Karl Puschmann travels to Nashville to meet the garage rock survivors as they prepare to unleash their new album.

If it's true that rock music is dead then The Black Keys couldn't be happier.

"When the electric guitar was in its heyday they were making more music that I hated than at any other time period," Dan Auerbach, vocalist and guitarist for the garage rock duo says with steely conviction.

"One hundred per cent more," drummer Patrick Carney spits. "When I was 17 I hated every single f***ing band on the radio. Straight across the board. There wasn't one I

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