March 10, 2009

Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid (2009)

Dan Aurbach plays the Wonder Ballroom tomorrow night and if past Black Keys performances are any indication, the show should be filled with awesome guitar pyrotechnics. He's out on the road supporting his new solo album, Keep I Hid. While the drums are definitely less prominent on it, the music isn't really that much of a deviation from the garage blues he plays with Patrick Carney. The difference seems to primarily be in tone - the album is laid back where the Keys were often intense. It also feels a little more intimate and off the cuff, likely a product of recording holed up alone at home. I probably will always be a fan - I have favorites on every album - but this one was more of a grower than the last few. Regardless, I look forward to seeing what the songs sound like live.


awmercy said...

Judging from their myspace pages, openers Hacienda and Those Darlins should both be pretty good too.