Thanks to Mike Tyson, we learned late last week that The Black Keys will release their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, on May 13th via Nonesuch Records. Today, sans the aid of Iron Mike, the pair unveil the album’s first single, “Fever”. Listen below.

Known more for their stomping blues rock, Black Keys take their sound into the psychedelic stratosphere, adding twangy organs and tinges of ambiance to their guitar-and-drum combo. The result is more of a shot to the head than the heart, adding a new kind of nuance and playful sheen to the duo’s hard-rocking ways.

the album spans 11 tracks and features production from Danger Mouse. ”On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds,” Patrick Carney said in an issued statement. The album cover is posted below.


Turn Blue

Label: Nonesuch Records
Release date: 13 May 2014

01. Weight of Love
02. In Time
03. Turn Blue
04. Fever
05. Year in Review
06. Bullet in the Brain
07. It’s Up to You Now
08. Waiting on Words
09. 10 Lovers
10. In Our Prime
11. Gotta Get Away

Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys
Artwork by Michael Carney

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