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LISTEN: Jack White Premieres “High Ball Stepper” From Upcoming Album

By Staff on April 1, 2014



Jack White has finally revealed the name and release date for his next solo album and released a new track, “High Ball Stepper,” from the forthcoming album.


Lazaretto will be released June 10th on White’s own label Third Man Records and Columbia. Based on the new instrumental track, we can expect a similar mix of grungy guitar shredding, folksy blues tingesand ragtime piano riffs that were so abundant on 2012’s Blunderbuss.



It appears as though White is entering his “Blue Period” on this album, with the cover photo featuring White in a slick blue suit, looking forlorn in what could either be a New Orleans cemetery or a backyard museum of forgotten statues.

The video above which features the new track, “High Ball Stepper,” looks like what every music geek wishes they would have been doing in high school science class—blue and white paint and grains of sand poured over massive speakers comes to life with the vibrations of White’s guitar. Being able to really see the music in these jumping, jittery puddles of liquid creates a certain sense of anticipation for what White’s latest album has to offer—if one instrumental track is this exciting, then we can’t wait to hear the rest.

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