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Black Keys Drummer Goes It Alone (with four of his closest friends)

Longtime DRUM! Magazine favorite, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has struck out on his own with Drummer , his new side project whose debut album, Feel Good Together, debuts on September 29. Turning the tables, Carney stashes the sticks and shoulders the bass with Drummer, which also features fellow Ohio natives Jamie Stillman of Teeth Of The Hydra, formerly of Party Of Helicopters (guitar), Jon Finley of Beaten Awake, also formerly of Party Of Helicopters (vocals, guitar), Stephen Clements of Houseguest and Six Parts Seven (keys, vocals) and Greg Boyd of Ghostman And Sandman (drums).

Certain bloggers recently suggested that the timing for Feel Good Together was not simply fortuitous, coming on the heels of Keep It Hid, the February solo release by Carney's one-and-only Black Keys bandmate, Dan Auerbach. However. Carney doesn't care to dignify such speculation, choosing instead to focus on his matters at hand: “[Drummer] started playing together in February, and within two months we had a whole record," he says. "We have all been friends for a long time and decided that our time would be better spent making music than making snowmen and watching YouTube.”

Feel Good Together was recorded and mixed in Akron, Ohio by Ben Vehorn (Love As Laughter) at his studio Tangerine Sound. Check out Drummer for yourself when the band hits the road in the Fall:

Oct 8: Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY

Oct 9: Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA

Oct 10: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

Oct 11: T.T. The Bear’s, Cambridge, MA

Oct: 12 DC9, Washington, DC

Oct 13: The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD

Oct 14: Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC

Oct 15: The Pilot Light Knoxville, TN

Oct 16: The Earl Atlanta, GA

Oct 17: Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN

Oct 19: Skull Alley Louisville, KY

Oct 20: Spin Nightclub, Indianapolis, IN

Oct 21: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI

Oct 22: 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN

Oct 23: Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL

Oct 24: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

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