Published Dec 29, 2016The Black Keys recently gave up their war against streaming services, reluctantly making their previous work available on Spotify earlier this month. Now, the band's Dan Auerbach has unveiled plans for some totally new material.
The guitarist will release another solo LP in spring 2017. The forthcoming album marks Auerbach's second solo album, following up 2009's Keep It Hid, though he also debuted his Arcs side-project with Yours, Dreamily last year and contributed to the Suicide Squad soundtrack this past summer.
Rolling Stone reports that the upcoming album will deliver "a whole history of everything I love about music," including a tribute to Rick Rubin called "Malibu Man."
Elsewhere on the record are featured songs from Mark Knopfler ("Shine on Me") and Duane Eddy ("Waiting on a Song"), as well as guest appearances from Memphis music veterans Gene Christman and Bobby Wood, as well as former Johnny Cash bassist Dave Roe.
Much of the album was co-written with John Prince and another Cash collaborator, David "Fergie" Ferguson.
"These guys tell me they're genuinely thrilled to be here because we're making records like they used to," Auerbach told Rolling Stone.
An official release date has yet to be confirmed, but Auerbach did hint that he would be supporting the new album with a tour once it arrives.