The Black Keys Announce Album Release Date, Unveil New Single "Eagle Birds"

After releasing the surprise single "Lo/Hi" in early March, The Black Keys announced details on their ninth studio album and shared a new single.

Let's Rock will be released June 28 and is the Black Keys' first new album in five years. The album is currently available for pre-order in multiple formats here with special merch bundles and exclusive color LP pressings available at

Patrick Carney said in a statement on the album, "The record is like a homage to electric guitar. We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to."

If "Lo/Hi" wasn't enough evidence of the duo's "trimmed all the fat" approach, their new single "Eagle Birds" certainly is and can be heard below.

The Black Keys - Eagle Birds [Official Audio]

The Black Keys "Eagle Birds" from album "Let's Rock", coming June 28: Pre-order the new album for instant downloads of "Lo/Hi" & "Eagle Birds" now. Limited edition solid pink & white mix vinyl available exclusively in the Official Shop - only 7500 copies worldwide!

FUN FACT: The album art for Let's Rock was designed by Philly-based artist Perry Shall!

After months of keeping my mouth shut, I'm very excited to finally be able to tell you all that I got to design the album art for the brand new @theblackkeys record, 'Let's Rock". All the text and layout design was done by me, and the front cover illustration done by one of my favorite artists and designers, @carneymichael, whose work has been an ongoing inspiration to me for years now. We share such a similar aesthetic and work ethic and I could not be more honored to have been able to work with him on this. Thanks so much to Dan, @officerpatrickcarney, @carneymichael and Drew Bennett for letting me be part of such a special record.

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The Black Keys - Let's Rock - Track Listing

  1. Shine a Little Light
  2. Eagle Birds
  3. Lo/Hi
  4. Walk Across the Water
  5. Tell Me Lies
  6. Every Little Thing
  7. Get Yourself Together
  8. Sit Around and Miss You
  9. Go
  10. Breaking Down
  11. Under the Gun
  12. Fire Walk With Me

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.