The Black Keys are set to release new single "Just Got To Be" / "Black Door" on 7" vinyl on August 13th 2007 in the UK through V2 Records. Their new video for "Just Got To Be" has just been released.
Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys are a two-piece rock and blues band. The band consists of childhood friends singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. As noted on their website, the band was "named in honor of a schizophrenic Akron artist, who called the boys "black keys", his phrase for people who weren't quite right".
The Black Keys will also be re-releasing their album 'Magic Potion' (originally released September, 2006 on Nonesuch Records) on August 20, 2007. The new version will include a live DVD and videos for "Your Touch" and the brand new single "Just Got To Be".
Watch The Black Keys - "Just Got To Be" video:
Buy The Black Keys - Magic Potion re-release on amazon.com.
It's interesting to learn that Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney still live in Akron. Most likely, family and friends can celebrate the success of The Black Keys' music with the guys rather than from afar - when they're not on tour, that is, and is a great way for them to stay grounded. The band just finished playing the main stage at Lollapalooza last Friday August 3rd in Chicago - which according to some Lollapalooza blog reviews, (Lollapalooza - The Black Keys review) I'm sure would have been one to watch.