Watch Jack White mix a brand new Raconteurs track from his car using a walkie talkie

It's a tantalising snippet of new single, 'Shine The Light On Me'

The Raconteurs have shared a video of Jack White mixing a new song via walkie talkie from his car, giving fans a taste of what to expect from the band’s new album.

As White explains in the video, the band use an FM radio transmitter to broadcast the track, called ‘Shine The Light On Me’, to his car parked outside a studio while communicating with an engineer inside.

In an Instagram post of the footage, the band explain: “This way the artist can mix in real time, and hear exactly what the song sounds like on the radio as well, this time through the amazing sound system of a Tesla Model S.

“This speeds up the process of mixing greatly and reduces the amount of remixes that occur after artists feel they’ve “got it” in the studio, only to listen in the car on the ride home realizing that the kick drum is too loud!”

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Jack White shows us a technique he developed for doing master mixes. The Raconteurs are mixing their new album with Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound. One of their new songs “Shine The Light On Me" is broadcast with an FM transmitter from inside the studio. Outside in the car park, the band listens to the broadcast on an unused FM frequency. ( the broadcaster only sends a small powered signal about a distance of a hundred feet or so ) The band uses a walkie talkie to give notes on the mix to the engineer ( Vance ) back in the control room. This way the artist can mix in real time, and hear exactly what the song sounds like on the radio as well, this time through the amazing sound system of a Tesla Model S. This speeds up the process of mixing greatly and reduces the amount of remixes that occur after artists feel they’ve “got it” in the studio, only to listen in the car on the ride home realizing that the kick drum is too loud! . . . #brendanbenson #jacklawrence #jackwhite #patrickkeeler #theraconteurs #newalbum #mixing @vancalot

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The Raconteurs announced their return at the close of 2018 with two new tracks, ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone’.

They have confirmed plans to return with a new album in 2019.  The as-yet untitled record will be their first for eleven years after 2008’s ‘Consolers Of The Lonely.’

Jack White and co. will also release a special 3″ single for Record Store Day 2019. The band’s ‘Store Bought Bones’ will be pressed onto an exclusive 3″ single for the occasion, which is set to fall this year on April 13.

Band member Brendan Benson has teased “exciting” live shows for The Raconteurs in the new year. Posting on Twitter, the musician said: “2019 is going to be an exciting year of touring with The Racs!”

They’ll be joining The StrokesInterpol, Johnny Marr, Jarvis Cocker and many more at All Points East in London on May 25.