As if Jack and Meg need a publicity push the week leading up to the release of their sixth-studio effort Icky Thump. They’re pretty much at a point where the record either sells itself or just gets downloaded by lots of people. The name of the band is enough to sell whatever new release they’re offering. Few contemporary bands reach that status, maybe Radiohead is another.
Both make for interesting reads, especially when advanced word on Icky Thump is that it may be the finest Stripes album since De Stijl.