Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Raconteurs

Self-dubbed "a new band made up of old friends," The Racontuers are a conglomeration of some of the most well-known names in indie rock, the most obvious being Jack White of White Stripes. Here's the list:

Jack White (of The White Stripes) – vox, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
Brendan Benson – vox, guitars, keyboards
Jack Lawrence (of The Greenhornes and Blanche) – bass guitar
Patrick Keeler (of The Greenhornes) – drums
Dean Fertita (of The Waxwings and currently Queens of the Stone Age) as a live touring member only – guitars, keyboards, tambourine, vocals

Some have complained The Raconteurs feature too many lead singers. Don't ask me what those critics were thinking. Their latest album (as of 2006, anyway) is Broken Boy Soldier, featuring the hit "Steady As She Goes." But "Level" is pretty equal with, if not better than, "Steady."

And if you needed any further proof that The Raconteurs really don't take themselves too seriously, check this out, and don't root for the cheater.

And to any of you that say this is old news, pipe down. The videos are timeless.

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