The blogosphere has been melting as of late at the word of the new supergroup, The Dead Weather, which consists of Jack White (of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs) on drums, Allison Mosshart (of the Kills) singing, Jack Lawrence (of the Greenhornes and the Raconteurs) on bass, and Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) on guitar. The band had their live debut on Wednesday at a party for Jack White’s Third Man Studios, and their first single, "Hang You From the Heavens" (and its b-side, a cover of Gary Numan’s "Are Friends Electric") are available for streaming here.
An intrepid YouTuber has created a video out of the images on the site (which you’ll find above), which makes for easier assessment. The song is pretty blues rocky (understandably so, given the pedigree of the people involved), but it plays much more like a Kills song than any other influence, as broken grooves and fuzzy guitars converge underneath Mosshart’s forceful delivery.
"Hang You From the Heavens" is on The Dead Weather’s debut LP, Horehound, which is slated for a June release via Third Man. [via My Old Kentucky Blog]