The White Stripes announce their sixth album, Icky Thump, will be released on Third Man/Warner Bros. Records on June 19, 2007.
Icky Thump was recorded over three weeks in Nashville's Blackbird Studio and is the second longest album in The White Stripes catalog to date. The name Icky Thump takes its name from the northern English expression "ecky thump," which is used as an exclamation of surprise.
The title track “Icky Thump” will be the first single on the album. "Conquest" is a cover, inspired by Patti Page's version from the Fifties. While “St. Andrew” features the vocals of drummer Meg White, the album also features the band's first 'spoken word' track "Rag and Bone". “I'm Slowly Turning Into You” is written based on a video treatment by director Michel Gondry.
Tracklist for Icky Thump:
- 1. Icky Thump
- 2. You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)
- 3. 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
- 4. Conquest
- 5. Bone Broke
- 6. Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
- 7. St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air)
- 8. Little Cream Soda
- 9. Rag And Bone
- 10. I'm Slowly Turning Into You
- 11. A Martyr For My Love For You
- 12. Catch Hell Blues
- 13. Effect And Cause
The White Stripes will perform at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 17th in Manchester, Tennessee.