The Arcs just launched a rad new series called “Inventors” with Dr. John. It’s part of a Record Store Day (November 27) limited edition release. It’s called The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. 1 and also features  David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. It seems like The Arcs are reaching out to the artists they admire and hassling them until they agree to work together. That’s precisely what we would do if we had the chance. Read Dan Auerbach’s remarks on the project below.

Sometimes the best way to see into the future is to study the past. In this series we do both, collaborating with folks who have been in the game a long time but instead of rehashing old material, we collaborate on new works, explore new ideas and introduce each other to a different generational perspective. We’ll continue in this series to track down our heroes and bug them until they agree to make some noise with us. Hopefully we learn a thing or two. Yours, Dreamily.

In case you’re a little lost, The Arcs are a band led by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. We can expect more collaborative releases from them. Check out the tracklisting and upcoming tour dates below.

01 Skull Session [ft. Dr. John]
02 Young
03 Virginia Slim [ft. Dr. John and David Hidalgo]
04 Blessed & Burned [ft. Dr. John and David Hidalgo]
05 Janitor [ft. Dr. John]
06 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea [ft. Dr. John]

Tour Dates:
11-05 Cologne, Germany – Katine
11-06 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
11-08 Zurich, Switzerland – X-TRA
11-09 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
11-11 London, England – The Forum
11-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Max
11-13 Paris, France – Le Trianon
11-16 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
12-01 Minneapolis, MI – First Avenue
12-02-03 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
12-04 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion [Indoor Stage]
12-06 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
12-08 Akron, OH – Civic Theatre
12-09 New York, NY – Terminal 5
12-10 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
12-12 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
12-14 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12-16 Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
12-19 Charlotte, NC – Armos’ Southend
12-20 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium