The Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach has been lined up to
produce the new album from L.A.'s garage rocker Hanni El Khatib
after the artist revealed to LA Weekly his plans for the follow-up
to 2011's "Will The Guns Come Out".
"My new songs lean toward '60s garage but without nostalgia. I
want a record that makes sense to me today," he said. "A
friend owns a bar in Paris and introduced us when I was deejaying
after a show. He went deep into music and started dropping
knowledge about all these obscure LA bands. We ended up going back
and forth deejaying all night."
Auerbach most recently produced a track for UK singer Michael
Kiwanuka as well as Denver indie act Tennis' sophomore album,
"Young and Old". Speaking about the Kiwanuka track, Which is titled
'Lasan' Auerback said: "It was great - really quick. We went
and did it really quick at Ray Davies' studio. It was nice.
Obviously his voice is amazing the songs are cool. The production
on that stuff is great too - I like what the guy is doing."
The Black Keys frontman has been working relentlessly since the
release of their seventh studio album 'El Camino' in December last
year. Auerbach recently revealed that he bandmate Patrick Carney
will be playing at UK festivals this summer, but declined to reveal
which ones as they were "top secret", but hinted that planning had
already begun for the follow-up to their last record.
You can listen to the track Dan produced for Michael