Dan Auerbach


Dan Auerbach
ADDS 2/10/09

"Black Keys vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach shows up sans Patrick Carney for his solo debut Keep It Hid. It's wasn't too long ago that the duo themselves released their fifth album, Attack & Release Release; in fact, Auerbach wrote a bunch of these new songs while on the road in support of it. Auerbach produced the album by himself in his Akron Analog studio mentioning he "wanted a live, organic sound. Nothing was too plotted or planned, just a lot of spontaneity." He got what he wanted because he performs most of it (drums, guitar, percussion, and keyboards) minus the occasional guest like his uncle James (not Robert) Quine, who adds vocal harmonies and electric guitar on "Street Walkin," Jessica Lea Mayfield (vocals on "When the Night Comes") and Bob Cesare (drums on "Whispered Words"). DA says the collection's "a mixture of things I like to listen to, psychedelia, soul music, country harmonies." Lead track "I Want Some More"'s a grimy, bluesy down-and-dirty love/lust song that should go over well with fans of the Black Keys." - Stereogum

"Dan Auerbach, aka the guitar-y half of the Black Keys, will release his debut solo album via Nonesuch on February 10. Auerbach plays guitar, keyboards, drums, and other percussion instruments on the album, titled Keep It Hid. He produced and engineered the record himself. Keep It Hid also features contributions from Auerbach's uncle James Quine, Bob Cesare, and Jessica Lea Mayfield, who is signed to Auerbach's own Polymer Sounds label in the U.S." - Pitchfork

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