Dan Auerbach Solo Album/Tour

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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