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The Raconteurs announce new ‘Live at Electric Lady’ doco and EP

If you don’t know of The Raconteurs, then man have I got a surprise for you.

The Raconteurs are a recently revived band, co-created by Jack White, the frontman of The White Stripes, and you best believe they’ve got new music coming.

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The Raconteurs have announced not only the release of their new EP Live at Electric Lady but also a documentary film to go with it.

That’s right. This Friday, aka May 29, both the EP and documentary will be released via streaming platform Spotify. This isn’t completely unexpected news though. Label Third Man Records released a trailer on Twitter announcing the joint, “exclusive” musical content. You can see the post down below.

The alt-rock quartet is the creation of quite a strange, yet eccentric pairing: Jack White and Brendan Benson. Last year, the band returned from a 10-year hiatus to bring us the flavourful album, Help Us Stranger. The album was enjoyed not only by White Stripes fans but other musicians as well. Rock revival icon Julian Casablancas even joined The Raconteurs on stage for a cover of a Strokes song.

With this welcome announcement, it seems like there’s no slowing down for these rockers. There’s not too much information regarding Live at Electric Lady just yet, but the trailer did show Jack White talking to director Jim Jarmusch about deciding to cover the classic Richard Hell & the Voidoids song, Blank Generation. At least we don’t have to wait for too long. If their last album is anything to go off, we’re in for a treat.

Check out a trailer for the doco below.