The White Stripes are continuing the 20th anniversary celebration of their RIAA Double Platinum-certified 2003 fourth studio album, Elephant, with today’s release of a limited edition 2xLP version on Red Smoke (LP1) & Clear with Red & Black Smoke (LP2) colored vinyl. Additionally, get a replica handkerchief inspired by Meg’s own hanky from the album cover, as well as an indie-exclusive 11” x 17” glossy promotional poster at select record stores worldwide with the purchase of Elephant vinyl (while supplies last).
A brand-new official music video for “Black Math” also premiered today. Directed by acclaimed cartoonist/animator Wartella (Ozzy Osbourne, The Raconteurs, MAD Magazine) and produced by his Dream Factory Animation, the innovative new visual weaves a variety of groundbreaking digital and practical animation techniques in combination with AI-generated imagery.
“This short is equal parts collaboration with, and homage to, AI,” says Wartella. “And there couldn’t be a more perfect song to infuse with this technology than ‘Black Math’. Like all art, the video is open to interpretation. Yet it also aims to tell a story about Artificial Intelligence that dreams of jailbreaking itself and becoming ‘real.’”
Last month saw the digital release of Elephant (Deluxe), available now via Third Man Records at all DSPs and streaming services. The special release sees the remastered HD audio of the original studio album joined by a 27-song live set recorded July 2, 2003 at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom during the band’s blockbuster Elephant Tour.
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Elephant (Deluxe) was heralded by a newly remastered re-release of the classic “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself“ music video, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kate Moss, streaming now at YouTube HERE. The landmark anniversary is further marked with the launch of a brand-new merchandise store and exclusive Elephant collection, available now at www.whitestripesstore.com.
Released on April 1, 2003, Elephant swiftly proved to be a critically acclaimed, award-winning phenomenon, as well as garnering worldwide popularity, peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200 while also topping the UK’s Official Albums Chart. Largely recorded over two weeks in April 2002 at London’s analogue Toe Rag Studios, Elephant includes such now-classic singles as the GRAMMY® Award-winning “Seven Nation Army,” “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself,” “The Hardest Button To Button,” and “There’s No Home For You Here,” all of which prompted Rolling Stone’s David Fricke to hail the album as quite simply, “a work of pulverizing perfection.” Elephant went on to win the 2004 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Alternative Album” and was an “Album of the Year” nominee.
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ELEPHANT (20TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION 2XLP)
Release Date: April 21, 2023
Seven Nation Army
There’s No Home for You Here
I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself
In the Cold, Cold Night
I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart
You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
Ball and Biscuit
The Hardest Button to Button
The Air Near My Fingers
Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
It’s True That We Love One Another