Music Bite: Jack White Announces New Album, Releases “High Ball Stepper”

April 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

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No…this is not an April Fool’s joke! Jack White is planning to follow up his stellar 2012 debut Blunderbuss with a new project! The rocker has announced that his sophomore album Lazaretto will be released on June 10 via Third Man Records.

Just for good measure, he followed up the announcement by dropped a brand new tune – “High Ball Stepper.”

Listen to the album’s bluesy instrumental single below:

Aside from his sophomore album, Jack White has a handful of other projects in the works – a collaboration on Neil Young‘s upcoming solo album and new music with Dead Weather. But the big question remains unanswered – will we ever hear from The Raconteurs ever again?

The Dead Weather Announces Reunion; New Album Out in 2015

October 2, 2013 § 4 Comments

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In the most exciting news of 2013 so far, The Dead Weather has just announced their official comeback to the music industry. The rock band (which consists of star players like (The Kills‘ Allison Mosshart, Queens of the Stone Age‘s Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age, The Greenhornes & The Raconteurs‘ Jack Lawrence and of course Jack White) formed back in 2009 and gave us album gems like 2009’s Horehound and 2010’s Sea of Cowards before taking a three-year hiatus. But…now they’re back!

The band hit the studio to record back in August, but they’ve just revealed they will be releasing two-song singles from now until 2015 – the year when their third album will drop. Third Man Records made a statement about the news: “[The songs] are unlike anything else the band has ever done and are both ample reminders of the ferocity of this motley collection of low-lifes, grifters and ne’er-do-wells. These songs are not throw-aways. These songs are not demos. These songs are not outtakes.” The songs will be available on both on vinyl and digital. So exciting!

In the meantime, listen to a snippet of their new song “Open Up (That’s Enough)”:

[Source: Consequence of Sound]

2012: A Year in Music

December 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

As 2012 comes to a close with only a few days to spare, I’ve taken the time to look back at all the music highlights from this year! This is my most jam-packed post of the year, so get ready!

Pop Song of the Year: “Beauty & A Beat” by Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj

R&B Song of the Year: “Adorn” by Miguel

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: “Mercy” by G.O.O.D Music

Rock Song of the Year: “Switchblade Smiles” by Kasabian

Indie Song of the Year: “Genesis” by Grimes

Electronic Song of the Year: “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia

Dancehall Songs of the Year: “Gyal A Bubble” by Konshens & “Psycho” by Tommy Lee

Reggae Song of the Year: “Affairs of the Heart” by Damian Marley

Club Anthem of the Year: “Bandz A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J

Click for more music moments of 2012!

New Video: Jack White – “I’m Shakin'”

October 13, 2012 § 1 Comment

Rocker Jack White recently released the video for his new single (a Little Willie John cover), “I’m Shakin”. Off his debut album Blunderbuss, the video shows two Jack Whites facing off with the help of their backing bands.

Check out the video below:

Catch him at the Austin City Limits festival this weekend!

Austin City Limits Lineup Announced! Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, & The Black Keys Will Headline

May 23, 2012 § 1 Comment

After many awesome music festivals this year – with more to come – Austin City Limits will be the one closing out the year. The predominately rock music festival will take place on October 12-14 in Austin’s Zilker Park.

Headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, Neil Young and The Black Keys! Other performing acts are: Big K.R.I.T, Childish Gambino, AVICII, Florence + The Machine, The Roots, M83, Iggy and the Stooges, Andrew Bird, Crystal Castles, Band of Skulls and more!

Check out the full lineup here!

Click here for tickets and more information! 

Music Bite: Black Sabbath, Jack White & The Black Keys to Headline Lollapalooza 2012

April 12, 2012 § 2 Comments

Couldn’t get tickets to this weekend’s Coachella? Don’t worry, Lollapalooza’s lineup is finally here! The music festival taking place  in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 3-5 boasts major headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath and Jack White!

The headliners are dope, but other acts like The Weeknd, Bassnectar, Justice, Frank Ocean, J. Cole and more will definitely make this year’s festival the one to watch!

Click here to get your tickets!

Photo Courtesy of: Lollapalooza

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