Friday, February 03, 2006

The Raconteurs

The long awaited collaboration between Jack White and Brendan Benson has finally got it's result - The Raconteurs. The band is made up of old friends, consisting of Jack Lawrence (bass), Patrick Keeler (drums), Brendan Benson (guitars, vocals, keys) and Jack White (guitars, vocals, keys). To quote Jack, "It's a whole new band - a dual attack with dual guitars, dual vocals, and dual songwriting". The seed was sewn in an attic in the middle of a hot summer when friends Jack White and Brendan Benson got together and wrote a song that truly inspired them. This song was "Steady, As She Goes" and the inspiration led to the creation of a full band with the addition of Lawrence and Keeler. While each of these four individuals have had successful careers with their own bands, the culmination of all of their talents is what truly makes The Raconteurs a force to be reckoned with. Look out for a very limited, double A side 7", 'Steady, As She Goes'/'Store Bought Bones' available in the shops now! The songs can be previewed at the band's very cool 'AppleII/Atari style' based page.

The quartet convened at Benson's East Grand Studio to lay down the basic tracks for Broken Boy Soldiers. Work would continue whenever the boys could get together over the next year. Finally, the album has found a window for its release in May of 2006. The band is now, for its members, all consuming and they now present themselves to be....consumed, or at best simply heard.

The Raconteurs @ MySpace

God Speed You Black Emperor - Slow Riot
Sigur Ros - Takk
The Barmitzvah Brothers - The Century Of Invention
Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Doves - The Last Broadcast + Lost Souls
Danger Mouse - Grey Album
VA - Run The Road


Anonymous Daver from Chicago said...

Damn, The Raconteurs are news to me. I hadn't heard a word about this. Geez, where does Jack White find the time (not to mention the songs)?

I'm gonna check this out tout suite. Thanks for all of the posts and ODs.


10:17 PM  
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