The Arcs, comprised of The Black Keys’ singer-songwriter-guitarist Auerbach, Leon Michels, the mastermind behind the soulful El Michels Affair who was a member of the 2010 touring edition of The Black Keys, and his boyhood friends and longtime band mates Homer Steinweiss and Nick Movshon lending support, and the late multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Richard Swift, have returned with a new single, “Keep On Dreamin’,” after taking a 7 year hiatus.
Along with the release of the track, they have released a vibrantly illustrated music video created by the artist El Oms and video director/animator Robert Schober. The brand new album, Electrophonic Chronic, is out on January 27, 2023. The group’s first full-length release since 2015’s critically-lauded Yours, Dreamily, the new album was co-produced by The Arcs’ Leon Michels and Auerbach, and largely recorded with their bandmate Richard Swift before his untimely passing in 2018. Musically, Electrophonic Chronic was born from the band’s mutual obsession with recording and crate-digging, taking in a wide range of inspirations including vintage soul, old school garage and the space age pop of the 1960s.