Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Raconteurs New Album Update---Yep, it's coming out next week

by Wayne Graham

Per the Raconteurs' official newsletter:

"Album" meaning: full length vinyl, CD and digital formats; and
"everywhere" meaning: local mom and pop Indie retailers, corporate superstores,
supermarkets, iTunes, Amazon, the band's own website and any other location that
could get the record up and going this quickly (some places couldn't move this
fast, so they will join in as soon as they can).
It contains 14 new
recordings and is being released globally on Third Man Records in conjunction
with our marketing/distribution partners, XL Recordings and Warner Brothers
The album was mastered and completed in the first week of March. It
was then taken immediately to a vinyl pressing plant. Then to a CD pressing
plant. Then preparations to sell it digitally began. March 25th became the
soonest date to have it available in EVERY FORMAT AT ONCE. The band have done no
interviews or advertisements for this record before this announcement.
purpose: to get the album to the fans as soon as possible and as we promised. We
wanted to get this record to fans, the press, radio, etc., all at the EXACT SAME
TIME so that no one has an upper hand on anyone else regarding it's
availability, reception or perception.


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