Thanks to Connor and Nathaniel, I now know that a raconteur is "one who excels in telling stories and anecdotes," and it is also the joint musical effort bringing together Mr. Jack White and Mr. Brendan Benson (along with Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler) for a little bit o' musica. The Raconteurs' 7" single was released today (well, technically yesterday) in the UK/Europe, and hits stateside on March 7.
Side A: "Steady, As She Goes" - The Raconteurs
Side B: "Store Bought Bones" - The Raconteurs
And I agree with iGIF that The Raconteurs' website is one of the most glorious things I have seen lately, since my first computer was in like 1983, a TI-99 for Christmas with a screen just as lo-tech as their site.
And since we are vaguely, loosely, talking about the White Stripes, let me also throw this cover out there. It sucks (maybe because I just like the original so much) but I suppose it is all in good fun, and interesting, so it gets blogged.
"Seven Nation Army" - Damien Rice & Vyvienne Long