Check out the article in The Guardian...
Hey folks, if you simply can’t wait until next week to hold the beautiful physical LP in your hands we are now streaming the complete Jack White produced Black Belles full length debut right here on our site.
Check it out below and marvel at the sense of community you feel when you share the link to this page on your various social media outlets! Trust us. It’s nice to belong.
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Online tickets for the Nov.11th Black Belles Record Release show are now SOLD OUT, but a limited number of physical tickets will be for sale at the Third Man Records shop beginning on Thurs. Nov 3rd at 10am. Opener will be The Black Faces. Remember that we will have copies of the withdrawn cover, Absinthe Vinyl" LPs for sale at the show!
You can pre-order the black vinyl, standard cover version LP or CD here now. The album will be available digitally on iTunes November 8th.
On shelves today is the latest issue of Q Magazine which includes a unique new album based around the work of U2. The CD sees some of the world's leading artists paying tribute to U2 by producing a new version of Achtung Baby with cover versions of the whole album.
Jack White contributed a blistering version of "Love Is Blindness" (with Third Man's Ben Blackwell on drums!), and if you have not heard it yet, you can check it out here. NOW!
Proceeds from the sale of this album on iTunes go towards the Concern East Africa appeal.
More information and ordering details are HERE.
Ramping up into Autumn Time... It’s the best time of year. Some of our favorite albums are Autumn records (The Kinks ‘Something Else’, Stevie Wonder ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’, etc... We can discuss this further another time) so we thought this would be a great time of year to release the highly anticipated full length debut by The Black Belles. November 8th is the date. So set your anticipation levels to high..
So, first to the limited edition goodies. Third Man Collectors will make out good this time around because due to the original cover art for this album testing very poorly and deemed gross and offensive in focus groups (mostly at Sunday church socials and bake sales) we decided at hour 11:59 to change it. Which means we were left with plenty of extra sleeves of the now defunct cover art. So we decided to make 300 of those available to the most hardcore fans (and hopefully non visually sensitive or easily “offended”).
In addition to that this limited run will be released on TMR’s new exclusive "Absinthe vinyl". It really pops on your record player and glows in the dark too; not unlike the absinthe induced nighttime visions of yore, or the typical pre show cocktail for these belles of the night.
Then we asked ourselves “remember the VIDEO that album cover shot came from?....you know the video directed by David Swanson for the single “Honky Tonk Horror”? (what?) why not withhold that video TOO because it’s too gross and offensive! We thought to ourselves, “what a horrible err, great Idea!” it turns out that what some of us around Third Man Records here think is artistic or “funny”, is just a down right head scratch to others, so having scarred enough people walking by the video editing booth we thought we’d either remove one of the Belles and replace her with Eric Stoltz, or just not release this thing. So we won’t be releasing that video (Stoltz was unavailable for reshoots) and have decided to push it far back into the archives, but as these things do with us it may eventually see the light of day...
So to make up for that we’ve...PULLED SOMETHING OUT OF THE ARCHIVES! Check it out; a previously “lost” video from the B Side of The Belles first single for “Lies” directed by Jack White and edited by Kevin Carrico.
But back to the limited edition Not Safe For Work, Man, Woman, Or Beast LP ("i don't see what's so offensive about it...whatevs" someone posts) Where can you get this censored gem? Here at Third Man Records for The Black Belles Record Release Show on November 11th. We’re going to bring you lots more exciting info about this show soon... But mark your calendars now. This is sure to be a legendary show in the Third Man pantheon and we want to celebrate with all of you.
AND as if that wasn't enough, we’re offering a 3 pack of all The Black Belles singles right...NOW. All three Black Belles 45s for $15! The Black Belles full length debut LP & CD will be available November 8th directly from us, Itunes, or in finer record stores everywhere. Pre-sales will be available soon.
The Rolling Record Store is headed to Voodoo Experience Festival in New Orleans along with the Raconteurs!
We’ll be there for the duration of the festival, October 28 – 30th and we’ll be bringing along lots of limited edition goodies. We’ll have different items available every day... But exactly what and when, you’ll have to come to the festival to find out. Just check the specials board on the side of the truck every day.
We’ll open every day at 12 noon. And, as always the best place for Rolling Record Store info is from the RRS twitter. Follow us for all the updates during the festival: twitter.com/#!/ThirdManRRS.
Hope you all can join us in the good city of New Orleans...