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JACK WHITE: LAZARETTO
FOLLOW-UP TO GOLD-CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL #1 BLUNDERBUSS OUT JUNE 10 ON THIRD MAN RECORDS/COLUMBIA
Jack White presents his new album Lazaretto, to be released June 10th on Third Man Records/Columbia. Lazaretto inhabits an exciting place in White's expansive discography as the follow-up to 2012's gold-certified international #1 Blunderbuss, and will be preceded by first single and title track "Lazaretto," to be released later this month. While we await the debut of that first official single, listeners can experience a first taste of new music from the album and watch the video for new instrumental track "High Ball Stepper."
The aforementioned Blunderbuss was the first U.S. #1 album of Jack's storied career, also debuting at #1 in the UK, Canada, and, naturally, Switzerland. Blunderbuss was supported by an ambitious world tour featuring two backing bands, the all-male Buzzards and all-female Peacocks, notched up five GRAMMY nominations including Album of the Year, and dominated Best of 2012 lists, including being named MOJO's #1 album of 2012.
In celebration of the new album and their 20th Vault package, Third Man has unveiled their most unique Vault package yet.
The LP for Third Man Records' Vault Package #20 will be the ONLY limited version of Lazaretto to be released. Pressed on split-color blue-and-white vinyl and coupled with exclusive album art, this alternate presentation of the album is both insightful and deserving. Also exclusive to the Vault is a fold-out poster accompanying the album, featuring a classic National Archives photo that serves as a recurrent image throughout the album art.
Unlike the lightning bolt and inverted lightning bolt pressings Third Man did for Jack White's Blunderbuss, this alternate art and colored vinyl will be the only time ANY variation on Lazaretto will be made. Once subscriptions are closed and records are pressed... that's it. Don't sleep. Get in now or regret it later.
The 7-inch includes two early demos of songs that appear on Lazaretto in their completed form. Both "Alone in My Home" and "Entitlement" are solo recordings by Jack White, done while he was in Mexico. Pressed on lustrous blue vinyl and housed in the standard felt-weave, die-cut Third Man Vault 7-inch sleeve, both tracks offer a unique glimpse into the creative process and evolution of a song from it's original germination to its final delivery.
The bonus item is a lavish 40-page hard bound companion piece book full of lyrics, exclusive musical notations, photos and art from Lazaretto. This is the perfect accompaniment to the listening experience and insight into both the album creation method and some of the inspiration (visual and otherwise) behind it.
In addition to these items, Vault package #20 will also include a linen, letter-pressed postcard with the same eye-popping color separations as evidenced in classic chromatic postcards popular in the first half of the 20th century. Stamps not included.
Third Man Books is pleased to announce the Rolling Record Store (and burgeoning bookmobile) will spend Apr 4th-6th at the Mission Creek Festival in lovely Iowa City, IA. The festival takes place in venues throughout the downtown area, all within walking distance of each other. The lineup ranges from Philip Glass to Wolf Eyes, from of Montreal to comedian Hannibal Buress.
This Saturday, April 5th, the Bookmobile will be posted up outside Gabe's at 330 East Washington Street with advance copies of Third Man Books' first publication, Language Lessons: Volume 1, our patented TAKE-A-BOOK, LEAVE-A-BOOK book exchange, and a slew of releases from a few of our favorite Language Lessons contributors. The reading, which is FREE ADMISSION, starts inside Gabe's at 8:30PM. Music will follow at 9:30PM for $8.
Readers at this event include Kendra DeColo, Joshua Gillis, Bill Hillmann, Russell Jaffe, Janaka Stucky, and Chet Weise.
Bands include Paul Cary and the Small Scarys, Kings of the F**King Sea, Sam Locke Ward and the Garbage Boys, as well as Brooks Strause and the Gory Details.
Tickets to Mission Creek available here. Keep an eye on the Rolling Record Store Twitter for last minute updates!
THE MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE: PART 1
Kenneth Anger, USA, 1947-1964, 100min, 16mm
Thursday, March 20th, 7pm. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
Kenneth Anger: filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, disputed child star - feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite. It is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America's dominant counter-cultural figures. For the months of March and April, we proudly present The Magick Lantern Cycle, the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger's life work. This month's screening features the films Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D'Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema.
Join us in April for the second part of the series, featuring Kustom Kar Kommandos, Invocation of My Demon Brother, Rabbit's Moon, Lucifer Rising, The Man We Want to Hang, plus additional surprises.
Puchase tickets HERE.
We had a great first day yesterday at #TMRSXSW at the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin. Between poetry readings, amazing sets from Promised Land Sound, The Haden Triplets and Steve Gunn, fabulous food trucks, lots of listeners to our live stream at tmrsxsw.com, and all YOU, we are pleased as punch. We are open and streaming live again toay beginning at 12pm CST. Ex-Cuit will begin at 1pm, followed by Ultras S/C, Useless Eaters/Pow!, Black Mekon, Feelings, Obnox, Protomartyr, and Des Unit. We will also have plenty of goodies and exlusive, limited vinyl for you to take home to your collection at our Pop-Up Shop... more details on that later. Stay tuned to out Twitter and Facebook for updates.
If you haven't seen photos from yesterday's festivities, head to the Third Man Records Instagram and check them out. Hope to see you in Austin at 3600 Lyons Rd! Viva Texas!
NYC based blues-rockers The Dough Rollers announce the release of their five-track debut EP Gone Baby Gone on iTunes. In honor of the release, the band will play the Late Show with David Letterman tonight, March 14th, 2014, at 11:35 PM EST. Gone Baby Gone is gritty and stripped-down with elements of blues and garage rock, and, as previously mentioned, will be available on vinyl via Third Man this Spring. Head on over to A.V. Club, or press play below, to stream another track off the EP: "Garbage Salad."
The Dough Rollers will be playing TMRSXSW this Saturday at 2pm at the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, so if you're in town for South By Southwest, be sure to stop in at 3600 Lyons Rd. to see them live.