Jack White & Brendan Benson Are Raconteurs

You can finally listen to some of the much anticipated collaboration between critically acclaimed Michigan music men Jack White and Brendan Benson. When NME first heard about the project, they wet their pants and claimed it would be “Detroit’s answer to Nevermind.” Not quite. But “Steady, As She Goes” and “Store Bought Bones,” both streaming at theraconteurs.com, do not disappoint, especially the latter.

Jack and Brendan handle guitar, vocals, and keys. Their rhythm section is Jack Lawrence on bass and Patrick Keeler on drums. See how happy they all look together:

Can we get some MP3 action in the comments? I admit there’s something sort of perverse about ripping embedded flash audio from a site designed to look like a DOS prompt, but I’m sure that won’t stop you.

UPDATE: MP3 for ya. Bass riff’s straight from “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” … but rocks.

The Raconteurs – “Steady As She Goes” (MP3 Link Expired)