Monday, November 19, 2007

White Stripes Team With Beck For New Songs

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the White Stripes will be releasing new material via Third Man/Warner Bros.

Three 7" colored vinyl singles will hit store shelves Dec. 18, each with the track "Conquest" and a new song co-produced by Beck. The tracks "It's My Fault for Being Famous," "Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap" and "Cash Grab Complications on the Matter" will appear on the black, white and red version of the records, respectively, with the latter featuring an acoustic Mariachi version of "Conquest."

Beck contributed vocals and piano to "Being Famous" and slide guitar to "Honey." He also served as co-producer on the three new songs, which were recorded in his living room.

Each single will include a trading card featuring famous matadors El Sloth, El Bianca Rosa or El Perdador.

As previously reported, the band has also been busy crafting a music video for "Conquest," the third single from their latest album, "Icky Thump." The bull fighting-themed video, directed by Diane Martel in Artesia, Calif., will premiere Nov. 26 on MTV and Nov. 27 on iTunes.



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