This morning, Nine-time GRAMMY–winner DanAuerbach shares the music video for “King of a One Horse Town” via Pitchfork. The poignant video was directed by Aaron Hymes, and follows a day in the life of a “king of a one horse town,” who Auerbach describes as “anyone who’s scared of the outside world. Anyone who’s afraid to go beyond their own block for fear of failure. It could be a drug dealer. A drunk. A professor. That’s a feeling any of us can relate to.” Watch the music video on Pitchfork here.
WaitingOnASong is Auerbach’s follow-up to 2009’s KeepItHid and is a love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Nashville’s most respected players to write and record his latest, including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin as well as Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Auerbach said about working with his musical heroes: “Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn’t have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived.” WaitingOnA Song is available for pre-order on CD, vinyl, and digitally. The album will also be available in limited-edition bundles, including an exclusive 8 track and a vintage 8 track player signed and customized by Auerbach, a seat cushion and various autographed and colored vinyl sets. Pre-order the album on all formats here.
DanAuerbach will partner with SiriusXM‘sTheSpectrum (Ch 28) on May 12th for a full-band performance which will broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg starting at 9PM ET (6PM PT), and will be rebroadcast at 12AM ET (9PM PT). “SiriusXM Presents Dan Auerbach at Music Hall of Williamsburg” will give listeners an exclusive preview of his second solo album, WaitingOnASong, which will be released on June 2nd via his new label, Easy Eye Sound. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here, with a two ticket limit per order.