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The Black Keys had previously announced their Dropout Boogie tour in January, and now, fans can look forward to a new LP from the Akron, Ohio duo of the same name.

Due out May 13, Dropout Boogie is currently available for pre-order at TheBlackKeys.com in both CD and vinyl formats. The album’s lead single is “Wild Child,” a sexy mix of the duo’s trademark blues-rock and an undercurrent of funk.

Per the album’s listing, “As they’ve done their entire career, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney wrote all of the material for their new album, ‘Dropout Boogie,’ in the studio, and the album captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio basements.”

The listing added, “After hashing out initial ideas at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, the duo welcomed new collaborators Billy F. Gibbons, Greg Cartwright, and Angelo Petraglia to the sessions, marking the first time they’ve invited multiple new contributors to work simultaneously on one of their own albums.”

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