08JanFor the album, Danger Mouse reprised his role as producer and also contributed as a co-writer on all of its songs. Based on the difficulty the band had performing some of the slower songs from Brothers live, they conceived more uptempo tracks for El Camino. The record draws strong influence from early American music and popular genres from the 1950s–1970s, such as rock and roll, soul, and glam rock. Several retro acts such as The Clash, The Cramps, and T. Rex were cited as musical influences.
Awards and nominations
- Grammy Awards
- 2011 – Awarded Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Tighten Up”.
- 2011 – Awarded Best Alternative Music Album for Brothers.
- 2011 – Awarded Best Recording Package for Brothers.
- 2011 – Nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Black Mud”.
- 2011 – Nominated for Best Rock Song for “Tighten Up”.
- 2012 – Nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Dearest” from “Rave On Buddy Holly“.
07JanHey everybody! For those of you who know what my show entails, it will pretty much be one of those. For those of you who have no bleeding clue what my show is like, well why not try tuning me in starting at Midnight right after Sinny’s Show, Revolutions Per Minute. I’ll have a mix of music I like, music you like, and comedy comedy comedy. It’s the weekend and that means it’s time to have fun. I can’t think up any more cliche’s so I’m just ending this now. See yinz at Midnight!