Torsdag postede Jack Whites pladeselsskab Third Man Records på Twitter følgende:
»The Dead Weather working on new songs in the studio yesterday… (and searching for bodies)«
Sammen med meddelelsen fulgte et billede af sangerinde Alison Mosshart, guitarist Dean Fertita, bassist Jack Lawrence,og selvfølgelig med Jack White på trommer.
Tilbage i februar fortalte Jack White til Rolling Stone, at han og bandet havde arbejdet på nyt materiale, men at arbejdet kun skred langsomt frem.
»Our things pick their place for us. We don’t really sit down and pick them. They pick our place for us. Like, the Kills make a record or Queens of the Stone Age makes a record, I make a record, and it all falls into place, you know? Like, we didn’t know we were going to do two Dead Weather records in a row. We didn’t have any plan at all. We were just going to record a seven-inch, and it keeps going, and we make two albums’ worth of material. We try not to tell it what to do. We let it tell us what to do.«