Akron, Ohio rock two-piece The Black Keys have released their first new song in five years. “Lo / Hi,” out now via Nonesuch, is a three-minute ripper with a “Spirit in the Sky” style fuzzrock riff and a hammering refrain that is destined for immediate heavy rotation (but don’t worry — it’s not a song you’ll tire of easily). Continue reading →
Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine has released a new album called The Tree of Forgiveness, and the first single, “Knockin’ on Your Screen Door,” which features several guest musicians who appear in its new music video video. Continue reading →
It’s Dan Auerbach Week in this corner of the musicsphere — you’ll be able to hear The Black Keys’ co-founder in the mix on the Dan and Dan Podcast, and he’s the guest of Talia Schlanger on World Cafe.
On Friday, Auerbach released his sophomore solo album Waiting on a Song; it was produced at his own studio, Easy Eye Sound, and released by his new label of the same name. The record is a product of Auerbach’s move to Nashville, where he tells Dan Reed during an interview at this year’s Non-COMM that “I’d lived in Nashville for eight years, and I had never done that songwriting thing that Nashville is known for. So I started doing it and I really fell in love with it. Then I sort of started recording those songs and that’s how this record happened.” Continue reading →
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach may just be the busiest man in music and recently brought his new project- “The Arcs” to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Outta My Mind” from the Arcs debut album: “Yours, Dreamily.” The album comes out in early November. Watch the video. Continue reading →
We definitely do not subscribe to the “celeb-grandstanding style” of reporting but this one we simply could not ignore: Jack White tried to fight Patrick Carney at a NYC bar last night. Continue reading →
The annual Governors Ball festival is held at Randall’s Island in New York, wedged in between Upper Manhattan and Queens. The rain trickled down on Friday but that didn’t stop the ticket holders from trekking through to make it over for their favorite acts, most especially Philly’s The Districts who started off the fest Friday afternoon at 12:15. A bit too early for most, one would think, but they ripped through their set with a medium sized but lively crowd cheering along to the words of “Young Blood.” Continue reading →
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach has a new solo project called “The Arcs.” Listen to the song “Stay in My Corner” from the soon to be released album, “Yours, Dreamily.” Continue reading →