Watch The White Stripes Perform ‘Death Letter’ Back In 2000 In Newly-Released Early Footage

This year, The White Stripes‘ second album De Stijl turns 20 years old. To celebrate, Third Man Records are putting out a deluxe anniversary vinyl reissue through their subscription-based Vault series that includes an archival booklet with previously unseen photos and flyers, a white LP and a red LP containing rarities and covers, and a DVD containing two performances from the band’s De Stijl days.

Now, Third Man Records have dug into original tapes in their archives and shared some footage that sees the band back in their still-nascent turn-of-the-millennium era. The video sees Jack and Meg White performing their cover of Son House’s ‘Death Letter’, which later appeared as an album track on De Stijl. The footage is taken from a show at Missoula, Montana venue Jay’s Upstairs on June 15, 2000, just under a week before the album was released on June 20.

It’s not the first time archival White Stripes footage has been released of late. Back in April, high-quality footage of the band performing White Blood Cells favourite ‘Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground’ at Coachella in 2003 was released as part of the festival’s Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary.

Watch the White Stripes perform ‘Death Letter’ below.

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