After previously climbing to No. 6 on Billboard Hot 200 with debut album "Horehound", The Dead Weather were able to crack the Top 5 on the albums chart this year with their sophomore set "Sea of Cowards". Making its way out in less than a year after the arrival of its predecessor, the album pulled in 45,000 copies in its opening week.
"With Dead Weather, we start playing and I can hear what it sounds like in four seconds," vocalist Alison Mosshart said of their productive year. "That's been really exciting for me: to work that fast, to write that fast, to just make stuff up really fast. Instead of sitting around, buried in my journals and books thinking about lyrics, it's just: 'I need lyrics right now, so I better open my mouth and sing something."
Inspired by what they saw in online world, this supergroup, consisting of The White Stripes' Jack White, The Kills' Alison, The Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence and Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita, admitted they take aim at the haters in their second record.
"The album title refers to the way the Internet allows people to spit venom and knock people in a cowardly way using fake names," Jack told The Sun. "The Internet allows people to make a statement that the whole world can read and listen to-but they're too much of a coward to leave their actual name."
The Dead Weather are scheduled to perform at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury Music Festival on June 12 and 26 respectively. They are also listed in a number of live concerts across North America at least until August. Detailed info about their upcoming show can be found on their MySpace.