* John Soeder interviewed the Black Keys drummer/Drummer bassist Pat Carney for The Cleveland Plain Dealer and got the scoop on some Black Keys news. In addition to the previously announced BlacRoc project with Mos Def and Ludacris, The Black Keys also have a new studio album recorded and are eying a Spring ’10 release date. The new album was laid down at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama, and as Carney relayed to Soeder, it’s their most minimalist recording to date, with the seclusion of being in Alabama and having nothing else to do, but record music, resulting in a dark and heavy record.
* Also revealed in the interview with Soeder, is the possibility of a Black Keys hometown gig at Musica in Akron, next month, to honor the recently deceased artist, Alfred McMoore.
* Lastly, in related news, Drummer’s debut album, Feel Good Together, was reviewed today at Pitchfork and received a very complimentary 7.5 review.