Earlier this year, the Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach put together a new blues-rocking band called the Arcs and released the new album Yours, Dreamily. And now, that same band is teaming up with a pair of legends for a new EP. On the new record The Arcs Vs. The Inventors, the band gets together with Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo and New Orleans rock originator Dr. John. (Dr. John and Auerbach already have a history; Auerbach produced Dr. John’s 2012 album Locked Down. The new EP is a six-song 10″, and it’ll be released next month as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday festivities. Apparently, this will be the first in a series of collaborative records from the Arcs. In a press release, Auerbach had this to say:
Sometimes the best way to see into the future is to study the past. In this series we do both, collaborating with folks who have been in the game a long time but instead of rehashing old material, we collaborate on new works, explore new ideas and introduce each other to a different generational perspective. We’ll continue in this series to track down our heroes and bug them until they agree to make some noise with us. Hopefully we learn a thing or two.
The Arcs Vs. The Inventors is out 11/27 on Nonesuch.