Jack White Wrapping Up New Record

"I'm producing two albums this month, and finishing them," the musician says.

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Jack White dropped an unexpected announcement on the message board of his Third Man Records label, confirming a nearly finished solo effort.

"I'm producing two albums this month, and finishing them," Jack briefly said. "One of them is mine."

AsĀ Rolling Stone reports, White had already confirmed writing 20 to 25 songs last February, so the new announcement shouldn't drop as too much of a surprise. "It's definitely not one sound," he said about the new material. "It's definitely several. Like you heard in 'Blunderbuss,' there's many different styles there. I don't pick my style and then write a song. I just write whatever comes out of me, and whatever style it is is what it is, and it becomes something later."

In related news, Third Man Records have announced the release of four limited-edition 7-inch singles from the White Stripes' 2003 effort "Elephant." Specifically, the package will include "Seven Nation Army" along with Brendan Benson's "Good to Me" cover on the b-side, "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" with Blanche's "Who's to Say" cover, "The Hardest Button to Button" backed by the Soledad Brothers' "St. Ides of March" and "There's No Home for You Here" with a live medley of "I Fought Piranhas" and "Let's Build a Home."

"Blunderbuss" saw its release in April 2012. The record's "I'm Shakin'" track recently received a Grammy nomination in the Best Rock Performance category.

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    I gained a ton of respect for this guy after I saw that documentary "Its Might Get Loud" with Page and the Edge. No need for fancy effects, and mission control pedal boards. (Edge....) Plug in and play and let it all hang out.
    I tried to be on the side of the Edge watching this, but ultimately me and my mates were wasted and just spend the whole time giving him stick... tool.
    Wee bit unfair on The Edge. I'm no U2 fan but the guy knew he was a limited guitarist so utilised effects to come up with some completely original and interesting sounds. And it's not like Jack White doesn't have an impressive pedalboard.
    eh his pedal board isn't that big especially compared to the edge. All he really uses is big muff, POG/digitech whammy, and MXR micro amp.
    I really miss the White Stripes, I hope they reunite eventually.
    As much as i love the White Stripes, i don't know how much i want them to reunite, i don't feel as if there hearts would be in it all the way, and i think that would make it not up to par with the other White Stripes albums. but anything jack does is pretty damn cool
    To me anything that Jack is involved in is amazing. However Blunderbuss was truly amazing and I cannot wait for another solo effort from him. Also if there is any new material from The Raconteurs or even the Dead Weather I will certainly not be complaining haha.
    *crossing fingers* Please be a new Dead Weather album, please be a new Dead Weather album...
    I'd rather have a Raconteurs album, but Dead Weather would definitely be awesome as well
    There will be new The Dead Weather album after all.Its just coming out in 2015. Dont know why UG hasnt posted it yet, but they released a single before Christmas - Open Up(Thats Enough). Either way,these are amazing news. Tho lately Im a little bit so-so with the stuff he`s putting out,its still new and fresh sounding stuff. Cant wait!
    Yeah, UG definitely missed their new single, I love it. Gotta admit that it's kind of a bummer to know that the whole album will not come out until next year, but I agree with you, these are amazing news either way. You just can't go wrong with (nearly) anything he does, IMO.