07 May 2006

The Raconteurs

If you haven't heard the news yet, The Raconteurs new album will be released in just over a week. Who are The Raconteurs, you ask? They are the "super group" (but don't let them hear you say that) formed by Jack White of The White Stripes, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler, both from The Greenhornes. Listen to streams of "Steady, As She Goes" (and watch the video) and "Store Bought Bones" on their website. The site is worth a look alone--it looks and navigates like an old DOS program. For those of you using iTunes, you can download a free acoustic version of "Steady" through Monday. (For those of you not using iTunes--what are you waiting for?) And when you listen to "Steady", either acoustic from iTunes or full from the website, I suggest headphones--there are some great stereo Beatle-esque vocal harmonies you'll miss otherwise.
By the way, what the rest of the world knows as The Raconteurs will be known as The Saboteurs here in Australia. There is a band in Queensland already called The Raconteurs who wouldn't sell the naming rights, or rather demanded too much money and didn't get it. So all CDs, promotional materials, tours, etc will read "The Saboteurs." Even the website, otherwise identical, has been renamed. Collector's items?

1 comment:

PJ said...

Steady As She Goes is a great song. I reviewed it last week and put the video on my ipod this week. I think I like the acoustic version even better than the standard.