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The Dead Weather Is Back With A Vengeance And ‘Open Up (That’s Enough)’

The Dead Weather














A few days ago, I wanted to listen to this new track by the Dead Weather, but it disappeared online as fast as it had emerged,… I though Jack White had one of his mood swings and had decided to remove it, but the song is now back online, even on YouTube.

The Dead Weather is one of Jack White’s diverse musical projects and fans can rejoice because the band will release a series of new singles preceding an upcoming album set up for 2015,… Wait, 2015? Who do they think they are? the Star Wars trilogy? I had never really paid attention to them, but this is one of these supergroups people like to love: just check this line-up: Alison Mosshart of the Kills on vocals and rhythm guitar, Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age on guitar and keyboard, Jack Lawrence of the Raconteurs and the Greenhornes on bass, and of course ex-White Stripes/Raconteurs Jack White on vocals, drums and guitar.

‘Open Up (That’s Enough)’ is their first single and it will rock your day/evening/morning… whatever, it is a blistering piece of stormy music! It starts with sinister almost spooky guitars, aggressive beats and Mosshart’s hurting/commanding vocals. I am not sure of what is happening in the song but it’s highly and awesomely dramatic, going to some maddening mix of furious guitars and more of these Mosshart’s angry-punk shrieks. ‘Breathe in but you choke, but you choke on a mouthful/Of everything that you hoped, that you hoped was not there/But it’s here, it’s here/Open up, open up/That’s enough, that’s enough/Open up, open up’… It’s like a fury pounding at your door!

Then after a calmer moment mid-song, the second series of piling assaults is even more efficient, crushing a mountain or melting an iceberg, well, you get the idea, this is just a very big sound! So you should listen to it very loud, it will remind you a bit of The Raconteurs with more punch, or anything Jack White does honestly.

I am still surprised this is available online, knowing White’s disdain for the internet – didn’t he say that the internet was a nuisance or that music online was invisible to him? Anyway, the 7″ is available through Third Man’s Vault subscription series, in a deluxe pocket sleeve and pressed on ‘yellow jacket’ colored vinyl, while the digital version will be out January 14th.

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