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The former White Stripes frontman employs some heavily fuzzed-out guitars and some Rage Against The Machine-esque riffing on Lazaretto. The song’s stop-start pacing breaks down into an all out jam, complete with violins and a White-worthy crescendo of gritty blues rock.
White recently recorded a live cut of Lazaretto and then released it only 3 hours 21 minutes later, claiming the title of “World’s Fastest Released Record”. Announced earlier in April, the performance was recorded, mastered, press and sold at Third Man’s Nashville headquarters on Saturday, 19th April, as part of Record Store Day 2014. As Rolling Stone notes, White recorded the live version just after 10am, along with a cover of Elvis Presley‘s Power of My Love for the B-side.
Lazaretto follows on from the relentless instrumental number High Ball Stepper, which was the first taste fans have had of new Jack White material since his debut solo release Blunderbuss in 2012. White has also shared Lazaretto‘s complete tracklisting, which readers can check out below.
Jack White won’t be making another ruled out of Splendour In The Grass appearance this year, but is set to headline Bonnaroo 2014 fairly soon. His other musical group, The Dead Weather, will return with a new yet-to-be-named album in 2015.
Listen: Jack White – Lazaretto
Watch: Jack White’s World’s Fastest Record RSD Recap
Would You Fight for My Love?
High Ball Stepper
Just One Drink
Alone in My Home
That Black Bat Licorice
I Think I Found the Culprit
Want and Able