Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound
It has been 11 years since The Raconteurs recorded Consolers of the Lonely, but sometime last year Jack White (vocals, guitar), Brendan Benson (vocals, guitar), Jack Lawrence (bass guitar), and Patrick Keeler (drums) entered White’s studio at Third Man Records to cut their latest LP, Help Us Stranger, which is set for release on on June 21st, 2019.
The album was tracked by Joshua Vance Smith (Vance’s former assistant) and it was mixed by Vance Powell at his Nashville-based studio Sputnik Sound. Vance previously mixed Consolers of the Lonely at Blackbird Studio (Nashville) as well as numerous other Jack White projects at Jack’s Third Man Studio. Vance was kind enough enough to sit down with us and let us in on the process.