The Black Keys’ new album Brothers sold 73,000 copies in its week of release and is currently sitting in the No. 3 slot on Billboard’s album chart (and No. 2 in Billboard’s Current Albums Chart, whatever that may be). To celebrate, the band performed this version of “Howlin’ For You” on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night (May 26).
Anyone who saw the group’s previous performance on David Letterman’s show the night before had a good idea of what to expect here, and the Black Keys didn’t disappoint. This is rock stripped down to its rudimentary blues based core, with sparse instrumentation, gruff vocals and requisite surly guitar solo. Now let’s hope they give us a quickie follow-up to their Blakroc project.