The Black Keys Prank Call Nonesuch, Claim to Be New Age Artist Called Quartzazium
Published May 02, 2014This week, the Black Keys released a video for their song "Fever," in which frontman Dan Auerbach played a television preacher. The clip included a phone number to call and make donations, but those who called the number were actually treated to a recording of a prank phone call by drummer Patrick Carney.
The recipient of Carney's phone call is the band's label, Nonesuch Records. Claiming to be a Rhode Island new age act called Quartzazium, Carney attempts to secure the release of his album Terrestrial Feelings. He offers to fly a label rep out to his band's show that night, saying that it will be their "last gig until the spring solstice."
There's lots of giggling as they repeatedly get rebuffed, and the whole thing reminds us a bit of the shenanigans we got up to during fifth grade sleepovers.
The Black Keys have posted the recording on YouTube, so take a listen below. Or, if you're so inclined, call 1-646-397-6172, because the number is still active as of press time.
The album Turn Blue drops on May 13.