Black Keys Plot New Danger Mouse-Produced Album for 2013

Duo hope to wrap by the spring so they can walk their dogs

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With only a decade under their collective (rust) belt Ohio garage-blues gurus the Black Keys have helmed eight albums (figuring in the Blakroc project) and a pair of EPs. In a new interview with CBS Local, via L.A. rock radio station KROQ, drummer Patrick Carney reveals that the fellas have a new LP planned for 2013, and that it will probably be produced by Danger Mouse.

"We’re going to start making a new album in January and we're going to tour a little more in the spring," he said. "Our plan is the have the new album done by the end of spring or earlier, then hopefully take a few months off to do normal things like go to bed early and wake up early, walk the dog, that kind of stuff. Then we'll probably be back on the road starting next fall."

We presume Carney'd also like a little time to relax in Nashville with his new wife Emily Ward, or to clean up the swath of destruction — ahem, "unwise choices" — left behind by Shaun White after the Olympic snowboarder attended their wedding. Carney also said he spoke with Danger Mouse a couple of weeks ago to gauge his interest an availability.

"If we ever work with a producer, it’s always going to be him," he explained. "We’ve been working with him since 2007, since Attack and Release, and we’re all really good friends. But he's also really busy, producing so many records lately, so hopefully he has time. He’s producing U2's record — that takes priority over us!" We're guessing the "Lonely Boy" dancing dude is free.

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