Record Store Day will celebrate its own Black Friday on November 27th with a new wave of exclusive and limited edition releases, including a 10-inch of the Arcs’ new EP The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. I. On Monday, Dan Auerbach and company released “Young,” a ghostly new track from that six-song EP, exclusively with the official RSD site.
The eerie, reverb-heavy track was co-written by the Silver Jews’ David Berman. “We’ve been meeting at night, writing together for a few years,” Auerbach said in a statement of the working with Berman. “This is the first time we’ve shared any of that. The Arcs have recorded more songs from the collaboration and we hope to release more of it very soon.”
As the EP’s title suggests, this is the first installment in Auerbach’s Inventors series, which finds the Black Keys singer and his new group collaborating with artists like Berman, Dr. John and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo.
“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,” Auerbach said of the EP in a statement. “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.”