Old, hidden Jack White single discovered 10 years later

Jack White might have hidden valuable memorabilia in your couch.

 

Ramon Ramirez

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Published Dec 19, 2014   Updated May 29, 2021, 10:56 pm CDT

Jack White—one of the most distinct and interesting mainstream voices in pop—was once in a band called the Upholsterers. Somewhat related, he was an actual upholsterer and worked with furniture for a living. Here’s why that matters: Ten years ago in a bored, message-in-a-bottle gimmick, White and bandmate Brian Muldoon sewed 100 copies of an otherwise unreleased single into furniture the duo was commissioned to upholster in real life.

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Now two separate, former customers have stumbled across the singles—with 98 potentially still out there sewn into residential couches. White’s Third Man Records shared that project’s album art this week.

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As a band, the Upholsterers released one conventional EP with three songs on indie label Sympathy for the Record Industry back in 2000. It rocks, and you may enjoy it below.

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Photo via Mark Runyon/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Dec 19, 2014, 2:28 am CST