"Daddy, will you tell me the story about the chickens again?"
Inauspiciously, in an off-the-mic comment, begins the wonderful opus of Consolers of the Lonely, the critically-lauded, fan-adored, Grammy Award-winning sophomore LP from the beloved quartet known as the Raconteurs.
Before surprise releases were common, the Raconteurs ambushed the world with the sudden, unannounced release of Consolers of the Lonely on March 25th, 2008… a time when coordinating a worldwide physical and digital surprise release was even less easily accomplished than it is today.
Internally referred to as “The Plug-Ins” at Warner Brothers so as to prevent information leaking, the album takes its title from an inscription on the frieze of a Washington D.C. post office and finds the Raconteurs at their mightiest, exploring what it means to be a rock band in the classic sense, full-on bombastic horn arrangements and gut-wrenching murder ballads sit side-by-side and while the swagger and confidence of riffs and licks for days firmly establish this album as one of the pre-eminent releases of the aughts.
To celebrate ten years since the release of Consolers of the Lonely, Third Man Records is beyond honored to reissue this noteworthy album. Pressed on incredibly unique magnificent copper foil vinyl, this is the first time the double LP has EVER been made available on colored vinyl. Coupled with a slightly re-imagined front cover highlighting new metallic accents to the iconic tintype image (after all, tin IS the traditional gift for a 10 year anniversary), this release was mastered directly from the original 1” master tapes and lovingly pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, Michigan.
For our 7" for this package, we have something very special: the first NEW songs in ten years from recent sessions that will ultimately result in a new Raconteurs album in 2019!! That's right, we're not giving you track titles or even letting your hear a snippet. You'll have to wait until this package hits your doorstep.
The time for you all to get pretty dang excited about what is to come next year begins right... NOW!
Lastly, this very special Vault celebration of all things old and new of The Raconteurs will include a 4"x4" Copper and Black "R" Insignia embroidered patch for your rocker jean jacket and a set of four 2.5" Brushed Silver stickers featuring art from Consolers of the Lonely.
DEADLINE: October 31st at Midnight CT. Sign up NOW at thirdmanrecords.com/vault
Vault 38: 10 yr anniversary of Consolers and NEW SONGS
Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:15 PM
Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:49 PM
Well hot damn that's some exciting news right there! Beyond excited to have the Racs back. Been listening to Brendan a lot recently.
Posted 08 October 2018 - 01:12 PM
Theyd better tour, Ive never seen the Racs 😬
Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:42 AM
Listening to Consolers since this announcement, I've always loved the album but I have to say it's right up there as one of Jack's top albums.
Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:12 PM
TMR just announced that these babies have begun shipping.
We have some great news to start your weekend... Vault package #38 is now shipping!
We are shipping this package in reverse alphabetical order (Z-A) by LAST NAME, starting with international Vault members and then moving onto US Vault members.
Tracking information will be sent out to international recipients today, and to US recipients next week. If you see that your information says 'shipping label printed' and nothing else, don't worry! We have our shipping labels pre-printed, so your package is simply awaiting shipment. If you still do not see an update to your tracking number by December 28th, please reach out to us and we would be happy to look into it for you.
Please note that Vault Customer Service responses will be delayed during the shipping of this Vault package, and we would appreciate if you held any questions regarding package #38’s status until all packages have shipped (about 2-3 weeks), so that we can focus on getting these packages sent out as efficiently as possible. We will return all your emails and voicemails as quickly as possible after shipment of package #38 is complete. If you have already contacted the Vault via email once, please know that your message has indeed been received, and that we are working as quickly as possible to address each message in the order in which they were received. Writing separate emails leads to creation of separate customer service tickets, which in turn causes confusion and adds time to the process of addressing everybody’s questions or concerns. As always, we appreciate your patience during this time!
Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:16 PM
Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:11 PM
Was surprised to come home to this today! The new songs sound great. After first listen, Now That You're Gone sounds like the better of the two. It is a really good song! Very refreshing to hear some new Raconteurs! Can't wait for more
Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:04 AM
Sunday Driver is a real cool song as well. More Raconteurs please!
Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:33 PM
Edited by elephant71, 13 December 2018 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 17 December 2018 - 08:56 AM
Still can't believe I messed up my membership and missed this package. Ebay prices are looking like more than I can afford so far. Hoping the full album comes out early 2019!
Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:17 PM
thirdmanrecords comment on theraconteurs Instagram post announcing the release of the new songs on Wednesday:
The Vault 7" contains early versions of the two tracks, so have no fear that your vinyl listening experience will be different than what you hear here or online. We think you'll love the new tunes either way.
Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:07 PM
Thought I was missing stuff again, just didn't look properly
Edit: my patch fell straight off
Edited by wsjack3, 19 December 2018 - 06:23 AM.
Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:24 AM
Has the ending of "Old Enough" (the beginning of "Open Your Eyes") always been cut on the vinyl version of COTL?
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