Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are vinyl enthusiasts, and they recently sat down and spoke to CBS News’s Anthony Mason about their passion for LPs.
In the video segment, you can see the duo with Mason at Grimey’s Record Store in their current home base of Nashville, digging through the racks. “I just got some Ethiopian jazz stuff,” Auerbach says, showing his vinyl picks.
The segment isn’t just about the blues-rock duo’s love for the format; it’s also about the oft-talked-about vinyl revival. In his report, Mason backs up his story with hard numbers, noting that vinyl sales have more than tripled in the last five years, with sales hitting a 22-year high (according to SoundScan) last year with 6 million albums sold.
He also speaks to Jay Millar, the director of marketing at United Record Pressing in Nashville. Millar tells Mason that they press 30,000 to 40,000 records a day, making up 30 to 40 percent of the vinyl made in the U.S. He says that the plant works 24 hours a day, six days a week, but they plan to double their output by year’s end by adding a second building.