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Jack White to drop new album during March

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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After releasing its first two songs, Jack White has announced a March 23 for his new studio album, “Boarding House Reach.”

The Detroit native -- who operates a Third Man Records store and vinyl record pressing plant in the city’s Cass Corridor though he resides primarily in Nashville -- wrote songs for his third solo album, and first in nearly four years, “while holed up in a Spartan apartment with literally no outside world distractions,” according to the announcement. He recorded the 13-song set in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York with features a menagerie of musicians who have also worked with Beyonce, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, David Byrne, Ozomotli and many more.

White released the album’s first two songs, “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander,” earlier this week. A limited vinyl edition of the single will be available on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Third Man’s Detroit and Nashville stores.

During the Making Vinyl conference in November at Detroit’s Book Cadillac hotel, White described the follow-up to 2014’s Grammy Award-winning “Lazaretto” as “a bizarre one,” while the announcement promises that “Boarding House Reach” “explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain -- crunching rock ‘n’ roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country -- all remapped and born anew to fit White’s matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation.”

“Boarding House Reach” will also be available in a special vinyl deluxe edition to subscribers of Third Man’s Vault series. Details can be found at thirdmanstore.com.

White will be touring to support “Boarding House Reach” and has so far announced appearances at the Shaky Knees Music Festival and the Boston Calling festival during May and the Governor’s Ball Music Festival during June. More dates are expected to be announced soon.

Web Site: www.thirdmanstore.com

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