The White Stripes to Release Two Early Singles for Record Store Day

2012-03-20

Story by Charles Ken

White Stripes tracks ‘Handsprings’ and ‘Red Death at 6:14’ get new life for Record Store Day

The White Stripes may be kaput, but for one day, fans can close their eyes and pretend the duo are still making blues-rock together while they stand in line at their favorite local record shop on Record Store Day. Third Man Records, the label run by Jack White, has announced it will reissue two exclusive early singles from the White Stripes on April 21, in conjunction with Record Store Day.

What to expect from the singles? According to NME, the set will offer a special edition, red-and-black vinyl disc with the tracks “Handsprings” and “Red Death at 6:14.” Considering the White Stripes haven’t released anything properly in years, this may be the perfect gift for the White Stripes fan in your life.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of Record Store Day, a day set aside to pay tribute to the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and beyond via exclusive vinyl and CD releases, available only at local shops. Many artists are gearing up to release special Record Store day sets this year, including Disturbed, Mastodon and Metallica, to name a few. For more information on Record Store Day, visit the event’s official site.

In other Jack White news, the singer and songwriter will release his debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” on April 23. He’s also playing a handful of U.S. tour dates in support of the album starting this March. As if that weren’t enough, White is also prepping to release a live DVD with the Raconteurs on June 19. Hey, it’s Jack White– did you expect him to sit still?

 




Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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