Jack White's pal spills the beans on 'The Alternative To Love'...

Brendan Benson has revealed full details of his forthcoming album ‘THE ALTERNATIVE TO LOVE’.

The Detroit-based star’s follow-up to 2002’s acclaimed ‘Lapalco’ will be released on March 14 by V2. It’s preceded by a single, ‘Spit It Out’, on March 7.

The full tracklisting is:


‘Spit It Out’

‘Cold Hands (Warm Heart)’

‘Feel Like Myself’

‘The Alternative To Love’

‘The Pledge’

‘Them And Me’


‘Biggest Fan’

‘Flesh And Bone’

‘Get It Together’

‘Gold Into Straw’

‘What I’m Looking For’

‘Between Us’

Following his recent jaunt with Keane, the singer will return to the UK in February, kicking off at Edinburgh’s The Venue on the 21st.

Support will come from Oxford band, Psychid.

The star will then return to play a larger London show in April.

The tour will call at:

Edinburgh Venue (February 21)

Leicester Charlotte (22)

London 100 Club (23)

Stoke Sugarmill (24)

Liverpool Zanzibar (25)

Cardiff Barfly (26)

London Camden Electric Ballroom (April 27)

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White Stripes’s close friend Jack White recently revealed that he wanted to make the new Brendan Benson record at Brendan Benson’s house. The pair have also recorded enough songs for an album together, although it is not clear when this will come out.

Talking about the collaboration, White Stripes told MTV News: “It’s weird, man. There’s stuff on there that sounds like Cat Stevens, and there’s some stuff on there that sounds like Led Zeppelin.”