- 14 Apr 21
The album will include covers of John Lee Hooker, R.L. Burnside, David “Junior” Kimbrough, Ranie Burnette and Big Joe Williams.
Ohio rock outfit The Black Keys have announced brand new blues covers album Delta Kream - due to land on May 14th.
The 11-track collection marks their first release since their ninth studio record Let’s Rock in (2019.
The lead single for the album, a cover of John Lee Hooker’s 'Crawling Kingsnake', is currently available to stream via The Black Keys’ Lonely Boys & Girls fan club.
'Crawling Kingsnake' will be made available on all streaming services tomorrow, April 15th, as well as Delta Kream pre-orders.
— The Black Keys (@theblackkeys) April 8, 2021
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will honour the Mississippi Hill Country blues artists who inspired The Black Keys, with Delta Kream featuring five covers of David Kimbrough tracks.
The band recently reissued their sixth studio album Brothers in celebration of the LP’s 10th anniversary. Originally released in 2010, the LP contains the songs ‘Next Girl’, ‘Howlin’ For You’, ‘Everlasting Light’ and ‘Tighten Up’.
Along with reissuing the album, they shared two previously unreleased tracks from the era, titled 'Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth' and 'Black Mud Part II.'
The majority of the duo's dates for a US tour were cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Check out the tracklist for Delta Kream below:
1 ‘Crawling Kingsnake’ (John Lee Hooker Cover)
2 ‘Louise’ (Mississippi Fred McDowell Cover)
3 ‘Poor Boy A Long Way From Home’ (R. L. Burnside Cover)
4 ‘Stay All Night’ (Junior Kimbrough Cover)
5 ‘Going Down South’ (R. L. Burnside Cover)
6 ‘Coal Black Mattie’ (Ranie Burnette Cover)
7 ‘Do the Romp’ (Junior Kimbrough Cover)
8 ‘Sad Days, Lonely Nights’ (Junior Kimbrough Cover)
9 ‘Walk with Me’ (Junior Kimbrough Cover)
10 ‘Mellow Peaches’ (Big Joe Williams Cover)
11 ‘Come On And Go With Me’ (Junior Kimbrough Cover)