You know, when the White Stripes blew up, we just thought of them as your typical indie-pop darlings. But Jack White is becoming a living musical icon, and we write that with absolutely no sarcasm. He transcends your typical mainstream musician, using his fame and means to produce a bevy of great many things music-related. Now he's added another band to his repertoire to coincide with the launch of his new label.
White's new band is called The Dead Weather and features the notorious front man behind the drums as he's teamed up with vocalist Alison Mosshart from The Kills, The Raconteurs’ Jack Lawrence on bass, Queens Of The Stone Age member Dean Fertita on guitar. The foursome performed for the first time last night at the opening of White’s new Third Man Records building in downtown Nashville. Third Man Records is the imprint on which all White’s music has been released over the years, acting as the label for all of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs releases around the world. The new Third Man Records includes a brand new company HQ that will house the label’s offices as well as a vinyl record store, photo studio, dark room and performance stage.
From the press release: The Dead Weather’s performance at the opening included several songs from their forthcoming debut album, Horehound... The album will be released via Third Man in June.
Last night’s event saw around 150 fans, family and friends attend the Third Man HQ event, where their letter-pressed invitations were exchanged for limited edition 7” vinyl pressings of The Dead Weather’s debut single “Hang You From The Heavens” (b/w a stealth cover of Gary Numan’s “Are Friends Electric?”). Each of the 150 7” records were individually hand painted by the band and each included a different photo booth strip of the band members. These two songs are also available now exclusively through iTunes.
The Dead Weather debut set list
60 Feet Tall
Hang You From The Heavens
Treat Me Like Your Mother
“Hang You From The Heavens”