Posts tagged The Dead Weather
[Night Out] The Kills @ Warsaw (04/13/2016)

Ugh. Alison Mosshart, please be my best friend. Like, don't listen to anyone else on the internet who wants you to be their best friend. I mean, you played a show on my birthday, so clearly you are already being a thoughtful future best friend. (Thanks bb!)

Gotta say, there's a very specific type of stylish person that likes The Kills and I was awkwardly not in that majority. I can't imagine wearing a leather jacket to a show, let alone wearing a leather jacket to a show full of people who are also all wearing leather jackets. It was very warm in there, but also very...cool? You get what I mean. 

I have now seen my future best friend in both of the active bands that she's in. Not gonna lie, as badass as The Kills are, I like the energy that Jackie White can pull out of her when she's working her Dead Weather magic. I think it's mostly because when you watch her and White singing/shouting in each other's faces you can't tell if they're about to punch each other or make out. The Kills are just more subtle with their awesomeness, I suppose.

Speaking of awesomeness, I spotted so many fantastic humans at this show. Almost immediately once I was through the doors at Warsaw I practically knocked over Jimmy Gnecco from Ours. I also had the pleasure of observing Josh Homme playfully booty dancing with some gal pals of his before accidentally tripping Anthony Bourdain as he exited VIP. If my memory serves correctly they all adhered to the leathered dress code that I didn't know about. *Sigh* Whatever. 

Friendly reminder to one and all that The Kills are dropping a new record in just a few months. If "Doing It To Death" and "Heart Of A Dog" are any indication of what's to come, Ash & Ice is going to slayyy forrr dayssss. June 3rd hurry up already! 

[Listen] The Dead Weather - "Open Up (That's Enough)"

Over the weekend while in a crowded place I saw via Twitter that The Dead Weather had returned with a brand new single which triggered me to shout "FUCK YEAH!" which resulted in some rather odd stares. Like I give a crap when this band are involved. Third Man Records have already mentioned that the band are preparing to release a full-length in 2015, which sounds like a time far too far away for my liking, which is why my reaction in a crowded place was so extreme.

Jack White along with Alison Mosshart of the Kills, Dean Fertita of QOTSA, and the Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence have dropped a track called "Open Up (That's Enough)" which is every bit as gritty as you'd expect. Distinct guitar tones rattle their way through the mix while Alison chugs on with an ever catchy and punchy chorus. Prior to the aforementioned 2015 album, the band will be releasing a series of singles, this being the first along with the B-Side, "Rough Detective". Check out the A-Side below and if you want to get your hands on a copy then you can do so over at Third Man's magical Vault. A digital version will be released on January 14th which should be marked in everyone's calendar, 'cause it's my birthday. So yeah, more music from these guys would be a very welcome present.

[News] Jack White says new music from The Raconteurs & The Dead Weather in the works

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Jack White has managed to get a lot of people very, very excited. He's stated that as well as working on new solo material, he's also been plugging away on new music with The Raconteurs and Dead Weather. Members of all the bands are now living in Nashville and naturally, they're good friends, they hang out and with that comes a musical outlet too. The Raconteurs have also now built their very own studio in Nashville which I'm sure helps with the process.

With this  fantastic news though we are unsure as to which project will see the light of day first, but with Jack and Third Man Records who knows when it might be. Next week? Next year. We'll see. Watch this space.

[Listen] Jack White - "Machine Gun Silhouette"

An eager Jack White fan has posted the b-side on the "Love Interruption" single release, which is out today on Third Man Records. Definitely prefer the more upbeat vibe to this song over the A-side, but both are solid nonetheless. As April 23rd crawls its way here for his upcoming debut solo album Blunderbuss we can only expect and hope that ol' Jackie to have some surprises tucked up his sleeves for us along the way.

Make sure you head over to the Third Man Records store to grab a copy of "Love Interruption/Machine Gun Silhouette" for yourself.

[Listen] The Kills' Alison Mosshart and Autolux's Carla Azar Cover The Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows"

Although the film may be disappointing (from what I've heard in reviews and from friends) the soundtrack to Zach Snyder's film Suckerpunch is pretty awesome. The soundtrack features remixes and covers of classic hits like Skunk Anansie's remix of Bjork's "Army of Me" as well as her cover of The Stooges "Search and Destroy" also Emily Browning covering Eurythmics' classic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)", The Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?"  and The Smiths' "Asleep". But the most stand out song from that soundtrack has to be The Dead Weather/The Kills' very own Alison Mosshart alongside Carla Azar (of Autolux) dark cover of The Beatles' Revolver tune "Tomorrow Never Knows."

Check out their awesome version of the classic in the player below and check out Sucker Punch: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available now via WaterTower Music.

Alison Mosshart & Carla Azar - "Tomorrow Never Knows" by Some Kind of Awesome

[Watch] Third Man Records' Rolling Record Store

Oh Jackie, my Jackie. You're always coming up with ways to spread the vinyl loving and I adore you for that. This time Jack White and his Third Man Records team have put their pop up store on wheels and are calling it the Rolling Record Store. For those of us lucky enough to be heading down south to Austin for SXSW, the Rolling Record Store will be making its debut from the 16th-20th. 

No word yet if there will be any special SXSW-only releases like they did for the LA + NYC TMR pop-up stores in the past, but we'll keep you posted of its awesomeness upon arrival to Austin, so keep your eyes peeled here!

Celebrate Valentine's Day The SKOA Way! Enjoy These 14 Valentines From Your Favorite Artists

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Since we know the average SKOA reader isn't necessarily into Hallmark cards, we decided to make our own just for you! Some of these were reader inspired, so if you suggested a Valentine idea make sure to drop us a comment and let us know what you think! We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed making them for you! We've provided links so you can share these and they're also available on our Facebook page

Check out the Valentines after the jump! 

 


[News] The Kills Complete Fourth Album

We haven't had much if any new material from Jamie Hince and Alison Moshart since 2008's album Midnight Boom. I'm not complaining too much mind, we did have the beutiful musings of The Dead Weather in their absence. That kept my Moshart fix just about managable but yesterday (January 6th) we got news from Alison that the 4th album from The Kills was finished! Posting the above picture on their Facebook Page, she stated the following:

"Well hello friends. Happy new year to all of you! I write to you from Michigan on a snowy-ish evening. With Christmas and New Years festivities seemingly over, a flight early in the morning beckons and I have good news! The 4th Kills album is FINISHED! RECORDED+MIXED+MASTERED and all that jazz. So here’s to a new year and a new record!!! More announcements will be made very very soon xxx A"

More news on the release date and all that jazz when we have it! Keep your eyes peeled and keep checking back.