The Arcs' debut album, Yours, Dreamily, features 13 tracks written and recorded collaboratively by the band—Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon—with the musicians playing a large array of roles both vocally and instrumentally; also on the album are Kenny Vaughan and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. "Right from the drop, Yours, Dreamily, ignites like a cigarette flicked on a stream of gasoline," says NPR. It's "one of Auerbach's most ambitious and fully realized albums." Mojo exclaims: "This one, for sure, is a keeper."
The Arcs' debut album, Yours, Dreamily, was released Friday, September 4, on Nonesuch Records. The Arcs are Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon. Also on the album are Kenny Vaughan and Mariachi Flor de Toloache.
The Arcs collaboratively wrote and recorded 13 tracks for Yours, Dreamily, with the musicians playing a large array of roles both vocally and instrumentally. Co-produced by Auerbach and Michels, the album was recorded in roughly two weeks through spontaneous, informal sessions across the country at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles, the Diamond Mine in Queens, Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, and in a lounge room at Electric Lady in Manhattan. Tchad Blake mixed the album on his horse farm in Wales.
In advance of Yours, Dreamily, The Arcs released a 7-inch single inspired by the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing match, which includes the songs "Stay in My Corner" b/w "Tomato Can." "Outta My Mind," a second 7-inch and the first single being released to radio, was released in July.
Recorded in various locations including Easy Eye Sound, Nashville, TN; The Diamond Mine, Queens, NY; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA
Engineered by Collin Dupuis, Phil Joly, Ben Baptie, Flossy Joe Visciano, Kennie Takahashi
Mixed by Tchad Blake
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering
All songs written by Dan Auerbach, except tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11–13 written by Dan Auerbach and Leon Michels, and tracks 2, 6, 8 written by Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Nicholas Movshon, and Homer Steinweiss
Track 1: Gil Boyne hypnosis vocal courtesy of Dr. John Butler/Hypnotherapy Training International (HTI), Westwood Publishing (www.hypnotherapytraininginternational.com). Track 4 contains elements from “Fai Yen” written and performed by Ream Daranoi. Licensed courtesy of Soundway Records Ltd. Published by Kartel Music Ltd. (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved. Sample and dialogue clearance by Alien Music.
Illustration and hand lettering by El Oms
Art direction by Dan Auerbach and Ric Alessio
Graphic design by Ric Alessio
Insert Photography by Alysse Gafkjen
Dan Auerbach, bass (2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 13), vocals (2–8, 10, 11, 13, 14), keyboards (2, 11, 13), guitars (2, 5–8, 10, 11, 13), acoustic guitar (3), synths (3), electric guitars (4), all other sounds (9), all sounds (12), fuzz (13), percussion (14)
Leon Michels, organ (2), piano (2, 6, 8, 13), percussion (2), Acetone organ (3), synths (3), all other sounds (9), all sounds (12), horns (5, 7, 10, 14), keyboards (6, 11, 13), Hammond (7, 8), guitars (10, 11)
Richard Swift, drums (3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13), percussion (4), acoustic guitar (4), keyboards (5, 10, 11), vocals (5, 7, 10)
Homer Steinweiss, drums (2, 6, 8)
Nick Movshon, bass (6, 8)
Flor de Toloache, background vocals (3, 4, 8, 11, 13), horns (4), strings (4), lead vocals (11)
Russ Pahl, electric guitar (3), pedal steel (14)
Veronica Medellin, guitarrón (4, 7)
Chamberlin, drums (5)
Tommy Brenneck, guitar (8)
Ray Mason, trombone (9)
Lee Fields, vocals (9)
Jeffrey Clemens, drums (14)
Kennie Vaughn, bari guitar (14), guitars (14)
Bobby Emmett, piano (14), Hammond (14), horns (14), vocals (14)
Dave Roe, upright bass (14)
Brian Olive, vocals (14)