Exclusive White Stripes Track Available Free Today

Exclusive White Stripes Track Available Free Today

A special 7" red-vinyl pressing of The White Stripes' first new single "Rag And Bone" is available exclusively from today, free, with sister publication NME.

"Rag And Bone" is the first single to be taken from Jack and Meg White's new studio album "Icky Thump" and a 7" white vinyl version, also with a unique etching will be available to buy in normal record stores.

The disc from the NME comes in special collector's edition double-gatefold packaging, with space for the two versions.

Managing director of The White Stripes' label Ben Beardsworth says the deal with the NME is exciting, enabling so many people to get hold of the duo's new material ahead of the album's release next week (June 11).

He said: "There's something quite magical about getting such a strong track, on such a stunningly presented piece of vinyl, directly in to the hands of such a vast number of people."

The June 9 issue of the NME is available from today.
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