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  • Rolling Record Store at Culture Shock 2014

    Posted by Third Man on 4 April 2014

    The Rolling Record Store is swinging on up to Bloomington, Indiana next weekend, and will be open at Landlocked Music (202 N. Walnut St.) from 12pm-7pm Saturday, April 12th for CULTURE SHOCK 2014, presented by WIUX and BCEC. The festival takes place at Dunn Meadow, with Mac DeMarco headlining and sets by Royal Bangs, Tunde Olaniran, Sleeping Bag, Drekka, and Little Timmy McFarland of Flight 19. We will be stocked with the new Rolling Record Store merch that we debuted at TMRSXSW as well as plenty of great vinyl treats. Stay tuned to the RRS Twitter account for updates, and see you in Bloomington!

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    Posted by Third Man on 3 April 2014

    [HighlightText, color="#fff", weight="bold"]JACK WHITE & THIRD MAN RECORDS PRESENT…[/HighlightText]


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    On April 19th, Record Store Day, Third Man Records will present Jack White recording the [HighlightText, color="#fff", weight="bold"]World’s Fastest Released Record[/HighlightText], studio-to-store, in the history of mankind.

    You heard correctly. First thing in the morning, Jack White will take the stage in Third Man's blue room and record direct-to-acetate what will serve as the limited edition version of his next single, a live rendition of the title track from his upcoming LP Lazaretto. The masters will be rushed over to United Record Pressing who will immediately begin pressing 45s. The sleeves will be printed from pictures taken at the show. The finished records will be whisked back to Third Man to sell to awaiting fans. All in the same day. All in a matter of mere hours. As long as there are fans in line waiting to buy the single, United will continue to press and deliver them to Third Man to sell. Even if it takes all day.

    In addition, Whirlwind Heat will appear at Third Man to play their first live show since 2006 (and likely their last ever), as their TMR classic Do Rabbits Wonder? LP is reissued on a variety of colored vinyl for Record Store Day.

    Plus a great selection of local vendors will be on hand to keep everyone well-fed and refreshed… and there will, as always, be some surprises.

    Tickets for this whole day —ULTRA TICKETS — are extremely limited and will be available exclusively through The Third Man Records Vault to Platinum Members. Ultra Ticket holders will get to watch Jack White live recording his World’s Fastest Record, Whirlwind Heat’s afternoon performance, and will receive copies of both The World’s Fastest Record 7” and the Whirlwind Heat Record Store Day LP release--all without having to wait in line! Vault Platinum members who are ticket holders need only show up, see Jack White play, hang out for a bit and eat, watch Whirlwind Heat (last show EVER??) and then, as they leave, pick up their bag with both RSD releases. No lines. No stress.

    For those who can’t score tickets, The World’s Fastest Record will be made available for sale from the front of Third Man Records as soon as copies are pressed. Anybody who shows up that day during business hours wanting to purchase a copy will get one. Third Man promises to deliver until all customers are satisfied (one per customer, obviously!). The World’s Fastest Record will only be available at Third Man Records on Record Store Day. One time only!

    Ultra Tickets for Record Store Day will be available via The Vault Pre-Sale ticket store at 3pm CT today, Thursday, April 3rd. NOT A VAULT MEMBER? SIGN UP HERE.

    • 10am - Jack White recording World’s Fastest Record (limited edition “Lazaretto” 7”) and short concert
    • 2pm - Whirlwind Heat Live
    • 4pm - Collect your RSD exclusives on your way out of the venue and enjoy your evening!
    On April 19th, Record Store Day, Third Man Records will present Jack White recording the World’s Fastest Released Record, studio-to-store, in the history of mankind

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  • Jack White to Headline Open'er Festival

    Posted by Third Man on 2 April 2014

    Jack White is excited to announce that he will be headlining the Open'er Festival in Gdynia, Poland on July 4, 2014. Visit the festival's site for tickets and more information.

    Jack White is excited to announce that he will be headlining the Open'er Festival in Gdynia, Poland

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  • Jack White: Lazaretto

    Posted by Third Man on 1 April 2014



    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.


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  • Rolling Record Store at Mission Creek Festival

    Posted by Third Man on 31 March 2014

    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!

    Third Man Books is pleased to announce the Rolling Record Store (and burgeoning bookmobile) will spend Apr 4th-6th at the Mission Creek Festival

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  • TONIGHT: Light + Sound Machine Presents... The Magic Lantern Cycle: Part 1

    Posted by Third Man on 20 March 2014

    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.

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    Kenneth Anger: filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, disputed child star

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