Video: The Raconteurs – “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” Directed by Ben Chappell. From Help Us Stranger, out now on Third Man. Brendan Benson writes his own “Tuesday’s Gone” while he and his fellow Raconteurs visit the House On The Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin, which looks a lot cooler than Uranus, Missouri. Last … Continue reading New Raconteurs video: Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)
Video: The Raconteurs – “Help Me Stranger” Directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu. From Help Us Stranger, out June 21 on Third Man. A funky little groove with Jack and Brendan singing harmonies throughout, “Help Me Stranger” is gonna be lit live. Shades of all the genres that made Detroit a hothouse for any variety musical pollinators … Continue reading New Raconteurs video: Help Me Stranger
Video: The Raconteurs – “Now That You’re Gone” Directed by Dikayl Rimmasch. Single out now on Third Man. I am a big fan of Jack White’s, more so his approach to the music business even than much of the music he makes. He’s an aesthete, which makes for great branding, but sometimes needs to be … Continue reading New Raconteurs videos
The Wall Street Journal looks at Jack White, the businessman. Included online is this little video wherein the Dirtbombs‘ Ben Blackwell leads us on a tour of the vinyl pressing plant: Pretty cool to see the records getting stamped, but how long has Blackwell been such a long-haired bearded hippy who can’t tie a tie? … Continue reading WSJ profiles Third Man Records
Jack White‘s got another new band. Rolling Stone attended an invite-only preview in Nashville and has the full report: The new band takes White from the front of the stage back behind the drum kit, while the Kills’ Alison Mosshart mostly handles singing duties. The two are joined by White’s fellow Raconteur Jack Lawrence on … Continue reading New Band: Jack White + Kills = Dead Weather
After attending two big music festivals every summer since 2005, it’s easy to feel burned out and unmotivated. But you can still have a great time if you just turn off your grouchiness, relax, and float downstream. A mind-blowing headliner helps, too.
The Raconteurs have added a new live section to their web site with live photos, video, and audio from past tour dates. Live MP3s: • The Raconteurs – “Teenage Kicks” (Undertones cover) • The Raconteurs – “Keep It Clean” (Charley Jordan cover) They’re looking for contributions from fans, so if you’ve got anything you want … Continue reading The Raconteurs Live
Tomorrow marks the release of The Raconteur’s second album, Consolers Of The Lonely. As previously noted here, the band rushed the release of this album so there are NO advance reviews! “But how will we know if it’s good,” you ask? You’ll have to rely on your friends. And we want in on that action. … Continue reading Review the Raconteurs – A GLONO Contest!
The Raconteurs are pushing their second album, Consolers Of The Lonely, to retailers and digital partners just weeks after completing mixing. The band has announced that the album will be available on March 25 in CD, vinyl and download formats through retail partners on and offline, and as a 320kb fidelity download through the group’s … Continue reading Raconteurs Bypass Reviewers, File Sharers