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The wait is nearly over: the Raconteurs‘ new album will come out eleven years and three months after their last one.

Help Us Stranger will be released on Third Man Records on June 21; their prior album, Consolers of the Lonely, was released in March of 2008.  Third Man Records is, of course, Jack White’s label, and members of the Third Man Vault Club will get a pretty cool package around the release, which will include the album on marble vinyl with “lenticular moving cover art,” a special vinyl slipmat, a Raconteurs bandana designed by the band’s drummer Patrick Keeler and a 7″ single with demo versions of two of the songs from the album: “Help Me Stranger” and “Somedays.”

Late last year, the band released their first two songs from the album, “Now That You’re Gone” and “Sunday Driver.” And on Saturday night, April 6, they’ll end their live hiatus with their first show since 2011 at Third Man Records in Nashville.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights