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  • Writer's pictureRohit "Untzkun" More

This Black Keys track will get you Howlin' for more.

Updated: Jul 9, 2023

Patrick Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach (right)

The Rock duo, The Black Keys, hailing from the small town of Akron, Ohio, have been known to put the stage on fire whenever they perform live. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney met each other at the young age of 8 years old as they lived in the same neighborhood. They got along really well and became good friends as both of them were from a Musical background. Dan was a cousin of a guitarist and Carney's Uncle was a saxophonist. They formed The Black Keys after Dan decided to record his first demo with Patrick but none of the other musicians showed up for the recording. Patrick and Dan jammed together that day and decided on forming their duo.

The name black keys was coined by a mentally unwell family friend of theirs who would leave incoherent messages on their answering machines. Calling their fathers "D Flat" whenever he was upset with them.

Our favorite track from their discography has to be "Howlin' for You" from their sixth studio album Brothers. This album features their best music at the time of release. Very much rooted in the rhythmic profess of Patrick, Dan succeeds in following and complimenting the simple and steady rhythm provided by Patrick. The track is minimalistic in terms of production but it doesn't overwhelm the listener with unnecessary elements and keeps it raw and refreshing throughout the runtime of 3 minutes (we wish it was longer). The vocals have a vintage texture with the megaphone-like editing on it. It's surely an essential for every rock music fan.

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