Next month marks the arrival of Let’s Rock, the first new Black Keys album in five years. In anticipation, the garage rockers have let loose a winding single called “Go”, as well as a funny music video detailing what band members Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach have supposedly been up to since the release of 2014’s Turn Blue.
In the Bryan Schlam-directed clip, the duo is pressured by record label Warner Bros. to make a comeback. The only problem? Carney and Auerbach haven’t spoken in years. To help move things along, both are shipped off to Happy Trails: Intentional Community & Spiritual Retreat, where they’re encouraged to participate in outdoor meditation sessions, sage burning, and therapy support groups. Instead, the two flip each other off, brawl, and rock out in a forest while tripping on some natural hallucinogens.
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“It was great making this video with Bryan, partially because it was filmed at the very type of place it is making fun of,” Carney said in a press release. Auerbach jokingly added, “The video was fun, but we still haven’t spoken.”
Check out “Go” below.
Let’s Rock officially drops June 28th; for more, revisit previous singles “Lo/Hi” and “Eagle Birds”. The Black Keys will support the new LP with an extensive fall tour alongside Modest Mouse. Get tickets here.
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