Here's a shiny little music nugget that just came across my radar today featuring a classic tune from the White Stripes. Millions of music fans went into mourning (myself included) when the Stripes called it quits last week. In an effort to be timely, you'll find a nifty photo montage and story in this week's music issue from ace photographer Doug Coombe with solid footage that's over a decade old helping to prove, once and for all, that the MT didn't drop the ball on covering that band.
But enough about that debate. Let's go forward. L.A.'s Glitch Mob just refixed one of the most popular Stripes songs ever, "Seven Nation Army," which is a gutsy move this week in particular. Here's what the crew had to say about the composition:
It’s no secret that we’re huge music geeks. More specifically, we love The White Stripes. We had started an unofficial remix of “Seven Nation Army” back in November and it was sitting around in a folder waiting to be finished amongst many other projects. When we heard the news about them breaking up, it was all the impetus needed for us to finish the track.
So maybe this wasn't just a publicity grab and the Glitch Mob actually was tinkering with this before the announcement. Regardless, it's out. You can stream the track below. I'm curious if fans of the band think it's a clever remix, pure trash, or what.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.