Memphis, TN (April 21, 2005)–Detroit garage rockers the White Stripes have finished their fifth album, Get Behind Me Satan. Guitarist/vocalist Jack White and drummer Meg White worked at a frenzied pace at Jack’s Detroit home studio, and then mixed the album with John Hampton at Memphis’ Ardent Studios.
Pictured during mix sessions at Ardent Studios are (l-r): assistant engineer Adam Hill, the White Stripes’ Jack White, engineer John Hampton, and drummer Patrick Keeler, of the band The Raconteurs, a side project of Jack White’s.
Jack’s first visit to Ardent was to mix The Raconteurs’ record. He liked the results he got with Hampton and decided to come back to mix the White Stripes new album. The June release of the 13-track follow-up to 2003’s Grammy-winning Elephant is preceded by the release of the first single, “Blue Orchid,” and the launch of a tour of Central and South America beginning in May.