Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Black Keys El Camino

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Despite its name, the vehicle shown is not a Chevrolet El Camino, but rather a first generation Chrysler Town & Country that the band toured in at the beginning of their career. On October 9, 2011, the band placed an ad in the Akron Beacon Journal featuring a 1994 El Camino for sale with the description at the bottom reading:

"Priced to sell -
Grab the Keys and go!
Contact Pat or Dan at
(330) 510-1206"

with the number leading callers to a recorded message of Patrick Carney describing the car and asking for the caller to leave a message.

On October 10, 2011, the band posted a trailer on YouTube which spoofs a used car commercial. At the end of the trailer a small blurb appears that reads the band's name and the words "El Camino", followed by the release date of December 6. The actor in the video is comedian and actor Bob Odenkirk known for his roles on Mr. Show and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, as well as Saul Goodman in the AMC series Breaking Bad.

Besides of all their marketing, the band launched a website that continues the hype for the album at Wanna Buy a Van. In addition to the faux website, the band launched a new portion of their official website, detailing preorder options.

No. Title Length
1. "Lonely Boy" 3:13
2. "Dead and Gone" 3:41
3. "Gold on the Ceiling" 3:44
4. "Little Black Submarines" 4:11
5. "Money Maker" 2:57
6. "Run Right Back" 3:17
7. "Sister" 3:25
8. "Hell of a Season" 3:45
9. "Stop Stop" 3:30
10. "Nova Baby" 3:27
11. "Mind Eraser" 3:15

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