Get your first look and listen to the Raconteurs right now! Check out the new Apple II-meets-Atari-inspired official Web site. The news page announces the release of the 7″ in the UK starting today, with information that the same 7″ will be released in the US under V2 Records on March 7, 2006. The full length album entitled, Broken Boy Soldiers, will be released in May 2006. You can sign up for the official newsletter and most importantly listen to both “Steady As She Goes” and “Store Bought Bones” in the media section.
“Steady As She Goes” kinda sounds like a slow, groovy Greenhornes song, with a sort of classic soul/r&b backbone (Think “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”). I think “Store Bought Bones” sounds SO like something Beck would record–from the funky electro-beep-type guitar and bass lines and the drowny, monotone sound of Jack’s voice in the opening 20 seconds of the track and the bizzare lyrics. Further on it gets a bit more rock ‘n’ roll with some mean guitar solos, which sound more along the lines of a rock metal band like Metallica.
Two thumbs up?