After 10 years of silence, The Raconteurs are celebrating the long-awaited release of their third studio album, Help Us Stranger, with surprise performances in two of New York City’s most intimate venues: Coney Island Baby and Baby’s All Right.
Today (Aug. 13), TIDAL announced the release of an exclusive interview and documentary, featuring clips of the performances via an episode of “In Conversation,” TIDAL’s video series that features interviews with artists reflecting on their music, influences, background and more. The interview, released on July 25, features Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler discussing their roots, the evolution of the music scene and the future of rock music, and is accompanied by two new pre-paywall performance videos from Coney Island Baby and Baby’s All Right shot in super 8, VHS and digital film, meant to emulate the atmosphere of the ’90s NYC rock scene.
“Seeing an iconic band like The Raconteurs play 250-person venues is a truly mesmerizing experience,” said Tony Gervino, TIDAL’s svp of Culture and Content. “New York crowds are famous for making artists earn their applause, and the band had the crowd rocking out all night.”
Check out the performance videos and interview below.