Black Keys channel Ike Turner on 'Attack & Release'

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008

Fans of the Black Keys expecting another trip to a Mississippi juke joint with their latest release are instead headed to a Memphis R&B lounge.

The ghost of the late Ike Turner infuses "Attack & Release," an album that's much different than anything the Keys have done in their previous raw and raucous releases.

Spooky, sedate and moody, the record is the remains of a project guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney were working on with Turner and producer Danger Mouse.

When the rock 'n' roll pioneer died last December, the project seemed dead as well. Instead, Auerbach and Carney made the album their own.

Like most everything Danger Mouse touches, "Attack & Release" is better for his presence.

CHECK THIS OUT: "Psychotic Girl," a song so unlike anything the Keys have done it's startling.

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