Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Jack White issues first track from new album Lazaretto

Jack White is previewing his sophomore solo album, “Lazaretto”, with the release of a video for the track, “High Ball Stepper.”

Due June 10, the project is the follow-up to 2012’s US No. 1 record, “Blunderbuss.”

The title track will be released as the new album’s first single later this month.

As part of White’s Third Man Records Vault series, the label will issue Vault package No. 20, which will include a special limited-edition version of “Lazaretto” pressed on split-color blue-and-white vinyl, exclusive album art, a linen letter-pressed postcard, and a fold-out poster featuring a classic National Archives photo that serves as a recurrent image throughout the album art.

The package will also feature a blue 7-inch single featuring two early demos of songs that appear on the new album: both "Alone In My Home" and "Entitlement" are solo recordings by White while he was in Mexico.

A bonus item is a lavish 40-page hard-bound companion piece book full of lyrics, exclusive musical notations, photos and art from “Lazaretto.”

White will launch his 2014 live dates with a series of North American festival appearances, including the Free Press Summer Festival in Houston, Texas at the end of May, New York’s Governors Ball and Bonnaroo in June, the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky in July, and the Osheaga Music & Arts Festival in Montreal in August.

See also:

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