Bucking the April Fools' Day trend, Jack White released an actual song and announced the actual details for his forthcoming album Lazaretto today.
The song, "High Ball Stepper" is an instrumental track, and it's quite a guitar workout.
Jack White presents his new album Lazaretto, his second LP as a solo artist, to be released June 10th on Third Man Records/Columbia.
White and Third Man claim to be going all-in with a special limited-edition release, which features split-color blue-and-white vinyl with exclusive album art and a 40-page book of lyrics. While that sounds suspiciously like an April Fools' Day prank, it's important to remember that this is the same company that built the $400 Paramount box set. Details on the Vault #20 treatment can be found on the Third Man site.
For those too slow to Google, a lazaretto is a quarantine station for maritime travelers. No wonder the album is described as "stormy, delicate, dramatic, volatile, scratchy and velveteen."
What do you think of the track? Let us know in the comments below.
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