The Raconteurs have surprisingly announced today (March 18) that they are to release their second album ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’ in just seven days time on March 25.
White Stripes’ Jack White’s other band which features Brendan Benson have said that the ‘rush’ release is to ensure that the album will be “available everywhere” for everyone at the same time from next Tuesday.
The follow-up to 2006’s ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’ features 14 tracks, and was recorded during the first week of March.
According to a statement from the band, the new record was “then taken immediately to a vinyl pressing plant. Then to a CD pressing plant. Then preparations to sell it digitally began. March 25 became the soonest date to have it available in EVERY FORMAT AT ONCE. The band have done no interviews or advertisements for this record before this announcement”.
The group also stated that they wanted the sudden release so that everyone, fans and media, got the record at the same time “so that no one has an upper hand on anyone else regarding it’s availability, reception or perception”.
The first single to be taken from the album will be ‘Salute Your Solution’ and a video will appear online on March 25.