Jack White, one half of The White Stripes, has announced that he is planning on taking a break from the indie duo for the next year in order to focus on a new project. He will be working as another half member of The Raconteurs, the band he has with long-time pal and fellow label mate, Brendan Benson. The pair got their name from the French and it means "skilled teller of anecdotes".
As of right now the twosome have begun laying down some tracks in Benson’s Detroit house. The new LP should be ready in early 2006. According to Rolling Stone Jack commented, “I don't want it to sound anything like the White Stripes, this is a full-on band - dual songwriters coming together, building off one another, bouncing off each other.” Sounds like it should be interesting!