Out This Week 7/14


The biggest release this week is obviously The Dead Weather‘s debut. As if The White Stripes and The Racounteurs weren’t enough, Jack White teamed up with the The Kills’ Alison Mosshart for yet another project of raw bluesy rock. This time, though, White takes a back seat, but only physically, behind the drum kit and lets Mosshart front the band with her ragged vocals, like Grace Slick through broken glass (and actually just incrementally different than White’s own voice). White’s pals, fellow Raconteur Jack Lawrence and Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita, who also tours with The Raconteurs, join in on bass and guitar respectively. And White also produced the album and released it, partnered with Warner Bros., on his own label, Third Man Records. As heavy a role as White plays in the project, it started really as a fluke, when at the end of a tour shared by The Raconteurs and The Kills, White effectively lost his voice and The Kills lost their tour bus (well, actually, the driver took off with it). To decompress, White and Mosshart started a jam session and a suggested 7″ led to the full length out today, Horehound. Since then, several videos and a performance on Conan have followed, and this week The Dead Weather have begun a North American tour. All this in less than a year!

There are other albums coming out this week to, by the way. You’d be negligent not to check out the latest from The Most Sererene Republic, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Ty Segall, and the others found on Largehearted Boy’s list. So before you run over to your nearest record emporium to pick up Horehound, try a few of these on for size.

Aspects of Physics – Default Actions (MP3)
from Marginalized Information Forms, Vol. 3: Other on Imputor? Records

Baby Teeth – Big Schools (MP3)
from Hustle Beach on Lujo Records

David Bowie – Survive
from David Bowie: VH1 Storytellers (DVD) on Virgin/EMI

Care Bears on Fire – Superteen (MP3)
from Get Over It! on S-Curve Records

Dark Knights Of Camelot – Duple (MP3)
from Hurrication EP on Olympic Records

The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother (MP3)
from Horehound on Third Man/Warner Bros.

The Got To Get Got – Gettin’ Dirty in the Afterlife (MP3)
from Sahalee on Noyes Records

Kestrels – Our Velocity (MP3)
from Primary Colours on Noyes Records

Little Tybee – Glass Brigade (MP3)
from I Wonder Which House The Fish Will Live In (self-released)

The Most Serene Republic – Heavens To Purgatory (MP3)
from …And The Ever Expanding Universe on Arts & Crafts

New Roman Times – Smoke in Your Disguise (MP3)
from On The Sleeve on New Granada Records

Rio en Medio – Fall Up (MP3)
from Frontier on Manimal Vinyl

Ty Segall – It #1 (MP3)
from Lemons on Goner Records

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day Dream (MP3)
from Up from Below on Vagrant Records

The Silent Years – Taking Drugs at the Amusement Park (MP3)
from Let Go on Sidecho Records

Summer Cats – Hey You (MP3)
from Songs for Tuesdays on Slumberland Records

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