Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dan Auerbach's The Arcs Weigh In on Drake vs. Meek Mill Beef & Discuss Chinatown Hood Passes Within "Outta My Mind" (Nonesuch Records)


"Now accepting all reasonable offers for Nick's Honda. Contact The Arcs or Eddie Huang. Oh yeah... and new Arcs video drops this Tuesday... Go get the album too!! Bump it in your new Honda?" Dan Auerbach's The Arcs wrote on Facebook Saturday accompanying a brief 30-second trailer advertising their then-forthcoming "Outta My Mind" music video, as well as director Nick Walker's Honda. It would appear to be a purposely lo-fi, back seat-shot clip in which two unspecified Arcs members discuss the prospect of the brief hybrid trailer-web ad, which Walker commissioned that "might help save us;" anyone interested in buying Nick Walker's Honda can either contact The Arcs directly or apparent Dan Auerbach affiliate and Fresh Off The Boat creator, Eddie Huang. "These are people that I either met in the studio, or was a fan of the records that they made before I even met them... Richard Swift, I met him six years ago; we made a record together, and we've been great friends and made music ever since," Dan Auerbach recently told NPR in their Yours, Dreamily-centric profile. Dan Auerbach's second proper "solo" album, Yours, Dreamily, is now available in a number of formats on Black Keys-affiliated label, Nonesuch Records.


"And Leon Michels — every single day I was listening to this record by Lee Fields called My World. It just inspired me so much. And that was Leon — Leon, Nick [Movshon], and Homer [Steinweiss], they made that record together. So, it's weird how it's always been so connected," Auerbach further elaborated on the rather organic conception of The Arcs. Yours, Dreamily's 14 contained experimental-leaning tracks were recorded in over just two weeks at studios in Los Angeles, Nashville, Manhattan, and Queens and Auerbach says they were inspired by "old Soul records, Captain Beefheart, [and] newer Hip-Hop records." Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Home Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon have all previously worked alongside Dan Auerbach on records he produced for the likes of Lana del Rey, Ray LaMontagne, Dr. John, and even main band The Black Keys' critically-acclaimed 2010 effort, Brothers. The Arcs' second proper video-single lifted from Yours, Dreamily, only behind El Oms-animated "Put a Flower In Your Pocket," "Outta My Mind" is a trippy, psychedelic color blotted sensory experience; wherein Dan Auerbach & The Arcs rip through a rockin' and rollin' live rendition of their latest single, which is inter-spliced with an odd cell phone-shot Chinatown pass-revoking scuffle and bookended by about 10 seconds-worth of head-scratching banter on Drake & Meek Mill's recent beef.

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