Release: The Black Keys – Delta Kream (CD/LP | Easy Eye/Nonesuch | 14 May 2021)

The Black Keys - Delta Kream

The Black Keys release their tenth studio album, Delta Kream, via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. The record celebrates the band’s roots, featuring eleven Mississippi hill country blues standards that they have loved since they were teenagers, before they were a band, including songs by R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, among others. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recorded Delta Kream at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville; they were joined by musicians Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton, long-time members of the bands of blues legends including R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The album takes its name from William Eggleston’s iconic Mississippi photograph that is on its cover.

 

‘Delta Kream’ is het tiende album van The Black Keys en met de elf tracks op de plaat viert de band hun grote liefde voor de Mississippi Country Blues met nummers van onder andere Blues legendes R.L. Burnside en Junior Kimbrough. Bandleden Dan Auerbach en Patrick Carney hebben de plaat opgenomen in Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound-studio in Nashville samen met Kenny Brown en Eric Deaton – twee muzikanten die lange tijd speelden met Blues legendes als R.L. Burnside en Junior Kimbrough. Beide artiesten zijn voor Auerbach en Carney al vanaf hun tienerjaren grote inspiratiebronnen.

Dan Auerbach: “We made this record to honor the Mississippi hill country blues tradition that influenced us starting out. These songs are still as important to us today as they were the first day Pat and I started playing together and picked up our instruments. It was a very inspiring session with Pat and me along with Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton in a circle, playing these songs. It felt so natural.” Patrick Carney: “The session was planned only days in advance and nothing was rehearsed. We recorded the entire album in about ten hours, over two afternoons, at the end of the ‘Let’s Rock’ tour.”

Jeugdvrienden Dan Auerbach en Patrick Carney vormen sinds 2001 de band The Black Keys. Na het uitbrengen van hun debuutalbum ‘The Big Come Up’ in 2002 bouwden ze jarenlang een vaste schare fans op in de underground scene. Sinds de release van het album ‘Brothers’ in 2010 is The Black Keys een band van wereldformaat met zes Grammy Awards, hits als ‘Loney Boy’ en ‘Little Black Submarines’ en headliner shows op festivals als Lowlands, Glastonbury en Coachella. Hun laatste album, ‘Let’s Rock’, kwam in 2019 uit.

The Black Keys – Delta Kream

Formats: CD / LP / Digital
Label: Easy Eye/Nonesuch
Release date: 14 May 2021

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Tracklist
1. Crawling Kingsnake (John Lee Hooker / Bernard Besman)
2. Louise (Fred McDowell)
3. Poor Boy A Long Way From Home (Robert Lee Burnside)
4. Stay All Night (David Kimbrough, Jr.)
5. Going Down South (Robert Lee Burnside)
6. Coal Black Mattie (Ranie Burnette)
7. Do The Romp (David Kimbrough, Jr.)
8. Sad Days, Lonely Nights (David Kimbrough, Jr.)
9. Walk With Me (David Kimbrough, Jr.)
10. Mellow Peaches (Joseph Lee Williams)
11. Come On And Go With Me (David Kimbrough, Jr.)