The Raconteurs have the best Web site ever. Modeled in the style of the green-screen days of bulky supercomputers, the site (www.theraconteurs.com) is two-bit awesome, with text-heavy simplicity that ditches mouse controls in favor of keyboard-only commands. Nixing the Flash and the glitz, the Raconteurs do it old school, which seems to be a recurring theme among the tribe of friends-turned-musical-supergroup. Featuring both Jack White and Brendan Benson on guitar and vocals and rounded out with the Greenhornes' rhythm section bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler drums the Raconteurs have a stripped down sound made up of bleak country-rock tones and fuzzy amp distortion. From the opening lines of the act's debut single, "Steady, As She Goes," when White croons "Find yourself a girl and settle down/Live a simple life in a quiet town," it's obvious that he has traded in his demigod ego for something a little less ostentatious.
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