Posts Tagged ‘Dean Fertita’

Touring in support of their joint album “Post Pop Depression”, rock icon Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme put together a tour as fierce as their recording. The show was an impressive feat of ageless, timeless rock. Pop alternated between sweet grandpa-like waves and blowing kisses in between songs to youthful raunchiness—humping monitors, sticking the microphone in his pants, and leading the crowd in a riotous chant of, “Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!” And for their part, the band—dressed in sparkly red tuxedo blazers, white dress shirts, and black ties—provided a rock-solid musical foundation. With Homme (who produced and co-wrote Post Pop Depression) on one guitar, multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age, drummer Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys, and two additional musicians, the six-piece group performed the new songs with the same intensity as those from Lust for Life and The Idiot.

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Earlier this summer The Dead Weather—Jack White, Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), and Jack Lawrence—announced that they would finally be putting out their first album since 2010 this fall. Last week the rock ‘n’ roll supergroup shared “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)”–the first single from their upcoming album Dodge and Burn. So soon after, they’ve already shared their second single “Cop and Go,” which may be even better than the first.

The band’s first single was very gritty and unpolished, but that’s what made it great. This new single “Cop and Go” feels just as gritty but there’s more structure to the entirety of it—the lyrics, the instrumentation—that makes this single feel instantly stronger. “Cop and Go” is filled with energy that can barely be squeezed into tiny earphones. It deserves to be blasted at full volume until it’s felt. With these two first singles, there’s no doubt that The Dead Weather’s new album Dodge and Burn—due out September 25th via Third Man Records—will be a brilliant one.

The Dead Weather will celebrate Dodge and Burn with a hugely anticipated visit to CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The appearance – which marks the band’s first official live performance in five years – airs Monday, September 14 at 11:35/10:35c (check local listings).

The band has also just unveiled an electrifying new live performance video for “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” directed by Jack White and edited by Brad Holland and Jack. 
 
An additional series of live performance and technique and instrument-based videos will be rolled out in the coming weeks. The first episode of the technique videos, released yesterday, features Jack White discussing and demonstrating his drumming. The clip – which comes paired with a powerhouse live rendition of The Dead Weather’s now-classic debut single, “Hang You From The Heavens” – is available now on Modern Drummer.


 
Meanwhile, the official “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” companion video – directed by award-winning duo Ian & Cooper

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Jack White has released a new single from Lazaretto one of the highlights songs  “Would You Fight For My Love?”.   But more interesting, however, is the Flip side, “Parallel”, which sees White covering bandmate and Dead Weather and Raconteurs member Dean Fertita, who is also  accompanying White on his current tour written by The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson and released via Fertita’s 2009 album , the original version of “Parallel” was a woozy, psychedelic rocker. Here in White’s hands, however, the song’s been transformed into a twangy-meets-synthrock opus, complete with keys from the late Isaiah Ikey Owens. It’s an interesting take to say the least and showcases the Third Man label head’s inventiveness and different styles.