The black keys brothers album zippy. BROTHERS CD/LP

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BROTHERS CD/LP

the black keys brothers album zippy

All the drums are on one or two tracks, which is sort of unheard of in the modern-day recording world. Brothers was also the band's commercial breakthrough, as it sold over 73,000 copies in the United States in its first week and peaked at number three on the , their best performance on the chart to that point. Auerbach made his solo debut, Keep It Hid , and hit the road with a full band; Carney picked up the bass for his own combo, Drummer, comprising five notable Ohioan drummers, only one of whom actually sits behind the kit on their disc, Feel Good Together. The album was also included in the book. The sessions became Auerbach's solo debut , which was released in February 2009 on to positive reviews.

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Brothers (The Black Keys album)

the black keys brothers album zippy

The label can also be revealed by touching the disc. Respecting the past while being in the present. Included in the album sleeve is a poster with the lyrics on the back. The album was also featured on 's Top 40 Albums of 2010 and Paste magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2010. We finished Blakroc two or three days before we started our record.


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Black Keys Zippy

the black keys brothers album zippy

He and Grollmus were married for two years but together for nine. It was nominated for the 2011. That definitely had a lot to do with the way we went about crafting the songs. And there I was, all those years later, doing the exact same thing—just flooring the kick and bass in order to hear it properly! The font used, , is used on the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio where the album was recorded '3614 Jackson Highway' board and has been used by other bands, including on , by , the first three of albums, 's and the cover of by. Nonesuch was initially perplexed, but once the label's marketing department approved it, he went with it.

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BROTHERS CD/LP

the black keys brothers album zippy

I think we were just trying to focus on the grooves rather than what we had expected from ourselves previously. The studio was on a short list of legendary venues where Auerbach had always wanted to record. Unless you want to go see a movie or something, or go to and stand around under the fluorescent lights. We got what we needed out of that room. However, the label is heat-sensitive and turns white when played in a disc player for a long enough time.

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Black Keys Zippy

the black keys brothers album zippy

There is less guitar on this record than any of our other records. The band put a piece of on top of the studio's non-functional console to hold their own equipment. Eventually, Auerbach and Carney met to discuss how important the band was to both of them. The group hauled a truckload of Auerbach's equipment from Easy Eye Sound System in Akron, as well as Neill's personal gear from California. Directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, the video parodied action movie trailers and starred , , , , , , and. Add to that the bass deficiency inside the control room, and you were forced to add back the lows that were missing in the first place. The group continued to use a rhythm-first approach throughout the sessions, recording a basic of drums and bass before guitar, keyboards, vocals, and percussion later.

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Brothers (The Black Keys album)

the black keys brothers album zippy

Grammy Award—winning engineer-auteur Tchad Blake mixed the album and totally got the concept. The three began discussing heading down South to complete the bulk of the album in a historic old studio. Muscle Shoals, located in northwestern , opened in April 1969 and hosted several legendary acts, most famously and , before it moved from its original location on Jackson Highway in 1978 to a larger, more modern facility. Compositions were kept very simple due to technical limitations. The Black Keys eventually decided to re-work the overtly swampy tracks from Muscle Shoals using more modern machinery, and they subsequently employed producer Tchad Blake to re-mix their songs. I told them that before we went out.

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BROTHERS CD/LP

the black keys brothers album zippy

By the end of the relationship, Carney was depressed, drinking heavily, and had gained 25 pounds. The band desired, most of all, to get out of town and have the tracks imbued with a Southern kind of atmosphere. People are really open to making new packaging. Co-produced by the group, Mark Neill, and , it was released on May 18, 2010 on. The musicians stayed at the Shoals in and woke early each morning, eating breakfast at a local before arriving at the studio by 10 a. In 2011, it won three , including honors for.

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BROTHERS CD/LP

the black keys brothers album zippy

By the time follow-up was about to be released in 2011, Brothers had sold 814,000 copies in the U. Logistical problems immediately surfaced with both Sun and Phillips, and Auerbach suggested. In the process of making the Blakroc record we got more and more accustomed to the approach of making music with more bass lines and keyboard riffs than guitar riffs. Auerbach, who had played Carney the recordings but failed to mention it would see release, found it increasingly difficult to communicate with the drummer due to his antipathy for Carney's then-wife, Denise Grollmus. For the first time in a career of non-stop touring and recording, Auerbach and Carney embarked on projects of their own, on top of their dates for The Black Keys. Someone like Mos or Raekwon, they can really get into character in front of the microphone. Brothers is, in many ways, the culmination of a tumultuous period for Auerbach and Carney as they juggled personal challenges with creative opportunities.

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Black Keys Zippy

the black keys brothers album zippy

Blakroc was kind of a warm up for Brothers. The fifth nomination was for , which Michael Carney won for designing the album artwork. However, they were not caused by the studio, but rather by utility work on nearby telephone poles. The following day, the musicians showed up at the studio and found a. But you can get away with it, because the floors in the main room have a lot of give, they're flexible kind of like a trampoline, and so they were acting like a bass trap, soaking up a lot of the low end. Neill's equipment included portions of a Universal Audio 610 the same desk featured during the early days of Muscle Shoals and a late 1950s Pultec mixer, as well as a 10:2 monitoring mixer originally designed for recording. So I really went for it, too, and did all kinds of different shit, I used whatever range I had.

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