The Dead Weather may be known as Jack White’s band, but make no mistake — the real draw is
lead singer Alison Mosshart.
Much like White’s other side project, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather can feel like just a fun way for White to get his classic-rock geek on. Similarly, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence’s guitar and bass work seems to exist only to plop out schlocky, metal-inspired riffs. But it is Mosshart who injects the band with some much-needed soul and, at the House of Blues show on Monday night, she brought enough for everybody. 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.
Your friendly neighborhood weathermen at Owl&Bear are predicting some strangeness in the air this summer. According to our satellites and advanced meteorological technology, July 14th will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and a very high chance of deadness. The cause of the humidity and morbidity appears to be the impending release of Horehound, the debut album from supergroup The Dead Weather.
The band, which features The White Stripes’ Jack White, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita, and that long-haired guy from The Raconteurs, already released a seven-inch single—the blistering “Hang You From The Heavens”—for last month’s Record Store Day.
The band will be supporting the new album with a North American tour that includes a stop at San Diego’s Street Scene festival in August. Pre-sale tickets for many of the tour dates will be available starting Wednesday, and can be purchased by following the links here. Fans purchasing pre-sale tickets will also have the opportunity to pre-order Horehound at a discounted price.
We’ve got the full list of tour dates and your first look at the cover of Horehound after the jump. Be sure to wear your poncho. Continue reading →