The Black Keys "Tighten Up" #1 + Jools Holland performance - watch video

The Black Keys' Tighten Up hits #1 at Modern Rock Radio

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Special limited edition numbered package available on Black Friday (November 26)

After seven months at radio, "Tighten Up," the first single from The Black Keys' acclaimed May 2010 release, Brothers, is #1 at Modern Rock radio (on both the BDS/Billboard and Mediabase charts).

This is the duo's first #1 hit as well as the first in Nonesuch's 40-plus year history.

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On Black Friday, November 26, 2010, in honor of Record Store Day, The Black Keys will release a special, limited edition numbered box set. Included in this package are the original double 45 RPM vinyl and CD versions of Brothers as well as a bonus 10" featuring six previously unreleased live recordings and a limited edition poster. See below for bonus 10" track listing.

Brothers debuted at #3 on Billboard's Top 200 chart and #2 on the Current Albums chart—the band's highest chart positions ever. Furthermore, the video for the #1 single recently won Breakthrough Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

The song was produced by Danger Mouse and the winning video was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero.

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Aside from "Tighten Up" and a cover of the Jerry Butler classic "Never Gonna Give You Up," the songs on Brothers are written, performed, and produced by The Black Keys.

Drummer Patrick Carney and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach recorded the bulk of the album at the legendary Alabama studio Muscle Shoals with additional sessions at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound System in Akron, OH and The Bunker in Brooklyn, NY.

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The Black Keys' iTunes Session is currently available exclusively on the iTunes Store. Recorded live in studio in August, the 10-song digital album includes songs from Brothers as well as "Your Touch" from 2006's Magic Potion and "Chop and Change," which was featured on the soundtrack of this year's blockbuster film Twilight Saga: Eclipse.


Side A

1. Everlasting Light
2. Next Girl
3. Tighten Up

Side B

4. Howlin' For You
5. She's Long Gone
6. Too Afraid To Love You

"…one of the best rock 'n' roll bands on the planet." - Uncut Magazine

"…they can make a growling riff feel loose and woozy, tempos fluctuating as if on a column of air." - New York Times

"…the year's surprise overnight success story." - Spin

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