A couple days ago those Consolers of The Lonely the Raconteurs tore through a couple electric songs on Jools Holland — “Salute Your Solution,” “Consoler Of The Lonely.” Afterwards (or before, because who knows when it was recorded) they stripped down for an acoustic “Many Shades Of Black” for Holland’s BBC website. It’s a subdued, but pleasant take. There are some smiles, nervous three-part backup harmonies. Jack looks a tad listless here and there, but he does get into it, for sure, nodding with his eyes closed and singing along by the time we get to the close.
Additionally, throwing one hell of a curve ball, Raconteurs loaned fellow Jools performer Bon Iver a guitar so he could dig into “Flume.”
Beautiful, but we can’t help but imagine a collaborative “Skinny Love.”