Third Man Records To Release Unseen White Stripes Footage

The live footage was filmed at dates from both 2000 and 2003 in New Zealand.

Third Man Records are set to put out a DVD of unreleased footage of two New Zealand performances from The White Stripes.

Jack White’s label will release the video amongst a live Karen Elson LP on coloured vinyl and a 7” of two previously unreleased Raconteurs tracks, ‘Open Your Eyes’ and ‘You Make a Fool Out of Me’, both recorded during the Consolers of the Lonely sessions and later re-recorded and released through Brendan Benson solo LPs.

The live footage, filmed at dates from both 2000 and 2003, is taken from shows at The King’s Arms, Auckland in November 2000 and Freeman’s Bay Primary School in a special show for staff and students, respectively.

The special Vault package is available to sign up to now, in the twelfth of the series, and will be open until 30th April.

Jack White recently revealed the video for ‘Sixteen Saltines’. Directed by AG Rojas, it documents a much bleaker world in which youth seemingly run riot, destroying the more average social boundaries we’ve come to know and love.

Check out the clip to witness White tied up, before kids tattoo each other, whilst one charming young lady spits milkshake into her server’s eye.

The track is the second single from Jack White’s forthcoming solo album ‘Blunderbuss’, which will be released on 23rd April via Third Man Records / XL Recordings.

He will also be making two UK appearances in June.

21 Brixton Academy, London
22 Hammersmith Apollo, London

White has also announced plans to release the world’s first 3 RPM vinyl.

The release will be a 12’ vinyl using the format, and will feature songs from every ‘Blue Series’ the label has ever recorded, including First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Wanda Jackson, Tom Jones, as well as White’s collaboration Insane Clown Posse.

A post on the Third Man Records website has given an insight into the project: ‘The world’s first 3 RPM record is a study in contradictions— it’s cut at the slowest speed yet it plays faster than anything you’ve ever heard. It’s a compilation of 7 inch records but it’s packaged like a 12 inch. But the 12 inch sleeve is made like our 7 inch sleeve (as it is one continues piece of paper folded in half and put into an acetate sleeve). It’s easy to play but impossible to hear. You put your finger on it to slow it down and we estimate it would take 333 days of 33 hours training per day for your finger, hand, and arm muscles to spin at a continuous speed of 3 rpm for X hours and X minutes.’

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