The Black Keys are winding down their massive 2012 world tour with a pair of shows in Las Vegas later this month, but drummer Patrick Carney is already making plans for their downtime. Carney will host “Serious Boredom,” a new satellite radio show on Sirius XMU. It premieres tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST. The episode will feature music by Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices, Pavement and a new duet by Adam Green and Binki Shapiro. New episodes will premiere on the first Thursday of each month throughout 2013.
“I’m excited about the show and the opportunity to host SiriusXMU’s ‘Serious Boredom,'” Carney said in a statement. “I’ve wanted to do a DJ gig like this for a while now and looking forward to being on air.”
The radio show won’t be Carney’s only project for next year. The Black Keys have already begun work on their next album. In July they spent time at a Nashville studio, though it’s unclear whether they plan on working with producer Danger Mouse again. “We never know what’s going to happen,” Dan Auerbach told Rolling Stone in September. “We don’t talk about it. We don’t plan it. We start recording, and then all of a sudden it starts to take shape and we have an idea.”
The group recently performed a cover of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love” with the Rolling Stones during their Newark pay-per-view broadcast. Their only 2013 gig on the books right now is Lollapalooza Brazil on March 30th.