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    Posted by Third Man on 13 January 2016

    Third Man Records presents our limited edition component to the much celebrated (and Golden Globe awarded) Hateful Eight soundtrack, featuring original scoring by Ennio Morricone. Produced in a limited number of 500, and featuring many hand-made and hand-assembled elements, this is one for Third Man and Quentin Tarantino fans alike. Just check this video and see for yourself!

    The included LP is two 180-gram LPs w/ all the posters and booklet from the standard edition, but with a different cover featuring our man QT hard at work on the inside fold out... The 18 gauge galvanized steel 7" box features real bullet holes and a laser etched Hateful Eight logo. The box itself contains the score and soundtrack as a 7" set (on blood red vinyl w/ black streaks) inside 8 separate sleeves featuring all members of the Hateful Eight from the film, as well as a metal noose pin and a replica of the film's famed "Lincoln Letter."

    We'll have editions for sale in-store only (no online sales) in both our Nashville and Detroit stores on January 25th.

    • 2 180-gram LPs
    • Trifold jacket with cover variant (soft touch finish)
    • 60” x 12” poster
    • 36” x 12” poster
    • 12-page booklet insert

    • 18 gauge galvanized steel box with real bullet holes & laser etched logo
    • 8 7” records (blood red with black streaks) in Hateful Eight character sleeves (soft touch finish + spot varnish on blood)
    • Metal noose pin in custom stamped and blood-spattered box
    • Hidden Lincoln Letter replica

    Standard version LP available now at and a local, independent record store near you.

    Third Man Records presents our limited edition component to the much celebrated (and Golden Globe awarded) Hateful Eight soundtrack. Produced in a limited number of 500, and featuring many hand-made and hand-assembled elements, this is one for the TMR and Tarantino fans alike

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  • Audio Social Dissent Tour

    Posted by Katie Studley on 12 January 2016

    In 2015, Third Man Records was blessed to the bone to round out their year by releasing three records of articulate American punk, rock and noise. The media had Third Man Record's back and agreed that they were onto something. Pitchfork commented that on Wolf Eyes' I Am a Problem: Mind In Pieces "each track oozes with eerie tones and seat-edge momentum, such that something terrifying seems to always lurk around the corner." New Noise Magazine said Timmy's Organism's Heartless Heathen "merges psyche, hard rock and proto-punk into one ripping sound, " and Brooklyn Vegan called VIDEO's "New Immortals" "loud, taut, sneery, angular punk heavy on the attitude." It was a surreal and fateful delight for TMR to share with you all. Without getting too gooey, you can rest assured there will be more to follow.

    "Third Man has been itching to put something together like this for years and these bands are the perfect emissaries for the mission of shaking people out of passively viewing bands in fields (hereby known as the 'Festival Gaze') and instead participating and having their heads ripped off when the sound of the streets creeps out of the sewers and into a packed out sweaty and loud venue. See these bands together in this context and it might just change a life," said Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank.

    Starting now. For the first time since TMR opened their doors and buffed their floors, with the help and hard work of the tireless professionals over at Flowerbooking, they are proud to present the Audio Social Dissent 2016 Package Tour, hitting no less than twenty-seven American cities. That's Timmy's Organism, Video, Wolf Eyes and Regression 696 — A rare incarnation of trip metal expertise (Feat. Nate Young & Crazy Jim) not ever ever everrrr witnessed outside of Detroit.

    But it wouldn't be a true TMR affair if it were just greasy riffs, dadaist rock wreckage, and furious punker spit. The tour will feature tour only goodies, including a limited edition, silkscreened commemorative tour poster. Fresh T-shirts in three colors (Yes, always). And lastly, an unusual entry into the Third Man Records catalog (but a welcome one!) a limited edition 12" three-say split live record of the ASD bands performing at Devil's Night 2015. Only the choicest cuts! 

    The tour stars on February 10, 2016, in Columbus, OH, with Timmy's Organism, Video, and Regression 696 leading the change. For information and tickets you can visit individual ticket links below:

    Audio Social Dissent Tour Dates

    2/4, 2/5, 2/6 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Wolf Eyes Only with Michigan Underground Ground)2/10 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups*
    2/11 Nashville, TN - The End*
    2/12 Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
    2/13 Orlando, FL - The Social*
    2/14 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder*
    2/16 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506*
    2/17 Washington, DC - DC9*
    2/18 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's*
    2/19 New York, NY - Cake Shop*
    2/20 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade*
    2/21 Allston, MA - Great Scott*
    2/23 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class Lounge^
    2/24 Detroit, MI - Marble Bar^
    2/25 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle^
    2/26 Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club^
    2/27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry^
    2/28 Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge^
    3/01 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge^
    3/02 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge^
    3/03 Missoula, MT - The Zootown Arts Community^

    3/04 Seattle, WA - Barboza^
    3/05 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios^
    3/07 San Francisco, CA - The Independent^
    3/09 Bakersfield, CA - Babylon BKFD^
    3/10 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo^
    3/11 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room^
    3/12 San Diego, CA - The Hideout^
    3/13 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge^
    3/03 Missoula, MT - The Zootown Arts Community^
    3/04 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios^
    3/07 San Francisco, CA - The Independent^
    3/09 Santa Barbara, CA - Funzone^
    3/10 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo^
    3/11 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room^
    3/12 San Diego, CA - The Hideout^
    3/13 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge^

    * - dates with Regression 696

    ^ - dates with Wolf Eyes


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    Posted by on 11 January 2016


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  • We L-O-V-E Rory Scovel

    Posted by Third Man Records on 7 January 2016

    We LOVE Rory Scovel. I mean, L-O-V-E. We love Rory, the comedian from South Carolina. We love Jason. We love Jason's nemesis, the vanilla ice cream Nazi who hates rainbow sprinkles. We love Adam. We love Steve. We love Damian. We love the Utah Jazz. We love German comedians and Christian comedians alike. We love Crish Angel. You don't know these people? Oh! You must not yet own Rory's Live at Third Man Records LP! We can fix that! And... what a coincidence! That 12" happens to be our Record of the Week! Get it now for the right price of only $12!

    A few relevant points to make about Rory right now:

    1) He's on CONAN tonight. (We also L-O-V-E Conan.) Set your DVR now for 11/10 central on TBS.

    2) His new, hour-long stand-up special premieres on SEESOTV today.

    3) He's coming back to Nashville on January 24th to do a show at the Basement East. You ought to be there. Get tickets

    Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records LP is our Record of the Week!

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  • Two Star Tabernacle’s “Itchy” - Written by Jack White

    Posted by Third Man on 6 January 2016

    Listen to Two Star Tabernacle’s “Itchy” - a previously unheard original song by Jack White - from Third Man Records Vault Package #27 recorded live on January 16th, 1998 at Detroit’s Gold Dollar now on Rolling Stone in its entirety. It moves us. We hope it moves you too. 

    Don’t forget to subscribe to the glorious and incredible Vault Package #27 before the January 31st deadline to get all 3 full live show archive recordings from Two Star Tabernacle, The Go and Jack White and the Bricks. Learn more about why you'd be crazy not to subscribe here.

    Listen to Two Star Tabernacle’s “Itchy” - a previously unheard original song by Jack White - from Third Man Records Vault Package #27 recorded live on January 16th, 1998 at Detroit’s Gold Dollar now on Rolling Stone in its entirety

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  • Third Man Books Poetry Reading at Third Man Records Cass Corridor

    Posted by Third Man on 5 January 2016

    Many know of Detroit’s music heritage. Not to be outdone, there also exists a tradition of amazing poets and authors from the motor town of Motown. From Phillip Levine to Joyce Carol Oates to Elmore Leonard, the music of language has been ever-present in the rock city. Third Man is extremely excited to introduce ourselves to such a storied scene. Join Third Man Book for our first event at the new TMR Cass Corridor storefront featuring readings by Detroit’s new now-generation of award winning wordsmiths: poets Tarfia Faizullah, Jamall May, and Jennifer Nelson, plus the book launch for Life Is A Rip Off Part One by John Olson (of the band Wolf Eyes), and Patrick Pantano (of Dirtbombs) presenting his new book of photos If You Don’t Have A Picture Then You Didn’t Catch A Fish. AND live music by Todd Albright. DRINKS SERVED.

    January 14th at 7:30pm. FREE! 

    Third Man Records Cass Corridor441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201




    Tarfia Faizullah. Poet, editor, and educator Tarfia Faizullah was born in 1980 in Brooklyn, NY and raised in west Texas. She received an MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University and is the author of Seam (SIU 2014), which U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey calls “beautiful and necessary,” as well as Register of Eliminated Villages, (forthcoming from Graywolf 2017). In reviewing Seam for Slate Magazine, Jonathan Farmer observes “There is poetry here: our living language pulled into shape by hunger and intelligence.” Focused around a long sequence “Interview with a Birangona,” the book explores the ethics of interviewing as well as the history of the birangona, Bangladeshi women raped by Pakistani soldiers during the Liberation War of 1971. Seam is the recipient of the 2015 Great Lake College Association New Writers Awards, the 2015 VIDA Award in Poetry, and the 2015 Binghamton University Milton Kessler Poetry Book Award. Tarfia has collaborated with photographer Elizabeth Herman, emcee and producer Brooklyn Shanti, and composer Jacob Cooper, and serves as a contributing editor for The Offing. She is the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor of Poetry in the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. She co-directs the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press and Video Series with Jamaal May, and lives in Detroit, MI.

    Jamaal May. Jamaal May was born and raised in Detroit. His first book, Hum (2013), won a Beatrice Hawley Award and an American Library Association Notable Book Award and was an NAACP Image Award nominee.May’s honors and awards include a Spirit of Detroit Award, an Indiana Review Poetry Prize, and fellowships from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf,The Frost Place, the Lannan Foundation, and the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. He is the 2014–2016 Kenyon Review Fellow at Kenyon College and a recipient of the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Italy. May has taught poetry in Detroit public schools and worked as a freelance sound engineer.

    Jennifer Nelson. Jennifer Nelson is a postdoctoral fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows and assistant professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She formerly edited poetry at Epiphany and Washington Square Review. She holds degrees from Yale University, New York University, the Courtauld Institute, and Harvard College. Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife is her first full-length book of poems.

    John Olson (of Wolf Eyes). January 14 will launch the zine Life is a Rip Off Part One on third man books written by the one, the only, Thee John “Inzane" Olson aka Inzane Johnny aka American Tapes aka 1/3 of Wolf Eyes. Eventually to be a full length book, Part One is the first three month installment of what will be twelve months of daily record reviews written in Olson's inimitable slash 'n' dash slanguage: anecdotal, immediate, reasonable and totally baller.

    Patrick Pantano (of Dirtbombs). Patrick Pantano began shooting professionally at a catalog studio in Troy, Michigan, while documenting the Detroit music community there in the early 2000s. His portraits of the bands in Detroit were widely published, most notably the images of The White Stripes, which were used as the sleeve art for the records White Blood Cellsand Elephant. Pantano’s work has been published in music magazines such as Rolling Stone, Spin, and NME. About his new book of photos available from Third Man Books, Pantano says, If You Don’t Have A Picture Then You Didn’t Catch A Fish is not only a tour diary of photos, but also, a photo journal of my life while in The Dirtbombs. There are images from tour, but also images from around tour; before leaving; after coming home; at home trying to figure out what I was going to do next; staged portraits I was working on; snapshots from evenings out; pictures of bands from Detroit. And then of course shows. Hotels, beds, backstages, giant spiders. The images for Fish are shot largely on film and date from 2000–2013.”

    Music by Todd Albright. Todd Albright is a Country Blues, finger-style 12-string guitar player and singer living in Detroit, Michigan. An evening’s sonic evocations of pre-WWII Blues covers an extensive selection of material recorded in the 1920's and 30's. Playing the 12 string guitar, Todd brings to life an era composed of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Blake, and Big Bill Broonzy, among others. Throughout the years, Todd has enjoyed sharing the stage with notable musicians and friends such as Dakota Dave Hull, Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, and Paul Geremia. Todd's newest record, set to be released in january 2016 by jett plastic recordings, features an entire set exclusively performed on the 12-string guitar. The album was recorded at Dakota Dave Hull's Arabica Studios in February 2015.

    Mark your calendars for January 14th in Detroit!

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