Question: Just how badly do you want to preview five tracks from the forthcoming Black Keys LP El Camino? And do you think your desire to do so runs as deep as both the band’s and Warner Music Group’s longing to log your email address into their databases? Well if the answer is “yes,” then y’all are mothertruckin’ match made in pre-release promotional heaven. And I’m more than happy to play OK Cupid to your converging destinies, OK?
E-mosey on over to The Black Keys' official site, where a prompt requesting each web surfer's email addy rewards him or her with a five-song-strong stream of tracks from the band’s seventh album, El Camino, which drops next Tuesday, Dec. 6. In fact, the powers that be made the unlockable-by-email player embeddable, so your lazy ass doesn’t even have to follow that link, but rather just train your peepers to the top of this post and hope that your cursor follows.
The songs included are lead-off single “Lonely Boy,” its previously officially leaked B-side “Run Right Back,” “Gold on the Ceiling,” “Little Black Submarines” and “Sister.” As you’d probably expect, each track is pitch-perfectly primed to pair with shirtless, flip-flop-footed, post-spliff-exhale mass-nod-alongs at music festivals. Hear for yourself. And remember, the band named their new record after a junk car, so don’t feel bad about using the junk email.