The Black Keys to reissue ‘Brothers’ with new tracks for upcoming anniversary
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The Black Keys to reissue ‘Brothers’ with new tracks for upcoming anniversary

The album turns 10 this year

By Elizabeth Aubrey

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The Black Keys are set to reissue ‘Brothers’ to mark the album’s 10th anniversary.

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The reissue, which will arrive on January 1 in the UK (December 18 in the US and Canada), will also feature two previously unreleased tracks: ‘Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth’ and ‘Black Mud Part II’. The album will be released via Nonesuch Records.

In a new video posted by the group, a young fan (played by Luke Rathborne) can be seen in 2010 picking up a copy of ‘Brothers’ and texting his friend, on a flip phone, about the new album.


The fan is then hit by a car and left in a coma for ten tears. The fan is later seen waking up in hospital where news of the reissue is announced by a janitor (Steven D. Falate). The fan asks: “Are we at war with anyone?” The nurse replies, “Oh, no, Jack and the Keys squashed that beef!”

You can watch the video below:

The new reissue will take on three formats. As well as a 7-inch box set (which is limited to 7500 copies worldwide), there will be a double-LP vinyl set and a CD box set.

The 7-inch box set will include new linear notes, an archival book of photos and a limited edition poster. Also featured in the reissue will be rarity ‘Chop and Change’, which appeared on the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Following the reissue of ‘Brothers’, the group plan to release further archival collections annually.


Reviewing ‘Brothers’ back in 2010, NME said: “‘Brothers’ marks the midway point between the garage-rock stylings of their first few albums and the hip-hop influence of last year’s Blackroc side-project album. Authentic? Who cares when it sounds this good?”

Reflecting on the release recently, NME added: ‘Brothers’ gave the band their commercial breakthrough and next album ‘El Camino’ saw them reach new heights with the phenomenal success of single ‘Lonely Boy’.

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