The band aim to put out the record in 2005…

White Stripes have revealed that the follow-up to 2002’s ’ELEPHANT’ may be finished in two months.

The band are aiming to complete work at guitarist and friend Brendan Benson’s house in Detroit.

Jack White said: “We’re probably going to work with Brendan Benson, record at his house. He lives really near by me, I like recording with him. I don’t really have any other predetermined things about the record at all.”


The guitarist told The Observer Music Monthly: “There’s nothing really premeditated about it. But I don’t know, we might be done in the next couple of months. When I say, done, it’s not like we’re going to go in and work on it forever.”

’Elephant’, which featured the singles ’Seven Nation Army’ and ’The Hardest Button To Button’, was recorded in ten days – a theme the band are keen to repeat on the new LP.

White explained: “I’m sure we’re going to work on writing some more, and go in there for a week or something. I don’t know when that’ll be. Brendan Benson‘s on tour for another month or so… I guess it’ll probably be coming out next year.”

He added: “I feel like we’ve taken too much time off. But we really needed to. I wasn’t inspired a year ago at all. I was inspired to stop playing live. It was getting really gruelling to keep getting onstage like that. So now I’m really inspired, and want to play live again, and play these songs. They’re really working out good. It’s cool because last time me and Meg played the other day, it was cool, we were coming up with some interesting things. It felt different to me, and good, and moving forward.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, White Stripes released ‘Jolene Live Under Blackpool Lights’ as their latest single today (November 15). The cover of the Dolly Parton classic was recorded at The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool in January 2004.

The band will follow the single with their first ever DVD release on November 22. White Stripes Under Blackpool Lights’ will also be going on a nationwide cinema tour, which kicks off on November 3.


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