Published Oct 08, 2018It's been a decade since Jack White's band the Raconteurs released their 2008 sophomore LP Consolers of the Lonely, and to mark the occasion, the album is getting a lavish reissue. What's more, the Raconteurs have announced plans to release a long-awaited follow-up album in 2019.
The reissue is part of Third Man Records' quarterly Vault subscription series. The vinyl will be coming in a very fancy-looking colour that the label describes as "copper foil." This is the first time the record has been released in a colour other than the standard black. The album cover has also gotten a colourful tintype update.
The record was mastered directly from the original tapes and pressed at Third Man's house plant in Detroit.
As is customary with these Vault packages, the LP will be accompanied by a 7-inch single. Excitingly, the single will consist of two previously unheard tunes from a brand new Raconteurs recording session. The track titles haven't been revealed yet, and the label notes that these new sessions "will ultimately result in a new Raconteurs album in 2019."
The package will come with a patch and a set of stickers. Check it all out above, and see Third Man's announcement here.
The Raconteurs released two albums last decade: 2006's Broken Boy Soldiers and 2008's Consolers of the Lonely. The band features Jack White alongside fellow singer-guitarist Brendan Benson, bassist Jack Lawrence (City and Colour, the Dead Weather, the Greenhornes), and drummer Patrick Keeler (The Greenhornes, the Afghan Whigs).
Interestingly, Consolers of the Lonely wasn't announced ahead of its release, making it one of the first surprise albums in an era in which they have become commonplace.