints on the way into the festival. Additionally, they also sold less tickets than last year. The result of both thus far (it might just be that many attendees couldn't get Friday off from work) is a greatly improved experience. Even during headliner Kings of Leon there was plenty of room to maneuver and find a decent spot to watch the show. So in that respect, it's already a great improvement on last year. This year's music started off with an impressive array of talent, but had little in the way of jaw-dropping moments the festival has become famous for. More