"Let's rock"! It's a simple mission statement that also serves as the title to the Black Keys next album. By the feel of the new song "Eagle Birds" the duo just released, it sounds like they're doing a solid job of living up to the album title's promise.

With Dan Auerbach's heavier '70s-sounding guitar licks and a swinging catchy beat from drummer Patrick Carney, "Eagle Birds" sounds like a cinch for some solid rock radio airplay. It's the second single to come from their forthcoming album, following on the heels of the current rock radio staple, "Lo/Hi." Take a listen to the song in the player toward the bottom of this post.

With the new song comes a whole bunch of other details about the highly anticipated album return of Dan and Patrick. "Let's Rock" is now on track for a June 28 street date via Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records. The album's artwork and track listing can be seen below.

Having taken some time off to pursue other projects in recent years, it's now been a five-year stretch since Turn Blue dropped back in 2014. “When we’re together we are the Black Keys," says Auerbach. "That’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were 16.”

Carney says of the album, “The record is like a homage to electric guitar. We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to." Indeed, the album is more guitar-centric and less experimental than Turn Blue, which saw the band expand their musical palette.

For those interested, pre-orders are currently underway and you can head here to pick up yours in the format of your choice. Look for the Black Keys returning to the road stateside this fall, sharing stages with Modest Mouse. All the dates are listed below and you can head to their website for ticketing information.

The Black Keys, "Eagle Birds"

The Black Keys, "Let's Rock" Album Artwork + Track Listing

Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records
Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records

1. Shine a Little Light
2. Eagle Birds
3. Lo/Hi
4. Walk Across the Water
5. Tell Me Lies
6. Every Little Thing
7. Get Yourself Together
8. Sit Around and Miss You
9. Go
10. Breaking Down
11. Under the Gun
12. Fire Walk With Me

The Black Keys 2019 "Let's Rock" Tour with Modest Mouse

Sept. 21 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Life Is Beautiful
Sept. 23 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 24 – Kansas City, Mo. @Sprint Center
Sept. 25 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
Sept. 27 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
Sept. 30 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 1 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 2 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
Oct. 4 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv Forum
Oct. 5 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 7 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 8 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
Oct. 9 – Toronto, Canada @ Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 11 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
Oct. 12 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
Oct. 14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 15 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
Nov. 05 – Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center
Nov. 06 – Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
Nov. 08 – Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
Nov. 09 – Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
Nov. 12 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
Nov. 13 – Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 14 – Fort Worth, Texas @ Dickies Arena
Nov. 16 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 17 – San Diego, Calif. @ Pechanga Arena
Nov. 19 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Nov. 20 – San Francisco, Calif. @ TBA
Nov. 22 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Nov. 23 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
Nov. 24 – Vancouver, Canada @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena


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