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Third Man Records: Your Turntable is not dead!
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    Posted by Third Man on 1 April 2016

    Carter Logan, Jim Jarmusch, and Jozef Van Wissem are SQÜRL, An enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums & broken guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop, and imaginary movie scores. We are an enthusiastically genre-free record label who likes to hold good bands hostage in a big blue room with no corners and record their music with no take-backs or do-overs. SQÜRL's experimental stage show and our desire to capture it are a match made in heaven for your ears and your turntable, and we're ready to prove it to you. To date, SQÜRL has released a series of 3 EPs with ATP/Recordings as well as music for the films THE LIMITS OF CONTROL and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, the latter with Jozef Van Wissem who has since joined the band for many live dates, etc... We are glad to add their discography with this brand new live record, recorded direct-to-tape in March of 2015. Pre-order the black vinyl today for the official release date of next Friday, April 8th. Have a listen to the first track "The Taste of Blood" below...




    Pre-order the black vinyl today for the official release date of next Friday, April 8th.

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    Posted by Third Man on 29 March 2016

    April 16th, 2016. Both retail locations open from 10am - 6pm

    It's time again for the most beautiful time of the year... Record Store Day! Every year we here at Third Man Records Vinyl & Electrical Concern do our best to keep our fans and the populace at-large on their toes with a bevy of surprise releases and a TMR compound-wide event that is always sure to dazzle and delight. Well folks, this year will be no exception. However, Record Store Day is about nothing if not RECORDS, so let start by talking about the wax you'll want to weigh down your record shelf this April 16th...

    The White Stripes - Peel Sessions Double LP

    At both our Nashville and Detroit locations as well as a record store near you, we present the first-ever official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on 2 stuffed-to-the-brim discs, one red, one white. Capturing Jack and Meg at the precipice of international renown in the hubbub of “White Blood Cells," their two live sessions with famed BBC DJ John Peel are arguably the best document of the White Stripes at that time. Having been widely bootlegged since their initial broadcast in 2001, these recordings are enjoying their first authorized release in celebration of their 15 year anniversary. The standard black vinyl version of this release will be available later this year.

    Jack White - "You are the Sunshine of my Life" Limited Edition 7"

    Again, only available at Third Man Nashville and Third Man Cass Corridor it's Jack White's version of Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of my Life" on It's Not Easy Being Green Colored Vinyl™. This exclusive 7" single includes White's cover from his appearance on their show earlier this Spring with the legendary Muppets house band, The Electric Mayhem, on the a-side, plus the special TV rendition, featuring the rest of the Muppets singing along, as the b-side.

    Kate Pierson - "Venus" b/w "Radio in Bed" Blue Series 7"

    Available on black vinyl in fine record stores EVERYWHERE, the Kween Goddess from The B52's herself performing two Jack White-produced tracks as the latest edition in our stellar Blue Series. Check out the Brad Holland directed video for "Venus" right here, right now, and put this on your "must have" list for the high holiday of music lovers everywhere.


    >>> Nashville 

    ***Patio Breakfast followed by Patio Grill Out in the afternoon with adult beverages and guest vendors hawking sweet treats.

    ***Corn Hole & Ping Pong Competitions

    *** All-day punk serenade by Nashville's brightest up-and-comers!


    ***Early Evening Show: Man or Astro-man?
    The aliens have returned to Earth after years of deep space hibernation. Always known as an unstoppably powerful live band, in 2010, the original lineup of Birdstuff, Coco and Star Crunch reformed to play a series of shows, and since then, they have been putting on some of the best performances of their career... Man or Astro-man? is here — and here with imminent purpose. Please join us in the Blue Room in Nashville on Record Store Day when one of the greatest and wildest bands since the dawn of time rock us like a space hurricane. $10 tickets available here for the 18+ up set.

    >>> Detroit 

    ***The Rolling Record Store in all her glory will be parked out front offering up all the merch you've come to expect (and you can't get anywhere else!)

    ***Hot dogs & cold drinks!

    ***DJ's and Bands and John Olson readings ALL DAY!

    • 10am - Resident DJ's 
    • 12pm - Tommy Spaghetti & Coconut
    • 1:30- Jenny Junior and Jackie Rainsticks /// A Jen David and Jeffery Thomas collaboration, pumping out experimental dub-wave, drum machine, pop loops.
    • 2:30- Casual Sweetheart // Detroit Indie-rock at its best - clever, thought-provoking lyrics, happily distorted guitars, and slick bass lines. A boundary-pushing blend of psychedelic punk and avant-garde garage rock.
    • 3:30- Birdcloud (backed by Liquor Store) /// Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green, a pair who met in a place called Murfreesboro, TN and who, since 2009, have used things like booze and sacrilege to make very modern, edgy country music.
    • 4:30- Liquor Store /// To list this New Jersey band’s credentials is simply giving you a rundown of some of the finest acts of the past decade’s rock underground – Home Blitz, VCR, Livefastdie, Terrible Twos, Titus Andronicus. LS may very well be the only REAL rock'n'roll band in existence today, or at least the only one with enough balls and attitude to be as true to the form as they are.
    • 5:15- DJ Jordan Bronk till close


    Stand by for additional announcements including exclusive merchandise and we might have an out-of-this-world surprise for you too... who knows? See you April 16th!


    It's time again for the most beautiful time of the year... Record Store Day! Every year we here at Third Man Records Vinyl & Electrical Concern do our best to keep our fans and the populace at-large on their toes with a bevy of surprise releases and a TMR compound-wide event that is always sure to dazzle and delight. Well folks, this year will be no exception. However, Record Store Day is about nothing if not RECORDS, so let start by talking about the wax you'll want to weigh down your record shelf this April 16th...

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  • New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF

    Posted by Third Man on 29 March 2016

    • 8pm doors / 9pm band / 10pm dance / 11pm dance OFF!
    • Blue Room at Third Man Records, Nashville
    • 18+
    • $10 /// Tickets available NOW!


    Jonathan Toubin and the world's most popular and prolific soul party is back in Nashville for another ecstatic fix! Saturday, April 9 at The Blue Room! The doors open at 8pm. At 9pm get warmed up with a special TBA live performance. Then at 10pm, get ready to get down to JONATHAN TOUBIN's most exciting and exquisite original 1960s soul platters ever committed to wax ‘til late! And get in the 11pm $100 contest determined by a distinguished cast of judges:

    Third Man will also be recording the DJs first mix in years, “Soul Clap Classics, Vol. 4,” live at the dance.

    Jonathan Toubin who VICE Magazine calls "the only DJ we actually like" and Rolling Stone says is "the most liked man in the soul music scene," was just awarded 2015's "BEST DJ" in the 60th anniversary Village Voice "Best of NYC" issue. Toubin's New York Night Train parties are cut from hours of exquisite original 45rpm vinyl singles from the 1950s and 1960s played on the beat and brought to life on dancefloors around the world. In over 2000 gigs in the last nine years, Toubin has gone where no contemporary rock and/or soul vinyl DJ has gone before - tirelessly hitting hundreds of nightclubs on five continents, major rock concerts and dozens of major music festivals (check him out at Bonnaroo June 10!). Not only is he the first 45 DJ to set foot at many of these events and venues, but he’s also the first DJ given his own entire night at Lincloln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing and the first DJ with an entire night of official SXSW showcases dedicated to his dance party. New York Night Train’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off isn't only the world's most popular and prolific soul party, but his Friday night Shakin' All Over Under Sideways Down is NYC's longest running weekly rock'n'roll dance (over eight years). Toubin is the first 45 DJ with Burger Records cassettes and the first living DJ with compilations on the legendary Norton Records - with four "Souvenirs of the Soul Clap" LPs released internationally last year. Juxtaposing raw, wild, and uncommon original 45rpm sides by unsung artists for today's dance floor, Jonathan Toubin and his New York Night Train party machine's persistent nightly work has carved out a unique space in contemporary culture and influenced scores of DJs and parties everywhere.

    JONATHAN TOUBIN’s big soul 45 dance returns to NASHVILLE! SATURDAY, APRIL 9, THE BLUE ROOM, 8PM - ?

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  • Closed 3/27 for Easter

    Posted by Third Man on 26 March 2016

    Our retail locations in Nashville and Detroit will be closed on Sunday, March 27th in observance of Easter. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you'll stop by another time! Have a lovely weekend.

    Our retail locations in Nashville and Detroit will be closed on Sunday, March 27th for Easter.

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  • MARGO PRICE Midwest Farmer's Daughter RELEASE DAY!

    Posted by Third Man on 25 March 2016

    CD/LP | Itunes | Amazon
    Spotify | TIDAL

    "Stunning... Price's vocal style is strained yet mighty, her songcraft is vivid" —Rolling Stone

    "Country's Next Star" — Fader

    "Effortlessly badass" — Stereogum

    "Margo Price will stop Music Row dead in its tracks" — NPR Music

    "It's tough to find a truer voice than Margo Price" — Noisey/Vice

    "Margo Price has the songwriting talent, vocal chops, and intuitive stage presence to immediately make her a star" —EW

    "To listen to a song for the first time, by a performer you don't know, and feel uncomplicated joy, and awe laced through it, is a rare and wonderful thing" — New Yorker

    "One of the most compelling country talents to come out of Nashville in recent memory"  — Vulture

    "A singular voice, aching with desperation and resolve" — New York Times Magazine

     Hard work, grit, and pristine musicality drenched in real life experience from the school of hard knocks... THAT'S Nashville. That's Country Music. That's Margo Price. If you haven't heard Margo's gorgeous debut offering MIDWEST FARMER'S DAUGHTER (whether track by track as we've released them, or via NPR Music, or because you've already been streaming it on Apple Music, TIDAL, or Spotify this morning), then it's time you get on board. This record is already being heralded by journalists-in-the-know as a contender for the "best country record of 2016," and we don't disagree. We guarantee you'll be hooked by the opening track "Hands of Time," which tells the story of Margo's life, the ups, downs and everything in between. MIDWEST FARMER'S DAUGHTER, recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN only exists because Price pawned her wedding ring, sold the family car, and did not take no for an answer. We were more than happy to answer "YES" when the record arrived at our label offices, and we hope you will take our word for it that the hype is warranted, the buzz is deserved, and Margo Price is the real deal. Interested? Purchase here and you will immediately understand why Margo Price is taking the music industry by storm.

    Watch Margo's recent performances at the Opry, on the NPR and Pandora stages at SXSW, and last night on Conan O'Brien, or hear her NPR segment that aired today on  Morning Edition. If you're already smitten and ready to see her sing live and in person, catch her on tour in a town near you:

    APRIL 7 - Third Man RecordsNashville, TN
    APRIL 14 - Louisville PalaceLouisville, KY
    APRIL 15 - Capitol TheatreWheeling, WV
    APRIL 16 - Tennessee TheatreKnoxville, TN
    APRIL 17 - Tennessee TheatreKnoxville, TN
    APRIL 21 - VON BRAUN CENTERHuntsville, AL
    APRIL 22 - Georgia TheatreAthens, GA
    APRIL 23 - Georgia TheatreAthens, GA
    APRIL 28 - Mountain Arts CenterPrestonsburg, KY
    MAY 5 - The Lyric OxfordOxford, MS
    JUNE 17 - Stubbs Bar-B-QAustin, TX
    JULY 10 - Green River FestivalGreenfield, MA
    AUGUST 5 - PickathonHappy Valley, OR
    AUGUST 6 - PickathonHappy Valley, OR

    We hope you love this record and this artist as much as we do. Enjoy!

    Already being heralded by journalists-in-the-know as the "best country record of 2016," the debut record from Margo Price is finally on shelves today!

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  • Upcoming Films in the Blue Room, Nashville

    Posted by Third Man on 24 March 2016

    We here in Middle Tennessee are missing the Belcourt hard, especially now that the rainy Spring season has begun... So, to get our popcorn and cultiplex fix, we have increased the amount of films shown in the Blue Room at Third Man Nashville headquarters this month. Hooray! Here are the details on the three upcoming films to grace our projector... All screenings cost $10/($8 Belcourt members). Click through for trailers and advance tickets! 


    Dir. Ciro Guerra, Columbia, 2016, NR, 122min, Digital

    At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, 2016 Academy Awards



    d. George A. Romero, US, 1977, 95min, 16mm

    Peripheral Visions is a monthly screening series of 16mm cult and genre films from the 70's and 80's

    Martin is a young man who lives with his great uncle in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. He claims to be 84 years old, but people don’t believe him because he doesn’t look a day over 30. Martin wants to be normal, but he has a sickness. The only way he can survive is by drinking blood. Director George Romero’s modern take on classic vampire mythology and the intersection of superstition and psychology tears down the conventions of the genre while creating an entirely new, ultimately much more horrific tale where no magic lies in the myth. Only madness.



    d. Joseph Bernard, USA, 1977-1983, digital, trt 77m

    Filmmaker Joseph Bernard will present his films in person, followed by a Q&A.

    In just the decade spanning 1975-1985, Joseph Bernard - painter, mixed-media artist, and former student of Stan Brackage - made over 100 works on 8mm film. Punctuated by an ever-shifting conceptual framework and Bernard's nomadic state of being, the films are as much kaleidoscopic abstractions of light and texture as they are personal expressions and a mode of self-inquiry - they dually create an ethereal space while invoking the specific locale of their creation (Detroit, Chicago, New York, and the salty oceanfront of Provincetown, MA) Following frustrations spurned by cost of materials, Bernard withdrew from filmmaking completely in 1985. As Phil Coldiron notes in a recent Cinema Scope feature on Bernard, "American experimental cinema is considerably poorer for both the brevity and obscurity of his career."

    Now, after three decades of purgatory, Bernard's films have been resurrected and are enjoying a second life. The original 8mm masters have been digitally scanned and restored, and are receiving overdue praise and exhibition across the country. 40 of them have been assembled in a stunning Blu Ray retrospective, titled PRISMATIC MUSIC. Joseph has selected several of his works to be exhibited in two thematically distinct programs for Third Man Record's Nashville and Detroit locations. The screenings each offer a unique lineup and will be shown in four segments, prefaced by introductions from Bernard.

    Science on Screen! Peripheral Visions! Light + Sound Machine! No need to miss the Belcourt Theatre...

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