Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid [2009]

“I Want Some More” is such a badass song. The rest is just as tempting. Dan has made an album that allows him to step out of his mould, slightly. He’s got some keys, a bass, some rhythm guitar in there…. it’s really tasty.

Taken from Nonesuch’s Website:

The Black Keys’ singer-guitarist releases his self-produced solo debut, mixing, he says, “psychedelia, soul music, loud and soft guitars.” Backed by a full band, he prowls the dark end of the street, with gritty, impassioned vocals lending drama to tales of romantic betrayal and suspicious minds. Guests include singer Jessica Lea Mayfield, featured on The Black Keys’ Attack & Release.

“I never stop working,” confesses singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach, “which is a blessing and curse, I guess. I’m pretty obsessed with making music and with recording, I’m always thinking about it. It drives my family crazy. But it’s what I do.”

Keep It Hid, the first solo effort from The Black Keys singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach, is part of a continuum of music making that began the moment Auerbach picked up a guitar as a boy. On his new disc, he references the artists and genres that have long fascinated him, from the soul-stirring bluegrass of the Stanley Brothers to fuzzed-out ‘60s psychedelia, from the doleful side of country to Memphis R&B, with some carnivalesque rock and roll to tie it all together. He doesn’t so much depart from the approach of The Black Keys as explore in a full-on band context ideas that have, to varying degrees, helped shape the duo’s elemental groove. As Auerbach explains, “The one thing I didn’t want to do is to try to sound different from The Black Keys. That would have sounded half-assed and boring. I just wanted to do things I loved.”

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January 25, 2009 - Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, Black keys, dan auerbach, ghost of electricity, keep it hid, the black keys, toodrunktodream

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