The Raconteurs have helped celebrate Third Man Records’ new Bandcamp page by posting a brand new song online – listen to the band’s cover of Donovan’s ‘Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)’ below.
Third Man, which was founded by Raconteurs frontman Jack White, have now set up an account on Bandcamp’s site, which allows bands, artists and labels to store, share and sell their music at prices they can control.
As the site’s announcement post points out, Third Man has now listed a number of its releases on their Bandcamp page, which are available to purchase in different formats. “For those who’ve yet to catch up on the Nashville institution’s diverse roster, now’s your chance,” the post states. “From alternative country (Margo Price’s All American Made, Craig Brown Band’s The Lucky Ones Forget) and critically-acclaimed stoner metal (Sleep’s The Sciences), to hardcore punk (the Stools’ When I Left), there’s something for everyone.”
The Raconteurs have chosen to mark the arrival of the Bandcamp page by releasing their cover of Donovan’s 1965 song ‘Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)’, which you can hear below.
The recently active-again band – which consists of White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence – will continue their comeback later this summer with the release of their third album ‘Help Us Stranger’, which is due for release on June 21. It’ll be their first LP release since 2008’s ‘Consolers of the Lonely’.
The Raconteurs recently made their live comeback at Third Man Records’ 10th anniversary concert in Nashville, and they’ll play a select number of dates in the UK and Europe later this year – see their current live schedule below.
25 – All Points East, London, UK
26 – Olympia, Paris, France
27 – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
28 – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
30 – Verti Music Hall, Berlin, Germany
31 – Heartland Festival, Kvaerndrup, Denmark
1 – Orange Warsaw Festival, Warsaw, Poland
2 – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Poland