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The Dead Weather's Dark "Die By the Drop" Video Surfaces

March 23, 2010 2:19 PM ET

While it turned out that today was not the release date for the Dead Weather's new single "Die By the Drop," as an Amazon page suggested, the first track off Jack White and Co.'s second album Sea of Cowards did wind up surfacing on Metacafe, giving us our first taste of the group's second LP. While White handled directorial duties for some of the group's Horehound videos, "Die By the Drop" was filmed by Floria Sigismondi, who also helmed The Runaways biopic in theaters now.

Making use of the spooky artwork currently up at the Dead Weather site, Sigismondi gives the song a dark, gothic ambiance as a lone lurking piano note paces the track. After Alison Mosshart handles the intro verse, she and White trade off lines for the remainder of the track, only coming together to sing "I'm going to take you for worse or better" over one of White's trademark guitar riffs. Fans of Horehound will not be disappointed, as the Dead Weather loudly picked up where they left off.

Sea of Cowards still doesn't have a firm release date. According to Amazon, when the "Die By the Drop" single is released, it will be joined by "Old Mary," which you can listen to over at Some Kind of Awesome.

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Dead Weather's "Cowards" Single "Die By the Drop" Out March 23rd?
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Jack White Says Expect a New Dead Weather Disc in Early 2010

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