My boy Jack White has announced he’s formed yet another band. This time around it’s a quintet and it comes with twist, White won’t be shredding the lead guitar. That duty will go to Dean Fertita, whom you may know from The Queens of the Stone Age.
The group premiered Wednesday night before an audience of about 150 friends at White’s new office in Nashville, where White moved in 2006. The band — which includes vocalist Alison Mosshart of transatlantic band the Kills and bassist Jack Lawrence of the Raconteurs — played a four-song, 20-minute set.
Guests received a copy of the Dead Weather’s debut single, “Hang You From The Heavens,” a heavy, stylized fuzz-rocker that’s backed with a cover of Gary Numan’s “Are Friends Electric?”
The two cuts are a prelude to a full album, “Horehound,” scheduled for release in June on White’s Third Man Records. Videos for both songs appeared overnight on YouTube, and the singles are up for purchase at iTunes. The band will tour later this year.
I’m not too up on the kidz lingo these days, but I think the term I’m looking for is “hell yeah.”
My only beef would be that this probably means no Stripes in 09, which is a shame.