Carney is the drummer on The Rentals' 2014 album Lost in Alphaville.
Attack & Release, their critically acclaimed fifth album was released in 2008, with a follow up in 2010 titled Brothers. The band's latest album is Turn Blue, released in 2014.
Both Carney and Auerbach record with Nonesuch Records.
Carney's father, Jim, was a drummer for Chet Atkins. After Carney's parents divorced when he was 6, he lived part of the time with his mother, Mary Stormer, and part of the time with his father, Jim Carney, who had moved to a different neighborhood on the west side of Akron, Ohio.
His mother, Mary Stormer, is an Akron Municipal Court deputy clerk and is a former member of the Akron Board of Education. Dan Auerbach also lived in this neighborhood, and the two met and played tag football with Auerbach's friends, although they did not become friends until high school.
Each of the band's members had played drums in another band.
They released Feel Good Together, their debut album in the same year.
On February 13, 2011, hours before the Grammys in Los Angeles, CA, Carney proposed to his girlfriend, Emily Ward.
They married on September 15, 2012, in the backyard of their Nashville home.
In addition to record label drama — Branch had both a Wreckers album and a solo pop album shelved by Warner Bros.
Records before leaving the group — the star in 2015 weathered a public divorce from her bassist husband Teddy Landau, the father of her 11-year-old daughter Owen.
The singer-songwriter — who rose to fame in 2001 with her pop-rock hit “Everywhere” and achieved crossover fame with her country duo The Wreckers in 2006 — returned to the spotlight this spring with her new album .