These photos are by Me, from the two times I saw the Dead Weather. Both times fabulous, need I say. They did, last month, put out their second album, even better than the first. Horehound was good, but it sounded a bit chaotic to me. It felt that most of the tracks were more of the “we were having fun jamming in the studio and here’s what it sounds like” kind of song, and not so many were the “we’re pulling together something really good here” kind of song. On Sea Of Cowards all the songs are that second kind. There’s more coherence throughout and the band sounds tighter. Think of the first one as a getting to know each other project. Now they all know each other a little bit better and they’ve gotten more comfortable playing together. Stronger songs follow stronger bonds.