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Dan Auerbach opted to use his given name for his solo project, but his Black Keys partner Patrick Carney’s taking a a shadowier route, titling his new band after his role in the Akron duo. Even though he’s Drummer’s bassist. The hook? Everyone in the Ohio “feel good” quintet is also a drummer, it’s just that 4 out of 5 of them are now playing instruments we’re not used to seeing them handle: Teeth Of Hydra/Harriet The Spy skinsman Jamie Stillman covers guitar, ex-Party of Helicopters drummer Jon Finley does guitar/vocals, and Houseguest drummer Steve Clements is on keys/vocals. Staying within his comfort zone, ex-Ghostman & Sandman drummer Greg Boyd gets to sit down and hit the drums.

Drummer’s 10-song, sundae dripping Feel Good Together is out 9/29 via Audio Eagle. Hear more unexpectedly swirly, triumphal results (complete with intricately hooked guitar leads) and check out their tour fall tour dates at MySpace.

Comments (5)
  1. oh man. i will follow any of them to virtually any side project they wanna go ahead and start. looove dan auerbach & co, and cant wait to hear more of this

  2. missy  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

    bitch. why are you mentioning dan? pat & co. make up this band.

  3. mitchell  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2009 0

    Worst.Band Name.Ever.

  4. james rosen  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2009 0

    maybe thats the point.

  5. why are they both splitting off to side projects? did they just get bored with being awesome?

    but i like both the new bands sound so now i dont know how i feel about it. its all so confusing…

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