The Raconteurs have confirmed that their long awaited third album is finally finished.
The band took to Twitter tonight (March 15) to announce the news in a short video, which you can watch below, accompanied by music and the statement: “Just finished making the rock & roll album you’ve been waiting for.”
The as-yet-untitled LP will be the first for the band – made up of Jack White, Brendon Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler – for eleven years following 2008’s ‘Consolers Of The Lonely.’ Their debut, ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’ was released in 2006.
They announced last year that plans were underway for a new record after the four-piece recently returned to action by releasing two new songs, ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone’.
The Raconteurs also recently announced that they will be releasing a special 3-inch single for Record Store Day 2019 on April 13.
The band’s ‘Store Bought Bones’ will be pressed onto an exclusive 3-inch single for the occasion.
The band were last active in 2011 after playing a handful of shows. Last year, White released a new solo album, ‘Boarding House Reach’ and has been continuing to work with his other band, the Dead Weather.
Reviewing White’s solo album last year, NME wrote: “Those wanting a taste of the old Jack won’t be left wanting either. ‘What’s Done Is Done’ brings his way with a bluegrassy ballad bang up to date while opener ‘Connected By Love’ balances his fondness for experimentalism with a powerful melody and universal message. The old Jack is still there, certainly, but we’re far more excited about what the new one has up his sleeves.”