Jack White Unveils Dead Weather Supergroup

Scott Lapatine | March 11, 2009 - 11:49 pm

Office parties can be lame, but not when Jack White’s your boss. Earlier tonight Conan’s friend launched Third Man Records’ new Nashville offices by debuting a supergroup called The Dead Weather. The Kills’ Alison Mosshart is its frontwoman, Jack White contributes drums and vocals, Raconteur Jack Lawrence plays bass, and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Dean Fertita’s on guitar. The 150 lucky attendees of tonight’s gig — and let’s hope at least one has a YouTube account — “exchanged their letter-pressed invitations for limited edition 7″ vinyl pressings of The Dead Weather’s debut single” according to Third Man’s recap. Said single’s called “Hang You Up From The Heavens” and it sounds like this.

The b-side is a cover of Gary Numan’s “Are Friends Electric?” You can hear that now at The Dead Weather’s site.

Finally, it should be noted that Third Man’s new HQ isn’t just cubicles. It houses a vinyl record store, photo studio, dark room, and performance stage. No, I don’t know if they’re hiring.