DAN AUERBACH ANNOUNCES 7” EASY EYE SOUND SAMPLER, GOOD SOUND COMES BACK AROUND VOL. 1
INCLUDES NEW MUSIC FROM AUERBACH, ROBERT FINLEY & SONNY SMITH
‘Auerbach is a craftsman of rare skill and few equals.’ – Mojo
‘It’s a ‘Nashville Sound’ the town could use more of.’ – Rolling Stone
‘The end result is ultimately a testament to the great paradox of songwriting: it takes a lot of heavy lifting to make something that sounds so effortless.’ – Pitchfork
‘It’s refreshing to hear Auerbach still tinkering in the studio, making a home in his hometown and showing just how expansive the city of Nashville can sound.’ – Uncut
Eight-time GRAMMY–winner, Dan Auerbach, announces a 7” Easy Eye Sound sampler, Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1,which will be released on November 24, as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday initiative. The new 7” is a preview of upcoming releases on Auerbach’s label and features ‘Cellophane Angel’, an exclusive and unreleased track Auerbach recorded with the Preservation Hall Band, on Side A, and Robert Finley‘s ‘Medicine Woman’ – the first single on his new album Goin’ Platinum! due December 8 – and Sonny Smith‘s ‘Pictures of You’ on Side B. Sonny Smith will be releasing a full-length album on Auerbach’s label soon. The 7” will be available at participating record stores, and more information can be found here.
Auerbach’s new solo album, Waiting On A Song, is out now on Easy Eye Sound. It is the follow-up to 2009’s Keep It Hid and is his love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Nashville’s most respected players to write and record his latest, including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Russ Pahl, Pat McLaughlin as well as Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Auerbach said about working with his musical heroes: “Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn’t have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived.” The album includes the hit singles ‘Shine On Me’, ‘Waiting On A Song’ and ‘Stand By My Girl’.
Auerbach, along with Robert Finley, will appear on A Prairie Home Companion with host and fellow Nonesuch artist Chris Thile, on October 28. With nearly 3.2 million fans from around the world tuning in to enjoy the show each week, A Prairie Home Companion is the only live music and variety show aired nationwide in the USA today. Dan Auerbach will open for John Prine, with whom he wrote the title track off Waiting On A Song, in November in Washington D.C. and Richmond. Additionally, Auerbach will perform at The Growlers Six festival in San Pedro, California on October 28. Tickets for these performances on sale now and are available here.
Waiting On A Song is the debut release, and marks the launch of Easy Eye Sound, Dan Auerbach’s new record label which will feature releases from other artists and is distributed by Auerbach’s longtime label Nonesuch Records. The next release on Easy Eye Sound will be of legendary bluesman Robert Finley’s new album Goin’ Platinum! on December 8. Easy Eye Sound is built equally around Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, where The Black Keys recorded their last two albums, as well as the collection of famous session musicians that have come to call the studio home. Auerbach says, “Sometimes I feel I created my own Field of Dreams. I built the studio because I knew something was going to happen. I built it to accommodate live musicians playing, and then all of a sudden the best musicians in Nashville show up, and it’s happening.”