Tuesday, July 28, 2009

They Cut Like A Buffalo

Jack White. You either love him or he makes you cringe. Whatever your feelings, be prepared to weather his next storm. Pun intended.

Welcome to The Dead Weather. Mr. White's newest project which has him both laying vocals and keeping the beat on drums. Yes, Jack is playing drums. Alongside your new favorite mysteriously eccentric percussionist are bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), guitarist Dean Fertita (Queens Of The Stone Age) and vocalist Alison Mosshart (The Kills).

With an all-star line-up such as this you've got to expect some sort of greatness, and The Dead Weather deliver. Their album Horehound, released in mid July, is currently sitting sixth on the Billboard Top 200 chart. 

Their music is typical of a band hosting Jack White as a member. It's a whirled mix of southern infused rock and underground punk with a dark coating of classic rock. The Dead Weather produced something that seems a bit rough on the edges, but is overall a smooth record.

If you like what you hear and were hoping to catch the quartet live here in Boston, well I'm sorry, but you missed them. They were around a few weeks ago at the House Of Blues. Looks like we all get a big FAIL on that one. They'll be touring the rest of the US through October, so if you're taking a trip somewhere outside of New England be sure to check them out.

Take a look at their video for Treat Me Like Your Mother below. It involves guns and skinny jeans, consider yourself warned.


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