Throughout the Black Keys’ ongoing hiatus, frontman Dan Auerbach has kept himself busy with a variety of projects, including his solo work. Drummer Patrick Carney has been noticbley absent from the music scene, having welcomed a child with fiance Michelle Branch late last year. But now he’s back, and funkier than ever.

Carney has joined forces with John Petkovic (Cobra Verde, Death of Samantha) to form the new psychedelic group Sad Planets. Listen to their first song, “Not of This World”, off the group’s debut album Akron, Ohio below.

The song definitely has some Les Claypool-vibes. The album features the king of psychedelic rock, J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., on one track. Petkovic takes lead vocals and plays guitar, while Carney adds instruments like Enoesque synthesizers to his usual drumming. Akron, Ohio, named after the duo’s shared hometown, is available for pre-order now. It arrives April 19. Check out the tracklisting below.

Akron, Ohio Tracklist:
01. Just Landed
02. Not of This World
03. Yesterday Girls
04. City Ghosts
05. Bad Cells
06. Want You to Want You
07. (Falling into the Arms of a) Refugee
08. Long Goodbye
09. Heaven’s Devils
10. Disappearing