If there's one thing we know about Jack White, it's that he's never satisfied with what he's done and is always looking for the next big musical project. Earlier this year, the virtuoso musician dropped his new solo album 'Boarding House Reach', an experimental genre-blending smorgasbord of avant-garde rock. Read Meaww's review of the album here.
As White wraps up an extensive world tour in support of his latest solo effort, the Third Man rocker has announced a long-awaited third full-length record from The Raconteurs, his garage rock band with Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler, Consequence of Sound reports.
According to the report, The Raconteurs will release the new album, their first since 2008’s 'Consolers of the Lonely,' in 2019. Two songs from the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled LP will be included in a new 10-year anniversary reissue of 'Consolers of the Lonely'. The reissue is the latest installment in Third Man Records’ quarterly Vault subscription series and is pressed on copper foil metallic vinyl, marking the first time the double LP has been available on colored vinyl. An accompanying 7-inch contains the two new songs, pressed on mixed metal vinyl.
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Back in 2010, Brendan Benson stated that the future of The Raconteurs was ambiguous, stating "I think we're all just really focused on other things." He went on to add that "it will come around and we'll get together again and hang out and maybe make a record or maybe not." But it looks like anxious fans of the band have something to look forward to after all, at least for now. The band was last active in 2011, when they played a handful of shows including the one-off MI Fest at Michigan International Speedway. In the meantime, White has been busy with his solo career and his other band with Lawrence and Keeler, The Dead Weather. In January 2015, during the encore of Jack White's solo gig at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Benson and Lawrence joined White onstage to perform the hits 'Steady As She Goes' and 'Salute Your Solution'.