Black Keys Drummer Forms Supergroup of Drummers, Calls it Drummer

July 20, 2009  |  11:15am
Supergroups are coming out of the woodwork these days, from The Dead Weather to Tinted Windows to Bad Lieutenant. So perhaps it makes sense, then, that five drummers, looking to venture away from their role in the band as necessary-team-player, would join forces to create a new band called Drummer.

It all began when Dan Auerbach went on a temporary hiatus from The Black Keys to support his solo work, and Keys drummer Patrick Carney was left without a project. So he contacted Jame Stillman, drummer for Columbus, Ohio band Teeth of the Hydra, and together the two tracked down Jon Finley from Party of Helicopters, Stephen Clements from Houseguest, and Greg Boyd from Ghostman & Sandman. All five were involved in multiple Ohio bands, and had a web of connections and shared stages between them. More importantly, they all had an interest in good times: Drummer's MySpace boasts the tagline "Five special guys, feeling good together."

Only Boyd plays drums in the band; Carney takes bass, Clements plays keys, and Finley and Stillman play guitar. Both Clements and Finley offer vocals as well.

In Carney's hometown of Akron, Ohio, Drummer recorded 11 tracks of feel-good rock music for Feel Good Together, released Sept. 29 on Audio Eagle. The album release will be followed with a fall tour throughout the U.S. Fans can listen to tracks from Feel Good Together on the band's MySpace.

Tracklist:

1. Lottery Dust
2. Feel Good Together
3. Serious Encounters
4. Mature Fantasy
5. Every Nineteen Minutes
6. Good Golly
7. Connect to Lounge
8. Buddyscapes
9. Diamonds to Shake
10. Summer Control

Dates:

August
7 - Akron, Ohio @ Musica

October
8 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Southpaw*
9 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda's*
10 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge*
11 - Boston, Mass. @ TT the Bears*
12 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9*
13 - Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar*
14 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506*
15 - Knoxville, Tenn. @ Pilot Light*
16 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
17 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge*
19 - Louisville, Ky. @ Skull Alley*
20 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Spin Nightclub*
21 - Madison, Wisc. @ High Noon Salon*
22 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
23 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schuba's*
24 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom*#

*with Royal Bangs
# with Other Girls


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