This is odd. One of our regular media contacts fowarded us the message below. I get it: Icky leaked and they’re trying to get ahead of it, and good for them. But “Hellow Children”? Since when is Jack White like Mariah Carey?

Subject: The White Stripes’ first single, ‘Icky Thump’, available Thursday, April 26th

Hello Children

The White Stripes’ first single, ‘Icky Thump’, will be available exclusively online through the iTunes music stores (US and Canada only) starting at 12:01 am this Thursday, April 26th.

Third Man Records/XL Recordings will also be releasing CD and vinyl versions of the ‘Icky Thump’ single on June 11th in the UK. The formats and track listings are as follows:

White vinyl 7″ (companion to the NME distributed record that will be given away with copies of the magazine on stands June 6th)

A. Icky Thump
B. Etching (no audio)

Standard 7″
A. Icky Thump
B. Baby Brother

CD single
1. Icky Thump
2. Catch Hell Blues

Check out the artwork


The White Stripes

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