In recent years, Jack White has ditched the red t-shirts he wore in the White Stripes for more classically fashionable suits and hats. Maybe that stylistic change is what prompted the folks at Postmodern Jukebox, who have covered songs from Radiohead’s “Creep” to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” to give “Seven Nation Army” the vintage treatment.
Featuring Haley Reinhart on vocals, Postmodern Jukebox juice up the all-purpose White Stripes anthem with rollicking horns and an upright bass, turning the cut into a New Orleans funeral dirge.
Covers might be the best White’s fans can hope for, for the time being. After seemingly endless years of touring, the musician announced earlier this year that he’s taking “a break from performing live for a long period of time.” One of his bands, The Dead Weather, will release its third album Dodge & Burn on Sept. 25, but the group doesn’t plan to tour behind it.