A pair of rhetorical questions:
1. When does Jack White sleep?
2. When will he create a project that I don’t like?
Jack White‘s latest project has our man behind the kit and on vocals, fellow Raconteur Jack Lawrence, Kills singer Alison Mosshart and Queen of the Stone Age Dean Fertita. Due to my ongoing obsession with Jack White, the Dead Weather’s debut, Horehound was one of my most anticipated releases of 2009, and it doesn’t disappoint. Frankly, I have yet to be disappointed by any of Jack White’s projects. Sure, some are better than others, but overall he’s a fairly consistent dude.
After one spin, I can tell you this – it rocks. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard White play drums before, and he does a pretty stellar job. The music is fairly straightforward rock, though some tracks veer into bluesy terrain, all solidly executed.
The group’s first single, “Treat Me Like Your Mother” comes with a video directed by Jonathan Glazer:
The tune also received the remix treatment from Diplo (who is responsible for another of my faves this year, Major Lazer). The seemingly disparate styles of the band’s music and Diplo’s production style actually make for a pretty great marriage:
Check out the Dead Weather: