The Raconteurs Announce Help Us Stranger, Their First Album in 11 Years

The Raconteurs have announced the title and release date of their third album. Help Us Stranger is due out June 21 on Third Man, and marks the supergroup’s first new full-length release since 2008. The band, which features Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler, released the singles “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone” in December. All the songs on the record are White and Benson originals, except for the Donovan cover “Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness).”

The album will also be released via Third Man’s subscription series as a vault package. The bundle features a limited edition electric green/black/copper swirled vinyl LP, a 7″ of demo versions of two songs from the album, a bandana, a custom vinyl slip cover, and more.

The band recently shared an unusual process they used to make sure they got their mixes right on the album, taking the traditional “car test” concept to a new level by broadcasting the mix from a studio to Jack White’s car (a Tesla, naturally) using an FM signal. This weekend (April 6), the band will make their return to live performance at Third Man Records’ 10 Year Anniversary party.

Check out the album’s cover art and track list, along with the Raconteurs’ upcoming tour dates (Woodstock 50, baby!) below.

Correction: An earlier version of this article falsely listed the album name as Help Me Stranger.

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