After a stupendously busy 2009, Jack White is not considering slowing down for even a half of a second in 2010. He’s already recording a second album with his band the Dead Weather, and you can hear how the sessions are taking shape thanks to a new 7″. The single features early takes of new tracks “No Horse” and “Jawbreaker”. The record will not be sold in stores or online, though– you’ll have to subscribe to Third Man Records’ quarterly Vault subscription service to get your hands on it. Info on signing up here. Of course, that’s not all…
This quarter’s Vault package also includes a double LP featuring every Third Man 2009 single along with two newbies for 2010. First, there’s one from 72-year-old Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson. She’s offering Jack White-produced covers of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” and Johnny Kidd and the Pirates’ “Shakin’ All Over”. (Jackson recently said she recorded an album’s worth of material with White.)
Second, there’s the all-female, garage-rocking White discovery the Black Belles– a mysterious silhouetted photo of the group (but no music) can be found on their website. Both the Jackson and Black Belles singles will be released individually on vinyl and on iTunes January 26 (no subscription necessary).
Meanwhile, the White Stripes’ website is still accepting pre-orders for the duo’s forthcoming massive live box set, Under Great White Northern Lights, due in March.