Song: Crawling Kingsnake
Artist: The Black Keys
Album: Delta Kream (2021)
April 15th is not exactly one of the best days in human history. Of course, some positive advancements are associated with this date, like insulin becoming available to the general public (1923) and Jackie Robinson's breaking of the MLB color barrier (1947). Still, for the most part, when I think of this date, it's taxes, the Titanic, and terrorism.
Needless to say, but I'll it anyway; I was in for a pleasant surprise when I found out that the Black Keys are releasing a new album next month.
After going nearly five years between albums #8 and 9, The Black Keys 10th entitled Delta Kream, a collection of blues covers inspired by their Mississippi blues influences' works, comes out on May 14th. If this isn't your first DOL blog, you know how much I love cover songs, especially cross-genre covers. This is like cross-genre adjacent since the Keys are a blues-rock band, but after listening to their take on Crawling Kingsnake (not that I am familiar with the original), I cannot wait to hear the rest of this album. In my research, I learned they recorded this entire album in 10 hours after the end of the Let's Rock Tour. I love that they're paying homage to their inspirations. Someday at Barstool, I'll slam myself through a coffee table to pay tribute to Chris Farley.