The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach starts new band The Arcs, promises album

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The Black Keys frontman is looking to release another album of his own material, this time around under the new moniker The Arcs. A proper full-length album is on the way this summer via Warner Bros.

Featuring two “boxing-related” songs in “Stay in My Corner” and “Tomato Can”, it will be available exclusively in independent record shops through Nonesuch Records on May 2nd.

“I just wanted to do my thing and get extra weird,” Auerbach said of the new LP, which was recorded in just two weeks with the help of Leon Michaels, who assisted him on past collaborations with Lana Del Rey and Dr. John. “I wanted everything to flow [and] be cohesive. A lot of the songs bleed one into the other, a lot like the Grateful Dead – my favorite records that they did. So I’ve got a lot of connected songs. It’s basically everything I love about music all wrapped up into one record – that’s all!”

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