Die by the Drop

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"Die by the Drop"
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Single by The Dead Weather
from the album Sea of Cowards
B-side "Old Mary"
Released March 30, 2010
Format Digital download, 7" vinyl
Recorded December 2009 (December 2009) at Third Man Studio
Genre Blues-rock, garage rock, gothic rock
Length 3:28
Label Third Man


B-Side:Jack White
Producer(s) Jack White
The Dead Weather singles chronology
"I Cut Like a Buffalo"
"Die by the Drop"
"Blue Blood Blues"
"I Cut Like a Buffalo"
"Die by the Drop"
"Blue Blood Blues"

"Die by the Drop" is the first single from The Dead Weather's second album Sea of Cowards.[1] It was released on March 30, 2010 in the United States and April 25 in the UK. The single includes the B-side "Old Mary".

The video of the song was directed by Floria Sigismondi who also directed the videos for "Blue Orchid" by The White Stripes and "Broken Boy Soldier" by The Raconteurs, Jack White's other two bands. It is the band's first official video to show all of the Dead Weather members playing their instruments. Footage from the video was used in teaser trailers for the bands upcoming singles, "Blue Blood Blues", "Gasoline" and "Jawbreaker".

Track listing[edit]

  • A. "Die by the Drop"
  • B. "Old Mary"


John Sakamoto for the Toronto Star said the song "sounds like it should weigh a tonne," with "relentless guitar riffs, throbbing drums, an insistent, plinking piano part, and very loud vocals by White and Alison Mosshart, who don't so much duet as shout at each other."[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Billboard Alternative Songs 20
Billboard Rock Songs 36



  1. ^ Prefixmag.com
  2. ^ Sakamoto, John (April 3, 2010), "The Anti-Hit List". Toronto Star