Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Dead Weather

I came across some interestingly awesome information today! While browsing Pitchfork, a music news site, a picture of Jack White from the White Stripes caught my eye.

Here's the article if you quickly want to jump to it: "Jack White Plays Drums in New Band With Kills Singer"

Basically, While the White Stripes are on hiatus (something I was unaware of) and The Raconteurs are between albums, Jack has time to get together and make music with a third band - "The Dead Weather".

Members include: Jack White of the White Stripes (duh), Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs, and Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age and The Raconteurs.

Apparently, Jack is playing drums and singing. Also, their LP "Horehound" is already freakin' done! I can't believe I hadn't heard of any of this... and they've already finished an album - it comes out this June.

Check out "The Dead Weather".

There's a couple songs on they're site to preview. One is a cover of Gary Numan's, "Are Friends Electric?" Awesome. I love the original and they did a good job of covering it.

Another good cover is the White Stripes cover of Tegan and Sara's "Walking With a Ghost" :D
The sound quality in both videos aren't great though... :( ... oh well!

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