Provided Photo by David Swanson

Provided Photo by David Swanson

Last month, The Dead Weather teased that they were in the studio, and now fans finally know the reason why.

Third Man Records announced today (October 2) that the band–comprised of label founder Jack WhiteThe Kills’ Alison Mosshart, Queens of the Stone Age‘s Dean Fertita and Raconteurs bassist bassist Jack Lawrence–recorded two new songs for Third Man’s final Vault package of 2013.

The two songs–”Open Up (That’s Enough)” and “Rough Detective”–will be available as a 7-inch double A-side single pressed on “yellow jacket” colored vinyl as part of the monthly subscription service, which offers Third Man exclusives to anyone who signs up.

Fans can check out a 30-second snippet of the band’s new song “Open Up (That’s Enough).” In the very short listen, Mosshart and White trade shouts of “Open up/ That’s enough.” (Listen below.)

In a press release Third Man notes that these Dead Weather songs “are unlike anything else the band has ever done and are both ample reminders of the ferocity of this motley collection of low-lifes, grifters and ne’er-do-wells. These songs are not throw-aways. These songs are not demos. These songs are not outtakes.”

But if just these two songs aren’t enough for you, Third Man promises there will be more from the band over the course of the next two years.

The Dead Weather plan to record and release two-song sets until 2015, at which point they’ll then release a full album that contains the previously released singles, along with other album-only tracks. And don’t worry if you haven’t subscribed to the Vault, all of the songs will be released digitally, but not until Vault packages have been dispatched to subscribers.

The final Vault package will also include a live 12-inch LP and DVD from White’s other other side project, The Raconteurs. The show was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 15, 2011. 


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