Things are coming together for the second album from the Dead Weather, Jack White’s newest band, co-starring the Kills’ Alison Mosshart. The album will be known to the world as Sea of Cowards. That disturbing Birth of a Nation-meets-Eyes Wide Shut picture up there is currently acting as a visual teaser for the LP on the band’s official site and on posters up all over SXSW. Unconfirmed rumors state the record is out May 7 on Third Man.
According to an Australian radio interview with Jack White last month, the record is “bluesier and heavier than we ever thought we could be.” Amazon says the first single, “Die by the Drop”, backed by B-side “Old Mary”, will go on sale tomorrow, March 23, though band reps deny this, according to Rolling Stone.
More concrete: The “Die by the Drop” video is being helmed by video visionary Floria Sigismondi, who directed the White Stripes’ “Blue Orchid” clip as well as the recent Runaways movie. (Via Video Static.) Should be a good one.
The Dead Weather are currently on tour in Australia, with U.S. dates to follow in April. Check out their itinerary here.