Special Guest Post by Southern Brand: The Dead Weather

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...So if ya'll ain't heard, apparently two award-winning bands just weren't enough for Jack White, aka Musical Force of Nature. The Nashville office of his Third Man Records, deep in the heart of country music, features not only the label's offices, but a vinyl record store, a photo studio and darkroom and a rehearsal/performance space. But there's no rest for the weary: White recently debuted his new four-piece band, The Dead Weather, guaranteed to tear into the music scene with a vengance. Their debut LP, Horehound, ($13) was recorded and produced by White at Third Man, and is quickly creating a buzz throughout the music world. Lead guitar duties fall to White's Raconteur and Queens of the Stone Age touring partner Dean Fertita, while White pounds out assisting vocals and drum assists. Menacing lead vocals are masterfully handled by Alison Mosshart of the Kills, while Jack Lawrence, Raconteurs' bassist, rounds out the group. Although hard to pigeonhole, Rolling Stone classifies The Dead Weather as "a sludgy, bluesy blend of psych-rock guitar, alternately stark and explosive rhythms", while always-picky Pitchfork says it "delves even deeper into the blues' swampy roots and devil's-music deviancy, but in a manner that's every bit as stylized, sexually charged, and trashy as an episode of 'True Blood'". There's no doubt that it rocks hard, though, whatever you call it.

Listen to the blistering five-song set The Dead Weather did for From The Basement to make your own decision. Want more? Here's the video for Treat Me Like Your Mother directed by Jonathan Glazer.

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