These guys are moving quickly. As promised in the initial press release about Consolers Of The Lonely, the Raconteurs indeed have made available a video for “Salute The Solution” on this, the official release date. It’s got an opening menu in the style of their old-school DOS-sy site, so you’ll have to select “1″ for Video and then let the stream of snapshots fly. Yes, snapshots, as in stills, which is the video aesthetic of choice these days — although unlike Kaki and the Spree, this one’s not trying to be anything more than a collection of rhythmically sequenced photos. Our evaluation of Consolers is still in its premature stages, but this at least is a a good look at Raconteurs 2.0.



In case you Web Sheriff didn’t tell you, Consolers Of The Lonely is out via XL/Warner.

Comments (11)
  1. Still love the DOS thing.

  2. jcale  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2008 0

    I love how a band that’s not really any better than the Greenhornes or the Datsuns gets so much attention because Jack White is in it.

  3. erik  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2008 0

    shouldn’t this band be an outlet to do something *different* from the white stripes? even the drumming is all over the place.

  4. Justin  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2008 0

    Amazing video for an amazing song. Apparently, it was directed by Autumn de Wilde and is comprised of over 2500 different photographs.

  5. me  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2008 0

    These stupid fucks. How hard is it to pick up a bass and play a couple of power chords? maybe create a video that came straight from your ass every once in a while.

    • wal  |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2008 0

      Not that I like this song that much but, you’re right, Mr. me, it’s not hard to pick up a bass and play power chords, but too bad the bass player never plays a power chord. stop pulling comments out of your ass! !!

  6. incredible.

  7. Based on the two first tracks (this included) at least these guys aren’t phoning it in like Broken Boy Soldier. Heck, Benson even tries the whole scream sing thing instead of just singing.

  8. Clangbang  |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2008 0

    Good song, ok video. I love Jack’s new Jeff Tweedy haircut.

  9. hr  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2008 0

    man it sounds like they are rapping instead of singing. this blows

  10. Nouvel_Homme  |   Posted on Apr 16th, 2008 0

    First of all, bass players don’t play “power chords” (they can, technically, but they don’t usually, especially not in this song) and good thing Jack White isn’t playing power chords most of the time. and even when Benson is playing power chords they are musically well arranged. Also, if you want to try and rag on the guitar in the sing, why don’t you try playing ANY of Jack White’s solos from the White stripes or the Raconteurs. I usually try to stay away from being mean on comments, but really, FUCK YOU. don’t criticize things you know nothing about.

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