The Arcs On World Cafe : World Cafe Hear why Dan Auerbach calls his new band's music "weird" in a set recorded live in the studio.
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The Arcs On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Outta My Mind"
  • "Put A Flower In My Pocket"
  • "Pistol Made Of Bones"
  • "Stay In My Corner"

When The Black Keys had to take time off as drummer Patrick Carney recovered from a shoulder injury, his bandmate, Dan Auerbach, wasted no time. Auerbach put together a group of musicians with whom he'd toured, recorded and produced. That's how Leon Michels, Nick Movshon, Homer Steinweiss, Richard Swift and Kenny Vaughan — along with Auerbach — became The Arcs.

The Arcs' music isn't the same blues-rock we've come to expect from The Black Keys; it's, as Auerbach puts it, more "weird." Hear the result, performed live in the World Cafe studio, on today's show.

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