Supergroups never work, but. Allison from the Kills — who made the best rock record of 2008 — is joining with Jack White, another Raconteur and Dean from QOTSA. Listen to a pretty great cover of "Are Friends Electric" here. I want to reserve judgment on what I think is their first original, "Hang You From The Heavens."  It’s promisingly dirge-filled, and the two drum breaks in particular are well done, but overall the song feels like it runs out of ideas about 80 percent of the way through. Still, in this era of music-industry collapse, some degree of consolidation was perhaps inevitable.

h/t Michaela Drapes.

Spencer Ackerman

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