Monday, April 23, 2007
WHITE STRIPES ICKY THUMP VINYL via NME
Thank you thank you NME. Definitely will be attacking our postman for this! NME reports that the White Stripes will be releasing a track from their highly anticipated upcoming album, Icky Thump. A special seven inch vinyl (how perfect?!) of 'Rag And Bone' will come free exlusive with the June 6th issue of NME.
"The track will be pressed onto red vinyl, while the flipside will feature a etching designed exclusively by Jack White and will come in special gatefold packaging featuring more artwork by the band. Following the exclusive release with NME, the band will then release their album's title track, 'Icky Thump', as a single on June 11. However confirming our giveaway's unique place in The White Stripes' history, the seven-inch version of the 'Icky Thump' single will be pressed onto white vinyl and will also feature a unique etching on the flipside. With space left for this release in packaging given away with the NME, the two pieces of vinyl can be combined into a unique collectors editions. Speaking of the unique release, Ben Beardsworth, managing director of the band's label XL, said he was excited that by releasing 'Rag And Bone' via NME so many people will be able to get hold of the band's latest material. "There something quite magical about getting such a strong track, on such a stunningly presented piece of vinyl, directly in to the hands of such a vast number of people," he explained. To get hold of the unique release all readers have to do is buy the NME which hits UK newsstands on June 6. Details of how those outside Britain will be able to pre-order this unique issue will be available nearer the time on NME.COM."