New White Stripes Album Due In June
Rock duo the White Stripes will release their next studio album on June 14 via Third Man/V2. The as-yet-untitled set was recently recorded in the group’s Detroit home base. It will be the follow-up to 2003’s “Elephant,” which debuted at a career-best No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.7 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
A handful of live dates have already been announced ahead of the album, including a three-night run in Mexico that begins May 11 in Monterrey. As previously reported, the group will also play June 10 at Atlanta’s Music Midtown festival.
Beyond the White Stripes disc, singer/guitarist Jack White has also been working on an album with fellow Detroit native Brendan Benson. The project, which also features Greenhornes bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler, will most likely not see the light of day until the end of the year or early 2006, according to a V2 spokesperson.
“It’s kind of a little of everything,” Benson told in December. “I’ve got songs that I’ve pretty much written and he added lyrics to it. And he brought some songs, or actually made a bunch of ’em up on the spot. It’s cool, different stuff. Some of it sounds like Jack and some of it just sounds like Cat Stevens or something.”