Ran into this guy backstage at Newport. Photo by Taylor Hill/Stereogum.
Jack White and Eddie Vedder go to the ballgame.
Jack White’s new Lazaretto is a messy and anxious record, an album that radiates queasy angry vibes in plenty of directions. And if you look at it from a certain angle, that’s all it is, a fuck-this-world yawp. From another angle, though, it’s an absolutely badass collection of riffs and yelps. Both interpretations are perfectly valid, but you’ll probably enjoy Lazaretto a whole hell of a lot more if you take the latter perspective…