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    "Keep It Hid," Streaming on Nonesuch Radio, Shows "Other Sides of Auerbach's Abilities" (Akron Beacon Journal)

    As The Black Keys wrapped up their latest tour this past weekend in New York City and nearby Montclair, New Jersey, the duo's singer-guitarist, Dan Auerbach, gets set for the release of his solo debut, Keep It Hid, out tomorrow on vinyl and CD. To mark the occasion, Nonesuch has launched a new station on Nonesuch Radio titled "First Listen," where you can hear all the tracks from the album shuffled and streaming through release date.

    The Akron Beacon Journal, Dan's hometown paper, in a review of the new album, sees it as an expansion of the sound Black Keys fans have come to know and love. Dan "doesn't eschew his band's familiar blues-rock fuzz," says Beacon Journal music writer Malcolm X Abram, "so much as incorporate other genres and sounds, such as country and Nuggets-era garage rock, into an enjoyable 14-track collection."

    Abram continues:

    Obviously, the blues are still the strongest root of his style, but on songs such as the funky, crawling "Heartbroken, In Disrepair" Auerbach gets to air out sharp single lines and chunky sliding chords, and he breaks out a backwards solo for the dramatic mutant tango of the paranoid "When I Left the Room."

    Following "the revelation" that was The Black Keys' Attack & Release, says Abram, Dan's solo debut shows "other sides of Auerbach's abilities, such as how he can smooth out his primal, bluesy wail and still imbue his songs with emotion and passion, and can trade blunt force for pastoral melodies without losing the music's power."

    Read the full review at ohio.com.

    And click here to hear all the songs from the album on Nonesuch Radio's "First Listen: Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid" through release date. And if you like the idea, let us know with your comments, and we'll feature other new releases on "First Listen" in the future.

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"Keep It Hid," Streaming on Nonesuch Radio, Shows "Other Sides of Auerbach's Abilities" (Akron Beacon Journal)

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Dan Auerbach's solo debut, Keep It Hid, is out tomorrow. To mark the occasion, Nonesuch has launched a new Nonesuch Radio station titled "First Listen," where you can hear all the tracks from the album shuffled and streaming through release date. Dan's hometown paper, the Akron Beacon Journal, says that following "the revelation" that was The Black Keys' Attack & Release, Keep It Hid shows "other sides of Auerbach's abilities, such as how he can smooth out his primal, bluesy wail and still imbue his songs with emotion and passion, and can trade blunt force for pastoral melodies without losing the music's power."

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As The Black Keys wrapped up their latest tour this past weekend in New York City and nearby Montclair, New Jersey, the duo's singer-guitarist, Dan Auerbach, gets set for the release of his solo debut, Keep It Hid, out tomorrow on vinyl and CD. To mark the occasion, Nonesuch has launched a new station on Nonesuch Radio titled "First Listen," where you can hear all the tracks from the album shuffled and streaming through release date.

The Akron Beacon Journal, Dan's hometown paper, in a review of the new album, sees it as an expansion of the sound Black Keys fans have come to know and love. Dan "doesn't eschew his band's familiar blues-rock fuzz," says Beacon Journal music writer Malcolm X Abram, "so much as incorporate other genres and sounds, such as country and Nuggets-era garage rock, into an enjoyable 14-track collection."

Abram continues:

Obviously, the blues are still the strongest root of his style, but on songs such as the funky, crawling "Heartbroken, In Disrepair" Auerbach gets to air out sharp single lines and chunky sliding chords, and he breaks out a backwards solo for the dramatic mutant tango of the paranoid "When I Left the Room."

Following "the revelation" that was The Black Keys' Attack & Release, says Abram, Dan's solo debut shows "other sides of Auerbach's abilities, such as how he can smooth out his primal, bluesy wail and still imbue his songs with emotion and passion, and can trade blunt force for pastoral melodies without losing the music's power."

Read the full review at ohio.com.

And click here to hear all the songs from the album on Nonesuch Radio's "First Listen: Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid" through release date. And if you like the idea, let us know with your comments, and we'll feature other new releases on "First Listen" in the future.

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