Sweat to the Black Keys' New Single 'Fever'

The first taste of 'Turn Blue' arrives with a hypnotic visual

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UPDATE: We now have the track list for Turn Blue, plus tour dates.

On Friday, we learned that a new Black Keys album would be coming, from none other than undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson. At the time, we got word that the follow-up to 2011's El Camino will be called Turn Blue, at it'll arrive on May 13. We also heard tell that a "Fever" was brewing — the LP's lead single, that is, and the thing can now be experienced above. With a persistent backbeat punctuated by organ blurts and topped off by Dan Auerbach's high coo, "Fever" is a slow-burner but plenty catchy. In short, if it doesn't give you the sweats, you need to turn up the volume. Watch the hypnotic clip above while you listen.

Meanwhile, the Black Keys have released more info about Turn Blue. The 11-song set was produced by Danger Mouse, Auerbach, and Patrick Carney. There's a big presale going on and Carney had this to say abotu the new stuff: "We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record — not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds."

They say the title refers to:

A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above

Turn Blue track list:

1. "Weight of Love"
2. "In Time"
3. "Turn Blue"
4. "Fever"
5. "Year in Review"
6. "Bullet in the Brain"
7. "It’s Up to You Now"
8. "Waiting on Words"
9. "10 Lovers"
10. "In Our Prime"
11. "Gotta Get Away"

The Black Keys tour dates:

May 16-18 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest
June 20 - Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
June 22 - Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Inmusic Festival
June 27 - St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Open Air St. Gallen (sold out)
June 28 - Beuningen, Holland @ Down The Rabbit Hole
June 29 - Glastonbury, U.K. @ Glastonbury
July 2 - Gdansk, Poland @ Open’er Festival
July 4 - Pas-de-Calais, France @ Main Square Festival
July 5 - Werchter, Belgium @ Festivalpark Werchter
July 6 - Belfort, France @ Les Eurockennes
July 8 - Rome, Italy - Rock In Rome
July 11 - Lisboa, Portugal @ Optimus Alive
July 12 - Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao – BBK Live
July 15 - Nîmes, France @ Festival de Nîmes
July 17 - Les Vieilles Charrues, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
July 20 - Suffolk, U.K. @ Latitude Festival

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