Dan Auerbach’s The Arcs Are Already Finishing Another Record

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach formed a new band called the Arcs earlier this year, and they released their debut album, Yours, Dreamily, at the end of August. But fret not — Auerbach is making sure that fans won’t have to wait too long to get their next fix of soul-infused blues-rock. The band just released a new EP today as a part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday celebration, and Auerbach has revealed to Billboard that they’re already “almost done with another record. It’s really close.” He also says that they’re continuing to refine their sound: “The Arcs have a particular sound, or we’re trying to. It’s starting to, I guess, solidify a little bit, especially the more we play live together,” he told Billboard. “I’m just hearing a new consistency, but it’s still pulling from various types of places; it’s what our record collections sound like, pretty much, so it’s all over the place. There’s loud songs, fast songs but it’s still dreamy and it still sounds like the Arcs. I don’t really know how to describe it.”