Is there something in between a supergroup and a one-time celebrity jam? Maybe. But sometimes it can be a bit…much (Chickenfoot anyone?) Let’s take a look at some recent collaborations, all of them pleasing.
This week: debut albums from the Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi/Jack White collaboration and Canadian synth outfit Austra, as well as releases from Planningtorock, Thee Oh Sees, and a posthmus re-release of Jay Reatard’s early tracks.
OK…there’s no video yet, but the song is fantastic! Collab-friendly producer Danger Mouse has now teamed up with Italian composer Daniele Luppi to create Rome: Starring Jack White and Norah Jones. Five years in the making, you should check it out. http://www.romealbum.com
Stream complete albums from The Beastie Boys, Friendly Fires, Danger Mouse’s new project, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Antlers, and Atari Teenage Riot.
Jack White made a surprise appearance at SXSW with his Third Man Records mobile store. He played a couple of songs and then brought out Seasick Steve, who he just signed to his label. Its a great impromptu set.
I hope you saw The White Stripes at some point in your life, because if you didn’t already, you aren’t gonna. The band officially announced their breakup on their website today. “The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want.”
Karen Elson, former supermodel and wife of White Stripes/Dead Weather frontman Jack White, released her debut album in 2010. The Ghost Who Walks was produced by Jack White (of course), but Elson did all her own guitar work and writing.
Get wild with the new video for “Blue Blood Blues,” the second single off of the new Dead Weather album Sea Of Cowards. This is the real raw gutbucket rawk you’ve been craving.
In 2007, Jack and Meg White took their show on the road for a grueling tour of every province and territory of Canada. The resulting documentary film presents the White Stripes at the top of their game.
Jack White’s indie-blues supergroup The Dead Weather has a new album out. Watch the video for the first single, Die By The Drop.
It’s a fairly light week for new records, which could be considered a good thing if you’re as exhausted as I am, but there are still a few worthy discs that could use your attention. Let’s check them out. The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern…