With a website post last week, the White Stripesincited curiosity with prospects of "an exciting new video" and "threenever-before-heard original songs (with a special collaboration) andone unique new version of a song" from their latest LP, Icky Thump. And now, one week later, Jack and Meg have unveiled the specifics. The video, set to unveil Nov. 26, is for "Conquest," the third single from Icky Thump. And the "special" collaborator is Beck,who the Detroit-bred duo tapped to produce and contribute to three newB-sides, lending vocals and piano to "It's My Fault For Being Famous"and slide guitar on "Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap."
Thethree new B-sides -- the aforementioned tracks plus "Cash GrabComplications on the Matter" -- will arrive Dec. 18 spread across three"Conquest" singles; one black, one white and one red colored 7" vinyl."Conquest," plus all three B-sides will also be available via an iTunesdownload.
Now for the video: According to a statement,"Conquest" was "shot over two days in Artesia, California" and "followsan explosive -- if unconventional -- love story that pits man againstbull in the ultimate conquest." The budding actor he is, frontman JackWhite trained with famed bullfighter Dennis Borba to bring a certainauthenticity to the video. Though unveiling Nov. 26 on MTV, fans candownload the video one day later, Nov. 27, via iTunes.
7" One (Black vinyl)
B: "It's My Fault For Being Famous"
7" Two (White vinyl)
B: "Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap"
7" Three (Red vinyl)
A: "Conquest" (Acoustic Mariachi Version)
B: "Cash Grab Complications on the Matter"
Digital Maxi Single (U.S. only)
2. "It's My Fault For Being Famous "
3. "Cash Grab Complications on the Matter "
4. "Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap"
5. "Conquest" (Acoustic Mariachi Version)
Siouxsie Unveils U.S. Tour
In support of the seminal Banshee's new album, Mantaray, which she was kind enough to discuss with SPIN.com recently, Siouxsie Sioux(known simply as Siouxsie these days) will hit the road in the earlypart of 2008 for a brief jaunt through nine of the nation's largestcities, Brooklynvegan.com reports.Kicking off with a pair of gigs at New York City's Fillmore venue,Siouxsie will then cross the country and hit West Coast metropoliseslike San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. A spokesperson wasunavailable for comment at press time.
Siouxsie Sioux tour dates:
2/8, New York, NY (Fillmore @ Irving Plaza)
2/9, New York, NY (Fillmore @ Irving Plaza)
2/12, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
2/13, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
2/15, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
2/16, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
2/18, Orange County, CA (House of Blues)
2/19, Orange County, CA (House of Blues)
2/21, San Diego, CA (4th & B)
Cadence Weapon Details Sophomore LP
Canada's latest hip-hop export Cadence Weapon, a.k.a. Roland Pemberton, has announced the release of Afterparty Babies, his sophomore LP and label debut for Anti-/Epitaph, due stateside March 4, Pitchfork reports. As the follow up to debut LP Breaking Kayfabe,the new 14-track record will arrive as a co-release withnorth-of-the-border imprint Upper Class Recordings and dispatch tuneslike "Limited Edition OJ Slammer," "Your Hair's Not Clothes!" and"Tattoos (And What They Really Feel Like)."
Afterparty Babies tracklisting: 1. "Do I Miss My Friends?"
2. "In Search of the Youth Crew"
3. "True Story"
4. "Limited Edition OJ Slammer"
5. "Juliann Wilding"
6. "Real Estate"
7. "Messages Matter"
8. "Your Hair's Not Clothes!"
9. "Tattoos (And What They Really Feel Like)"
10. "The New Fashion"
11. "Getting Dumb"
12. "House Music"
13. "Unsuccessful Club Nights"
14. "We Move Away"