Surprise! New Raconteurs album out March 25, 2008

The Raconteurs new album, entitled Consolers of the Lonely, will be available everywhere next week. Press release from The Yellow Stereo:

The purpose: to get the album to the fans as soon as possible and as we promised. We wanted to get this record to fans, the press, radio, etc., all at the EXACT SAME TIME so that no one has an upper hand on anyone else regarding it’s availability, reception or perception.

With this release, The Raconteurs are forgoing the usual months of lead time for press and radio set up, as well as forgoing the all important “first week sales”. We wanted to explore the idea of releasing an album everywhere at once and THEN marketing and promoting it thereafter. The Raconteurs would rather this release not be defined by it’s first weeks sales, pre-release promotion, or by someone defining it FOR YOU before you get to hear it

Interesting take. First week sales and traditional hype wont matter if the album is good. Can't wait to hear it.

Mp3: Steady as She Goes --- website --- buy

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