Today is the digital release of The Dead Weather's two brand new studio recordings, "Open Up (That's Enough)" and "Rough Detective." Previously available exclusively through Third Man Records' subscription-only Vault series as a limited edition yellow jacket colored vinyl 7" in a custom glue-pocket picture sleeve, these roaring new tracks are now available to the general public digitally via iTunes and all other digital retailers.
In a unique long-term strategy, "Open Up (That's Enough)" and "Rough Detective" are the first of a series of two-song sets The Dead Weather will be releasing up until 2015, at which time the singles--plus numerous other album-only tracks--will be collected into a full album. The songs will be released digitally, but not until TMR Vault packages containing the physical singles have been dispatched to subscribers.
More importantly, the "Open Up (That's Enough)" / "Rough Detective" single is unlike anything else The Dead Weather has ever done before, while both songs serve as ample reminders of the ferocity of this motley collection of low-lifes, grifters and ne'er-do-wells.