I'm a big fan of Brendan Benson. Lalpaco and Alternative to Love are in my mind classic pop albums. On the other hand, I can't stand The White Stripes. So it is with considerable interest that I await the debut album by The Racounteurs, featuring both Brendan and Jack on vocals and joint song-writing.
Apparently it's a lot more buttoned up than any White Stripes release but with a much greater rock influence than any previous Brendan Benson record. The boys in the Alternative Ulster office are all rocking out to it anyway. Before the May 16 release, check out an MP3 here.