The Black Keys/The Arcs’ Dan Auerbach is working on the soundtrack to Murder Ballads, a forthcoming comic book that’s a “rock ‘n’ roll noir story about the music and redemption.”.
The comic is being penned by music journalist Gabe Soria and illustrated by Paul Reinwand. Both it and the soundtrack are expected to be released this fall.
Auerbach says, “I wasn’t so much into comics, but where we kind of met up was on the music front. We were kind of addicted to records, and that’s how we bonded early on.”
“It was pretty fully formed in Gabe’s mind,” Auerbach continues. “The music that he was talking about seemed — well, I could wrap my mind around it. He knew I was really big into northern Mississippi music, so I understood the reference points when he was talking to me about it.”