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The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach Releases Psychedelic ‘Outta My Mind’ as the Arcs

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Drummer Patrick Carney and singer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys perform onstage during the iHeartRadio LIVE performance and Q&A with The Black Keys at iHeartRadio Theater on June 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for iHeart Radio)

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach has struck out on his own before, both as a solo artist and as a producer, and in April he promised another venture as the Arcs. Earlier this month he shared “Stay in My Corner” b/w “Tomato Can” in conjunction with the Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather showdown; now he’s delivered on his promise to be “extra weird” with new track “Outta My Mind.” “Good morning, children — welcome to school,” it begins, before Auerbach launches into a barrage of deliciously reverbed, strung-out riffs. Listen here.