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  • Jack White Talks To EM Magazine About Mastering Blunderbuss With No Compression

    Posted by Third Man on 15 July 2012

    Click the cover below to read the Jack White interview in Electronic Musician. You can click each image to flip through each page of the article.

     

    Read the Jack White interview in Electronic Musician.

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  • 15th Anniversary of the White Stripes Forming

    Posted by Third Man on 14 July 2012

    Today is the 15 year anniversary of the formation of The White Stripes as we know it. On July 14, 1997 they performed 3 songs at an open mic night at The Gold Dollar in Detroit, and history was made.

    This performance was captured on tape and we are now releasing it as part of our latest Vault package along with their first ever full live show (also from the Gold Dollar) and a new stylish tote bag featuring their peppermint logo from that era.

    These releases will not be distributed to the public at large and are only available to members of The Vault.

    Not a member? Sign up before July 31st to recieve the package right here and we'll ship it to you!

    Today is the 15 year anniversary of the formation of The White Stripes as we know it.

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  • Jack White 'Freedom at 21' Video Trailer and Grammy Museum Event

    Posted by Third Man on 12 July 2012

    Directed by Hype Williams, “Freedom at 21,” is the third video from Jack White’s debut album Blunderbuss. For his first interpretation of a Jack White song, Williams infuses his dynamic signature style with elements of classic American Grindhouse, resulting in a “pulse pounding” video. Be sure catch the full length video when it premieres Monday, July 16th.

    Additionally, Jack will sit down for a unique afternoon discussion with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli at the Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, August 10th at 1 pm PT. Five pairs of tickets will be given away to members of the Vault today, so members head on over there now for all the details.

    Directed by Hype Williams, “Freedom at 21,” is the third video from Jack White’s debut album Blunderbuss.

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  • Rock n Roll Lunch at Third Man

    Posted by Third Man on 11 July 2012

    The headliner for tomorrow's Rock n Roll Lunch (as many astute fans have already guessed) is the one and only King Tuff! We here at Third Man are thankful the guys can wheel on over here to record a live album with us before they head out of town to their next show... They play tonight at the VFW Hall and if you're checking out that show King Tuff fanatics should definitely make their way here tomorrow afternoon as we're told they'll be playing a completely different set for the live LP! 
    And don't forget The People's Temple open the day up... it's gonna be as good a Friday the 13th as you've ever had!

    This Friday, July 13th we'll be trying something new at Third Man and we'd love for EVERYONE to be here. Young and old... Let's call it a Rock n Roll lunch. An all ages matinee live rock n roll show here at Third Man Records. What could be better then some mid-afternoon psychedelia and rock music on a summers day?

    This Friday at 11am join us in our live venue, The Blue Room, for a pretty amazing show at any time of day, much less for a lunchtime live album recording...
    The People's Temple from Lansing MI keep building a reputation for amazing shows and records bursting with heavy psychedelia that swings harder then Earthen Vessle ever did (that one's for you, Lansing MI obscure Christian Psych collectors...).

    We can't say much about our headliner just yet, but we're going to announce that tomorrow. But let us just say that their Self Titled album that's recently out is one of our favorites this year on one of our favorite labels of every year and we're excited they're making time to record a sure to be epic Live album with us before they have to roll out of town... Intrigued? You should be!

    So all of you students on summer break, unemployed people, rock n roll babies and aging hipsters make your way out to Third Man on Friday afternoon for the first of a cool and fun series of matinee recording sessions at Third Man. You shant regret it!

    This Friday, please enter the venue via Drexel at Room In The Inn. Our alleyway is currently under construction.

    Black and Blue versions of the headliner's live LP will be available to pre-order for those in attendance after the show from our record store, as will the split color 45 from The People's Temple. The standard black vinyl version will be available as soon as we can get them mixed pressed and on the shelves!

    Rock n Roll Lunch with KING TUFF and THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE 
    Friday the 13th 
    Doors 11am, People's Temple starts at 12 Noon sharp! 
    $5 

    The headliner for tomorrow's Rock n Roll Lunch (as many astute fans have already guessed) is the one and only King Tuff!

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  • Blunderbuss Vinyl 7" Singles Now Available Digitally Worldwide

    Posted by Third Man on 10 July 2012

    All Blunderbuss vinyl 7″ singles are now available digitally worldwide with corresponding B-Sides. Get them on iTunes from the links below...

    “Freedom at 21″ b/w “Inaccessible Mystery”
    “Sixteen Saltines” b/w “Love Is Blindness”
    “Love Interruption” b/w “Machine Gun Silhouette”

    All Blunderbuss vinyl 7″ singles are now available digitally worldwide with corresponding B-Sides.

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  • Vault #13

    Posted by Third Man on 9 July 2012

    Deciding to pull out all the stops for Vault package #13, Third Man Records has dug deep into the archive and is offering its most historically significant collection yet.

    The LP for this quarter is the White Stripes first-ever live show. Recorded at the Gold Dollar in Detroit on August 14th, 1997 while opening for Rocket 455 and ‘68 Comeback, this soundboard recording is overly striking in how present and fully-formed the presentation and execution of the White Stripes was so early on. Featuring a blistering cover of the Stooges’ “TV Eye” as well as radically different versions of originals like “Screwdriver” and “Lafayette Blues,” the set is a treat for ALL Stripes fans across the world.

    The accompanying 7” is a recording from the White Stripes first-ever live performance, recorded on Bastille Day, (July 14th, 1997) at the Gold Dollar’s open-mic night. Also presented in crystalline soundboard quality, the renditions of “St. James Infirmary”, “Jimmy the Exploder” and “Love Potion #9” are more of the “warts-and-all” variety, but still brim with the childish charm and a heartwarming awareness of how far Jack and Meg would journey from such an unassuming start.

    For our bonus item, we’ve revisited the classic White Stripes peppermint logo painted by Jack White around the time of these Gold Dollar shows. The same peppermint would be used as the basis for the first White Stripes t-shirts, as the b-side image of their “Hello Operator” picture disc, on the poster for their s/t record release show and plenty of other places. Noting how wildly popular tote bags have been with our fans, we’ve decided to finally put this iconic image on a tote bag. Perfect for bagging your own groceries, going record shopping or displaying in your White Stripes shrine, this tote is not only printed on both sides of the exterior but also features imagery on the inside.

    Sign up for this package before subscriptions close on July 31st. Dare we suggest this might be the most excited we’ve ever been for a Vault release. We hope you feel the same way too.

    Deciding to pull out all the stops for Vault package #13, Third Man Records has dug deep into the archive and is offering its most historically significant collection yet.

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