The Dead Weather are back and better than ever! The Dead Weather will release their new album, Dodge and Burn, on September 25th. If the new video, “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” is any indication, Jack White & co. have perfected their crunchy, thunderous blues-rock sound…
“Treat Me Like Your Mother” by The Dead Weather (Jack White & Alison Mosshart) was featured during the interrogation scene in the series premiere of Fox’s Batman prequel Gotham. The song is from The Dead Weather’s debut album, Horehound.
If you watched CW’s new series The Vampire Diaries last week or have seen the new promo for the show, you’ve already heard “Hang You From The Heavens” by The Dead Weather. I posted the free and legal mp3 earlier this month in my review of the band’s album Horehound. Per my agreement with the label, the mp3 will be removed this Friday, September 25th. So download it while you can…
The Dead Weather is led by – or divided between – Alison Mosshart of The Kills and Jack White of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. Like the band, their debut Horehound seems somewhat split in two. Most of the album is fantastic, but a portion of it is (to put it mildly) an acquired taste. The band also includes other members of The Raconteurs and Queens Of The Stone Age. White produced the album and released it on his label Third Man Records.
I’ll get the negative out of the way. The tracks on which White’s vocal presence is most prominent weigh down what is otherwise a solid rock album. “I Cut Like A Buffalo” in particular sounds a lot like his screeching Bond theme duet with Alicia Keys. The exception is the bluesier “So Far From Your Weapon.”
Fortunately, the rest of Horehound is really quite good, especially when Allison Mosshart is allowed to growl and wail on her own. The loud, noisy style of Mosshart’s own band The Kills is obviously an influence, but there are also hints of PJ Harvey (“60 Feet Tall”) or a deranged Missing Persons (“Hang You From The Heavens”).
The Dead Weather – Hang You From The Heavens (mp3 removed) *
*mp3 posted for limited time w/ permission of Filter Magazine on behalf of Warner Records