No Help from Strangers really needed…
The Raconteurs, Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler, have released their brand-new single Help Me Strange. The latest track to be released from their long awaited new album, Help Me Strange, is out digitally everywhere now and is available instantly with all digital pre-orders of the album, along with previously released songs Hey Gyp, Now That You’re Gone, and Sunday Driver.
The band have also premiered the companion music video for Help Me Strange on YouTube. The video was filmed last month in the mysterious city of Kimitsu, Japan by director/visual effects specialist Yasuhiko Shimizu around the band’s recent Tokyo shows.
Additionally, The Raconteurs and Third Man Records have announced a special independent record store exclusive white vinyl version of Help Me Stranger with an alternate cover and hand screen printed LP jacket, as well as a limited quantity of strictly promotional, never-available-for-sale 7-inch test pressings of Hey Gyp which will both be available on album release day, June 21. Check with your local record independent record stores for more information on how to obtain these limited and exclusive offerings.
Help Me Stranger sees the mighty Raconteurs reassembled, stronger and even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock ‘n’ roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelic, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising song craft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With Help Me Stranger, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.
The Raconteurs will celebrate Help Me Stranger with an epic world tour, including North American dates set to get underway July 12 with a sold out show at Detroit, MI’s Masonic Temple. Due to popular demand, additional dates have been added in a number of major markets, including Detroit, Vancouver, New York, and Nashville.