Indianapolis-based band We Are Hex has a date to work with multi-tasking rock star Jack White.
White, a member of the White Stripes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather, will record We Are Hex in mid-January for an upcoming release on his independent label, Third Man Records.
We Are Hex vocalist Jill Weiss said White contacted the band after seeing online videos of live performances.
“All of this stuff is completely new,” Weiss said. “I’ve been playing bars and basements and VFW halls for 10 years.”
Weiss said she expects the sessions with White in Nashville, Tenn., will result in a release as part of Third Man’s “Blue Series” of 7-inch vinyl 45s. Rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson, country duo the Secret Sisters and Swedish rock band Dungen are past contributors to the series.
Indianapolis-based Roaring Colonel Records issued We Are Hex album “Hail the Goer” in 2010. Weiss said the band’s newest songs are “minimal” in arrangement, featuring vocals, drums and two bass guitars.
“It’s kind of a risk, but I’ll take it,” she said.