Fans of Jack White are set to get a bit of a blast from the past, with his band The Raconteurs getting ready to release their first new album in over a decade.
Back in 2005, Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, and Jack Lawrence got together to form The Raconteurs. Delivering a breed of indie/garage rock that wasn’t exactly unknown to White’s fans, the group soon found themselves pumping out the hits.
Notably, the group also ran into a bit of trouble here in Australia, when they discovered a band from Queensland was already using their name. After unsuccessfully trying to offer the Queenslanders some money for the moniker, they relented, choosing instead to release their work as The Saboteurs in Australia.
Kicking things off with their 2006 debut Broken Boy Soldiers, The Raconteurs followed it up with Consolers Of The Lonely in 2008. Since then, things have been quiet, with the band taking an extended break since 2011. Now, fans are set to receive their first taste of new music in over a decade.
Announced today via Jack White’s Third Man Records label, The Raconteurs are set to release a tenth anniversary edition of Consolers Of The Lonely.
Featuring a pretty nifty looking package, the release is set to be delivered on “copper foil” coloured vinyl, with reimagined artwork, and a bonus 7″ record. What’s so special about this bonus record, you ask? Well, it’s set to contain two tracks which serve as the first new music from the band in over a decade.
However, the good news doesn’t end there, with Third Man Records noting that these new songs were recorded during “recent sessions that will ultimately result in a new Raconteurs album in 2019”.
While no more information has come our way just yet, you can be certain that with the work ethic of a man like Jack White, this new album is set to be one of the biggest releases on the label. Here’s hoping that The
Raconteurs Saboteurs decide to bless us with an accompanying tour when the record finally drops.