Song Of The Day: The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” (2010)

Happy Birthday to Dan Auerbach, lead singer and co-founder of The Black Keys, who turns 39 today. Together with partner Pat Carney, Auerbach took the Keys from indie obscurity into a surprise stardom in 2010 on the strength of the album Brothers. It was a throwback Blues Rock sound but this was no retro act — their distinctly gritty edge had 21st century written all over it. In the last couple of years Auerbach has been stretching his musical wings in disparate projects like 2015’s R&B/Soul influenced The Arcs, and last year’s Nashville-flavored solo album. This guy has always been a late bloomer and we are hoping for a few more musical surprises from him in the years ahead.


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