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Labor Day is upon us, and we're just as bummed as you are that Summer is soon ending and taking with it all those cherished 9pm sunsets, intense matches of "Marco-Polo," minor league baseball games, grill-outs, bonfires, sundresses, perfect motorcycle weather, and outdoor movie nights. Alas, you can't control the weather and you can't stop time, so here's a little manufactured sunshine to make it all alright:
Introducing our End of Summer Bummer Bundle! Purchase our newly designed Portable Record Player with ANY THREE 7" or 12" records from our online store or Nashville storefront and receive $30 off your purchase using the code: SUMMERBUMDLE
May we suggest Kelley Stoltz's Double Exposure, which fits our late August sensibilities perfectly...
Valid now through Monday, September 1st. 1 use per customer. Certain exclusions apply. Nashville storefront is open normal hours this holiday weekend: Friday/Sat/Mon 10-6 & Sun 12-5.
Happy Labor Day, friends. Enjoy.
Charleston's first-couple-of-folk Shovels & Rope released their third album Swimmin' Time on Dualtone Records today. In celebration of yet another fantastic musical contribution from Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, we have decided to take their Blue Series featuring Springsteen's "Johnny 99" b/w Tom Wait's "Bad As Me" and give it a nice, nice price. Check out the video for their new song "The Devil Is All Around" off Swimmin' Time below, and click here to fill the 7" shaped hole on your collection with our Record of the Week.
Third Man Records is proud to present an exciting new full length album from our favorite Third Man chanteuse… Olivia Jean!
Bathtub Love Killings is the debut solo LP from Olivia Jean, the multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles. Jean has accrued a lifetime of experience in a few short years, from highlight performances on The Colbert Report, Conan, Late Show With David Letterman and The Grand Old Opry stage to having one of her songs used as the theme for the television series Elvira’s Movie Macabre.
Produced by Jack White, Bathtub Love Killings showcases Jean as a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Playing damn-near every instrument she could get her hands on, the result is a well-rounded, catchy record that’s chock-a-block full of ear worm moments.
Bathtub Love Killings will be available everywhere on LP, CD and digital on October 14th. A limited edition lavender colored vinyl version will also be available via Third Man Records.
For more about Olivia Jean and Bathtub Love Killings check out this humdinger of a video, listen to this song sampler, and make sure you follow Olivia on Tumblr & Instagram!
Photographer Giles Clement will be setting up shop in our Blue Room this Friday and Saturday shooting tintype portraits. This is open to the public, and any interested parties should head to www.gilesclement.com to schedule a session.
In the tradition of artists and tradesmen of generations past, portrait photographer Giles Clement has taken his studio on the road. Clement uses the tintype method of photography to create unique silver images on sheets of black metal. Tintyping was popular in the late 1800’s, but was quickly abandoned as less difficult and more reliable methods of portraiture were invented. Clement’s camera equipment is antique – some of it more than 160 years old. In harmony with old methods and equipment, he uses modern lighting and technologies to capture the faces, and often the souls, of a new generation of artists, inventors and pioneers.
Tintype Portraits at Third Man Records
August 22nd & 23rd
in the Blue Room
10am - 6pm
4 x 5 - $50
8 x 10 - $160
To schedule a time, visit www.gilesclement.com. (This is recommended. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed.)
While questions regarding the origin of our uniforms used to be posed mainly to the ladies of TMR, ever since we upgraded the Third Man menswear to include an Otis James necktie, our fine gentlemen staff members are getting the same frequent inquiries. So, why not introduce you to the man behind the tie? Otis James is a former tuxedo-shop-workin', cross-country-bicyclin', good old fashioned hard worker. His neckties and bowties are handmade one-by-one by Otis and his small staff just 5 minutes down the road from TMR headquarters. What luck! Check out Otis' wares here.