Jack White, you've done it again.
Maybe it's because I'm a fan of the White Stripes and The Raconteurs or maybe it's because I'm a fan of lyrical stories told over bass pounding drums and limitless guitar riffs, but I'm thinking I'm really going to dig this new album from The Dead Weather.
I just downloaded it. I've watched the introductory video for Treat Me Like Your Mother, directed by Jonathan Glazer. Now all it's going to take is a few more times through the iPod until I'm completely hooked.
If you asked me to name my top three favorite artists, I'd answer without hesitation: Perry Farrell, Billy Corgan and Jack White. Yes, there are a slew of others that round out my all-time favorite tune-tailors, but right now everything Jack touches turns to gold.
He's even got Aesthetic Apparatus on board doing some concert posters (I totally dig this print shop from Minneapolis. I've got an entire collection of their Doombuddies series.) I might have to purchase these (Sorry, Mieka. We need to get that bigger house with more wall space.)
The sad news is that the closest I'll be to seeing them live on this inaugural tour is Austin. Unfortunately, I'm in St. Louis. Maybe a trip to Denver is in order. Or maybe I'll see them in 3 years after they release their second album ... and Mr. White is on to his next project.