The Black Keys is an American blues rock music duo consisting of vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer/producer Patrick Carney. The band was formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001. As of October 2010, the band has sold over 1.7 million records.
The Black Keys formed in 2001 and were active in the underground scene of Akron, Ohio. Their name comes from Akron, Ohio artist Alfred McMoore, who Auerbach's father—an art dealer—supported and who Carney's father - a newspaper reporter - interviewed, who used the phrase "black key" to indicate something was 'off-center' or 'not quite right .The band released their debut album, The big come up, in early 2002. The album was very successful for a new independent rock band. Along with their second album, it was recorded entirely in drummer Patrick Carney's basement on an 8-track tape recorder from the early 1980s. The album spawned two singles released as an extended play, "Leavin' Trunk" and "She said,She said". Both are cover songs; "Leavin' Trunk" is a traditional blues standard and "She Said, She Said" is originally by The Beatles. "I'll Be Your Man" would later be used as the theme for the HBO series Hung. "Breaks" was featured in the 2008 film RocknRolla.
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