The Raconteurs Surprise Album
Jack Whites group will rush release their second album next week
The Raconteurs will release their new album Consolers Of The Lonely next week in a shock move.
The bands second album will hit shops, download services and their own website next Tuesday March 25, even though it was only completed earlier this month.
Record labels usually allow three months to market and promote an album but the group- which includes Jack White and Brendan Benson- are doing it their own way.
In a statement they said: We wanted to explore the idea of releasing an album everywhere at once and THEN marketing and promoting it thereafter.
The Raconteurs would rather this release not be defined by its first weeks sales, pre-release promotion, or by someone defining it FOR YOU before you get to hear it.
Consolers of the Lonely features 14 tracks.
They filmed a video to the first single Salute Your Solution recently and hope to have it out next week too.