The Black Keys Reissuing Breakthrough Album ‘Brothers’ for 10th Anniversary 12/18 (Pre-Order)

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In 2010, the Black Keys released an album titled Brothers. It proved to be a groundbreaking achievement for the two-piece, as vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney broke through on a mainstream level, ultimately netting three GRAMMY Awards.

It also happened to be the band’s sixth studio album. They weren’t an “overnight success” by any stretch of the imagination, but the widespread acclaim and attention achieved by Brothers ensured their continued success for years to come.

On Dec. 18, the album will be reissued to commemorate its 10th anniversary, complete with a remastering, bonus tracks, expanded liner notes and more. It will be available in a variety of formats, which are up for pre-order now:

Click here to pre-order the LP version
Click here to pre-order the limited edition 9 x 7 ” Box Set version
Click here to pre-order the CD version

The box set version includes a 60-page book with photos, liner notes written by David Fricke and more.

Some history about the Brothers album, per a news release:

The duo recorded nine of the original Brothers songs in what was now “a remote recording in a historic room that had been gutted,” Auerbach recalls, adding that the location contributed to the vibe of Brothers nonetheless: “You can feel it if you’re a musician, the great things that happened in a place. Half of the thing that we love is in our minds, but when we go to these shrines, it gives us inner strength. It feels magical—this is where the music was born.”
The band recorded additional material in other locations: the album song “Tighten Up” in Brooklyn with Danger Mouse (Brian Burton), several others on Auerbach’s eight-track in his Akron basement, and three in Mark Neill’s home studio in San Diego. “Chop and Change” and “Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth” are bonus tracks on this anniversary edition of Brothers. The band then gave the music to Tchad Blake to mix. Carney recalls, “We told Tchad, ‘Make it sound fucked up.'”

Here’s a trailer for the reissue that pokes fun at the abject futility that 2020 brought us all:

The track listing:

Brothers (Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition) Track Listing:
1. Everlasting Light
2. Next Girl
3. Tighten Up
4. Howlin’ for You
5. She’s Long Gone
6. Black Mud
7. The Only One
8. Too Afraid to Love You
9. Ten Cent Pistol
10. Sinister Kid
11. The Go Getter
12. I’m Not the One
13. Unknown Brother
14. Never Give You Up
15. These Days
16. Chop and Change *
17. Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth **
18. Black Mud Part II ***

*Previously released on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
**Previously unreleased
***Previously unreleased

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