In a press release issued yesterday, The Raconteurs stated their sophomore album, Consolers of the Lonely, will be released on CD, vinyl and digital download simultaneously on March 25th. No advance copies will be available for the press.
"The purpose: to get the album to the fans as soon as possible and as we promised. We wanted to get this record to fans, the press, radio, etc., all at the EXACT SAME TIME so that no one has an upper hand on anyone else regarding it's availability, reception or perception. The Raconteurs would rather this release not be defined by its first week sales, pre-release promotion or by someone defining it FOR YOU before you get to hear it," the release went on to say.
But what really caught our attention, aside from the great news of the album's release was the following tidbit: "...in Japan, fans will be able to download the record via their mobile phones, as that is how a majority of recorded music is consumed there." Wow.
Consolers of the Lonely is a Third Man/Warner Bros release.