By: Spacelab Research Staff
The White Stripes just can't keep it a secret any longer... they indeed have a new album. Coming on the heels of the recent news that they've most probably signed a one-album deal with Warner Brothers (or might be in the throes of finalizing a contract), the band announced on their web site that the new album will be titled Icky Thump.
They recorded the music in a record-setting (for the band) three week session at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Tracks that they might be using include (quoting verbatim) "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)."
The band seems exceptionally spirited and playful in its announcement, saying that the new album "is their first album to include a title track, which curiously (and not ironically) has the same words in it's name. Though some residents of northern England might almost recognize the title, The Stripes stress they are spelling it wrong intentionally just for 'kicks' and 'metaphors', and to avoid a possible lawsuit from the estate of Billy Eckstine."
They can't tell us a release date yet, but are passively aggressively stressing that they might be waiting on the powers that be to release it, saying that it will be released "as soon as corporately possible."