So the idea is, you’re not gonna get to hear Consolers of the Lonely, the just-announced sophomore set from Jack White and Brendan Benson’s Raconteurs until it’s actually issued March 25 on Third Man/XL/Warner Brothers. That’s this coming Tuesday– six whole days!
You can, however, now gaze longingly at its tracklist and imagine what it’s gonna sound like. Will “The Switch and the Spur” be a country-rock jam? Will “These Stones Will Shout” be the Stones-y shouter? Could “Many Shades of Black” be their Sunn O))) homage? See, we don’t know, and you don’t either, and that’s what’s so great about all this. It’s like the last ten years never happened!
As you know, the Raconteurs are hitting the road in support of their new disc, and Raleigh, North Carolina’s Birds of Avalon have apparently been handpicked by the band to open their initial string of North American dates…read more at Pitchfork Media