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The Third Man Records Vault Subscription Service, responsible for the quarterly packages of limited edition vinyl records you all know and love and exclusive merchandise as well as the inside scoop on Third Man goings on and concert pre-sales, is proud to announce a new perk for its members. All Third Man Records Platinum Vault members already pay $60 (US) per quarter for their subscriptions to the Vault. Beginning today all Platinum Vault members (new and existing) are eligible to ALSO have TIDAL HiFi subscriptions (normally $19.99/month) for only an additional $5/month (totaling of $75/quarter for your Vault subscription and unlimited access to high quality streams). This 75% discount on TIDAL HiFi subscriptions remains in effect in perpetuity, for as long as a Vault member's subscription remains active and uninterrupted. TIDAL, an artist-owned and artist-friendly streaming service, has two tiers of subscriptions: a standard quality $9.99/month version (TIDAL Premium), and the high-fidelity, CD-quality, lossless audio $19.99 version (TIDAL HiFi) we are offering to Platinum Vault members at 75% off, as well as exclusive content and access to intimate live shows around the world.
Vault members can access their promo code to unlock this discount in their Third Man Store Account Dashboard, and should proceed to http://tidal.com/, "REDEEM VOUCHER," to enter their code and sign up. The discount will remain in effect for as long as the Vault member's subscription is continuously active, but please note, this is a ONE TIME discount. Once a Vault subscription is cancelled, the discount code is with which it is associated will be disabled and cannot be reactivated. Any interruption in Vault membership will result in the irreversible invalidation of the associated coupon. To clarify, if you cancel your subscription on your current e-mail address, your $5 TIDAL subscription then becomes a $20 subscription, and this cannot be reversed.
TIDAL is available via browser and mobile device, using Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Today is a particularly good day to join the Vault + TIDAL Hifi because Jack White's final acoustic performance in Fargo, North Dakota last week, which streamed live on TIDAL and the Vault, has now been archived and is available to stream in its entirety in both locations. To top it off, Jay Z announced on Wednesday that he will be putting on a Special TIDAL X Jaÿ Z B-Sides Concert, which will stream exclusively on TIDAL on May 13th.
Because we are announcing this partnership on the 1st day of a new Vault quarterly cycle (the soon-to-be-announced Vault Package #25), we are allowing new members who sign up this week (before next Friday, May 8th at 5pm CST), to purchase Vault Package #24 in addition to their new membership, an extension of the deadline, of sorts. If you sign up for a Vault Platinum subscription in the next week and are interested in receiving the Loretta Lynn Vault Package, which features a reissue of the Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose 12" LP with a previously unreleased bonus track, a 7" of White Stripes covers of Lynn's classic songs, an exclusive DVD of Lynn and White revisiting the time of Van Lear Rose in conversation and song, and a few extra treats, give our Vault customer service department a call at (615) 891-4393 x315 in the next week to secure your package as an addition to your new subscription.
Got questions about how any of this works? Feel free to e-mail email@example.com for answers! Enjoy your unlimited access to great-quality music, dear friends!
Actor, comedian, friend of the label Aziz Ansari (of Parks and Rec fame) has visited Third Man a handful of times, even gracing us with a surprise live set back in 2013. For years we’ve been working hard to find something to release together and his second Comedy Central stand-up special, Dangerously Delicious, which was originally released in 2012, contains so many great moments (50 Cent's 1st grapefruit experience, anyone?), it just needed to be pressed into wax. So, we've done it! Put the needle in the groove and let the good times roll, friends. Purchase your copy here.
Co-released with Comedy Central.
The final show of Jack’s acoustic tour will be at the Fargo Theatre in Fargo, ND tonight. Tickets for the final show go on sale at 12pm CDT at the venue box office for $3 each, cash only and one per person. Doors are at 7pm, show at 8:30pm.
To commemorate the final show of Jack’s acoustic tour of states he has never played, the end of the Lazaretto world tour, and his final live performance of any sort for the foreseeable future, Jack’s performance at the Fargo Theatre tonight will be live streamed on TIDAL. The TIDAL X Jack White livestream will begin at 8:30pm CT/9:30pm ET and will be replayed in its entirety immediately following the initial live broadcast. An on-demand archive of the full performance will be available on TIDAL at a later date.
Additionally, TIDAL is giving away 50 tickets to the Fargo show to TIDAL subscribers in North Dakota who are registered for an account by 12pm CT today. Winners will be randomly selected and notified via email with more information by 1pm CT. Visit TIDAL.com to sign up and watch the livestream at 8:30pm CT tonight.
Thursday, May 7th: Doors 7pm / Show at 8pm
18+ / $7
One of the finest curated labels on the scene is Mississippi Records out of Portland, Oregon. Their work in bringing under-acknowledged blues, gospel, soul, punk and all kinds of roots based music from around the world is second to none. All of our record collections are greatly enriched by their efforts. Let us be clear, we are big fans.
Well, Mississippi Records has a new concoction called A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records. This live presentation from Mississippi main man Eric Isaacson, is a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates an entire history of recorded music (focusing on Eric’s patch, North America!), from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980′s. We’ll be hosting Eric and the Cosmic History here at Third Man in our Blue Room on Thursday May 7th.
The ultimate intention of this travelling exhibition is to give the audience a sense of wonder; that anything is possible and art is worth doing. Tonally, the presentation navigates into the outer reaches, bypassing academic stuffiness in favour of entertainment value and immediacy. All materials will be from Mississippi Records vast and seldom seen archive of film, music and art.
This whirlwind 90 minute sound and visual representation will attempt to sum up as many important points in the evolution of recorded music that can be done in such a short amount of time. Subjects hit upon include:
- The cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying.
- The musical patterns in the natural world that work on the same principals as music.
- The untold early history of recording technology (including tales of Archeoacoustic technology that allows us to hear recordings from 2,000 years or more ago, cat pianos, the phonautogram which reproduces sounds from dust and much more)
- The rise of the blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be
- Hopeful messages about the future
- 45 minutes of incredibly vibrant archival footage of some some the greatest musicians on Earth (as well as some novelties) including Bo Diddley, Rosetta Tharpe, The Collins Kids, Gary Davis, and the Staple Singers.
We are still all smiles after one of the most wonderful, magical and historical Record Store Days in the history of TMR, and we have YOU to thank for making it such a wonderful celebration. We were beside ourselves with happiness to see everyone enjoying Elvis' 1st ever recording on display next to the Rek-O-Kut lathe that made it. What a reunion! We were drowning in tears of joy getting to record nearly 50 of you direct-to-disc in the Blue Room for Third Man Recording Service. We were jumping with glee watching you guys test out our new, ridiculously addictive instrument and amplifier from Critter & Guitari, and we were bursting with excitement as we all watched SHADRAQ, Anwar Sadat, and Pujol tear it up in front of the warehouse.
And, of course, getting to share Elvis' "My Happiness" facsimile and Get Behind Me Satan (FINALLY!) with the world was a big thrill as well. We hope you got to pick up some of our fantastic new merchandise, eat a hot dog or a sno cone, and play some cornhole on our astroturf patio.
If you were only there in spirit, our genius video department has cooked up a recap video for you, so you can enjoy the day if you were there. Vault members can check out a full photo set here, and everyone else can view a limited set below and here.
Enjoy, and until next year....