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  • VAULT PACKAGE #14

    Posted by Third Man on 6 October 2012

    This has been an exciting year for us at Third Man with it being our 3 year anniversary and Blunderbuss being released and Jack White touring with two separate bands... So we'd like to celebrate all those good things with our next Vault package.

    JACK WHITE LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS DOUBLE LP 
    The LP for this quarter will be a double album recording of Jack's live show, and solo debut, at Third Man Records from our 3 Year Anniversary Party on March 8th of this year. LP one takes in the set with the band of all lovely ladies, The Peacocks, backing him up and LP two is the second set featuring The Buzzards. This is a fantastic and historical live document of Jack White and two fiery backing bands riding off the celebratory high spirits of the evening. The set took in classics from throughout Jack's career and showcased plenty of songs from Blunderbuss, which were heard for the first time that night for many. The LPs come housed in amazing packaging which will be a first for us... a Lenticular gatefold cover! For those of you who may not be well versed in multiple dimensions, the Lenticular cover will show two separate images, in one. What you see depends on how you hold the record or which angle you look at it. We'll spare you the Lacanian interpretation of the multiple imaged Jack and how these images represent the Id and Ego and the recorded product of course, the Super-Ego. Or using the Mirror Stage we can then look at The Real, The Symbolic and the... oh never mind. It looks incredible and you're going to absolutely want to display this cover prominently in your record room or mantle. The LPs, of course, will be pressed on split color Black & Blue vinyl.

    JACK WHITE FREEDOM AT 21, LOVE INTERRUPTION, HYPOCRITICAL KISS DEMO 7" 
    The 7" for this package is very special indeed. Three Jack White bursts of inspiration captured in the moment only to be fleshed out in the studio later with a full backing band. These recordings were done on Jack's trusty field recorder, and give an intimate glimpse into his recording and songwriting process. The 7" of demos of Freedom At 21 B/W Love Interruption and Hypocritical Kiss will be pressed on signature Jack White Blunderblue vinyl.

    BABY RUTHLESS SHARK INFESTED SODA FOUNTAIN 
    And onto the third item in this package, which is another first. After the last Dead Weather tour in 2010 (that is to say, the last they've done, not the last EVER tour...) Alison Mosshart self published a book titled Shark Infested Soda Fountain of her photos compiled from their adventures on the road as a gift to the other members of the band. Beyond every page being packed with beautiful ethereal photographs, when viewed as a complete work the book is a touching and one of a kind document to the unique love and camaraderie of the Dead Weather and the cast of characters that surrounded them in their international travels. Alison has been kind enough to allow us to reprint this book in it's entirety and share it with the members of The Vault and we are of course in turn, very excited for you to see it.

    This has been an exciting year for us at Third Man with it being our 3 year anniversary and Blunderbuss being released and Jack White touring with two separate bands... So we'd like to celebrate all those good things with our next Vault package.

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  • New Blog Entry PagThird Man Grand Re-Opening

    Posted by Third Man on 2 October 2012

    As any visitor to our Third Man record shop over the past few months could tell you, there's been a whole lotta construction goin on over at the Ol' Record Mill... We've been expandin', upgradin', face-liftin' and innovatin' left and right. If you thought Third Man HQ was cool before, just wait until you see it now. AND YOU WILL.

    Starting in October all the construction will be done on our new building, old building, alley way and venue and we'll be re-opening our Live Venue to the public with some pretty great events all through the month of Rocktober.

    Let's jump right into THE EVENTS... and then we'll talk about some of these exciting upgrades to the compound.

    OCTOBER 6th
    Grand Re-opening with The Shins and Low Cut Connie

    Did you hear that crack just then? That was your head splitting wide open from that incredible news that The Shins will be playing an intimate show here at Third Man Records in our Blue Room. What can we say about The Shins that hasn't already been said in miles of press. They're one of the best bands out there today and we're honored to have James Mercer and the band here to play live and record a live LP for us. Low Cut Connie's new album "Sylvia" is out now and getting rave reviews from Rolling Stone and all those other important music mags. We'll also have hot dogs and burgers (with veggie options if you're one of those types) available out on our new patio during the day - but more about the patio in a minute.

    We're also going to celebrate by making the limited edition of The Public Nuisance re-issue available in our shop that morning from opening hours (11am). What is the limited edition of The Public Nuisance you ask? Only thesecond ever Triple Decker Vinyl ever made, which shall be known as The White Wall Triple Decker. We'll have 100 of these available on October 6th (50 from the shop and 50 from The Rolling Record Store). And we'll have another 100 available via the Rolling Record Store later in the month when it hits Richmond, Northampton, Philadelphia and New York City. We'll tell you all about that in the coming weeks, but wanted to mention it now so collectors can plan accordingly.

    OCTOBER 10th
    The Kills with Two Tears

    I mean... what needs to be said about this one? This is a show we've wanted to see at Third Man since day Numero Uno. Jamie and Alison are two of the most talented and creative people we know... we're all massive fans and can't wait to have them rock our stage and commit to wax so we can finally have a release on the label by the one and only KILLS. If that wasn't exciting enough, word on the street is that they're bringing the Black Rooster Drum Corp along with them. Whoa Daddy!

    Opening the show will be two piece rock n rollers, Two Tears.

    OCTOBER 23rd
    Films of Olivia Wyatt 
    Staring Into The Sun and The Pierced Heart & The Machete

    Olivia Wyatt is a film maker and photographer based in Rockaway Beach, NY. On the 23rd we'll be presenting two of her films that have been released by the fantastic record label and collective, Sublime Frequencies. We are insanely excited to present the only Nashville screening of these modern day ethno-folk cinema classics. In Staring Into The Sun Olivia explores 13 different tribes throughout Ethiopia and takes in Zar spirit possession, Hamer tribal wedding ceremonies; wild hyena feedings and more in a blend of ethereal images, landscapes and sounds from the horn of Africa. The Pierced Heart And The Machete is a film exploring two Haitian Vodou religious pilgrimages that take place each year in mid-July. Both of these culturally and musically rich films are exactly the sort of front line and important sort of presentations that mean so much to us at Third Man. Really excited to have this screening at Third Man, the filmmaker, Olivia Wyatt, will be in attendance.

    OCTOBER 26th
    Seasick Steve with Promised Land

    The dog Hisself joins us at Third Man for a rare Stateside live appearance. We're really pleased to have our old pal Steve back to Nashville to play a live show for us and the fans. Nobody, but nobody, rocks a Diddley Bow like Seasick Steve. This is a don't miss appearance from one of the greatest showmen working today.

    Promised Land is a new-ish band from Nashville that mine the best from the Burritos and The Band and we know everyone is gonna love em.

    The Shins, The Kills and Seasick Steve will all be recorded for Live At Third Man LPs, and Promised Land will be recorded for a live 45. Limited Edition Black & Blue split color vinyl Pre-Sales will be available for attendees only after each individual show.

    Now... about those upgrades.

    The thing we are most excited about is our newly installed record cutting lathe and vinyl mastering suite that fans will be able to view from inside the Blue Room. The live experience will be greatly enhanced as fans can not only watch the live show but see the show being recorded, mixed and mastered LIVE to an acetate disc via the viewing window and a two camera monitor system. Making this the ONLY live to acetate venue in the world. Oh, and did we mention the lathe was once in residence at King Records in Cincinnati? That means records from anyone from James Brown, Hank Ballard, Charlie Feathers or any number of incredible artists could have been cut on this machine back in it's heyday. Maybe even the original 'I'm Shakin'" by Little Willie John! All the headline acts in October will be recorded using this new system. We can't wait for everyone to see it in action.

    Since we've expanded our operations into the building next door we're finally happy to say that we have public restrooms available for attendants to our events in the Blue Room. To find the new restrooms, you just cross right over our new covered wooden patio where we'll feature grilled hot dogs on our grill for every show.

    And check out the Third Man Rolling Record Store! It's now got it's very own Batcave...

    The new building itself... well, we can't tell you everything that goes on in the new building (SECRETS!), but you can see from these tantalizing pictures that no detail has been spared and it is an aesthetically pleasing yellow tinted wonderland, and we all just love the new digs!

    Come and see us this October. We've missed you!

    - THIRD MAN RECORDS AND THE THIRD MAN TEAM

     

    As any visitor to our Third Man record shop over the past few months could tell you, there's been a whole lotta construction goin on over at the Ol' Record Mill

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  • Public Nuisance 'Gotta Survive' LP PreOrder

    Posted by Third Man on 20 September 2012

    Unreleased for over 20 years, this masterpiece of American, late-Sixties garage rock will now be widely available on vinyl and iTunes for the first time ever. Produced by Eirik Wangberg and overseen by Terry Melcher, the Sacramento-based Public Nuisance laid down gritty, baroque psychedlia that was too hard for the hippies and too poppy for the punks. The end result is the perfect amalgam of all that was great about the era. The album was shelved after the Manson Family murders took place at the home Melcher had leased to Roman Polanski. In the aftermath, all of Melcher’s projects at the time were shelved and “Gotta Survive” suffered that unfortunate fate.

    Released by Frantic Records in 2002 and out-of-print for quite some time, Third Man presents “Gotta Survive” with new artwork and mastered directly from the original two-track analog masters by Ron McMaster (the band’s drummer!) at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA. Comes with MP3 download code for the entire album.

    Stay tuned for a very special limited version release of this album.

    Public Nuisance - 'Gotta Survive' LP
    Release Date: Oct. 9th

    Pre-Order Now

    Unreleased for over 20 years, this masterpiece of American, late-Sixties garage rock will now be widely available on vinyl and iTunes for the first time ever.

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  • Jack White iTunes Festival Live Stream

    Posted by Third Man on 7 September 2012

    Don’t miss Jack White’s performance at the iTunes Festival tomorrow, September 8th, at 1PM PT/3PM CT/4PM ET/9PM BST. You can stream the entire concert on your computer via iTunes, on Apple TV, or via the iTunes Festival app. For more details check out the iTunes Festival website.

    Don’t miss Jack White’s performance at the iTunes Festival tomorrow

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  • Jack White B Show Videos

    Posted by Third Man on 20 August 2012

    Here's a couple really cool videos of Jack White's B Show at Outside Lands festival in San Francisco over the weekend.

    Live in a town where Jack is going on this tour and wondering if there'll be a B Show in your town? Follow us on Twitter where we post details of B Shows about an hour before they happen.

    Enjoy!

    Here's a couple really cool videos of Jack White's B Show at Outside Lands festival in San Francisco over the weekend.

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  • More Rolling Record Store Summer Stops

    Posted by Third Man on 20 August 2012

    Our hot rod record shop on wheels, The Rolling Record Store, returned to TMR HQ over the weekend from it's first trip to the West Coast. It was great posting up at Jack White's B Shows and meeting all the fans out there for the first time.

    We'll be getting right back on the road and hitting some cool festivals around the country for late Summer and Autumn. First up is a Tennessee tradition, The Muddy Roots Festival. We'll be at Muddy Roots this August 31st and September 1st. Check out their site for location, lineup and ticket info

    Sept. 28 and 29th we'll be hitting the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH and from October 16-20th we'll be all over New York City for CMJ Festival. We'll be announcing more information and specific locations about that event real soon.

    As always follow the Rolling Record Store on Twitter for all the up to the minute updates!

    Our hot rod record shop on wheels, The Rolling Record Store, returned to TMR HQ over the weekend from it's first trip to the West Coast.

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