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Finally, a kick-ass video game based on poetry rather than FIFA or Seal Team 6. Now all you gamers out there can experience what pixilated, dark haired poet Sampson Starkweather experiences: PAIN. So, no more can society argue that video game culture has usurped activities such as reading. Play the game. Taste the PAIN. Then, inflict more PAIN on your-self-abusing-selves, sitting in your dark rooms, cathode blue computer colored faces, still arguing Atari vs Intellivision, or the processing power of this-or-that latest console, and Pre-order PAIN: The Board Game by Sampson Starkweather, the fourth title from Third Man Books.
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"[Starkweather’s] poetry is so real, so stunning, so emotionally accurate and strange…I find with each poem I’m laughing out loud. But also putting my hand over my heart, in a futile effort to keep the damn thing still.” —Bianca Stone, author of Someone Else’s Wedding Vows
The Dead Weather has announced an array of activity leading towards the release of their eagerly awaited new album DODGE AND BURN which is out worldwide September 25th.
“Cop and Go,” the latest track released from DODGE AND BURN, is on sale today at all digital retailers worldwide. It is also available as an instant grat download with all digital pre-orders, along with single “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles).” The track – recently hailed by NME for its “hypnotic, snakelike groove” – can be heard now in full via the official Third Man Records SoundCloud.
The Dead Weather will celebrate DODGE AND BURN with a hugely anticipated visit to CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The appearance – which marks the band’s first official live performance in five years – airs Monday, September 14 at 11:35/10:35c (check local listings).
Pre-Order your copy of DODGE AND BURN on Vinyl or CD HERE.
"DRUMMING TECHNIQUE, DESIGN, AND DISCUSSION WITH DEAD WEATHER DRUMMER JACK WHITE"
DIRECTED BY JACK WHITE
LIVE NOW ON MODERN DRUMMER
The Dead Weather have released the first of four technique and instrument-based videos. This first episode features drummer Jack White demonstrating the details of his drum kit within the context of the band’s 2009 debut single, “Hang You From The Heavens.” Jack White designed the kit himself and the incredible team at Ludwig Drums attacked the build with vigor, creating a very unique trap kit. The White-directed video concludes with a live drumming performance of “Hang You From The Heavens," with an alternate drum beat to highlight the techniques discussed and showcase the band’s inner workings during live performances. The band and Third Man Records will release three more videos, each highlighting the member’s specific instruments and a different song from the band’s career, including tracks from their forthcoming album Dodge and Burn. Watch Jack’s video now on Modern Drummer.
Dodge and Burn - the band's third album and first full-length release in five years - is available for pre-order now, with all digital pre-orders receiving an instant grat download of "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)." The track is also on sale now at digital retailers worldwide.
Light In the Attic’s This Record Belongs To__________ is the antidote to your standard kids’ compilations. You won’t find boy bands, princesses, or purple dinosaurs here. Instead, we have Carole King, Jerry Garcia, Harry Nilsson, The Pointer Sisters, Donovan–and Kermit The Frog.
This record, compiled and sequenced by DJ and friend with the most trustworthy set of ears Zach Cowie, is dear to our hearts here at Third Man, as this collection of songs (previously passed around as a gift between friends) was the soundtrack of the first year or life for many TMR offspring. These kiddos now all have undeniably excellent taste in tunes. Trust us. The record is accompanied by an original, full-color storybook (in which five forest pals discover the beauty of vinyl records) with illustrations by acclaimed artist Jess Rotter.
Inspired by the classic Little Golden Books Series and Sesame Street’s In Harmony albums, This Record Belongs To ______ stems from a love of music, reading, and a passion for teaching future generations the interactive experience of holding an album in your hands, putting needle to groove, and immersing yourself in the pages of a record’s sleeve as the music plays.
How can you fully introduce your children to the magic of vinyl records without letting them interact with the record player a bit themselves? Third Man Records realizes your high end turntable might not be kid-friendly, so we are co-releasing a portable, suitcase record player just for the smalls!
The new Third Man Records Children’s Turntable is made by Jensen, is compact and portable, and features images of Manny, the Third Man mascot. The three-speed turntable with built-in speakers has a USB port for converting vinyl records to digital, an automatic return tone arm, and is as lightweight as a portable turntable can be. Included with the turntable is a Manny t-shirt and sticker.
This Record Belongs To __________ and the Third Man Records Children’s Turntable, sold as a bundle, are available for pre-order today and in stores on November 6th.
It's a tale as old as time: a special child with a remarkable vision has his dream repeatedly squashed and stepped on only to become victorious in the end. David James Swanson (acclaimed photographer, director, singer of Whirlwind Heat, cheeseburger lover and clothing designer) was one such child and is now one such victor. His vision? Pocket T-Shirts. His detractors? His mother, his peers, his tour mates, his band, cheeseburger flippers, and a man named Jack White III.
David has been wearing Pocket T's for as long as he can remember... ever since he invented them as a very young boy. Why? Because they are practical! They are chic! And, goddamnit, he likes them! Oh! The items you can put in that trusty breast pocket! Memory cards, boarding passes, guitar picks, phone numbers handed over from women of great taste, and, of course, the occasional tiki concoction when the location is Pacific and the mood is right.
One such occasion presented itself recently... David was in the Aloha State with Jack White's gang, and after many, many weeks of traveling, found his suitcase to be void of clean pocket t's. Where would he collect shells and sea glass? Where would he put his macadamia nuts for easy snacking? Where would he rest his Mai Tai?! Why, out of the hundreds and hundreds of t-shirts the crew lugged around on tour, was there not a pocket to be found among them? It was time to preach the gospel of the convenient, cotton pouch to the masses. It was time to bring the idea of the Pocket T to Third Man Records.
Jack and his team initially balked... Never would a record label of such esteem with such a taste for whimsy stoop to printing such a utilitarian item! Once David showed them proper placement and insisted on his vision, and after much, much deliberation and hundreds of hours of conversation and strategy, Third Man Records came around, and dare we say, it's the best decision we have ever made.
To celebrate seeing the light, we are releasing not one, not two, but THREE colors of the David James Swanson Third Man Record Pocket T: White, Grey, and Black. We are also releasing a limited edition Pocket T in black with metallic GOLD ink and David James Swanson's signature gold chain printed on the INSIDE of the shirt (no self-respecting international man of mystery wears his gold on the exterior of his pocket t). The limited edition Pocket T comes with a very special flexi disc (!!!) featuring a brand new Third Man sanctioned, one-time-only Whirlwind Heat cover band... HAWAIIAN HEAT!
Produced by the surf rock songstress Olivia Jean and recorded by the least Hawaiian guy we know Joshua Smith, this limited-edition flexi disc features 2 Hawaiian versions of Whirlwind Heat classics ("Pink" and "Orange" from the 2003 release (and 2013 re-release) Do Rabbits Wonder?). These hula-rific hits are performed by Fats Kaplin on lap steel, Dominic Davis on bass, and Rachael Davis on Ukelele and vocals, and Olivia Jean on acoustic guitar, and never has a piece of clothing inspired such a transcendent tribute. The flexi disc (TMR323 for you completists out there) is ONLY AVAILABLE to those who are ready to embrace the limited edition Pocket T and spread the gospel of its many virtues. All versions of the Pocket T-shirt will be available starting this Saturday (9/12) at Third Man Records in Nashville, TN. The three regular edition Pocket T-Shirts will also be made available online at that time.
Stay tuned down the road for future Pocket T-Shirt designs. By then you'll be hooked like ahi tuna before a luau.
Take a moment to view the short film above, directed by former naysayer and current "I-guess-it's-okayer" Jack White III, which brings to life the struggles of the aforementioned boy with a dream...