In September 2015 The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach introduced The Arcs, his new side project to the world with a first album. Cold Companion, played live in the KCRW studio’s in the video below, is a haunting Southern-roots-rock (think Los Lobos, it’s no coincidence The Arcs released a 2nd album with David Hidalgo & Dr. John already) drenched track.
As usual I heard this on KCRW earlier today; Daniel Lanois leaving his roots-oriented songwriting for some pretty spaced-out instrumentals with a jazz-like and sometime straight drum & bass feel to them. This is “Opera”, live;
There’s real gems to be found on KCRW’s YouTube channel, which features artists that perform live in the studio. Laura Mvula is a upcoming UK vocalist and you can see her performing “Sing To The Moon” below. Enjoy!
Laura Mvula performing "Sing To The Moon" Live on KCRW