The details have been fast, furious and gone in an instant this week about the sophomore release from the Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards, due May 11 via Third Man Records/Warner Bros. Records. The video for ultra-heavy first single “Die By the Drop” directed by Floria Sigismondi leaked earlier this week only to be taken down without a trace and replaced with an addictive and altogether disturbing 28-second preview. (It will now officially premiere on iTunes on April 6)

Today, thankfully, official word has come down from Third Man HQ about Sea of Cowards by way of its tracklisting, though “I Can’t Hear You,” “Die By the Drop,” “No Horse,” and “Jawbreaker” have become staples at Dead Weather concerts in the last year during the group’s dates in support of 2009′s Horehound. According to press materials, we can expect Sea of Cowards to be “filled with primal, bone quaking rock rhythms and the same stellar urban blues and throbbing sleaze as its predecessor.”

Track list for Sea Of Cowards:
1. Blue Blood Blues
2. Hustle And Cuss
3. The Difference Between Us
4. I’m Mad
5. Die By The Drop
6. I Can’t Hear You
7. Gasoline
8. No Horse
9. Looking At The Invisible Man
10. Jawbreaker
11. Old Mary

The Dead Weather Tour Dates:
04/15/10 San Francisco @ The Fillmore
04/16/10 San Francisco @ The Fillmore
04/17/10 Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/18/10 Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
04/20/10 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
04/22/10 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
04/23/10 Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone w/The Flaming Lips
04/24/10 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
04/26/10 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
04/27/10 Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Soundstage
04/28/10 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
04/30/10 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
05/01/10 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
05/02/10 New Orleans, LA @ The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Photo credit: Floria Sigismondi