The Black Belles set to release ultrarare pressing of new album 

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You’ve already seen these witch-hatted, black-garbed garage-Goth gals back Stephen Colbert on his bid for hit singledom.

So now, at long last, get ready for the full-length, as-yet-untitled debut disc from Jack White discovery The Black Belles, arriving Nov. 8 on his Third Man Records.

Given White’s affinity for collectible vinyl (he’s just issued The Raconteurs’ “Live At Third Man Records” on black and blue vinyl), naturally there’s an ultrarare limited edition of the wax version, on glow-in-the-dark “absynthe vinyl,” colored for the Belles’ favorite preshow drink.

And there’s a catch to that promotion, as well — the phosphorescent disc is only available in a pressing of 300, with a brown-bagged recalled cover photo that, at the eleventh hour, was deemed just too offensive to release.

The shot was taken from a David Swanson-directed video of the single “Honky Tonk Horror” — also deemed by White as just too disgusting to officially circulate.

As it goes now, the 300 rarities will only be available at The Black Belles’ record release party Nov. 11 at the Third Man headquarters in Nashville. But knowing master huckster White, who’s currently offering the girls’ first singles in a three-pack, an even cooler edition should be available soon.

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