Raconteurs Man Resumes Solo Career

Jack White's co-frontman in The Raconteurs, Brendan Benson, is to release his fourth solo album on August 24.

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Jack White's co-frontman in The Raconteurs, Brendan Benson, is to release his fourth solo album on August 24. Recorded in Nashville, "My Old, Familiar Friend" is the belated follow-up to 2005's "The Alternative To Love". In the intervening four years, Benson made two albums (2006's "Broken Boy Soldiers" and 2007's "Consolers Of The Lonely") and toured extensively with The Raconteurs. The tracklisting for "My Old, Familiar Friend" is: 01. A Whole Lot Better 02. Eyes On The Horizon 03. Garbage Day 04. Gonowhere 05. Feel Like Taking You Home 06. You Make A Fool Out Of Me 07. Poised And Ready 08. Don't Wanna Talk 09. Misery 10. Lesson Learned 11. Borrow Thanks for the report to Nme.com.

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    WheredMyRockGo?
    lefthandman9876 wrote: Good, raconteurs should have stopped after the first album. COTL was a pile of junk, the dead weather suck ass too. Jack white neets to get his mojo back and make a proper white stripes album, not this bagpipes and mandolins crap on Icky thump.
    I personally think COTL and Icky Thump were the best albums he made. I mean the early white stripes stuff is just way too basic. Many people like it, but I just never really liked the early stuff.
    jsurf06
    =/ does this mean no more raconteur albums? i'll have to check out benson
    grungeisdeaduk
    bensons solo work is brillant for what it is as pop music but something tells me that his sound has evolved into something more mature
    Sound_Garden_X
    "Feel like taking you home" and "Lesson Learned" are both pretty old, he's had them on his myspace/website for quite some time. I was quite sure this was about BB since normally they just say Jack White. But right on BB is a rockin musician this should be awesome.
    Who66
    Odd that none of the great tracks he's had on his myspace- "playdown" "nobody else but you", not to mention the Gram Parsons style stuff-...but I hope it's good. Probably the most criminally underrated pop musician out of the US at the moment, and there are a few of those...but the title isn't very interesting...
    jetwash69
    ^Yeah Icky Thump had the most really outstanding songs of any of the their CDs, but letfhandman9876 is right that Prickly... and St Andrews... aren't among them. Or maybe I'm just too mainstream to appreciate it.
    Kapalen
    lefthandman9876 wrote: Good, raconteurs should have stopped after the first album. COTL was a pile of junk, the dead weather suck ass too. Jack white neets to get his mojo back and make a proper white stripes album, not this bagpipes and mandolins crap on Icky thump.
    I, for one, am glad Jack started putting more thought into what he was doing than jsut banging on trash cans and smashing out power chords. I love every single white stripes album, but Icky Thump is the best, and honestly each one is better than the last as far as I'm concerned. I hope when (if) the 3rd raconteurs album comes out I'll feel the same way about them.
    ago_almeida
    Great news! I'm a brazilian fan, and it's great to know about BB's new album. He's one of the greatest musicians from US, and his records are really good. And, the Raconteurs songs that I like the most are the songs that Brendan sings and wrote.
    lefthandman9876
    Good, raconteurs should have stopped after the first album. COTL was a pile of junk, the dead weather suck ass too. Jack white neets to get his mojo back and make a proper white stripes album, not this bagpipes and mandolins crap on Icky thump.
    ze monsta
    I've been waiting for this album for SO long. BB is ****ing amazing. I don't recognise many names, and he's had so much on his myspace, which is a bit odd.
    Froggy McHop
    It's nice to finally have a release date. Love how the article title is 'Raconteur's Man', hopefully the band will help to get his solo material more exposure.
    Baconfish
    Wasn't Consolers 2008? And isn't this technically old news since they said that they were going to take time off from the Raconteurs after touring last year?
    zAg1619
    Godblues wrote: Raconteur's Man?C'mon guys,lets give Brendan Benson some credit..
    You do know they say that in the headline to make lots of people think it is Jack White they are talking about.
    AndyVR92
    this is good news, i just hope this doesnt mean the end of the Raconteurs.
    P.B.
    i havent listened to any of his stuff, i'll give it a try as i love the raconteurs. -buti do hope hte raconteurs continue releasing records