White & Co ready to Rac

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

The Racon­teurs have an­nounced that they will re­lease their sec­ond album, Con­sol­ers of the Lonely, world­wide next Fri­day, March 28th.

The record was fin­ished in early March, so there will be no hang­ing around for re­views, in­ter­net leaks, mar­ket­ing meet­ings or promo tours for Jack White, Bren­dan Ben­son and the other two be­fore Con­sol­ers of the Lonely hits the shops.

The move is partly rem­i­nis­cent of Ra­dio­head’s In Rain­bows cam­paign last year, al­though The Racon­teurs have not bought into Ra­dio­head’s name-your-own-price model.

Of course, there’s noth­ing new about rush-re­leases like this. It’s a com­mon ploy, for ex­am­ple, in the film busi­ness, where – usu­ally lousy – movies some­times go on re­lease with­out press screen­ings for crit­ics.

A new album from The Racon­teurs

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