The Raconteurs release first new music more than 10 years, 'Sunday Driver' and 'Now That You're Gone'

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Courtesy of Third Man Records

The Raconteurs, Jack White's other other band, is back.

White's label Third Man Records released a single featuring new songs "Sunday Driver" and "Now That You're Gone" on Wednesday. It's the first time the band has put out new music in more than a decade, since it released its sophomore record Consolers of the Lonely in 2008.

"Sunday Driver" is a riff-heavy, back-to-basics rocker that sounds like it could have been at home on the band's 2006 debut LP, Broken Boy Soldiers. Meanwhile, the B-side is more subdued and experimental, with piano and flute, and co-frontman Brendan Benson taking over main vocals. 

Previously, Third Man Records confirmed the band will return with a still as-yet untitled third LP in 2019.

The Raconteurs was last active in 2011, when it played a handful of live shows including the one-off MI Fest held at Michigan International Speedway. In the years since, White has been busy with his other bands, releasing three records with the Dead Weather, as well under his own name as a solo artist. He brought his live show in support of his third solo record Boarding House Reach to Detroit's Little Caesars Arena in April.

You can watch videos for both songs below:



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