Village Voice Review of White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” Biased?

A reader writes in: Did you happen to see this comment on The Village Voice review of Icky Thump by Nate Cavalieri? It seems like reviewer Mr. Cavalieri has worked with Jim Diamond in the past (Diamond famously sued Jack White). It is difficult to say what Mr. Cavalieri’s relationship with Diamond is like now, …

Jack White Gives Q101 DJ Electra a Tongue Lashing for “Leaking” Icky Thump–Spanish Subtitles Not Included

Woooaahh! Chicago radio station Q101 played the entirety of the new White Stripes album, Icky Thump, on air yesterday at 2pm. At 4pm the station got a ring a ding ding from Mr. Jack White himself–long distance from Spain, where the White Stripes are currently touring. The phone call was all business, with the main …

More Info about Upcoming White Stripes Releases

From the official White Stripes newsletter: Hello Children The White Stripes’ first single, ‘Icky Thump’, will be available exclusively online through the iTunes music stores (US and Canada only) starting at 12:01 am this Thursday, April 26th. Third Man Records/XL Recordings will also be releasing CD and vinyl versions of the ‘Icky Thump’ single on …

White Stripes to Release “Rag and Bone” Free with NME June 6

The Stripey love of the UK continues, with a very special release of “Rag and Bone,” the first release of material off of Icky Thump, being distributed free with an issue of NME on June 6. According to NME: The track will be pressed onto red vinyl, while the flipside will feature a etching designed …

Re-release: The Henchmen Back Catalogue Featuring Jack White

Jasper pointed me out to an excellent post that he did today about the release of a remastered edition of The Henchmen‘s album Hentch-Forth along with the four tracks off their “Some Other Guy” 7″ and an alternate take of “Psycho Daisies”…all on (get this!) some newfangled technology they call “compact disc” on Italy Records! …

White Stripes Sign New One Album Record Deal with Warner Brothers

Meg and Jack White of the White Stripes have confirmed their new home — Warner Brother Records. According to NME: “The new contract is for a one-album deal and, unlike their V2 contract, does not involve Jack White’s label Third Man” Poor little Whirlwind Heat. No word on whether the deal netted the rumored 3-4 …

Pete Doherty Gets a New Crack Den–I Mean, “Record Label”

Rejoice! You can all go to sleep in peace knowing the fact that Pete Doherty’s band, Babyshambles, has found a new sucker in record label Parlophone, which has agreed to finance and distribute 3 of their future albums for a reported 1 million GBP. Says Parlophone managing director, Miles Leonard, “Babyshambles, justifiably, have a great …

Independent Record Labels Pool Their Resources for Online Distribution

According to the Associated Press, “independent record labels behind artists like The White Stripes (on British label The Beggars Group), Deep Purple and Arctic Monkeys announced a global deal Saturday to pool access to their catalogs, seeking to grab a bigger share of online music sales from the major record companies.” The companies have signed …

V2 Records Keeps White Stripes Catalogue But Will Not Release New Music

Many of you saw this coming, but now it’s offical–V2 Records as a label distributing new music is NO MORE (link from BV). Artists on its roster like Moby and The Raconteurs will no longer be able to release new music on the label. It is believed that 35 people have been let go from …