Old, hidden Jack White single discovered 10 years later

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.

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.

Third Man Records

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.

Photo via Mark Runyon/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Ramon Ramirez

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