The Black Keys have announced details for a new album consisting solely of covers, entitled Delta Kream. Out on May 14th, the 11-track LP will feature Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney paying tribute to the influences of the Mississippi Hill Blues that served as an early inspiration for the alt-rockers. The band has released the album’s first single “Crawling Kingsnake”, recorded in 1941 by John Lee Hooker as “Crawling King Snake”. The single is available exclusively through The Black Keys’ The Lonely Boys & Girls Club, which is free to join.

Along with Hooker, Delta Kream honors American blues musicians “R.L. BurnsideJunior Kimbrough, among others who have influenced The Black Keys.” The album also hosts songs originals penned by Bernard BesmanFred McDowellRanie Burnette, and Joseph Lee Williams.

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In the first taste of Delta Kream, The Black Keys dive straight into their blues influences with “Crawling Kingsnake”. Though credited to Hooker, the song has been recorded by a variety of artists since originating in the 1920s. The pervasive mood of the Delta Blues permeates the track as Auerbach and Carney give it a sleek shine with modern production techniques. Though white rock musicians covering Black artists is nothing new to the world of popular music, Delta Kream serves as a tribute that heralds their work and makes the names of the songwriters on the back as important as the band on the front.

Head over to The Black Keys’ Lonely Boys & Girls Club to listen to “Crawling Kingsnake”. Delta Kream is available for pre-order on a variety of formats along with limited-edition merchandise beginning on April 15th. Scroll down to see the full tracklisting and album artwork.

Delta Kream Tracklist

1. Crawling Kingsnake (John Lee Hooker / Bernard Besman)
2. Louise (Fred McDowell)
3. Poor Boy A Long Way From Home (Robert Lee Burnside)
4. Stay All Night (David Kimbrough, Jr.)
5. Going Down South (Robert Lee Burnside)
6. Coal Black Mattie (Ranie Burnette)
7. Do the Romp (David Kimbrough, Jr.)
8. Sad Days, Lonely Nights (David Kimbrough, Jr.)
9. Walk with Me (David Kimbrough, Jr.)
10. Mellow Peaches (Joseph Lee Williams)
11. Come on and Go with Me (David Kimbrough, Jr.)

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[H/T Brooklyn Vegan]