Dan Auerbach’s The Arcs play ‘Outta My Mind’ on ‘Colbert’ – watch

The Black Keys man’s side-project released debut album 'Yours, Dreamily' earlier in September

The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach has performed with his side-project The Arcs on US TV’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The Arcs’ debut album ‘Yours, Dreamily’ was released earlier this month (September 4). The group sees Auerbach teaming up with Truth & 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.

Auerbach recently described the LP 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!”

Watch footage of Auerbach and The Arcs performing ‘Outta My Mind’ from ‘Yours, Dreamily’ live on Colbert below.


The Arcs have also scheduled a London live date at Kentish Town Forum for November 11.

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’