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Jack White Announces New Album ‘Lazaretto’

By Alyssa Ladzinski,
Listen to ‘High Ball Stepper’

Former White Stripes frontman Jack White will release a solo album on June 10, titled Lazaretto.

The new album will be available through White’s Third Man Records and Columbia. However, White has a cut ready and available for the listening pleasures of all fans.

The video below showcases White’s instrumental track called “High Ball Stepper." The track pairs guitar madness with paint bouncing in and out of a speaker due to the loud vibrations. The guitar fades out at times and is replaced with a quick tune of the piano.

Lazaretto is available for pre-order as a limited edition copy as soon as you sign up for the vault at Third Man Records. Lucky members of the Third Man Records Vault, open through April 30, will receive a limited edition album that comes with a few treats, including a pressed vinyl with blue and white artwork, a photo of National Arhicves which appears throughout the album artwork, a poser, and a 7-inch presenting demo versions of “Entitlement” and “Alone in My Home,” according to Radio.com.

If that wasn’t enough, the Vault package is concluded with a 40-page hardcover book fully equipped with pictures, musical notations and song lyrics.

According to Rolling Stone, White dropped the album information earlier this year in a chat with fans. "I'm producing two albums this month, and finishing them…One of them is mine," he said.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, White explained that he had a lump sum of songs written already.

"It's definitely not one sound," he said. "It's definitely several. Like you heard in Blunderbuss, there's many different styles there. I don't pick my style and then write a song. I just write whatever comes out of me, and whatever style it is is what it is, and it becomes something later."

White has definitely been keeping himself busy. His new album is the follow up to White’s solo debut Blunderbuss (2012). White already has quite a few festivals to play over the summer including pit stops along the way at the Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo and Forecastle Festival. Dead Weather, White’s other group, will release another album in 2015. The two-song sets will be released in a series through Third Man.

 
 

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