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Stream The Dead Weather’s New Single, “Open Up (That’s Enough)”

The Dead Weather's Vault offering

The Dead Weather's Vault offering

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

As promised a few months back, Jack White's Third Man Records imprint is unveiling the first Dead Weather single in a lead-up to their 2015 LP as part of the label's Vault series. Now that the subscription signup has closed, they've shared the A-side via YouTube: the fang-baring "Open Up (That's Enough)," available to stream below...

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Jack White Surprises Students At Mexico City Music Academy

Jack White, looking dapper as usual

Jack White, looking dapper as usual

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

One of these weeks we'll be able to make it through Friday without posting about Jack White. This is not one of those weeks. That's because the restless singer/label owner/side project sculptor recently stopped by the 20th anniversary ceremony for Mexico City's Fermatta Music Academy. Aside from giving the Detroit native a Lifetime Achievement Award and the school's first-ever Honorary Deanship, Fermatta managed to wrangle a speech from the former White Stripes frontman that touched upon his entire career. more »

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The Dead Weather Get Back to Work

The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

After spending 2012 supporting his first solo album and rolling out one weird Third Man release after another this year, Jack White appears to be back in the studio with one of his main side projects, The Dead Weather. The news was confirmed by White's label this morning via Twitter, who said the band is "working on new songs" and "searching for bodies."

"Our things pick their place for us," White told Rolling Stone last February. "Like, the Kills make a record or Queens of the Stone Age makes a record, I make a record, and it all falls into place, you know?"

Oh we know; revisit the group's trigger-happy "Treat Me Like Your Mother" video below... more »

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T Bone Burnett Taps Jack White, Colin Meloy, Conor Oberst and More For Benefit Concert

The 'Inside Llewyn Davis' soundtrack

The 'Inside Llewyn Davis' soundtrack

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

Fresh off the news that it just received a long-overdue donation from Jack White, the National Recording Preservation Foundation just got another round of support from T Bone Burnett and the Coen Brothers. The trio co-produced the soundtrack to the latter's upcoming Inside Lleyn Davis film, and have decided to promote its release through a benefit concert at New York's Town Hall. According to The New York Times, it'll feature performances from such noteworthy artists as Joan Baez, Colin Meloy, Gillian Welch, Patti Smith, Conor Oberst and, well, Jack White.

"We decided to do a concert to bring together the community that had done the music,” explained Burnett, “So there would be some synergy between the music and the film. The idea was [also] to round up the best of these young musicians to come up and do a show around this music."

Inside Lleyn Davis chronicles the struggles of a young folk singer in Greenwich Village during the frosty winter months of 1961. Its soundtrack is the fourth time Burnett has worked with Joel and Ethan Coen; among its highlights are a previously unreleased Bob Dylan song called "Farewell." Look out for it through Nonesuch Records on November 12th. In the meantime, the Town Hall concert is set to happen on September 29th, with tickets going on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster. Check out the movie's trailer below... more »

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Jack White, Brendan Benson Reveal Third Man Recording Booth

Brendan Benson shows us how it's done

Brendan Benson shows us how it's done

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

Having recently visited Third Man's Nashville headquarters, I've gotta say I'm quite gutted that Jack White waited 'til his tenure as Record Store Day ambassador to announce the store's "Third Man Recording Booth." Set to be unveiled this Saturday — on the same day as live sessions with Karen Elson and Mark Watrous — it's described as "a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine that records up to 2 minutes of audio and dispenses a one-of-a-kind 6" phonograph disc to the user. Whether it be a song, a message to a lover, an audio postcard or just the curiosity of a process that has mystified so many folks for ages, the ability to 'hear yourself as others hear you' is not only a tagline here...it's an invitation, a charge, a call to arms."

In case you haven't the slightest idea what any of that means, White's Raconteurs bandmate, Brendan Benson, explains it all with a song below, right alongside White's own official statement... more »

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The White Stripes Ready Live Record, Demos Through Subscription Series

An 'Elephant' era press photo

An 'Elephant' era press photo

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

Jack White's Third Man Records imprint has revealed the sixteenth installment of its subscription series. Set to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Elephant — a.k.a. The White Stripes' last truly great album — the package includes a live double LP captured in Chicago, a couple of demos on a clear red 7-inch (with "black wisps"!), and a 56-page photo book.

Secure your copies by April 30th over at the Third Man Vault, and check out more details below... more »

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Record Store Day 2013 Declares Jack White Its Ambassador, Shares the Singer’s ‘Wake-Up Call’

Jack White's 'seal of approval'

Jack White's 'seal of approval'

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

So everyone knows Jack White's crazy about vinyl right? Enough that he's used his small fortune to fund such unforeseen small pressings as a "triple decker record" and one that was literally filled with a bluish liquid that best resembles windshield wiper fluid.

The folks behind Record Store Day recognize this. That's why they've named the former White Stripes frontman the "ambassador" of their 2013 festivities. Here's White's rather lengthy statement in response to the offer. A video related to all of this is also available here... more »

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Watch Jack White Perform on the New Season of ‘Austin City Limits’

Photo: Scott Newton

Jack White on 'Austin City Limits'

Photo: Scott Newton

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

While you've probably heard of — maybe even attended — Austin City Limits, here's a little known fact about the annual festival: it's actually named after a long-running PBS show, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honoree that also happens to be the only TV program to earn a Presidential Medal of the Arts.

Now entering its 39th year — the pilot was shot in 1974 with Willie Nelson — ACL will launch its latest season on Saturday night with a scorcher from Jack White. Check out a full rundown of his 14-song set below, alongside a clip of "Blunderbuss"... more »

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Coping With a Breakup: Getting Over the Loss of Your Favorite Band

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By Wondering Sound Staff, ContributorAll good things must come to an end and, in 2011, a whole lot of good things did exactly that. Indie rock godfathers R.E.M. released their 15th album - the sturdy, rewarding Collapse Into Now… more »