The Dead Weather are back! This album was first teased with a Third Man Records Vault exclusive 45 for single “Open Up (That’s Enough)” back in October of 2013.
Of course, I suppose the Dead Weather drummer was maybe a bit distracted in the time since by releasing the top vinyl selling album of 2014, Lazaretto.
Just like Lazaretto this will be the only limited edition version of this album, and it’s being offered as the next installment(#25) of the Third Man Records Vault. If you are unfamiliar with the Vault it is a quarterly record club where in most cases you receive an LP, a 7″ and some sort of third item. This package also includes the only physical copies to be released of the Dead Weather single “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)”, and it includes a deck of Dead Weather playing cards.
This version of the album also includes a variant cover designed by Rob Jones and comes with a poster designed by him as well.
You have until the end of July to pay for a platinum Vault subscription, and then you will have to settle for the standard vinyl version of this album which will still sound excellent.
Oh and if you ever wondered why Jack Lawrence is such a good bassist just check out his six fingers in the cover photo.
Way back in October 2013, The Dead Weather and Third Man Records announced an incredibly special 7‚ÄĚ featuring ‚ÄúOpen Up (That‚Äôs Enough)‚ÄĚ b/w ‚ÄúRough Detective‚ÄĚ as part of Vault Package #18. These two tracks were a fierce battle cry heralding the announcement of a brand new Dead Weather album that was to be released in a revolutionary fashion. Teased out over the past year and a half via a series of 7‚ÄĚ singles, the physical versions of which were ONLY available via The Vault (Third Man‚Äôs one-of-a-kind subscription mail-order service), the band promised this would culminate in a brand new album in 2015. The third Dead Weather LP would be a full length album comprised not only of the previously released 7‚ÄĚ singles, but newly recorded, previously-unheard material. Today, The Dead Weather officially announce their new album Dodge & Burn.
Dodge & Burn will be released worldwide in September 2015 on Third Man Records and will feature eight brand new songs, along with the four previously released tracks remixed and remastered. Alison Mosshart, Jack White, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence spent their rare and sporadic free moments over the past year recording together in Nashville. With the members of the band heavily involved in other projects, The Dead Weather will not be touring in support of the new album. Thankfully the thick and heavy Dodge & Burn will satisfy your urges for the dark magic that is The Dead Weather for a very long time.
The ONLY special, limited edition version of the new album will be released as Vault Package #25, which will arrive the same week as the standard album release in September. The Dodge & Burn Vault Package will include:
A limited edition Dodge & Burn LP on Inclement Weather vinyl (that is to say opaque yellow with black ‚Äėdebris‚Äô) housed in a soft-touch embossed sleeve featuring metallic ink and a Vault-exclusive alternate cover designed by Rob Jones, also featuring a limited edition bonus poster inside.
The only physical version of the new Dead Weather 7‚ÄĚ and single from Dodge & Burn on yellow vinyl with black debris.
A deck of custom Dead Weather playing cards designed by Silent Giants featuring the band members as the King, Queen, Jack and Joker. Previously released in limited numbers and now, due to popular demand, re-issued for the Vault only with new packaging artwork.
Subscriptions for Vault Package #25 are open until July 31st, visit https://thirdmanrecords.com/vault to sign up now! And if you need a reminder of what you‚Äôre in for, here are some clips from the previously released tracks from the upcoming album:
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