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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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  • TMR on Instagram and Tumblr

    Posted by Third Man on 6 July 2012

    Some of you may have seen that Third Man Records has indeed embraced the future of online social and mobile media and have launched an Instagram account.... I say embraced because anyone who has seen it can attest we are definitely raising the bar of Instagraming with some great live and behind the scenes shots of Jack White on tour. Follow us here @thirdmanrecordsofficialand see what comes next. It's bound to be astounding!

    We'd also like to announce the launch of our own Tumblr account. You can check it out now if you Tumblr. Look towards the Tumblr over the next coming weeks for more exclusive pictures, videos of things we like, TMR related news pieces and all kinds of things that are Tumblrable.

    The future is here at Third Man Records.

    Some of you may have seen that Third Man Records has indeed embraced the future of online social and mobile media and have launched an Instagram account.... I say embraced because anyone who has seen it can attest we are definitely raising the bar of Instagraming with some great live and behind the scenes shots of Jack White on tour.

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  • Love Interruption Interruption

    Posted by Third Man on 5 July 2012

    Here's a video made by Leigh Jurecka and Matthew Jacobson. A thank you from us to all the fans who appear and everyone who's helped make Blunderbuss a success.

    Here's a video made by Leigh Jurecka and Matthew Jacobson.

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  • July 4th Store Hours

    Posted by Third Man on 3 July 2012

    To celebrate the 4th of July our record and novelty shop in Nashville will be open from 1 to 4pm tomorrow.

    Freedom of choice. It's America. Come buy some vinyl.

    To celebrate the 4th of July our record and novelty shop in Nashville will be open from 1 to 4pm tomorrow.

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  • White Stripes and Karen Elson Singles Available Now

    Posted by Third Man on 28 June 2012

    Two of our records previously available in their limited edition capacity are now available in our online shop, or Nashville store and soon to be retail stores everywhere in their standard and available for eternity black vinyl edition.

    The White Stripes - "Hand Springs" b/w "Red Death at 6:14" Vinyl | iTunes
    Karen Elson - "Milk and Honey" b/w "Winter's Going" Vinyl | iTunes

    Available in the shop now!

    Two of our records previously available in their limited edition capacity are now available in our online shop, or Nashville store and soon to be retail stores everywhere in their standard and available for eternity black vinyl edition.

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  • Jack White BBC Interview and Video

    Posted by Third Man on 25 June 2012

    The BBC visited us a few weeks back on the day Jack White launched his current tour at The Ryman here in Nashville... Watch and Read the fruits of that interview now!

    You can check out the interview video and the BBC blog at the links below:

    BBC Video Interview
    BBC Blog

    The BBC visited us a few weeks back on the day Jack White launched his current tour at The Ryman here in Nashville.

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