Patrick Carney has announced ‘Akron, Ohio’, the debut album by his new band Sad Planets – stream their first single below.
The Black Keys drummer is joined by vocalist John Petkovic (Guided by Voices, Death of Samantha, Sweet Apple, Cobra Verde) for the new project.
A press release states that Carney “plays drums at times, but also adds Enoesque synthesisers and other instruments to the mix.” Their debut record drops on April 19.
Carney’s other band, The Black Keys, which he formed with guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach back in 2011 last released an album in 2014 (‘Turn Blue’).
Elsewhere, Carney has been busy producing other artists’ work including a track on the latest album by Karen Elson’s, the ex-wife of Keys’ longtime rival Jack White. He also produced Calvin Johnson’s 2018 album ‘A Wonderful Beast’.
Auerbach produced Cage The Elephant’s ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’ in 2015. He’s also released albums as The Arcs and under his own name.
Last month, Greta Van Fleet said that The Black Keys need to step up their game and release a new record otherwise they could just be seen as “some band”.
Bassist Sam Kiszka told HEAVY that competition is on for them whenever Auerbach and Carney return as a duo.