The Dead Weather – Horehound (Third Man / Warner Music Canada)

DW.jpgIn many ways, the latest band from White Stripes / Raconteurs member Jack White is the least commercially accessible of the trio of bands he is a part of. White mans the drumkit with The Dead Weather while Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart assumes the bulk of lead vocal duties on Horehound.

Owing much to heavy blues rock bands like Blue Cheer, The Dead Weather create relentlessly energetic music that is at times intense, albeit in a bleak way. It is definitely an interesting place these songs come from; tracks like Hang You From The Heavens and I Cut Like A Buffalo have an almost hypnotic quality to them while the band brings the energy level up a notch on Treat Me Like Your Mother.

I consider The Dead Weather to be Jack White’s most adventurous endeavour yet; Horehound is still growing on me but has the potential to be a force to be reckoned with.

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