Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach’s band The Arcs share new song – watch

Animated video for 'Put A Flower In Your Pocket' features a love triangle between a boxer and a gangster

The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach has shared the video for another new track from his new band The Arcs.

Directed by El Oms, the animated video for ‘Put A Flower In Your Pocket’ features a love triangle between a boxer, a gangster, and the gangster’s girlfriend. Watch the video below via Noisey.

The band previously shared ‘Outta My Mind’, ‘Stay in My Corner’, and ‘Tomato Can’. Debut album ‘Yours, Dreamily’ follows on September 4, via Nonesuch.


The group sees Auerbach teaming up with Truth and Soul Records founder Leon Michels, Black Keys touring bassist Richard Swift, Menahan Street Band member Homer Steinweiss, Amy Winehouse collaborator Nick Movshon, guitarist Kenny Vaughan, plus the members of all-female mariachi band Mariachi Flor de Toloache.

A press release says of the record: “The Arcs collaboratively wrote and recorded 13 tracks for ‘Yours, Dreamily’, with the musicians playing a large array of roles both vocally and instrumentally… the album was recorded in roughly two weeks through spontaneous, informal sessions across the country”.

Speaking about the LP recently, Auerbach described the full-length as “extra weird”. He said: “It was cut really quick in a week and a half, two weeks of recording.I just wanted to do my thing and get extra weird… I wanted everything to flow [and] be cohesive. A lot of the songs bleed one into the other, a lot like the Grateful Dead – my favourite records that they did. So I’ve got a lot of connected songs. It’s basically everything I love about music all wrapped up into one record – that’s all!”

The ‘Yours, Dreamily’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Once We Begin (Intro)’
‘Outta My Mind’
‘Put A Flower In Your Pocket’
‘Pistol Made Of Bones’
‘Everything You Do (You Do For You)’
‘Stay In My Corner’
‘Cold Companion’
‘The Arc’
‘Nature’s Child’
‘Velvet Ditch’
‘Chains Of Love’
‘Come & Go’
‘Rosie (Ooh La La)’
‘Searching The Blue’