Posted in music on November 14, 2007

Jack White & BeckThe latest news making the rounds is that The White Stripes have announced they recorded a few new songs with Beck.

Papertiger points out why this is not a surprise.....

1. Beck appeared in the Stripes’ video for “The Hardest Button To Button”.

2. Beck showed up to play bass on “The Denial Twist” at the Stripes’ show in LA in August 2005.

3. Jack showed up to play guitar with Beck & Smokey Hormel at their show in Detroit in August 2002. They played “99,” “Last Fair Deal Gone Down,” and “Cold Brains.”

4. Jack plays bass on “Go It Alone” on Guero, and they reportedly did a few other songs together then too (but it’s the only one that’s out yet).

5. In a photo gallery on, Meg was pictured, hanging out with Beck and his band on a boat in Australia (I think in 2003).

6. Beck covered “Black Math” once on stage (a bootleg surfaced of this show, but it has not fallen into the hands of Beck collectors yet).

7. Jack White interviewed Beck once.

Jack White & Beck

"Conquest" details below....

The White Stripes have been busy making a video for "Conquest", their third single. Directed by prolific music videographer Diane Martel, the video was shot over two days in Artesia, California. Filmed with a visual urgency that brings the song's Spanish themes, frantic horns and compulsive pounding rhythm to life, the video follows an explosive - if unconventional - love story that pits man against bull in the ultimate conquest. To make his performance as authentic as possible, Jack White trained extensively with famed bullfighter Dennis Borba. The video will premiere on MTV on November 26th and will be available on iTunes from November 27th.

"Conquest" will also be released as a single; stunningly packaged and featuring three exclusive new tracks across three 7" vinyl formats - one black, one white and one red colored vinyl. Jack and Meg recently recorded the new tracks with Beck, who co-produced all three tracks during a recording session in his living room and also contributed vocals and piano to "It's My Fault For Being Famous" and slide guitar on "Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap".

Inspired by the "Conquest" video, each single will also include a Mondo Toro trading card featuring the legendary, near-mythical matadors El Sloth, El Blanca Rosa and El Perdedor. Despite being from early 1900's Spain and Portugal, these bullfighters look strangely familiar. US copies of these singles will also include a different poster with each release.

These vinyl singles will be released in the US on December 18th and in the UK on December 31st. Full track listings are listed below:

7" One (Black vinyl)
A: Conquest
B: It's My Fault For Being Famous

7" Two (White vinyl)
A: Conquest
B: Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap

7" Three (Red vinyl)
A: Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)
B: Cash Grab Complications On The Matter

Digital Maxi Single (US only)
1. Conquest
2. It's My Fault For Being Famous
3. Cash Grab Complications On The Matter
4. Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap
5. Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)

Photos via HERE and HERE



Comments (22)

Beck is the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 8:31 PM

more like beck is the best...ish

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 8:33 PM

Interesting. A tour together would be the best.

Posted by Eduardo | November 14, 2007 8:52 PM

How old is that photo with Sting? (I am not sure that is Sting, but the Flickr page on which that photo appears has "Sting" as one of the tags.) When's the last time that Sting had that much hair?

BV, why no comment on the cruelty of bullfighting? (I don't ask that sarcastically.)

Posted by Ford Taurus | November 14, 2007 9:12 PM

Not cool man. Not cool.

Posted by Sting | November 14, 2007 9:35 PM

Photos of the Conquest vid shoot on White Stripes myspace...

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 2:21 AM

8. Beck is the fake guy in the fake Meg White fake sex tape.

9. Beck and Jack are brothers

10. Jack and Beck used to be married

11. Meg and Beck stole that dudes basketball

12. Beck and Jack found a cure for cancer but forgot.

Posted by elk | November 15, 2007 5:31 AM

13. Jack and Beck are in Daft Punk, and they haven't decided what time they're going on.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 8:40 AM

El Sloth = Jack White
El Blanca Rosa = Meg White
El Perdedor = Beck

I love when they throw in little things like that with singles

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 9:04 AM

Sting is too damn corny. How can a dude that old look better than dudes 15-20 years younger? Such a dork.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 9:24 AM

I used to feel depress when I heard Sting sing. Now I only have to see him...

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 10:17 AM

So does this mean Jack is a Scientoligist now?

Posted by Katie | November 15, 2007 10:49 AM

Ace Face?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 10:49 AM

beck has such a pretty face...

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 11:07 AM

cam diaz.

Posted by Cam. | November 15, 2007 11:12 AM

"B: Cash Grab Complications On The Matter" Hmmmmm

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 11:46 AM

People who feel the need to mention scientology at every corner are sad little saps, get over it - Anyway on a positive note - how awesome is it that my two favourite artists are collaborating :D

If they tour i'd near wet myself...

Posted by ross | November 15, 2007 1:48 PM

there's also that flaming lips song where he mentions being on tour with beck hansen or something, and the song's all thank you jack white for the fiber optic jesus that you gave me

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 2:58 PM

Rough Sex and too many cigarettes done killed them boys complexions.....Sting has the healthy glow cause he owns the good chi. Put dat in your pants and smoke it. Peeple.

Posted by Tantric Tim | November 16, 2007 11:44 PM

shit i used to have a fiber optic jesus. miss that little fucker.

Posted by pd | November 19, 2007 12:31 AM

are you jack white

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2007 12:41 AM

Jack White is amazing. Beck is pretty amazing, himself. Michel Gondry is lucky to have worked with both. I will go stare at more pictures now and perhaps listen to teh musics.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 9:31 PM

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