The White Stripes Set To Do The Icky Thump

Taking Brit slang “ecky thump” (as in “What the ecky thump is that?”) and misspelling it for “kicks” and “metaphors,” The White Stripes have announced the title for their 6th studio effort — and it’s “their first album to include a title track, which curiously (and not ironically) has the same words in it’s [sic] name.” This comes via an oh-so-zany message on the band’s site, telling us how long the album took to record (“It was the longest time the delightful duo have ever spent in the studio, totaling almost three weeks”), and the release date (“as soon as corporately possible”). Also, they offer up these song titles:

“Catch Hell Blues”
“Little Cream Soda”
“Monkeys Have It Easy” (discarded)
“Rag and Bone”
“Clicky Bump” (retitled into something pleasant)
“Blue Orchid” (relocated to previous album)
“You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)”

You can watch Jack singing “I’m Slowly Turning Into You” (with a dancing skeleton in the background) if you’ve got QT. The site update is credited to “Kitayna Ireyna Tatanya Kerenska Aliso,” reporting for that bastion of journalism the “MOSCOW BUGLE.” Raconteurs were cute, but we’re glad Jack and Meg are getting back to business. Judging by all the email we received about it (thanks all!), we’re thinking you did too. No word on band attire color scheme yet. We’ll keep ya posted.

UPDATE: Video of “I’m Slowly Turning Into You” after the jump. (Thanks, Jack!)