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ARTIST
TITLE
7 Nation Army/Carolina Drama
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
XLT 580EP XLT 580EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/14/2010

"One of the last great rock bands of our generation, The White Stripes have proven---finally, decisively, impressively---that the masses can still sign on to an act of exceptional musical integrity without needing to dumb themselves down to the level of common idiocy. Indeed, much of the group's massive success comes as a surprise to those versed in the legacy of quality rock music, uncertain how to explain their rise to fame under the banner of raw, garage-infused, punk-aligned D.I.Y. ingenuity. Conceptually sound, sonically ferocious & totally committed to their craft, Jack & Meg White have recorded, preformed & toured tirelessly since their founding in 1997, proselytizers of minimal, raw lo-fi rock & blues music without the tiresome retro gimmicks or superfluously ironic self-positioning of some of their lesser peers. Taking the independent garage rock aesthetic out of its archaic cryonics and infusing it with a savvy, post-modern wittiness & boyish excitement for the craft & art of playing music, The White Stripes have formulated their very own take on these well-established subgenres, determined to weight their catchy & irresistibly gritty guitar/drum one-two punch with a creative knack for the art of the lyric. Heartfelt, funky rock-gospel at it's very best, The White Stripes have subsumed so many seemingly disparate crafts of American guitar music and assembled a creature of monstrously creative, beautifully sincere proportions, a miracle of Western traditions delivered with the undeniable talent of band-leader Jack White. A unifying force of independent musical consensus, The White Stripes might just be the last pop group to claim inarguable talent, a bridge between the increasingly dispersed underground rock subcultures of late & the highly visible, increasingly scarce integral rock megagroup."