It’s Dan Auerbach Week at HearYa!

by oz on September 8, 2008

As far as I know, there has never been a Dan Auerbach appreciation week outside of his house, but that’s about to change. Today is the beginning of Dan Auerback week at Why you may ask? Well, I was going through our pending posts that are begging to be published and noticed that Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys produced at least three of them. I figured why not just make it officially unofficial and dedicate the whole week to the fellow-Ohio native?

If you don’t like The Black Keys, then we’re not friends. Not only do they consistently put out amazing records, but they go above and beyond to help other emerging artists get their music recorded and distributed. Pat Carney started Audio Eagle Records with the fantastic tag line, “Going Out of Business Since 2005.” Meanwhile, Dan has worked with several Alive Records bands and a select Ohio songstress to produce albums and even provide some backup on guitar and vocals.

Stay tuned for some great music certified with Dan’s seal of approval and, in the meantime, enjoy a few live tracks from The Black Keys Live EP.

The Black Keys – Girl Is On My Mind (Live)

The Black Keys – 10am Automatic (Live)

The Black Keys – Elevator (Live)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody September 9, 2008 at 7:54 am

To say that I love Dan Auerbach’s contributions to the musical landscape would be an understatement. But the thing that I truly love about him is in spite of the fact that he is obviously a very talented producer, he is not some sort of megalomaniac.

That was clearly obvious when he allowed another producer, Danger Mouse, to produce the Keys latest effort. To allow someone outside the norm and their typical genre was a true show sign of Dan & Patrick’s genius as Attack & Release really showed some new tricks for the Akron boys.

Kyle September 9, 2008 at 5:05 pm

It’s definitely a worthwhile cause.

Excellent music.

oddbodkins September 11, 2008 at 11:50 am

This is the most overdue “honor” of recent memory. Lord love the Keys and Lord love Dan and Patrick’s outside work, too.

paolo November 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I have to say, I’m not crazy ’bout one of his songs used in the recent Cadillac commercial. I know the money is hard to pass up and it allows artists the means to work on other projects. It’s just hard to see such tasteful music go mainstream commercial- but, I guess that’s the world we live…

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