Sunday, April 15th 2012
News: Jack White
Blunderbuss is out on April 21. The best song on the album is now available for your listening pleasure, but we’re warning you now – this low-quality recording doesn’t do the track the justice it should:
In our review of the album, we described album MVP Freedom at 21 as such:
“Nothing prepares us for the sinister creep and tumbling percussion cauldron of Freedom At 21. Suddenly our ideas of a “Jack Whiterecord” seem quaint in light of this monstrous personality, this damnation of modernity that embraces the man-eaters of the era vulgaris, enabled by culture and corrupted by mean-spirited self-absorbtion. Hey, we’ve all been there, right?
“Cut off the bottoms of my feet, make me walk on salt,” he skitters in a demonic falsetto as Autolux’s Carla Azar – Jack’s new ain’t-no-secret weapon – frames a downright freakish beat swarm. “Take me down to the police and charge me with assault / Smile on her face / She does what she damn well please…”
Suddenly, Jack’s entirely on your right, seething in your ear while the deceptively simple menace-riff propels you forward into the beat, moves your entire body, grabs your hips… and then the double vocal kicks in and drives straight into the solo, deeper than you’ve gone before. You may feel a bit violated. Headphones will come in handy for the alien mecha-hornet deathmatch dual solo.”
Thanks to via ListenBeforeYouBuy.net for the track!