Dan Auerbach Solo Album/Tour

Nonesuch to Release Dan Auerbach's Solo Debut, Keep It Hid

Dan Auerbach
Nonesuch Records is pleased to announce that singer-songwriter-guitarist Dan Auerbach, best known as half of The Black Keys, will release his solo debut, Keep It Hid, on February 10, 2009. Dan will begin a national tour with performances in New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC, with opening acts Those Darlins and Hacienda, the latter also lending support as Auerbach's backing band.

While working on and touring in support of The Black Keys' most recent album, Attack & Release (read our feature here), Dan also was writing songs that would become Keep It Hid. "This record is a mixture of things I like to listen to, psychedelia, soul music, country harmonies," he says.

Keep It Hid was produced and engineered by Auerbach at his studio, Akron Analog, and features him playing a variety of instruments, including drums, guitar, percussion, and keyboards. Many of Dan's friends and family play on the album, including his uncle James Quine, who contributes vocal harmony and electric guitar on the track "Street Walkin." Other musicians include fellow Ohioans Jessica Lea Mayfield, who sings on the track "When the Night Comes," and Bob Cesare, who plays drums on "Whispered Words," a song originally written by Auerbach's father. Of the recording process Auerbach states, "I wanted a live, organic sound. Nothing was too plotted or planned, just a lot of spontaneity." The record was mixed by Auerbach's good friend Mark Neill at Neill's Soil of the South studio.

Keep It Hid Track Listing
1 Trouble Weighs a Ton 2:17
2 I Want Some More 3:47
3 Heartbroken, in Disrepair 3:21
4 Because I Should 0:53
5 Whispered Words 4:06
6 Real Desire 4:23
7 When the Night Comes 3:56
8 Mean Monsoon 3:45
9 The Prowl 3:16
10 Keep It Hid 3:39
11 My Last Mistake 3:12
12 When I Left the Room 4:02
13 Street Walkin' 3:53
14 Goin' Home 4:57

Dan Auerbach Tour Dates
02/28/09 Sat 9:30 Club Washington, DC
03/01/09 Sun Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
03/02/09 Mon Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
03/03/09 Tue Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
03/05/09 Thu Beachland Ballroom/Tavern Cleveland, OH
03/06/09 Fri Metro Chicago, IL
03/07/09 Sat First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
03/10/09 Tue Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
03/11/09 Wed Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
03/13/09 Fri Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA
03/14/09 Sat El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA

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futhepharmer starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/17/2008 07:58PM
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Black keys are the shit. Even if they don't use any white keys.

harrisonp starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/17/2008 08:31PM
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Great Band & Article.

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/17/2008 09:24PM
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soundsb fucking great. The Black Keys are incredible and i hope they coninue to cranck out swampy soulful blues although i am very interested to hear dans vocals on a different palette (layers oppossed to simply drums and guitar). For sure cruising down to cleveland in march to check this out.

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/17/2008 09:57PM
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Kick ass!

HoodooVoodoo Tue 11/18/2008 12:55AM
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I'm just wondering why this wasn't a Black Keys album? I mean...the dude only has to share credits with 1 other guy in the Black Keys. Are these songs that bad? I love the Black Keys. Magic Potion is great, but shit...

Jeff Kash Tue 11/18/2008 05:34AM
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Jeff Kash

Hoodoo- probably because of racism inthe McCain states.

SmashySmashy Tue 11/18/2008 10:48AM
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In the spectrum of 2 piece bands, the black keys are one of the best IMO. I can't wait to check out Auerbach solo.