In an interview with BBC's Radio 1 Newsbeat, Alison Mosshart, singer for The Dead Weather (and The Kills), said that the band might release a second album yet this year. The band, featuring Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs) on drums, Mosshart on vocals, Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) on guitar, and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs) on bass, released its debut album, Horehound, just this past July. Mosshart says the new album is about halfway finished: "We kind of wrote 15 songs in three days."
In other Dead Weather news, Third Man Records has unveiled an alternate version of the Jack White-directed video, "I Cut Like A Buffalo." Watch the original here.
I'm surprised that Jack White has the time to write new songs. Already this year, White has toured with The Dead Weather; released two films, Under Great White Northern Lights and It Might Get Loud; directed a music video; started up a subscription music service; and opened a physical location for his own record label/store/production studio, Third Man Records. "He's a man with a billion ideas every single day," Mosshart says. "He works really hard and rarely sleeps."
Even more news: Third Man is set to release outtakes from the White Stripes' 1998 debut 7-inch, Let's Shake Hands. These outtakes, along with exclusive material from The Dead Weather and White's other band, The Raconteurs, will be available to subscribers of The Vault who register before October 22nd.