[ Third Man / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 21 June 2019
First new album in more than a decade from The Raconteurs!
Help Us Stranger sees the mighty Raconteurs reassembled, stronger and even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White's uncompromising songcraft and the band's steadfast musical muscle.
With Help Us Stranger, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.
Recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN, the album was produced by The Raconteurs and engineered by Joshua V. Smith. Long-time friends and musical collaborators helped make Help Us Stranger, including keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather, Queens of the Stone Age) and Lillie Mae Rische and her sister Scarlett Rische. The album was mixed by Vance Powell and The Raconteurs at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.
1. Bored and Razed
2. Help Me Stranger
3. Only Child
4. Don't Bother Me
5. Shine The Light On Me
6. Somedays (I Don't Feel Like Trying)
7. Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)
8. Sunday Driver
9. Now That You're Gone
10. Live A Lie
11. What's Yours Is Mine
12. Thoughts and Prayers