Artist of the Week: The Dead Weather

In less than a year, this supergroup which includes Jack White on the line-up has dropped two chart-busting albums with the latter debuting at No. 5 on Hot 200.

AceShowbiz - After previously climbing to No. 6 on Billboard Hot 200 with debut album "Horehound", %cThe 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 %cAlison 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 %cThe White Stripes%' %cJack White%, %cThe Kills%' Alison, %cThe Raconteurs%' %cJack Lawrence% and %cQueens of the Stone Age%'s %cDean 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.

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