Monday, 3 April 2017

Dan Auerbach - Shine On Me

1. Who is Dan Auerbach? 

Dan Auerbach is the guitarist/singer for The Black Keys, a producer, a member of Arcs and a solo artist. He is from Akron, Ohio, and he has released two solo albums. Shine On Me (March'17) is the lead single from his second solo album Waiting On A Song (June'17). 

2. What kind of song is Shine On Me

Shine On Me is middle of the road, radio friendly, pop rock with a singalong chorus. Generic Americana a'la The Traveling Wilburys.

3. Who does Dan Auerbach sound like? 

The Traveling Wilburys, Pete Townsend and Cage The Elephant.

4. What have the press said about Shine On Me

“A jaunty tune” – Stereogum.

“Plucky, uptempo” – Rolling Stone. 

“Bright and sweet” – NPR.

5. Which bands have influenced Dan Auerbach? 

Some of The Black Keys influences include The Clash, T.Rex, Muddy Waters, Junior Kimbraugh and The Cramps.

6. Why should I give Shine On Me a listen? 

Because you like the easy going groove of populist Americana. Because you like Dire Straits.

7. What are Dan Auerbach's best songs? 

Check out the modern bluesy rock of I Want Some More and The Prowl.

8. Any more words? 

Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) recorded the rhythm guitar for Shine On Me

“I’m like a four leaf clover,
Cause I hide from everyone”

The Black Keys are a commercially and critically successful blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. Their last album debuted at number one on the American Billboard Charts and was top 5 around the world. The Black Keys started making music in 2001 and have recorded eight albums. They sound like The White Stripes and Arctic Monkeys. The Black Keys are influenced by Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson. Gold On The Ceiling was one of three number one singles (Modern Alternative Rock Charts) for The Black Keys from their seventh album El Camino (2011).  Pitchfork thought Gold On The Ceiling sounds “just filthy, like George Thorogood scoring porn, all raunchy organ and licentious hand-claps.”

“Down in the waves,
She screams again”

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