An album release party fueled by a propulsive, party-starting strain of rock 'n’ roll
Last year’s “Brothers” marked a mainstream arrival for The Black Keys, taking them well beyond their well-established hipster and NPR audience and planting them in the minds of Grammy voters and MTV viewers (they won awards with both groups). For new album “El Camino,” they are again joined by producer Danger Mouse—for an album self-described as “definitely fast” and “all rock 'n' roll.” Good news: They’ve responded to increased pressure and expectation with their loosest, most gleeful set of songs. True to their word, singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Pat Carney keep almost entirely focused on a propulsive, party-starting strain of rock 'n’ roll. On Monday night, the duo played at Webster Hall for an album release party (missed the show? It was taped for MTV, and the band will be back at Madison Square Garden on March 12).