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White Stripes roll out more archival releases, including "SNL" performances

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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The White Stripes vault has remained open in the wake of its "Greatest Hits" album on Dec. 4.

The Grammy Award-winning Detroit duo has, which broke up in 2011, has kept the new old music coming with a trio of several archival releases. "The White Stripes Live at 40 Watt -- Athens, GA," came out Monday, Dec. 14 via Third Man Records' Bandcamp and will be available through Sunday, Dec. 20. Proceeds from the 11-track set will benefit Fair Fight, the voter participation organization founded by Stacey Abrams.

The group has also released a selection of 18 B-sides via digital download services, most of which were previously available in markets other than North America. And it's streaming its 2002 "Saturday Night Live" performances of "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" and "We're Going to Be Friends" via NBC.com and "SNL's" YouTube channel.

The "Greatest Hits" album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Current Rock Albums and Current Alternative Albums charts, as well as No. 4 on the Album and Top Current Album and No. 2 on the Vinyl Album charts.

Web Site: www.thirdmanrecords.com

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