Jack White’s workaholic tendencies have been in overdrive throughout 2009, and show no sign of letting up any time soon. His label, Third Man, has been slowly releasing a number of records by some of White’s favorite bands, and now he plans to issue some rare White Stripes material.
The band made its debut back in 1998 with the “Lets Shake Hands” 7-inch single, and White has plundered the archives to find outtakes from those sessions. An alternate take of the single’s B-side, “Look Me Over Closely,” will also be made available.
White has partnered with online music archive the Vault to release the rarities, which will only be available to premium subscribers to the site. Anyone who stumps up the cash will also get a vinyl-only live Raconteurs album named Live in London. Registration to the site is open until October 22, more details here.