The Dead Weather release "Cop and Go" digitally worldwide today - stream it now!
The Dead Weather - Jack White, Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence - has announced an array of activity leading towards the release of their eagerly awaited new album DODGE AND BURN which is out worldwide .
"Cop and Go," the latest track released from DODGE AND BURN, is on sale today at all digital retailers worldwide. It is also available as an instant grat download with all digital pre-orders, along with single "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)." The track - recently hailed by NME for its "hypnotic, snakelike groove" - can be heard now in full via the official Third Man Records SoundCloud.
The Dead Weather will celebrate DODGE AND BURN with a hugely anticipated visit to CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The appearance - which marks the band's first official live performance in five years - airs at 11:35/10:35c (check local listings).
The band has also just unveiled an electrifying new live performance video for "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)," directed by Jack White and edited by Brad Holland and Jack. The clip is streaming now at TMR's regularly updated YouTube channel.
An additional series of live performance and technique and instrument-based videos will be rolled out in the coming weeks. The first episode of the technique videos, released yesterday, features Jack White discussing and demonstrating his drumming. The clip - which comes paired with a powerhouse live rendition of The Dead Weather's now-classic debut single, "Hang You From The Heavens" - is available now on Modern Drummer.
Meanwhile, the official "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" companion video - directed by award-winning duo Ian & Cooper - can be viewed on Vevo. "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" is available now at digital retailers worldwide.
Recorded in Nashville during breaks in each member's ever-busy schedules, DODGE AND BURN has already begun receiving early critical applause. Entertainment Weekly commended the album as "12 tracks of heavy guitar riffs, heavier grooves, and vivid tales of ne'er do wells," while NME recently praised the collection's "clamorous, cacophonous garage-rock" for being "as mean as a junkyard dog."
The Dead Weather first united after Alison Mosshart's band The Kills supported Jack White and Jack Lawrence's band The Raconteurs on a string of North American dates. The trio followed the tour with a few informal recording sessions at White's famed Third Man studio, soon augmented by Raconteurs collaborator/Queens of the Stone Age multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita. The result proved extraordinary - The Dead Weather's debut album, HOREHOUND, arrived in July 2009 to worldwide critical acclaim and a top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. The four musicians celebrated the release with a 23-date North American tour before reconvening at Third Man in December for three further weeks of writing and recording.
Released less than a year after their debut, SEA OF COWARDS made it abundantly clear that The Dead Weather was no mere side project - White, Mosshart, Lawrence, and Fertita were now a band. Ultimately named among the top 15 on Rolling Stone's "30 Best Albums of 2010," SEA OF COWARDS drew rave reviews for its aggressive songcraft and overwhelming intensity, as did a worldwide tour highlighted by sold out headline dates and showstopping appearances at such legendary festivals as Coachella, Glastonbury, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Since then, The Dead Weather collective has remained busy as ever, constantly adding new milestones to their already-illustrious résumés. Born as a one-off collaboration between friends and tourmates, The Dead Weather has since evolved into one of the most vital and provocative bands in contemporary rock 'n' roll with DODGE AND BURN pushing their creative line of attack to its very limits.