Dead WeatherIt cracks me up how so many bands do the dark, dreary, I’m gonna scare you kind of steez. That whole look has become quite stale. Nonetheless, The Dark Weather should be pretty badass .  If you haven’t heard, Jack White (of White Stripes) has formed yet another power project, consisting of Alison Mosshart (of the Kills), guitarist Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and bassist Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs). The Dead Weather’s debut record titled “Horehound” hits the scene July 14! With a line-up like that, I’m sure it’s going to be pretty sick. Not to mention I absolutely love Alison Mosshart, she’s the coolest thing since Otter Pops.

The first single, “Hang You From The Heavens”, has more Mosshart on the vocals. It’s sexy, sassy and beat rockin’! The b-side cover Gary Numan’s “Are Friends Electric?” is more Jack, a bit quirky, dark carnival-like fun. Both are both pretty sweet, nothing jaw dropping, but enough to leave us hungry for more.

They have a full set of North American tour dates, including three festivals (Outside Lands, Austin City Limits and Street Scene) and a couple dates in Euro. Cop tickets asap, they will sell out:

06.11.2009 –  Coyote at City Block, Louisville, KY
06.24.2009 –  The Forum, London, UK
06.29.2009 –  La Cigale, Paris, FR
07.13.2009 –  9:30 Club, Washington, DCw/ Screaming Females
07.14.2009 –  9:30 Club, Washington, DCw/ Screaming Females
07.16.2009 –  Terminal 5, New York, NYw/ Screaming Females
07.17.2009 –  Terminal 5, New York, NYw/ Screaming FemalesPresale
07.18.2009 –  House of Blues, Boston, MAw/ Screaming Females
07.19.2009 –  Ottawa Blues Festival (Rogers Stage), Ottawa, Canada
07.21.2009 –  Olympia De Montreal, Montreal, Canadaw/ Screaming Females
07.22.2009 –  Kool Haus, Toronto, Canadaw/ Screaming Females
07.24.2009 –  The Fillmore, Detroit, MIw/ Screaming Females
07.25.2009 –  The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OHw/ Screaming Females
07.27.2009 –  First Avenue, Minneapolis, MNw/ Screaming Females
07.28.2009 –  Vic Theatre, Chicago, ILw/ Screaming Females
07.29.2009 –  Vic Theatre, Chicago, ILw/ Screaming Females
07.30.2009 –  War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TNw/ Screaming Females
08.17.2009 –  Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
08.18.2009 –  The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
08.20.2009 –  Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
08.21.2009 –  Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
08.22.2009 –  Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
08.23.2009 –  Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
08.25.2009 –  Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
08.27.2009 –  Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
08.29.2009 –  Street Scene, San Diego, CA
08.28-30.2009 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
10.2-4.2009 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX