Die by the Drop
|"Die by the Drop"|
|Single by The Dead Weather|
|from the album Sea of Cowards|
|Released||March 30, 2010|
|Format||Digital download, 7" vinyl|
|Recorded||December 2009at Third Man Studio|
|Genre||Blues-rock, garage rock, gothic rock|
|The Dead Weather singles chronology|
"Die by the Drop" is the first single from The Dead Weather's second album Sea of Cowards. 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".
- 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."
|Billboard Alternative Songs||20|
|Billboard Rock Songs||36|
- Alison Mosshart – guitar, vocals
- Dean Fertita – organ, guitar
- Jack Lawrence – bass
- Jack White – drums, vocals, production