For The Record (Label): Audio Eagle

Inspired by the always excellent HearYa music blog and their spectacular Dan Auerbach Week, I’ve decided to spread the Black Keys love and give the drummer some. Dan has done some killer production work with various artists on the Alive Records label, but Patrick Carney upped the ante and started his own label, Audio Eagle. While most of Auerbach’s work seems to focus on his wheelhouse of dirty, sludgey garage rock blues sound, Carney seems to be a bit more all over the board, courting much more of an indie rocker sound with such bands as Houseguest, Beaten Awake and Royal Bangs. (I’m afraid I haven’t heard anything from the fourth label mate, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream.) While the genres are different, the quality of artists is not. Both these cats know their music and are surrounding themselves with some damn fine talent in the production studio. So sit back and enjoy these tunes produced by the Black Keys’ drummer. If you dig them as much as I do, make sure to check out these bands when they hit your burg.

mp3: Royal Bangs – Broke Calculator

mp3: Beaten Awake – Browns Town

mp3: Houseguest – Muted Mesa

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