Jack White and Conan O’Brien have created a new musical friendship that certainly makes the world a better place. So it makes sense that Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco website would premiere the new music video for The Dead Weather’s “Blue Blood Blues”. It was recorded live at Third Man Records, Jack White’s music label. Watch the high contrast video, which captures the band at their nittiest, grittiest, moment.
The Dead Weather are streaming their new album Sea Of Cowards via live stream. The coolest part is they are premiering the album through an actual vinyl that is playing it. You got to love technology.
You can stream it below or head over to the band’s site.
The Dead Weather are already back with their 2nd album, titled Sea Of Cowards. It is set to come out on May 11th, only 9 months since their debut album Horehound was released. Damn they are a hard working band.
They gave Stereogum the privilege of streaming the records 2nd single “Gasoline”. Gasoline is a dark rocker that is blues influenced. Get absorbed in their sick riffs and sinister keyboards. Hear it over at Stereogum, or stream it below:
As a bonus, watch the video for “Die By The Drop”, the first single taken from Sea Of Cowards. It is a dirty sexy rocker. Love it:
The Dead Weather rocked Conan last night playing their killer first single “Hang You From The Heavens”. It is a really great performance. Lets just say that after seeing that, it is hard to deny that they got something good going on.
I am eagerly waiting to hear the Dead Weather’s debut album Horehound! Like many, I really want to hear what Jack White and co. produced. I have to say, from what I have heard from the band (not much at that), it is all very, very, good. I got a new track to show you guys, and it kills (got the reference? 😉 )
The song is “Treat Me Like Your Mother” and it is a perfect offering from a band that collides the likes of Jack White & Alison Mosshart. That guitar sounds really deadly, and Jack drums like he has been doing it steadily for years. The song rocks hard, and I am thoroughly impressed. This is quality.
The band will be playing the song on their national TV debut on Conan this Thursday. Get your TIVOS set now, I am sure they will rock the house.
-Horehound is due out July 14th. Pre-Order it here.
Looking back I introduced the Dead Weather after their impressive single “Hang You By The Heavens” leaked online. Well they made their NYC live debut last night at my favorite venue The Bowery Ballroom. According to brooklynvegan this was the setlist:
60 Ft Tall
Treat Me Like Your Mother
So Far From Your Weapon
I Cut Like A Buffalo
You Just Can’t Win
Will There Be Enough Water?
Hang You From The Heavens
Unfortunatly I am at school again and cannot currently make the trips down to the city. After watching these live performances, it is very safe to say that this new Jack White project is completely legit. The songs that I could find online rocked hard! The songs have an authentic southern blues sound. Top notch tunes! Watch the videos that I could find after the jump. I got the mp3s for you as well!
Jack White likes to keep busy. Being in The White Stripes and Raconteurs isn’t enough for the rock star. Now he has joined a new band with Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jack Lawrence from The Raconteurs, and Dean Fertita who has helped with both Queens of the Stone Age and The Raconteurs. Woah that is pretty cool. Jack is singing but he put his guitar duties on hold. Jack White is on the drums for The Dead Weathers. That is pretty damn cool.
Their debut album “Horehound” is expected to see a release in June. Below I got the bands first single “Hang You From The Heavens” and it’s b-side “Are Friends Electric?” (Gary Numan Cover) for you to hear.
“Hang you Up” is a southern heavy rocker with vocals from both Jack and Alison. The guitars are flying full force. It did remind me a bit of The Raconteurs playing style. The Numan cover is right up there too. God does Jack White do anything that doesn’t kick ass?
cheers to culture bully for the mp3’s
This Thursday Iggy Pop will return for a rather intimate showing at one of the best venues in the New York City area, The Capitol Theatre.
This tour comes in support of his new album Post Pop Depression (released via Loma Vista Recordings), and features the mind-blowing lineup of Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), and and Dean Fertita (of The Dead Weather) as Iggy’s band.
The shows featuring this amazing dream-team line-up are very limited and will only go down during this tour. There aren’t many tour dates across the U.S. this year, especially at a place as intimate as The Capitol Theatre, making it a must see for any fans in the Port Chester/New York City area.
Tickets for the show are currently on sale, but don’t sleep on it to long, they’re bound to be sold out once Thursday hits.
All the worlds are starting to collide. Rock icon Iggy Pop and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme have announced that they’ve recorded an album together, and it features some contributions from Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders as well, making the already great deal that much sweeter. The album is called Post Pop Depression and will be released in March via Loma Vista Recordings.
The New York Times’Jon Pareles provided an in-depth feature about the project, giving us some great insight into how it all came together. It features nine tracks that were recorded “in brief bursts” at Homme’s two studios, with one week at his studio in Joshua Tree, and the other at Pink Duck. They collaborated under the condition that neither one bring in completed songs, only ideas. Along with Helders on drums, the only other addition to the studio recordings was Dean Fertitia also of Queens Of The Stone Age, as well as The Dead Weather.
The live band will feature Troy Van Leeuwen (also of Queens Of The Stone Age) and Matt Sweeney of Chavez, along with Helders and Fertita. The shows will be intimate and hard to get into, with Homme saying “There won’t be hardly any shows, and they won’t be in big places, and you won’t be able to get a ticket. So almost everyone won’t see it. It will be like trying to catch smoke in your hands. And that makes it even better. It will be special, and it will be over in the blink of an eye.
Today the group released first single from the album, “Gardenia,” a track that may or may not have been chosen to be premiered first because of its very David Bowie sound. Iggy Pop sounds great, given an extra bit of punch with Homme by his side, and Helders behind the kit.
Below find the official stream of “Gardenia” posted below, along with their performance of it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, which marked their official live debut. Can we just note how amazing it is to see Helders behind the kit with Iggy Pop and Homme?
“Gardenia” live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
L.A. trio The Great Escape released their self-titled album back in October. They give classic ideas a contemporary spin, a refreshing look at what it means to be a rock and roll band in 2014.
Take “Rebel” a song that hits like The Dead Weather, only with a old school spin with Janis Joplin-esque vocals and even some brass horns for good measure. Gritty rock and roll licks and fired up vocals with a soulful twist.
Find it posted below.
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