Just in case you haven't visited any other music site on the Internet this morning:

Jack White has a new band, although he's just playing drums and singing backing vocals in this one. The Dead Weather also features lead vocalist Alison Mosshart of the Kills, guitarist Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, a touring member of the Raconteurs for their first album, the Waxwings) and bassist Jack Lawrence (the Raconteus, the Greenhornes, Blanche). The band performed a set and debuted their first album, Horehound -- which arrives in June from JW's Third Man label -- at a special Nashville showcase yesterday. You can hear two of the new tracks by clicking here. Sounds fairly electronic to these ears -- they even do a Gary Numan cover (shades of Marco Polio). As a pure pop lover and Brendan Benson fan, though, these ear prefer Jack's other band (well, one of his other bands), though this definitely sounds better than that White Stripes' reunion performance on the last Conan O'Brien show. On the other hand, two dogs howling in heat sound better than that performance did...

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