The Raconteurs Announce 'Help Us Stranger,' First New Album in 11 Years

Olivia Jean
The Raconteurs

Late last year, we got the impression The Raconteurs were up to something when the Jack White- and Brendan Benson-led supergroup shared a pair of new songs alongside a vinyl re-issue of their most recent LP, 2008's Consolers of the Lonely. Full details of the rock band's third full length arrived today (April 2).

Help Us Stranger arrives June 21 on White's Third Man Records. It was self-produced by the band (which also includes bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler) and features collaborations from Dead Weather multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita, Third Man artist Lillie Mae Rische, and her sister, Scarlett Rische. Naturally, it was recorded at Third Man Studios in Nashville. 

Also of note: the Raconteurs' first show in eight years is set for this Saturday (April 6) at Third Man's 10th anniversary party in Nashville. 

Check out Help Us Stranger's cover art and track listing below, followed by the two previously-shared songs: "Sunday Driver" and "Now That You're Gone." The former features White on lead vocals, with Benson lead on the latter. 

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) [Donovan cover]
8. Sunday Driver
9. Now That You’re Gone
10. Live A Lie
11. What’s Yours Is Mine
12. Thoughts and Prayers

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