The Arcs’ debut

The Arcs' debut

Ally Campbell, Staff Writer

Appreciated by teens and adults alike, The Black Keys have blown up in the past several years. One of only two members in The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, has experimented with an extensive list of side projects. The blues rocker’s most recent project is a group called The Arcs. Their debut LP, “Yours, Dreamily,” dropped on September 4, 2015.

Auerbach has teamed up with five of his musician friends: Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, Nick Movshon, and Kenny Vaughan. The initial five members joined together with the all-female mariachi group, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, which was featured on six tracks.

The group announced a two-month tour which began in Europe and will end in Nashville, Tennessee. One notable stop for the band will be in Akron, Ohio. Auerbach has remained loyal to his hometown of Akron through all of his success, so the visit home is highly anticipated.

The Arcs’ album is similar to The Black Keys’ albums, with a classic rock sound and blues undertones. The project; however, includes a broader range of instruments. Trombone, organ, and pedal steel guitar are all unique elements contributed by the thirteen people in addition to the initial five members of The Arcs.

The fourteen track album seamlessly meshes sounds reminiscent of soul, garage rock, blues, rhythm, classic rock, and psychedelic rock. The record is a beautiful combination of all the sounds produced by Auerbach through The Black Keys and his numerous other side projects. The vast mixture of sounds guarantees that the project appeals to a wide audience.