In downtown Nashville on Wednesday, March 11th, a brand new supergroup made its debut. Formed by the pale, prominent guitarist Jack White, best known as the guitarist and lead singer of The White Stripes, the quartet that calls itself The Dead Weather consists of The Kills' Alison Mosshart, Jack White's fellow Raconteur Jack Lawrence, Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita and the mastermind White himself. With sultry Alison Mosshart undertaking the vocals and Lawrence, Fertita and White on bass, guitar and drums respectively, The Dead Weather seems promising.
The band's private performance that Wednesday night was on the stage of the rehearsal/performance space in the new Third Man Records building. Also created by Jack White, the Third Man establishment is a venue, office building, photo studio and vinyl record store that friends and associates of the band members trailed into to watch The Dead Weather play five songs off of their forthcoming debut album, Horehound, which will be released this June. They played their latest single, "Hang You from the Heavens" and a song entitled "Weapon" that Mosshart wrote, as well as covers Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?" and Bob Dylan's "New Pony." Watch the videos below or click on the links to listen to "Hang You from the Heavens" and their version of "Are Friends Electric?" (Both available on iTunes) to hear the pounding drums and Stripes-esque guitar that make up the shadowy style of The Dead Weather.