During their day jobs as front-people for fuzzed out, sexually tense blues duos — The White Stripes and The Kills, respectively — Jack White and Alison Mosshart put out some of the most mysterious, raw, and earth-shaking music in rock and roll. Their involvement instantly endows any project with an air of mystery and the promise of excellence.
8:31 p.m. on a Monday night. The three members of Screaming Females appeared on stage: Marissa Paternoster on guitar and vocals, Mike Rickenbacker on bass, and Jarrett Dougherty behind the kit. Though it was a sold out show, so far only about half of the attendees had shown up. As I scanned the room I noticed that the crowd was very young looking, mostly in the 15 to 18-year-old range, and all clamoring toward the stage to stake out a good position for the headlining Arctic Monkeys. Continue reading
Chief amongst the complaints about Jack White’s latest side project, The Dead Weather, is that there isn’t enough Jack White. While Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita, and that long-haired guy from The Raconteurs are all talented in their own right, White’s work tends to suffer when he lets other people drive the bus.
White has apparently taken those negative reviews to heart for the video to “I Cut Like A Buffalo”, the latest single from The Dead Weather’s Horehound album, and asked the rest of the band to stay home.
Directed by White and filmed at his own Third Man Studios in Nashville, the video finds the singer instead presiding over an army of redheaded, knife-wielding, belly-dancing assassins. The video is visually arresting, and I’m sure White had plenty of fun making it, but how about a new White Stripes album already? Just saying.
Following its premiere on Cinemax this weekend, The Dead Weather have made their new short film/music video, the Jonathan Glazer-directed Treat Me Like Your Mother, available for us internet folk. Watch Jack White and Alison Mosshart go at it like a pair of jilted Terminators, then pick up Horehound, The Dead Weather’s red-hot debut album, when it comes out tomorrow.
Thatâ€™s right: The Dead Weather are set to get it on with your mother on everybodyâ€™s favorite childhood soft-focus porn channel. But before you pour lye in your eyes, let me clarify: the band will be debuting their new short film Treat Me Like Your Mother on Cinemax on July 11th. Wordplay!
Directed by Jonathan Glazer, whose credits include Sexy Beast, Birth, and the amazing videos for Radioheadâ€™s â€œStreet Spirit (Fade Out)â€ and UNKLEâ€™s â€œRabbit in Your Headlightsâ€, the film stars band mates Jack White and Alison Mosshart in what promises to be a dirty, dirty experience.
Says White, â€œIt was overwhelmingly electric working with Jonathan Glazer on this project, which feels more short film than video. I’ve never felt an intensity like I did on the set of this shoot. Absolutely violent, explosive, and poetic.”
The video premieres promptly at 9:55pm, just days before the release of The Dead Weatherâ€™s highly anticipated debut album Horehound. You can watch a trailer for the short film here, and weâ€™ve got the afore-mentioned Glazer-directed music videos after the jump. Continue reading