Back in February, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach released his first solo record, Keep It Hid, and proceeded to go out on tour with two drummers… neither of whom was his BK partner, Patrick Carney. Well. Two can play at that game, children.
A band called Drummer appeared quietly on MySpace at the end of last month, and last week they posted a single song, “Diamonds to Shake.” Further investigation via I Rock Cleveland reveals Drummer to be, naturally, a super-group of drummers from Ohio bands, with vocals provided by Jon Finley of Beaten Awake, and some lovely reverbby keys from Steve Clements of Houseguest — both bands Carney’s been producing of late. Carney himself plays bass. According to a Source Close To The Group, they’ve got at least six songs completed for an album they plan to release on Carney’s label, Audio Eagle Records, and a tour is in the works.What do you think, M-Dubs? A worthy diversion for the man who makes the Black Keys crash and roll with such ferocity? Any fears that sacred Akron twosome is going to break up in light of these individual pursuits? And once you’ve listened to “Diamonds to Shake,” come on back here and help me figure out who it sounds like, because that guy’s voice is a dead ringer for someone and it is driving me crazy.