The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney is a Drummer

Drummer, the new band featuring Patrick Carney, drummer for the critically acclaimed duo The Black Keys, is poised for the release of their debut album, Feel Good Together. The album is set for release September 29 on Carney’s label, Audio Eagle. Carney, who plays bass for the group, joins up with four long time friends—all Ohio-based drummers—to bring the project to life. Drummer is rounded out by: Jamie Stillman of Teeth of the Hydra, formerly of Party of Helicopters (guitar), Jon Finley of Beaten Awake, also formerly of Party of Helicopters (vocals, guitar), Stephen Clements of Houseguest and Six Parts Seven (keys, vocals) and Greg Boyd of Ghostman and Sandman (drums). The band will embark on a fall tour in support of the new album. Please see reverse for a full list of dates and for more information about the band, please visit: www.myspace.com/drummertheband

Drummer took shape in early 2009 with one goal in mind—to have a good time. Carney says of the band’s incarnation, “We started playing together in February and within two months, we had a whole record. We have all been friends for a long time and decided that our time would be better spent making music than making snowmen and watching YouTube.” Feel Good Together was recorded and mixed in Akron, OH by Ben Vehorn (Love as Laughter) at his studio Tangerine Sound.

With his Black Keys bandmate Dan Auerbach, Carney has recorded five critically acclaimed full-length albums, beginning with 2002’s The Big Come Up. Feel Good Together arrives on the heels of The Black Keys’ 2008 album, Attack & Release, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #14, marking the band’s highest position to date. The album earned praise from The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, which called it a “savage, bitter concoction built on a snarling punk-rock riff.” Carney has also been busy with Audio Eagle, which has recently released material from the Royal Bangs and Other Girls.

DRUMMER FALL TOUR DATES
*with The Royal Bangs
†with Other Girls

October 8             Southpaw*                             Brooklyn, NY
October 9             Johnny Brenda’s*                   Philadelphia, PA
October 10            Mercury Lounge*                  New York, NY
October 11            T.T. the Bear’s*                      Cambridge, MA
October 12            DC9*                                     Washington, DC
October 13            The Ottobar*                         Baltimore, MD
October 14            Local 506*                             Chapel Hill, NC
October 15            The Pilot Light*                      Knoxville, TN
October 16            The Earl*                               Atlanta, GA
October 17            Mercy Lounge*                      Nashville, TN
October 19            Skull Alley*                            Louisville, KY
October 20            Spin Nightclub*                     Indianapolis, IN
October 21            High Noon Saloon*               Madison, WI
October 22            7th Street Entry*                    Minneapolis, MN
October 23            Schubas Tavern*                   Chicago, IL
October 24            Beachland Ballroom*†            Cleveland, OH

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