, Jack White's new album featuring Epi's Dominic Davis and Fats Kaplin (seen right in a photo courtesy of David J. Swanson and Third Man Records), tornados
into stores Tuesday as an "Ultra LP" with all 11 songs printed on 180 gram vinyl courtesy of United Pressing in Nashville (which also printed singles for pioneering labels Vee-Jay and Motown).
But that's not all! The record also contains two hidden tracks beneath the center labels, one that plays at 45 and one that plays at 78 RPM (making the entire album the first 3-speed record). Side A plays inside out, so set your needle at the label to start your experience (good luck trying to keep your automatic return-turntable from foiling the first few bars of music).
On Side B, the first cut, "Just One Drink," has both an acoustic and an electric opening. Depending on where your needle hits the groove, that's what you'll hear. Side B has a matte finish, giving the appearance of an unplayed 78. Both sides end in locked grooves (like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
's B-side). The dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record. Oh, and it also rocks. Read our exclusive interviews with Dom
and see a show if you can. The tour is off and running with more dates likely to appear soon. Watch the band on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon