Guitarist and vocalist Jack White and drummer Meg White make up the band the White Stripes. The duo hails from Detroit. Their long-anticipated new album is Get Behind Me Satan. The first track, "Blue Orchid," was a hit before the album was even released.
Reviewers have written glowingly about the record, lauding its modern take on blues-punk guitar and a folk-rock sensibility. The Stripes' fixation on vintage equipment and time-tested techniques is also evident.
Even so, several of their new songs drop the guitar entirely, in favor of piano. And although the pair can still create quite a ruckus, the music on Get Behind Me Satan harks back to the simple, energetic sound that first won them fans.