White Stripes Reveal New Single Details

Beck works with Jack and Meg on three new B-sides

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White Stripes are to release ‘Conquest’ as the third single from latest album ‘Icky Thump’ on December 31.

The Spanish themed song’s video, shot by videographer Diane Martel, tells ‘a love story of man versus bull, in the ultimate conquest’ states a message on the White Stripes website www.whitestripes.com.

The site also says thatJack White ‘trained with renowned bullfighter Dennis Borba to make his performance in the video as authentic as possible.’


The video will premiere on MTV on November 26, and will be available on iTunes from November 27.

The single will come backed with three new tracks, on three coloured 7″ vinyls – one black, one white and one red.

Beck is the collaborator Jack and Meg have hinted they have been working with in the studio recently.


He co-produced the duo’s three new tracks during a recording session in his living room and also contributes vocals and piano to “It’s My Fault For Being Famous” as well as slide guitar on “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap”.

Inspired by the single’s video, each vinyl will also include a Mondo Toro trading card featuring the legendary matadors El Sloth, El Bianca Rosa and El Perdador.

US copies of these singles will also include a different poster with each release.

‘Conquest’ will be released in the US on December 18 and in the UK on December 31.

The full track listings are:

7″ One (Black vinyl):

A: Conquest

B: It’s My Fault For Being Famous

7″ Two (White vinyl):

A: Conquest

B: Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap

7″ Three (Red vinyl):

A: Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)

B: Cash Grab Complications On The Matter

Digital Maxi Single (US only):

1. Conquest

2. It’s My Fault For Being Famous

3. Cash Grab Complications On The Matter

4. Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap

5. Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)


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