New Band: Jack White + Kills = Dead Weather

The Dead Weather

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 bass and former touring Raconteur/Queen of the Stone Age Dean Fertita on guitar. […]

The tracks — a sludgy, bluesy blend of psych-rock guitar, alternately stark and explosive rhythms and Mosshart’s sultry-to-siren vocal — take relatively logical leaps from the members’ other bands, White’s groove-heavy drumming elevating the Dead Weather’s Stripes-esque blues-rock moods and Fertita and Mosshart pulling in atmosphere and disaffected cool, respectively.

The album, Horehound, is due in June. You can stream a couple of songs—”Hang You from the Heavens” and “Are Friends Electric?”—from the band’s website. Jack White is starting a “vinyl record label” as well. More details at the Los Angeles Times. Could be interesting…

MP3: The Raconteurs – “Texas Border” (live in Glasgow, 10/14/2006)

Image courtesy of Third Man Records.

Video: The Raconteurs with Alison Mosshart – “Steady As She Goes” (live in Memphis, 9/29/2008)

Video: The Raconteurs with Alison Mosshart – “Steady As She Goes” (live in Nashville, 9/30/2008)

7 thoughts on “New Band: Jack White + Kills = Dead Weather”

  1. He is eh… how you say.. talented?

    I just checked out that first mp3, “Hang You From the Heavens”, and my man can drum too. If I find out he’s also an impressive pastry chef I just might drop everything and start following him around in a decidedly cultish manner.

  2. I love the hybridization thing going on here. The Kills, Raconteurs, & QOTSA are all great bands…and the two MP3’s on the band site sound like a nice mix of the three. I’ll be picking this one up.

  3. Yeah, I gotta admit they have a great sound. And I wasn’t all that nuts about the Raconteurs, either.

  4. Yeah but who likes Numan here? His new stuff is cool, like the remixes of other ppls stuff. I got ’25 Seconds’ remix from iTunes. ’tis good.

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