Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Music

Thank God it's finally Friday. While we are only a hiccup away from it being Monday again, let's savor this taste for the moment. And, for me, nothing goes better with a good meal than a nice side of steady bass funk and dirty guitar chords.

I'm going to be putting up a new song every Friday b/c...well, it gives me something to do and if you're like me, you enjoy hearing about some good new music, especially (not to sound like someone's grandfather waving his cane) with all of the crappy crap music out there currently. For my first Friday music, I'm going to go with some Black Keys.

The Black Keys just released their new album, Brothers, earlier this week. If you're looking for some new music to get into walk...nay, run to your nearest record shop (read: computer) and pick up (read: illegally download) the album. This is lead singer, Dan Auerbach's strongest lyrical album to date and the music behind his words has a 1970's soul tone to it. Dan even says as much: "I've been listening to lots of 1970, 1971 soul records, Curtis Mayfield, where it's just falsetto everywhere. I was listening to so much of it at the time — I still am — I heard a song and said, 'Wow, it'd be cool if I could do that,' and I just did." One of the best tracks from the album is "Next Girl."

This is one of the most tongue-in-cheek hilarious videos that I have ever seen. I'll leave it at that and let you take away from it what you will. In regard to the video: "I totally disliked it," Auerbach said of the "Next Girl" video. "It's weird because we hate it so much and think it's really stupid and not funny at all and not smart or clever in any way, but it's got, like, 6 gazillion hits. I wrote the scroll. I said, '"The only way I would allow this stupid fucking video on the Internet is if you put this on the bottom' — and they did it."

The Black Keys make their way into D.C. on July 26th at DAR Constitution Hall. I already picked up my ticket and so should you.

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