6/05/2017

Dan Auerbach’s New Album Waiting On A Song Out Now Via Easy Eye Sound

DAN AUERBACH’S NEW ALBUM WAITING ON A SONG, OUT NOW VIA EASY EYE SOUND

THREE SONG PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW ON CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY

TOUR DATES WITH JOHN PRINE CONFIRMED

“…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 a ‘Nashville Sound’ the town could use more of.”
– Rolling Stone 


“… immaculate, indelible pop.”
– NPR

 
Nine-time GRAMMY®–­winner Dan Auerbach’s new solo album, Waiting On A Song, which NPR Music calls “a batch of sparkling pop songs that's sweet, breezy, and primed for summer,” is out now on Easy Eye Sound, and you can listen to it here.

This weekend, Dan Auerbach appeared on CBS This Morning: Saturday for an in-depth interview with host Anthony Masonabout his new album, Waiting On A Song, from which he played three songs, “Shine On Me,” “Waiting On A Song,” and “Never In My Wildest Dreams.” Watch the interview and performance here.

Waiting On A Song is Auerbach’s 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 latestincluding 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.”

Recently, Dan Auerbach premiered his music video for “Waiting on A Song” via Rolling Stone. Auerbach also appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform the songs “Shine On Me” and “King Of A One Horse Town”. Additionally, NPR Music premiered the video for Waiting On A Songs first single,“Shine on Me”. Auerbach also shared the music video for “King of a One Horse Town” via Pitchfork.

Dan Auerbach will open for John Prine, with whom he wrote the title track off Waiting On A Song, in September and November in Charleston, Charlotte, Washington D.C., and Richmond. Tickets are on sale now and are available here.

Dan Auerbach moved to Nashville from his native Akron, Ohio in 2010 and with this release, his first solo album in eight years, it is clear that he has made Music City his home. During the summer of 2016, taking a break from the non-stop touring he’d done with The Black Keys and the Arcs, he finally got acquainted with the city he loves so much, as well as the world-class musicians who live there, and subsequently collaborated with some of Nashville’s heavyweights. Of the process he reveals, “They’d come over, and we’d be in a little room in my house with the door closed, and we’d just write. Monday through Wednesday we’d write, and then Thursday through Sunday we’d record, every week.” Mark Knopfler’s immediately identifiable guitar elevates “Shine on Me,” a song NPR calls a “masterpiece of clap-along power-pop perfectly calibrated for cars with the windows rolled down,” into an anthem, and John Prine co-wrote the album’s title track. Iconic guitarist Duane Eddy is featured on “Livin’ in Sin” and the cinematic “King of a One Horse Town.”

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 soon-to-be-announced releases from other artists and is distributed by Auerbach's longtime label Nonesuch Records. The label 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.”

Dan AuerbachWaiting On A Song Track List
1. Waiting On A Song
2. Malibu Man
3. Livin' In Sin
4. Shine On Me
5. King Of A One Horse Town
6. Never In My Wildest Dreams
7. Cherrybomb
8. Stand By My Girl
9. Undertow
10. Show Me

Dan Auerbach Tour Dates w/ John Prine
September 15 /// North Charleston SC /// North Charleston Performing Arts Center
September 16 /// Charlotte NC /// Belk Theatre
November 10 /// Washington DC /// DAR Constitution Hall
November 11 /// Richmond VA /// Altria Theater

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