“Seven Nation Army” plays very well as walk-up music at baseball games or during timeouts at basketball games. “Battle Cry” may not top Jack White’s “Seven Nation Army,”but unlike other of his songs this one was specifically made for the ballpark. White and Third Man Records revealed the scorching instrumental would serve as the walk-up music for Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who along with White co-owns the baseball bat company Warstic. “Battle Cry” also soundtracks the promotional film War Cry: The Battle of the Hawk and the Raven. You can not only have the streaming option for the song,but also Third Man will drop a limited-edition one-sided gold-colored 7″ of “Battle Cry” on Record Store Day, with the single available at Third Man’s Nashville outpost as well as select independent record stores. A portion of all “Battle Cry” proceeds will be donated to the Native Wellness Institute’s The Well For Culture Program, which “promotes the well-being of Native Americans through youth and adult programs and training that embraces the teachings and traditions of Native ancestors.”
On top of all of that…it’s pretty cool! Check out the trailer for the film and a sample of the song battle cry below.