The Black Belles is yet another fantastic band signed by Third Man Records. Karen Elson made me listen to more of the stuff released on Third Man and the Black Belles is one of the acts I came across. The song What can I Do/Qu’est-ce que je peux faire? (Je ne sais pas.) is their first single and yes, I really like it! Here is the video, directed by Jack White himself:
The Black Belles are from Nashville, Tennessee and they have a really distinct sound to them. Sure, you can trace the 60s and garage influences but it all adds up to some singular sound really. The distortion, the voice of the singer, etc.