The Black Keys today are releasing a six-song EP of music they recorded live in the studio in December 2011, as they prepared to spend much of this year on the road. Tour Rehearsal Tapes features four songs that first appeared on last year's platinum-selling El Camino, and a pair of tunes from the Black Keys' 2010 album Brothers. The EP is is available exclusively on iTunes for the first two weeks.
Along with headline performances this year at Coachella and Lollapalooza, the Black Keys played last month in New York's Central Park with Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Foo Fighters as part of the Global Citizen Festival, which raised $1.3 billion to fight poverty.
The band said last month that they've begun work on their next album, which they hope to complete early next year.
Here's the track listing for Tour Rehearsal Tapes:
1. "Dead and Gone"
2. "Gold on the Ceiling"
3. "Lonely Boy"
4. "Next Girl"
5. "Run Right Back"
6. "Tighten Up"