Jack White and The Dead Weather interview themselves (debut album "Horehound" out today).


A little Boing Boing exclusive for you. Embedded above, "The Dead Weather, Their Oral History and Future Plans, an explanation and apology from the band themselves." We received this video produced by the band, about the band — an alt-supergroup of sorts that formed in Nashville earlier this year. Their debut album, Horehound, hits the proverbial streets today.

The Dead Weather consists of Jack White, most widely known from White Stripes and Raconteurs; Alison Mosshart of the Kills; "Little Jack" Lawrence, bassist for the Raconteurs; and Queens of the Stone Age keyboardist/guitarist Dean Fertita. They are touring the US and Canada: info here.

The video answers many questions, but raises far more. What is this creepy basement they're all sitting cross-legged in? Who did that weird kitsch painting of the dude on the wall next to L.J.? Where do those ickily carpeted stairs lead? And what does L.J. say at the end of the video? Do let me know in the comments.

Inset (Wikipedia): clockwise from top left, Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita, Jack White and Jack Lawrence.

Below, a video directed by Jonathan Glazer for the track "Treat Me Like Your Mother," off Horehound (Amazon link) (Thanks, Tom Osborn).