THE WHITE STRIPES CELEBRATE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS WITH DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM & HD AUDIO REMASTERS
“I’M FINDING IT HARDER TO BE A GENTLEMAN (LIVE AT THE GOLD DOLLAR 6/7/2001)” VIDEO OUT NOW
The White Stripes are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark 2001 third studio album, White Blood Cells, with today’s release of a newly expanded digital edition. White Blood Cells (Deluxe) includes a bonus live performance of the classic album, recorded in its entirety at Detroit, MI’s famed Gold Dollar on June 7, 2001. Additionally, a video of the electrifying rendition of “I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman” from the same Gold Dollar show premiered today on The White Stripes YouTube channel.
Hailed by Rolling Stone upon its original June 3, 2001 release for “fusing inescapable, eerily eternal melodies with dirty-ass, brain-scrambling riffs,” White Blood Cells will return to record store shelves everywhere later this year with a standard black vinyl edition arriving Friday, October 22; pre-orders are available now. In addition, limited edition red-and-white pinwheel colored vinyl will arrive that same day at Third Man Records Nashville & Detroit as well as at select independent record stores nationwide. Additional details will be unveiled soon.
As part of the White Blood Cells 20th anniversary celebration, the album has also been remastered in HD from the original tape using the Plangent Process to hear on all digital retailers & streaming services offering high quality audio functionality, alongside HD remasters of The White Stripes’ self-titled 1999 debut album and 2003’s milestone Elephant. Additional White Stripes albums will be available in HD later this year. A special $7.99 limited time anniversary album sale on the entire White Stripes catalog has begun on Apple Music as well. The anniversary is further commemorated with a custom peppermint swirl Twitter emoji which appears automatically when using any of the following hashtags: #TheWhiteStripes, #WhiteBloodCells20, #WhiteBloodCells, #FellInLoveWithAGirl, and #HotelYorba.
This spring saw the long-awaited official release of The Glitch Mob’s acclaimed underground remix of The White Stripes anthem, “Seven Nation Army.” “Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix)” will also be available as a 7-inch vinyl single on Friday, July 9; standard black vinyl is available for pre-order now at thirdmanstore.com. In addition, a limited-edition red vinyl 7-inch will be available that same day exclusively at Third Man Records Nashville & Detroit, as well as at select independent record stores around the world. Both versions will feature “Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix)” on the A-side, backed with a Third Man Records logo etching on the B-side. “Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix)” is joined by a mind-bending new music video, directed by L.A.-based filmmakers Stripmall (YoungBoy Never Broke Again & Lil Baby, Lil Skies) and streaming now at YouTube.