The Raconteurs’ ‘Help Us Stranger’ Gets June Release Date

Rock band The Raconteurs will release their third studio LP, and first new project in more than a decade, on Friday, June 21.

Help Us Stranger will released via Jack White‘s Third Man Records and includes White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler.

White and Benson penned all the songs on the album, except for the cover song “Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness), which was written by Donovan. Recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, the album was produced by The Raconteurs and engineered by Joshua V. Smith. Longtime friends and musical collaborators helped make Help Us Stranger, including keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather, Queens of the Stone Age) and Lillie Mae Rische and her sister Scarlett Rische. The album was mixed by Vance Powell and The Raconteurs at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The album follows the band’s 2006 debut Broken Boy Soldiers and 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.

On Saturday, April 6, the band will return to the stage with a performance at Third Man Records’ 10-year anniversary in Nashville. The group also has a number of festival and headlining dates, including their first shows in Australia and New Zealand, a return to Japan, the UK and Europe, and US festivals including Woodstock 50 slated for 2019.

Help Us Stranger Track List:

Bored and Razed
Help Me Stranger
Only Child
Don’t Bother Me
Shine The Light On Me
Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)
Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)
Sunday Driver
Now That You’re Gone
Live A Lie
What’s Yours Is Mine
Thoughts and Prayers


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