Trendspotting: Solo, Side Projects and Collaborations – Part 2

Continuing the exploration of artists embarking on new solo efforts, side projects and collaborations – welcome to part 2.  Click here for Part 1.


Artist: Drummer
AlbumFeel Good Together
Type: Side Project
Who’s Involved: Patrick Carney of The Black Keys
Featured Track: “Feel Good Together”


Artist: Rain Machine
Album: Rain Machine
Type: Solo Project
Who’s Involved: Kyp Malone of TV on The Radio
Featured Track: Give Blood”


Artist: Midnight Masses
Album: Rapture Ready, I Gaze At The Body
Type: Collaboration
Who’s Involved: Features members from Here We Go Magic, Trail of Dead, TV on the Radio
Featured Track:Heaven

“Preacher’s Son”

The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Has Band: Drummer


Drummer “Feel Good Together”

Not to be outdone by Dan Auerbach, the other half of The Black Keys – drummer Patrick Carney – now has his own side project aptly named Drummer. Their debut album, Feel Good Together, 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.