The Arcs "Yours, Dreamily"

Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach has multiple musical personalities that assert themselves through a variety of projects. He told Rolling Stone magazine that his latest musical venture, The Arcs, helped him scratch a Grateful Dead-inspired itch. It’s the spirit, though, not the sound of the psychedelic era that he’s reproduced. There aren’t any lengthy jams or narrative ballads, but Auerbach and crew do suggest a sense of adventurous improvisation. Yours, Dreamily is awash with crunchy, reverb-soaked guitars, lush keyboards, driving beats, and a healthy dose of soul. Auerbach’s collaborators include Richard Swift of The Shins and Dap King drummer, Homer Steinweiss.

Joey Spehar (Morning Mix)