Posted in music | new releases on March 21, 2008

Opps

Early this month, as the story goes, Jack White walked into the offices of his record label with the finished masters of the new Raconteurs album and demanded that they release it ASAP. Never ones to back down from a challenge, Warner Bros. arranged to have it in stores on March 25, as was announced on Tuesday. This morning, though, Apple managed put it out even sooner when they accidentally made it for sale on iTunes. At least a few people purchased it before it was taken down, and copies are floating around on file-sharing services right now. Jack White is going to be SO EXCITED! [NY Press] (thx all)
Something slightly similar happened to Arcade Fire too once.

Some Raconteurs tour dates HERE.

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Comments (19)

Album fucking kills, I need to see the title track live

Posted by Pete | March 21, 2008 4:55 PM

hmmm...now it says not available in the US store. anyways i found it on another site...

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 5:00 PM

Where is it??!?!?!?!?!?

Posted by Jeff | March 21, 2008 5:02 PM

Read people, read.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 5:12 PM

OK. Is this available to anyone who doesn't use torrent or any similar file-sharing sites? BTW, I'm still getting the vinyl - can't wait.

Posted by DM | March 21, 2008 5:24 PM

there are various sites to download it from. i'm on track 4, so far not so bad.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 5:26 PM

Why does someone buy an album, then upload it for others to steal?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 5:33 PM

It's the record industry's fault for overcharging for CDs for so many years.

And what do you care if record companies are getting jobbed?

Posted by Jesus H. Christ | March 21, 2008 5:42 PM

Because record companies pay the artist.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 5:59 PM

"Because record companies pay the artist."

one of the most ignorant comments I've seen on a music blog.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 6:27 PM

Amen.

Posted by Jesus H. Christ | March 21, 2008 6:42 PM

I listened to the whole thing. I definately like it. Heavy, bluesy, some western stuff in there too. My favorites are You Don't Understand Me and Carolina Drama.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 7:41 PM

"And what do you care if record companies are getting jobbed?"

I care about indie record labels (not the ones that are fronts for the majors).

Posted by someone else | March 21, 2008 8:05 PM

Does anyone have proof this actually happened?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 8:10 PM

"I care about indie record labels (not the ones that are fronts for the majors)."

You're the real thing dude! What "indie" record labels you repping? And why are you posting about "indie" record labels on a Raconteurs thread?

The true indie record label is dying out faster than the truly independent film distribution co.

Posted by Jesus H. Christ | March 22, 2008 2:53 AM

Jesus H. Christ, you make kitteh sad.

Happy rebirthday, anyway.

Posted by kitteh | March 23, 2008 11:18 AM

RE: 8:10pm
Do you know how the internet works? Google it...you can find it for download...

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2008 8:59 PM

I was lucky enough to get it from iTunes. Jack White is amazing and all his band mates are as equally amazing on this album. I really love Meg, though... She's got tremendous attitude in her drumming.

Posted by John Haydon | April 3, 2008 10:05 PM

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