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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.

Comments (40)
  1. Thank the lord I happen to be going home to Nashville this weekend….I know where I’m heading on Saturday! Competition for Grimey’s with a vinyl store?

  2. i hate those 150 lucky bastards! oh myyyy!

    i really wanna watch this soon!

  3. Hasief  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    Pretty awesome, some slick drumming by Jack near the 3-minute mark. So this is what he’s gonna be doing in between breaks from the White Stripes and the Raconteurs?

  4. nice. i always thought alison mosshart was a clear stylistic fit with this group of folks. even aside from being in another 1 guy/1 girl garagey band, it’s a good stylistic fit.

  5. bobbylight  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    Where is this building, and when is the store open?

  6. justin  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    jack white is a fucking machine

  7. Mark  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    This song kills it. I like the Ringo-ish drum solo around 1:30.

  8. mitchell  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    Jack Kills it. (Bloggers looking for a witty/corny headline owe me one)

    Is it just me or does this feel like The Kills guest starring Jack White on drums?

  9. So I guess this officially means no White Stripes album this summer : (

  10. TT  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    I’m really starting to think Jack White is not human

  11. billybass  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    Why is it that Jack Whites supergroups are far lamer than his regular not super group?

  12. Jack White is a god, especially in concert. I love the kills and the raconteurs but i dont really see how queens of the stone age fit in here. Ill miss jack on guitar but i still think this should be a pretty “killer” record

    forgive the bad pun

    • mitchell  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

      That Queens of The Stone Age guy (Dean Fertita) was first the touring keyboardist on The Raconteurs’ Broken Boy Soldier tour, and also toured with Brendan Benson. I’m glad he’s finally getting his props, considering he wasn’t officially acknowledged as a member of the Raconteurs and never even allowed to bow with the band at the end of a set.

      • Scott  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

        Dean was also the singer-songwriter of the awesome Detroit power-pop group, The Waxwings. Brendan Benson produced their last album and toured with them for a little bit.

  13. ikko  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    This is just so unnecessary on so many levels

  14. Is that Meg in the video around 3:00??

  15. Burgla   |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    Sounds like rock to me.

  16. Volta  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    “Office parties can be lame, but not when Jack White’s your boss.” Is this Stereogum or Entertainment Tonight?

  17. I’m still holding out for a Discount reunion.

  18. Kar  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    Another fan of Dean’s who’s excited at his rising profile. Question though, I thought that QOTSA was releasing an album by year’s end. I’m assuming a tour will follow so will there be scheduling conflicts?

  19. it’s Jack White’s world, we all just play bass in it.

  20. annie onymous  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    so there wasnt any other vocalists available?

  21. jack white + the wiggles = supergroup.

  22. Christina  |   Posted on Mar 17th, 2009 0

    I’m sure most of us there have YouTube accounts.. but unfortunately they made us check all cameras and phones at the door along with our coats (it was FREEZING that night). The party was grand, the show was short but awesome.. and Jack White is a wonderfully nice guy. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him several times over the past few weeks.

  23. this is great, but I guess I’m still holding out for the Jack White supergroup with Elvis Presley and Keith Moon. However ossum this forthcoming album may be, the record store next to the pressing plant idea is absolute brilliance. Jack White makes every system he comes into contact with his bitch, and we’re all better off for it

  24. Does anyone know where to find the address for Third Man Records/Studios? I drove all around nashville today in a ditch attempt to find it, but was not lucky.

  25. I dig Jack. he’s the star. The drums are featured. The other players could be anybody.
    Where’s the great song Jack needs to put out? Where’s that sound?
    At least he’s searching for it.

  26. Jack  |   Posted on Mar 18th, 2009 0

    623 Seventh Avenue South Nashville

  27. voiceofreason  |   Posted on Mar 18th, 2009 -1

    What’s the big deal? There are 1,000 similar songs just as good. Me thinks Mr. White is truly overrated, which leads to silly things like this. What’s next? He’ll start another “side project” with himself on triangle and all the cool kids with cream their jeans anew. Branch out, folks. Don’t be scared!

    • chris_tee  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0

      I wasnt into the white stripes but i am mad about the kills so much so that whatever i hear doesnt compare. any recommendations??

  28. crumplecrap  |   Posted on Mar 18th, 2009 0

    I hope he has learned to take to the stage uniformly and immediatley lay into the set ….

    http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=6174

  29. wow. thats a really awesome song. Its awesome to have several of your favorite bands merge.

  30. mike  |   Posted on Mar 19th, 2009 0

    this wins

  31. hmngbrd  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    Jack White is simply the most intelligent musician alive today. He knows his power, his talent and he is not wasting any opportunities to exploit himself. At what cost, I don’t know yet, but I’m sure enjoying the ride…and feel blessed to have lived in his generation.

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