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The Raconteurs Share Video for “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)”

Help Us Stranger Out Now via Third Man

Nov 04, 2019 The Raconteurs
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The Raconteurs released a new album, Help Us Stranger, back in June via Third Man (stream it here). Now they have shared a video for the album’s “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying),” a song led by Brendan Benson. Ben Chappell directed the video, which was filmed at the House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI. Watch it below, followed by their upcoming tour dates.

Help Us Stranger is their first new album in 11 years, since their 2008-released second album, Consolers of the Lonely. No new music accompanied the album announcement, but it includes remixed and remastered versions of two songs the band shared back in December: “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone.” Then they later shared another track from the album, a cover of Donovan’s 1965 song “Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness).” Then they shared the album’s near title track “Help Me Stranger,” via a video for the track filmed in Japan (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared another song from the album, “Bored and Razed,” via a lyric video for the track. Then they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album’s near title track “Help Me Stranger.” Then the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform two songs from the album, “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” and “Don’t Bother Me.”

The band features Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. The Raconteurs formed in 2005 and released their debut album, Broken Boy Soldiers, in 2006. Lawrence and Keeler were also in The Greenhornes and Lawrence has also played with White in The Dead Weather. Benson is known as a solo artist and of course so is White, who released a new solo album, Boarding House Reach, in 2018 via Third Man and Columbia. The band is known as The Saboteurs in Australia, due to another band down under named The Raconteurs.

White and Benson wrote all the tracks, except for “Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness).” The Raconteurs produced the album, which was recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN, and engineered by Joshua V. Smith. Vance Powell and The Raconteurs mixed the album at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The album also features keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather, Queens of the Stone Age), as well as Lillie Mae Rische and her sister Scarlett Rische.

The Raconteurs Tour Dates:

November 7: New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore NOLA #
November 8: Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre #
November 9: St. Augustine, FL - The Amp @
November 10: Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach #
November 12: Teatro Gran Rex - Buenos Aires, Argentina (SOLD OUT)
November 13: Teatro Coliseo - Santiago, Chile
November 15: Popload Festival - São Paulo, Brazil *
November 17: Corona Capital - Mexico City, Mexico *
November 18: Plaza Condesa - Mexico City, Mexico (SOLD OUT)
December 5: Portland, OR - KNRK December To Remember at Crystal Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
December 7: San Jose, CA - ALT 105.3’s Not So Silent Night at SAP Center at San Jose *
December 12: Honolulu, HI - The Republik
December 13: Honolulu, HI - The Republik


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