The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach to produce new Hanni El Khatib album

The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach is set to produce the new album from Los Angeles based garage rock solo artist Hanni El Khatib.

Auerbach will be at the helm of the “’60s garage but without nostalgia” themed follow up to 2011’s ‘Will the Guns Come Out’ – pictured below – after the pair met in France. Khatib also designed the logo for Auerbach’s studio. Speaking to LA Weekly, Khatib says of their meeting: “A friend owns a bar in Paris and introduced us when I was deejaying after a show. He went deep into music and started dropping knowledge about all these obscure LA bands. We ended up going back and forth deejaying all night.”