“Huh?” was my reply with a bewildered look on my face. I was listening to Rubber Factory by the Black Keys at the time. For anyone who doesn’t know this album is pretty much a blues rock album. Not Japanese sounding at all. You can hear by the song I posted above. The coworker who said this is a 60+ year old lady who lost her keys in the fridge one night and frequently tries getting in the wrong car at night when going home. So I shouldn’t have been to surprised. In anycase, the Black Key are certainly one of my favorite bands and this is the perfect opportunity to gush about them.
I am actually a bit of a late comer to the Black Keys. They had gained quite a following before I really gave them a good listen. In 2008, NPR’s All Songs Considered was raving about how much they all loved the new Black Keys album record Attack & Release. I was certainly curious to hear what was so special about it gave it a listen. I don’t think I really even fell in love with it immediately. But over time I fell in love with it and when Brothers came out I was eager to check it out. It was about this time I also did my best to listen to the four previous albums also.
I now consider them one of my favorite bands. I love the blues, and I love indie rock so I guess its a no brainer. I’m pretty excited too, I will soon get to see them live as I have tickets to see them on my birthday in March. I will certainly be blogging about it so stay tuned the first or second week of March.