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THE ARCS’ DEBUT ALBUM OUT TODAY

Thomas Bellflower September 5, 2015

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The Arcs’ debut album, Yours, Dreamily, is out today on Nonesuch Records (purchase now at iTunes, thearcs.com, and nonesuch.com).

In celebration of the release, the band will make its live concert debut performing as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live simultaneous streaming series at New York’s Housing Works Bookstore Café next Wednesday, September 9. Further concert dates will be announced shortly.

The music video for the track “Put a Flower in Your Pocket,” directed by “El Oms,” (artist Omar Juarez), was recently premiered at Noisey, which calls the track “dirty, bluesy soulful music with a reverbed, modern twist.” The first single from Yours, Dreamily, “Outta My Mind,” also has received critical acclaim, with Vulture praising its “raw, bare-bones appeal” and Spin noting its “barrage of deliciously reverbed, strung-out riffs.”

The Arcs are Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon. Also featured on the album are Kenny Vaughan and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The group 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 recently released two 7-inch singles (both with art designed by El Oms) b/w additional non-LP tracks, which are available now at independent retail outlets, thearcs.com, and nonesuch.com. The first includes the songs “Stay in My Corner” b/w “Tomato Can” and the second includes “Outta My Mind” b/w “My Mind”.

 

YOURS, DREAMILY, TRACK LIST
1. Once We Begin (Intro)
2. Outta My Mind
3. Put a Flower in Your Pocket
4. Pistol Made of Bones
5. Everything You Do (You Do for You)
6. Stay in My Corner
7. Cold Companion
8. The Arc
9. Nature’s Child
10. Velvet Ditch
11. Chains of Love
12. Come & Go
13. Rosie (Ooh La La)
14. Searching the Blue

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