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  • THIRD MAN PRESSING... COMING SOON

    Posted by Third Man on 13 January 2017

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  • Introducing... Vault Package #31

    Posted by Third Man on 10 January 2017

    MARGO PRICE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE

    SIGN-UP DEADLINE JANUARY 31

    This time last year we were gearing up for the release of Margo Price's debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter. This was a straight-out-of-Nashville record we loved from first listen, and we are beyond thrilled that the release has led to many others discovering this singular and enigmatic artist and coming to love her as much as we do. Margo Price and her band The Pricetags had a banner year full of accolades, television appearances, incendiary live shows, and tons of good times. We'd like to celebrate the success of this cherished member of the Third Man family with the announcement of our latest Vault Package, all in honor of Margo Price, with the package in all its glory arriving on your doorstep right around the one year anniversary of the Midwest Farmer's Daughter release.

    Margo Price Live at The Hamilton, Washington DC 11-9-2016

    Margo and her band rolled into our nation’s capital after seven hours on the road on November 8 — election day — and spent the night in the up-for-grabs city as the results came in and anxieties rose across the country. The very next evening they played one of the most poignant and significant shows of the tour and quite possibly of their careers. As luck would have it, the tape was rolling. The set is a great mix of album tracks, live, road-tested favorites, and a batch of classic country covers from Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, and Billy Joe Shaver. Third Man Records is beyond proud to present this serendipitous landmark live show with a vellum optical sleeve on double 180-gram vinyl — one green and one white.

     

    Set List:

    Hands of Time / Black Rose (Billy Joe Shaver cover) / Tennessee Song / Paper Cowboy / Yeah You’re Right / Desperate and Depressed / Weekender / Red Bandana (Merle Haggard cover) / Me And Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson cover) / Four Years of Chances / Ain’t Living Long Like This (Rodney Crowell)

    Margo Price - Blue Room Sessions 7" 

    When we first asked Margo to come by Third Man Records to say hello and talk about her music and the album she had just recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, we happened to be hosting open-to-the-public recording sessions on our 1955 Scully Lathe all day in the Blue Room for direct-to-acetate recordings (Third Man Recording Service). No record label in their right mind with an engineer behind the glass and a voice like Margo’s in front of it would let an opportunity like this pass them by, so we asked if she wanted to cut a tune. What she delivered was a tear-inducing solo version of “Desperate & Depressed” which was later re-recorded as the B Side for her first single from last year, “Hurtin’ on the Bottle.” It was powerful and it was fearless and this was the pivotal moment we knew we were hooked on Margo for good.

    In a nod to that first meeting with her (a truly legendary day for us, for anyone interested in Third Man lore), we invited Margo down to play two new songs live in the Blue Room, cut direct-to-acetate on our fabled lathe. Here we present the third in our series of Blue Room Sessions (previous entries include Cat Stevens and Coupler) and the first as a Vault-exclusive. The A-side features a new, never-before-recorded, original composition titled "You Told Me With Your Eyes," followed by another never-previously-recorded (by Margo that is...) cover of Billy Grammer's classic leaving tune "Gotta Travel On" on blue vinyl.

    Margo Price Live at Austin City Limits DVD

     

    Another landmark moment for Margo this year was her first-ever Austin City Limits taping, which premieres January 21 on PBS. The good people from ACL have been kind enough to allow us to release this DVD of her performance featuring the entire show, and perhaps a few surprises... stay tuned. 

    Skull Collar Pin

     

    For our first bonus item, perhaps the the most outlaw piece of wearable art we’ve ever created: a  ¾” white and gold enamel collar pin with a gold-tone chain for wear across your top button or on your lapel. The skull image is inspired by a tattoo Margo sports on her left leg and guarantees its wearer instant cowboy credibility.

    2017 Challenge Coin

    Bonus item part two of two in Vault #31 is our second annual issuing of the Third Man Records Challenge Coin. Usually used as totems to signify membership in a military organization, challenge coins are slowly making their way into other realms of culture. The Third Man Records 2017 Challenge Coin will entitle its bearer (like the 2016 version) to 10% off purchases in our Detroit or Nashville storefronts for the duration of this year. It will also double as a large hole 45 adapter. (And, if you want to “challenge” your Vault member friends to see who’s holding theirs with any empty-handed folks buying the next round of drinks… well that’s just the kind of camaraderie we hope to continue to foster amongst our most loyal and die-hard fans.) Vault package #31 is the ONLY way to get this coin… it will not be issued individually or in future packages.

    Sign up for Vault Package #31 NOW. Subscription deadline = January 31

     

    This time last year we were gearing up for the release of Margo Price's debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter. This was a straight-out-of-Nashville record we loved from first listen, and we are beyond thrilled that the release has led to many others discovering this singular and enigmatic artist and coming to love her as much as we do. Margo Price and her band The Pricetags had a banner year full of accolades, television appearances, incendiary live shows, and tons of good times. We'd like to celebrate the success of this cherished member of the Third Man family with the announcement of our latest Vault Package, all in honor of Margo Price, with the package in all its glory arriving on your doorstep right around the one year anniversary of the Midwest Farmer's Daughter release.

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  • A Year In The Life of Third Man Records

    Posted by Third Man on 31 December 2016

    There has been a lot of ink spilled on the topic of The Year That Was 2016. With all the shaded glances back at what we've been through together, we couldn't help but take a look at everything that happened in our world... and wouldn't you know it, we realized it's been a DAMN GOOD YEAR for Third Man Records. Let's reminisce... 

    JANUARY:

    Vault Package #27 Announcement & Launch
    Third Man Books Poetry Reading in Detroit/Life is a Rip Off Book Launch
    L+SM Presents... The Center for Home Movies
    Patrick Pantano If You Don't Have a Picture Then You Didn't Catch a Fish Release
    Flint Water Drive at TMR Cass Corridor
    Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Boxset Release
    Negative Approach & Craig Brown Band Live at TMR Cass Corridor

    FEBRUARY:

    Audio Social Dissent Tour (featuring Wolf Eyes, Timmy's Organism, Video)
    Why The Mountains Are Black Release
    Sun Seeker "Georgia Dust" Release
    Sun Seeker "Georgia Dust" Video Launch
    Dead Weather "Impossible Winner" Video Release
    Timmy's Organism "Heartless Heathen" Video Release
    The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 Wins a Grammy!
    L+SM Presents... Come Back, Africa
    Ashley Monroe Live at Third Man Records LP Release
    Josh Ritter In-Store in Nashville
    Ennio Morricone wins Oscar for Hateful Eight Soundtrack
    Thelma & The Sleeze In-Store in Nashville

    MARCH:

    Peripheral Visions 01 Presents... The Dion Brothers aka The Gravy Train
    Juan Wauters Live in Blue Room
    Guerilla Toss in Detroit
    Third Man Books Birthday Party in Blue Room
    Freakin' Weekend After Party with Portal in Blue Room
    Blitzen Trapper performs live in Blue Room
    L+SM Presents... Hans Richter: Dreams that Money Can Buy
    SXSW Show at Beerland + Rolling Record Store at SXSW
    Margo Price releases Midwest Farmer's Daughter
    Golden Pelicans/Watcher/Nots perform live in Blue Room (+ Cat Flaps in store)
    Autolux performs live in Blue Room

    APRIL: 

    Father & Awful Records perform live in Blue Room
    Science on Screen: Embrace of the Serpent
    Vault Package #28 Introduction & Launch 
    Sqürl Live at Third Man Records Release
    Margo Price performs live on Saturday Night Live
    Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off in Blue Room
    PV02: Martin
    Record Store Day (The White Stripes Peel Sessions, Jack White "You Are the Sunshine of my Life," Kate Pierson Blue Series Release!)
    L+SM Presents... Joseph Bernard: Prismatic Music
    Life Is a Rip-Off Complete Book Release
    Heidi Ross Photo Show "ILK"
    "Ditto Ditto" Third Man Books Evening of Readings Detroit
    Death From Above 1979 Live at Third Man Records LP Release
    Joseph Bernard Prismatic Music Screening in TMR Cass Corridor
    Beyonce's LEMONADE with contributions from Jack White on "Don't Hurt Yourself" premieres on HBO, Record debuts at #1
    Negative Scanner in-store in Nashville

    MAY:

    La Sera In Store in Nashville
    Woods performs live in Blue Room with Sun Seeker
    PV03: Three The Hard Way
    Audio Social Dissent Live on Devil's Night Release
    Chain & The Gang / Death Valley Girls perform at TMR Cass Corridor
    Billy Wayne Davis performs in Blue Room
    Bill Burr and Mike Price "F is for Family" Screening and Talk in Blue Room
    L+SM Presents... The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks
    Ultimate Painting/Paperhead Live at Third Man Records Releases
    Jack White writes and produces theme song for "Maya and Marty"

    JUNE:

    Shabazz Palaces Live at Third Man Records Release
    Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present Screening at TMR Cass Corridor
    PV04: Who Can Kill A Child (aka Island of the Damned)
    New Summer Merchandise
    Pearl Jam performs live in Blue Room
    Dwight Yoakam Blue Series Release
    "Invite The Light" Pride Dance Party in Blue Room
    Pere Ubu live at TMR Cass Corridor
    Captwolf performs live at TMR Cass Corridor
    Wolf Eyes "I Am A Problem" Video
    Melvins Reissues Release
    Bear vs Shark live at TMR Cass Corridor
    Brother O Brother in store in Detroit
    Vault Package #29 Introduction & Launch

    JULY: 

    Scharpling & Wurster Live at Third Man Records LP Release
    Chain & The Gang, They Got Fangs perform live in the Blue Room
    Viva L'American Death Ray & Savoy Motel perform live in the Blue Room
    PV05: The Italian Connection (aka Manhunt)
    Southern Girls Rock n Roll Camp Showcase live in the Blue Room
    L+SM Presents... Los Sures & Field Niggas
    Tennessee Teens Rock Camp Showcase live in the Blue Room
    Essential Tremors The Visitor Release
    Coupler Blue Room Sessions Release
    William Tyler Live at Third Man Records LP Release
    ICARUS LAUNCH & 7th Anniversary Party - First Record to Play in Space

    AUGUST:

    Boris/Earth perform live in Blue Room (+Stove/Mannequin Pussy In-Store)
    PV06: Lemora
    End of Summer New Merchandise
    Triple Fantasty Art Exhibit in Blue Room
    Arkells in-store at TMR Cass Corridor
    Kendra DeColo My Dinner with Ron Jeremy Book Release
    Joyce Manor and Caddywhompus perform live in Blue room
    Spray Paint / The Rebel / Soft Option peform live in Blue Room
    Kendra DeColo My Dinner with Ron Jeremy Book Launch Party in Nashville
    John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X book discussion Under The Big Black Sun at TMR Cass Corridor
    Melvins perform live at TMR Cass Corridor
    Bruce Davenport Art Show in Blue Room
    Detroit Cobras Reissues Released
    Rolling Record Store in Louisville, Florence, Cincinnati 
    Third Man Triples Baseball game vs. Billy Reid & Texas Playboys in Florence, AL
    Ed Shrader's Music Beat in store in Nashville

    SEPTEMBER:

    Blitzen Trapper Live at Third Man Records LP Release
    Stef Chura in-store in Nashville
    Peter Walker performs live at TMR Cass Corridor
    PV07: The Sentinel
    Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 Release, debuts at #1 US Vinyl Albums
    Jack White performs on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
    New Jack White Merchandise & Release Day Celebrations
    New Michel Gondry video for "City Lights"
    Jack White on Later... With Jools Holland
    L+SM Presents... The Seventh Fire
    Luck Reunion & TMR present: The Luck Mansion Sessions
    Margo Price wins Emerging Artist of the Year Americana Award
    Americana Showcase in the Blue Room
    Neil Michael Hagerty & Power perform live in Blue Room (with Western Medication in-store)
    Death Valley Girls perform at TMR Cass Corridor
    Kaynak Bagpipers perform live in Detroit
    Fred & Toody, Archie & the Bunkers, Blind Shake perform live in Blue Room
    Autolux Live at Third Man Records LP Release
    Dead Weather on Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain

    OCTOBER:

    Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds perform live in Blue Room
    Death Valley Girls in-store in Nashville
    Vault Package #30 Introduction & Launch
    9 Best of Nashville Wins
    Icky Trump Shirt Launch
    Ian Brennan Reading in Nashville
    Detroit Cobras Release Party in Detroit
    Lillie Mae Signs to Third Man Records, Currently recording Jack White-produced record
    David J & Theatre Bizarre Orchestra Live in Detroit
    Wax & Haystacks Fall Bazaar in Nashville
    Jack White / Lillie Mae / Margo Price on A Prairie Home Companion
    Denim Drive in Nashville benefitting YWCA
    L+SM Presents... Tony Conrad 1940-2016
    Moles live at TMR Cass Corridor
    Iggy Pop And Jeff Gold Discussion in Detroit for TOTAL CHAOS
    Basement Tapes in Blue Room
    Margo Price "Hands of Time" Video Release

    NOVEMEMBER:

    Kiini Ibura Salaam When the World Wounds Book Release
    Becca Mancari in-store in Nashville
    Electric Citizen & Horisont Live at TMR Cass Corridor
    Iggy Pop And Jeff Gold Discussion in NYC for TOTAL CHAOS
    Began "Cutting Heads" DJ Nights at Thompson Hotel Nashville
    Tommy Wright III first ever Nashville performance in Blue Room
    Tribe Called Quest We Got it From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service released w/ contributions from Jack White, debuts at #1
    Turkey Drive in Nashville & Detroit benefitting Rescue Missions
    Margo Price on Late Night with Seth Meyers
    L+SM Presents... Lady Snowblood
    Reality Something Live at TMR Cass Corridor
    Raconteurs Green Vinyl Black Friday "Steady As She Goes" Release
    White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan on Black Vinyl Release
    Cat Stevens Blue Room Sessions Double A-Side 7" Release
    Xylouris White performs live at TMR Cass Corridor
    New Christmas Merchandise
    Rolling Record Store in Cincinnati

    DECEMBER:

    "Once Was Lost" Photography Show in Blue Room
    Defenders of the Water School Collaboration Announced
    Total Chaos Book Release
    Jack White nominated for 3 Grammy Awards
    PV08: Dillinger
    WDET's Culture Shift in Detroit
    Jack White Tin Man Contest Solved, New Acoustic Tour Performance Video unveiled
    Woods Live at Third Man Records LP Release
    Leon Redbone Releases
    L+SM Presents... Lois Weber: First Woman of Cinema
    Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records LP Release
    American Red Cross Blood Drives in Nashville & Detroit
    July Talk in store at TMR Cass Corridor
    Third Man Upholstery reupholsters Sam Phillips' Couch
    A Very Detroit Comedy Holiday Show live in Detroit

    There has been a lot of ink spilled on the topic of The Year That Was 2016. With all the shaded glances back at what we've been through together, we couldn't help but take a look at everything that happened in our world... and wouldn't you know it, we realized it's been a DAMN GOOD YEAR for Third Man Records. Let's reminisce...

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  • Holiday Store Hours

    Posted by Third Man on 19 December 2016

    Planning to pay us a visit around Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Years? Here's when you can expect our doors to be open, the vinyl to be spinning, and the good vibes to be flowing... 

    NASHVILLE STOREFRONT:

    December 24th: Open 9am-3pm

    December 25th: CLOSED

    December 31st: Open 10am-4pm

    January 1st: Open 12pm-4pm

    CASS CORRIDOR, DETROIT STOREFRONT:

    December 24th: Open 9am-4pm

    December 25th: CLOSED

    December 31st: Open 10am-6pm

    January 1st: Open 11am-4pm

    *If not indicated, we are open REGULAR hours

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  • BILLY WAYNE DAVIS LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS

    Posted by Third Man on 16 December 2016

    You don't need to be from the South to understand Billy Wayne Davis' particular brand of cutting humor, but being the Nashvillians Third Man Records is (both transplanted and native), this up-and-comer is one of our favorite used-to-be local (and soon-to-go-global) stand-up comedians. Davis has gone from surprising crowds at the comedy club down the road with his "sharp-tongued-twang," to conquering the alt comedy scene of Seattle, to hangin' with Marc Maron, opening for Sturgill Simpson, winning over millions on Last Comic Standing, starring in a Morgan Spurlock produced documentary about Freedom, and working with the likes of Greg Giraldo, Louis CK, and Mitch Hedberg along the way.

    Davis, now living in Los Angeles, headed back to Nashville while on tour last Spring and left the Blue Room audience in stitches. Third Man Records is thrilled to relive the night and share the comedic stylings Tennessee's much-missed "small-town-smart-mouth" with the masses, adding another catalog number to what is becoming a pretty formidable collection of comedy records, including offerings from Reggie Watts, Rory Scovel, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Conan O'Brien, Neil Hamburger, and more.

    The Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records 12" LP comes with a download code for a video of Davis' complete set. Third Man Records Vault members can also watch the set in its entirety NOW.

    Check out a clip of the live show below, and get your copy of the record (out today!!!) NOW. While you wait for your LP to arrive, catch Billy Wayne on the road at a comedy club near you.

    The Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records 12" LP comes with a download code for a video of Davis' complete set. Third Man Records Vault members can also watch the set in its entirety NOW.

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  • THIRD MAN HARDWARE Spotlight On... Critter & Guitari Septavox Keyboard and Terz Amplifier

    Posted by Third Man on 16 December 2016

    AVAILABLE NOW!

    Critter & Guitari are makers of amazingly enjoyable audio machines. Made in the USA.

    The Septavox synthesizer, designed specifically for Third Man Records, has 41 keys, 7 modes, 7 tones. One button selects the synth mode, and one button selects the tone. Each button has a LED indicating the setting. With the seven modes and seven tones there are 49 possible sound settings, each one easily remembered as two color combinations: red and yellow, blue and white, and so on.

    The Terz Amplifier, also designed specifically for Third Man Records, is a hybrid of classic analog amplification circuitry and cutting edge power electronics. It is a portable, loud amp that sounds great while using only four rechargeable ‘AA’ batteries. Alluding to the “three” in Third Man, the amp has just three controls: High and low frequency gain and volume. The speaker grill design also riffs on the idea of “three.” The name ‘Terz’, meaning “third” in German, is a name of smaller classical guitars - we thought it fitting considering the size of the amp! There are two analog gain/distortion circuits behind the sound of the amp. The left knob controls the amount of silicon diode distortion and low frequency adjustment. The center knob controls the amount of germanium diode distortion for high end crunch. The right knob controls the overall volume of the amp.

    View all ThirdManHardware gear in action!

    Critter & Guitari are makers of amazingly enjoyable audio machines. Made in the USA...

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