*Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney of The Black Keys recently spoke with Rolling Stone about the plethora of projects they’ve been working on in addition to their most recent album, Attack and Release. At the oddly titled Smoking Section (odd, if you remember the lawsuit involving cigarettes, indie rock, and Rolling Stone from last year), you can hear tunes from Audio Eagle bands Royal Bangs, Beaten Awake, and Houseguest, as well as Hacienda, Buffalo Killers, and Jessica Lee Mayfield.
*The Dreadful Yawns are in the middle of their spring tour and blogging their road experiences at the Exit Stencil website. Already, they’ve had to retire their trusty van rusty, and cancel one show while locating a replacement. The band are in Manhattan tonight and the tour will continue through the next two weeks, ending with a June 13th date in Ypsilanti. Full tour dates can be found at The Yawns’ Myspace. Finally, should you catch the band while on tour, or when they’re back in Cleveland, you can pick up a copy of their latest cd, Take Shape. Otherwise, it will be available nation wide on August 5th via Exit Stencil Records.
*And now for a blast from Cleveland’s rock past, Prisonshake’s oft delayed album, Dirty Moons, will be released August 26th on Scat Records. Four tracks are currently streaming on Myspace, while Prisonshake guitarist/Scat Records label head, Robert Griffin is blogging about the lengthy recording process and Scat Records history at his new blog, Where The Rock Is.