Jack acted the gringo and Meg the one-eyed Mexican prostitute in the video for “Icky Thump” and continuing with that general vibe, he goes Hemmingway on us, playing a bullfighter in the new video for “Conquest.” No word on what Meg’s doing this time, or if Karen Elson shows up to cheer on her mariachi-marching hubbie, but glad to see the Cold Mountain/Coffee and Cigarettes grad is taking this acting thing seriously. Dominate the bull, Jack, dominate. Via the White Stripes Newsletter:
The White Stripes have been busy making a video for “Conquest”, their third single. Directed by prolific music videographer Diane Martel, the video was shot over two days in Artesia, California. Filmed with a visual urgency that brings the song’s Spanish themes, frantic horns and compulsive pounding rhythm to life, the video follows an explosive – if unconventional – love story that pits man against bull in the ultimate conquest. To make his performance as authentic as possible, Jack White trained extensively with famed bullfighter Dennis Borba. The video will premiere on MTV on November 26th and will be available on iTunes from November 27th.
“Conquest” will also be released as a single; stunningly packaged and featuring three exclusive new tracks across three 7″ vinyl formats – one black, one white and one red colored vinyl. Jack and Meg recently recorded the new tracks with Beck, who co-produced all three tracks during a recording session in his living room and also contributed vocals and piano to “It’s My Fault For Being Famous” and slide guitar on “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap”.
Inspired by the “Conquest” video, each single will also include a Mondo Toro trading card featuring the legendary, near-mythical matadors El Sloth, El Bianca Rosa and El Perdador. Despite being from early 1900′s Spain and Portugal, these bullfighters look strangely familiar. US copies of these singles will also include a different poster with each release.
In this age of downloads, we don’t get to be collector geeks very often, so please indulge the full colored vinyl-specific deets after the jump and this pic of Jack being all cowboy-like for “Icky Thump.”
7″ One (Black vinyl)
B: It’s My Fault For Being Famous
7″ Two (White vinyl)
B: Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap
7″ Three (Red vinyl)
A: Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)
B: Cash Grab Complications On The Matter
Digital Maxi Single (US only)
2. It’s My Fault For Being Famous
3. Cash Grab Complications On The Matter
4. Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap
5. Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)
It’s all available on 12/18 in the US of A on Warner Brothers. Toro! Toro! Ole!, etc.