Jack White is a busy man, so busy in fact, two bands aren't enough for him. His new supergroup, entitled The Dead Weather, consists of Allison Mossheart of The Kills supplying the vocals, The Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence on bass, QOTSA member Dean Fertita on guitar, and White on drums and vocals.
Their first public performance was at the opening of White's new Third Man Records in downtown Nashville. Third Man Records is the imprint White has used to release all of his music with The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. The new building serves as the company HQ and houses the label's offices plus a vinyl record store, photo studio, dark room, and performance stage.
The Dead Weather performed songs that will be on their forthcoming album, entitled Horehound. Around 150 fans, family and friends attended the Third Man Records grand opening event and exchanged their letter-pressed invitations for limited edition 7" vinyl pressings of The Dead Weather's debut single "Hang You From The Heavens" (b/w a stealth cover of Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?"). The Dead Weather hand painted each of the 150 7" records that also included a different photo booth strip of the band members. Downloads of these two songs are now available exclusively through iTunes. Horehound was produced by White and has a release date sometime in June, so be on the lookout for it.
Check out the video for The Dead Weather's first single, "Hang You From The Heavens".