This morning (August 29), White’s Third Man Records tweeted a photo of The Dead Weather with the message, “Working on new songs in the studio yesterday… (and searching for bodies).” An accompanying photo features the band–White, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, bassist Jack Lawrence and guitarist Dean Fertita, who is also in Queens of the Stone Age–just posing in front of a backhoe like it’s no big deal.
While the tweet surprised some, White was already hinting that there was another record in the works earlier this year telling Rolling Stone that band had recorded “some things,” but a new album was dependent on when the members of the band could find some time away from their other respective projects.
“Our things pick their place for us. We don’t really sit down and pick them… Like, the Kills make a record or Queens of the Stone Age makes a record, I make a record, and it all falls into place, you know?,” he said. “Like, we didn’t know we were going to do two Dead Weather records in a row. We didn’t have any plan at all. We were just going to record a seven-inch, and it keeps going, and we make two albums’ worth of material. We try not to tell it what to do. We let it tell us what to do.”
The band, which features White on drums and Mosshart on lead vocals, released their second album, Sea of Cowards, back in 2010.
– Shannon Carlin, Radio.com