Jack White Shares New Song “Ice Station Zebra”

Boarding House Reach Due Out This Friday via Third Man/Columbia

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Jack White is releasing a new solo album, Boarding House Reach, this Friday (March 23) via Third Man and Columbia. Previously White shared four songs from Boarding House Reach: "Connected By Love" (via a video), "Respect Commander," the funky "Corporation" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), and "Over and Over and Over." Now here's another one, "Ice Station Zebra," seemingly named after the 1968 spy thriller of the same name starring Rock Hudson. Listen below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Boarding House Reach was written in a sparse Nashville apartment with few distractions on the same type of basic equipment White had when he was 15, including a four-track recorder. A previous press release promised that "the album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain -- crunching rock 'n' roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country -- all remapped and born anew to fit White's matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation." 

White self-produced the album, which was recorded in Nashville at Third Man Studio, at Sear Sound in New York, and at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. White plays acoustic and electric guitars, drums, organ, and synthesizers on the album. The press release listed an extensive list of other musicians who contributed to the album: "drummer Louis Cato (Beyoncé, Q-Tip, John Legend, Mariah Carey), bassists Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger) and NeonPhoenix (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z), synthesizer players DJ Harrison and Anthony 'Brew' Brewster (Fishbone, The Untouchables), keyboardists Neal Evans (Soulive, Talib Kweli, John Scofield) and Quincy McCrary (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Pitbull), percussionists Bobby Allende (David Byrne, Marc Anthony) and Justin Porée (Ozomatli), and backing vocalists Esther Rose and Ann & Regina McCrary of Nashville's beloved gospel trio, The McCrary Sisters, as well as longtime collaborators like drummers Daru Jones (Nas, Talib Kweli) and Carla Azar (Autolux, Depeche Mode, Doyle Bramhall II). Singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking also appears, contributing a stirring spoken word performance to the album's 'Abulia and Akrasia.'"

Back in December White shared a video for a new sound collage he was calling "Servings and Portions From My Boarding House Reach." Clearly it was a teaser for the new album. Both "Connected By Love" and "Respect Commander" are available now as a 7-inch single.

Jack White Tour Dates: 

April 19: Little Caesars Arena - Detroit, MI
April 20: Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
April 21: 20 Monroe - Grand Rapids, MI
April 23: Baxter Arena - Omaha, NE
April 24: Providence Medical Center Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS
April 25: Chaifetz Arena - St. Louis, MO
April 27: Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX
April 29: Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX
April 30: Revention Music Center - Houston, TX
May 1: Revention Music Center - Houston, TX
May 2: Austin360 Amphitheater - Austin, TX
May 4 - 6: Shaky Knees Music Festival - Atlanta, GA *
May 25 - 27: Boston Calling Music Festival - Boston, MA *
May 27: Brewery Ommegang - Cooperstown, NY
May 29: The Anthem - Washington, DC
June 1 - 3: Governors Ball Music Festival - New York, NY *
June 4: Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheater - Columbus, OH
June 6: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica - Cleveland, OH
June 7: Dome Arena - Rochester, NY
June 8: Artpark Mainstage Theater - Lewiston, NY
June 9: Budweiser Stage - Toronto, ON
June 27: London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
June 28: London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
July 2: AFAS Live - Amsterdam, NL
July 3: L'Olympia - Paris. FR
July 4: L'Olympia - Paris. FR
August 6: The Armory - Minneapolis, MN
August 8: 1st Bank Center - Broomfield, CO
August 9: SaltAir - Salt Lake City, UT
August 11: Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Portland, OR
August 12: Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC
August 13: WAMU Theatre - Seattle, WA
August 15: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA
August 19: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
August 21: Viejas Arena - San Diego, CA
August 22: Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
August 23: The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV

* denotes festival performance

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