Jack White is apparently working on new music with The Dead Weather, the band he formed in 2009 with guitarist Dean Fertita of Queens Of The Stone Age, bassist Jack Lawrence from the Greenhornes and theRaconteurs, and singer Alison Mosshart of the Kills. A post at the Twitter page of White’s Third Man Records stated that the group was working on new songs in the studio this week and was accompanied by a photo of the quartet in the studio. White plays drums in the band.
The Dead Weather working on new songs in the studio yesterday… (and searching for bodies) pic.twitter.com/CcPAeCkH3G
— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) August 29, 2013
- The Dead Weather has released two albums so far, 2009’s Horehound and 2010’sSea Of Cowards.
- White hinted in an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year that he had recorded “some things” with the group more recently.
- The band came together very quickly in 2009, when Mosshart sang some shows with the Raconteurs after White temporarily lost his voice. Fertita told us a while back that even in the studio, they knew they had something: “There was just a feeling and a sound that was happening that we didn’t even notice as we were in the room recording some nights, you know. We would go and hear stuff on playback, and it had a life that we didn’t, weren’t even fully aware of. So there were a lot of elements kind of shaping the sound.”
- Fertita is due back on the road with Queens Of The Stone Age in early September.
- White recorded and released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, in 2012, and is also said to be working on his second one.
- His other group, the Raconteurs, has not made new music since 2008 and has played live only a handful of times since then. The band he made his name with, the White Stripes, split up in early 2011 after a four-year layoff.