A few weeks ago, Rabbits Black brought you “Lonely Boy”, the newest single from The Black Keys, off their highly-anticipated seventh studio release, El Camino. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard from Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, and we thought we wouldn’t hear anything new until El Camino drops on December 6. Luckily, the duo have a nice surprise for you, just in time for the holidays! Find out where to stream the new B-side, “Run Right Back”, and how to purchase the limited-release “Lonely Boys” 12-inch single after the jump.
On November 25th, the “Lonely Boy” 12-inch single will hit independent record stores on a limited-edition vinyl press. That’s right, folks! While the rest of America is door busting for Black Friday ads, you can avoid the crowds by joining a fast-growing tradition. Record Store Day is hosting its own Black Friday special, which features limited runs of special presses from some of your favorite artists. Unlike the traditional Record Store Day held every third Saturday of April, the Black Friday releases stil will be available after November 25th, until supplies run out.
The Black Keys pressed a 12″ single of “Lonely Boy” for RSD’s Black Friday special. The single is a nice little teaser to drum up buzz for El Camino’s release, and will feature “Run Right Back” as a B-side. “Run Right Back” is reminiscent of The Black Keys’ older, bluesy lo-fi rock, but continues in the new direction the band is taking. It’s not quite as raw as tracks from The Big Come Up, thickfreakness, or Rubber Factory, but it definitely brings back some of the grooving blues fans missed on Brothers. It’ll be a great companion to the fast-paced, energy-injecting “Lonely Boy” single. You can satiate the Black Keys hunger in your life by streaming “Run Right Back” from Listen Before You Buy.
For the audiophiles who want to add this single to their collection, peep the list of participating record stores and check out the other great releases over at RSD’s website. Please note that not every store will stock every release, so choose your location wisely!