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INCREDIBLY, A JACK WHITE PROJECT THAT DOESN’T TOTALLY BORE THE CRAP OUTTA ME

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the_dead_weatherIt seems that all the hip music blogs were all a-twitter yesterday about the latest side-project from Jack White. Yet unlike The White Stripes or The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather actually sounds pretty darn good. Unlike with those other projects, Mr. White steps away from the spotlight and plays the drums. His fellow Raconteur Jack Lawrence handles the bass and Queens Of The Stone Age member Dean Fertita is the axeman, but the real star of the show is singer Allison Mosshart of the staggeringly good duo The Kills.

Boasting a sleazy swagger not heard since the days of Boss Hog (Mosshart’s performance draws a natural comparison to that of Cristina Martinez), “Hang You From The Heavens” comes off the band’s forthcoming Horehound LP, due out this June on Third Mind Records. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can download this new song (alongside a less-awesome cover of Gary Numan’s “Are Friends Electric?”) right now via iTunes or listen to it in its entirety as much as you’d like on the band’s homepage.

-GS

[Gary Suarez is on the Amy Winehouse diet. He also writes for Brainwashed and usually manages the consistently off-topic No Yoko No.]

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