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    Posted by on 12 October 2017

    This November, Jack White will introduce young music lovers to the beloved White Stripes  song “We’re Going To Be Friends” with his first children’s book of the same name and inspired by its lyrics. Jack and Third Man Books will celebrate the book with pre-release readings and signings at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 4th at 2pm and at Barnes & Noble’s Upper West Side store located on Broadway and 82nd Street in New York City on Saturday, November 11th at 11am. Along with Jack, the book’s illustrator Elinor Blake (a.ka. April March) will be on hand for the signings and as a special guest DJ at both events.

    “We’re Going To Be Friends” has touched children and adults around the world. To commemorate the forthcoming book launch, listen to Conan O’Brien's account of The White Stripes performance of the song on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien on February 20, 2009 and hear what the song means to him in a new animated video by Moth Studio. Watch it below...

    WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS will be available at pre-release events and limited distribution beginning in early November and on all bookshelves for nationwide release on November 21st.  Pre-order now.

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    Posted by on 12 October 2017

    One week ahead of release, Margo Price’s new album All American Made is streaming now in full via NPR Music. Listen now and feel free to share.

    The New York Times profiled Price in an extensive feature that ran this morning, read that here. Price will also appear as a guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Oct 24. All American Made is out everywhere via Third Man Records next Friday, October 20th. Pre-order:

    The early response to ‘All American Made’ has been stellar, with Pitchfork calling Price “an artist with a voice as big as the Batman Building and a facility for wryly updating old-school country conventions,” and Elle declaring her “Country music’s most exciting new truth-teller.” Cut primarily at Sam Phillip Recording in Memphis, All American Made expands on the scope and ambition that made her debut ‘Midwest Farmers Daughter’ one of the biggest country breakouts of last year. On All American Made, Price deals with issues like politics and sexism head-on, adding touches of classic soul and R&B to her real-deal country foundation.

    Fresh off a run of opening dates with Chris Stapleton, Price and her band will play a special in-store performance at Grimey’s in Nashville on October 17th as well as a sold out release show at Rough Trade Brooklyn on Oct 19th, before launching their ‘Nowhere Fast’ headline tour in early 2018. They’ll also play select shows with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill later this month, including Oct 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Ticket info here:

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    Posted by on 11 October 2017

    Third Man Records is thrilled to announce the release of The White Stripesfirst three albums -- The White Stripes (1999), De Stijl (2000) and White Blood Cells (2001) --  on white cassettes exclusively for Cassette Store Day 2017, coinciding with the band's 20th anniversary year. Black cassettes will be released in the future. This is the first-ever authorized cassette release of these now-classic albums, and they will be available in participating record stores on October 14, 2017

    More information on participating stores can be found HERE. Information on Third Man Vault Package #34 -- The White Stripes Live In Detroit: 1999-2000-2001 -- can be found HERE.

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    Posted by on 9 October 2017


    Calling all Weirdos, ghouls, and all haunted fools, something wicked this way comes. Third Man Records’ Devil’s Night Party is moving to Detroit! Why? Because it’s also Detroit’s own ITALY RECORDS’ 20th ANNIVERSARY, and if there’s one thing that can make this classic Detroit night even more Detroit, it’s VINYL RECORDS. Legend has it that David Italy and Steve Shaw spent hours and hours and 10s of dollars at the Ren-Cen Kinkos in order to hand deliver finished Rocket 455 singles just in time for their Devil’s Night show of ‘97!

    THIRD MAN RECORDS CASS CORRIDOR will keep it simple and keep it real. We still have LOTS of details forthcoming but for now let's CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF SEVEN ITALY RECORDS REISSUES - ROCKET 455, THE DIRTY’S, THE HENTCHMEN, THE FELLS, SOLEDAD BROTHERS, GREENHORNES and WHIRLWIND HEAT. The limited edition pink vinyl versions of these seven records, made at our own Third Man Pressing, will be available for purchase at the party*. We’ll be selling ITALY RECORDS T-SHIRTS, PIN SETS AND POSTERS to complement your new, old discs.

    Doors open at 7:30pm. Come hang out, have a snack, and get weird and wild with your buddies while your eyes adjust to the ambiance of black light ! The music will start at 7:30pm sharp with the scary duo, KEEP ON TRASH DJs, along with some friends. They’ll lead the charge in getting your head into the right/wrong space. Starting out the undead portion of our triple headlining evening will be muddiest band to ever crawl outta Toledo, Soledad Brothers, in a rare stripped down 2-piece performance! Up next is the un-eff-withable Rocket 455! Italy Records’ first artist!!! These guys don’t mess around... Marc won’t let em. Closing out the Undead performances and celebrating their 25th year is Detroit’s favorite sons The Hentchmen. Don’t worry kiddos, you’re in bad hands with John, Tim and Great Mike. Costume winners are gonna be announced after all that noise. STAY SICK. HOWL.

    Anyway, if you don’t know the drill, Costumes are REQUIRED. There’s absolutely NO ENTRY unless you get your act together and dress up. We'll provide the snacks and the bar will be stocked. Let's all have a good time and shake the cobwebs off. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. (Available online and in our Detroit storefront).

    Purchase tickets HERE.


    7:30: Doors, Keep on Trash DJs, Specialty Devil's Night Drinks, Free snacks, Photo op with Third Man photographers extraordinaire
    8:30: Special Host Introduction / Soledad Brothers
    9:00: DJ/Changeover
    9:15: Rocket 455
    9:55: DJ/Changeover
    10:15: The Hentchmen
    10:55: Host Farewell / Costume Contest Winners

    *pink vinyl will also be available to purchase in the Nashville storefront the morning of the 10/30. Standard edition black vinyl will be officially released 11/10.

    **lineup subject to change

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    Posted by on 6 October 2017


    King of cult John Waters has long been an idol of the the creative hive of maladjusted artsy types here at Third Man Records. We are pleased to release the audio album release of "Make Trouble," Waters' subversive commencement speech published earlier this year by Algonquin Books, and now read by Waters himself. Make Trouble, the record, is available in full digitally today, with a companion 7" single of the same name, featuring Waters' reading of his commencement speech at RISD in its entirety, out today. The recordings are produced by Grammy-winner Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Zomba Prison Project).

    The speech begins with Waters explaining his qualifications to provide the graduating students the last word of their college education. "I should say right off that I am really qualified to be your commencement speaker. I was suspended from high school, then kicked out of college in the first marijuana scandal ever on the university campus. I've been arrested several times. I've been known to dress in ludicrous fashions. I've also built a career out of negative reviews. And I've been recently called the prince of puke by the press and another title I'm really proud of - the people's pervert."

    Waters spoke with NPR's Linda Wertheimer this Spring about the book, the fact that it was written in Obama's America and released in Trump's America, saying, "I don't believe that we should never not talk to people we don't agree with politically. If you can make that person laugh, it's the first step to getting him to listen to change their mind."

    Listen to or purchase Make Trouble now at your preferred digital retailer, and purchase the vinyl 7" spoken word record now. The limited edition red vinyl version of the 7”, which went on sale in advance to attendees at Waters’ Rough Trade East in-store event and signing last night in London, is also available today at both Third Man Records storefronts.

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  • Introducing... VAULT PACKAGE #34 THE WHITE STRIPES LIVE IN DETROIT 1999-2000-2001

    Posted by on 4 October 2017

    In continued celebration of The White Stripes 20th anniversary, Third Man Records is proud to announce Vault Package #34 The White Stripes Live in Detroit: 1999-2000-2001. Sign-up deadline: October 31st.

    July 30th, 1999 found The White Stripes headlining the Magic Bag in fashionable Ferndale, a northern suburb of Detroit. Chosen as a venue mainly to placate the fans who wouldn’t venture to see The White Stripes in rough-and-tumble Detroit, the show would be their first performance after the release of their self-titled debut album. The cushy environs of the Magic Bag provided Jack with an in-house piano, making this the first time that he and Meg would ever incorporate the instrument live. Highlights include their first-ever stab at Bob Dylan’s “Love Sick,” an endearingly unique solo piano rendition of “You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket,” and a simplistic, embryonic rendition of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” all of which provide for a tense performance, filled with equal parts rage and tenderness of which only The White Stripes were capable.

    August 18th, 2000 had The White Stripes performing at Detroit’s venerable Magic Stick. Supported by near-and-dear friends (who’d later become bandmates and collaborators), the Greenhornes and Whirlwind Heat, the recording provides a window into the Stripes’ mindset that Summer — just after their West Coast De Stijl headlining tour in June and still yet to experience the insanity of their opening slots for Sleater-Kinney in September. The only known live performance of Captain Beefheart’s “Ashtray Heart” (which they’d just recently laid to tape for eventual release in the Sub Pop Singles Club), a rare live outing for the deep cut “I’m Bound to Pack It Up,” and an electrifying set-ending “Let’s Shake Hands” leave the listener with the palpable sense that something amazing is about to happen for this band.

    June 7th, 2001 marked The White Stripes final performance at the Gold Dollar in Detroit. As the first of three hometown headlining shows to support the release of White Blood Cells, the feeling in the air that night was one of excitement and anticipation. In what was arguably the most packed show in Gold Dollar history, Jack and Meg delivered beyond expectations and played their new, soon-to-be critically acclaimed record from front to back. Despite an attempt at tackling Get Behind Me Satan in Chicago in 2005, this would be the ONLY time The White Stripes would perform any of their albums in their entirety. In full command of their powers, The White Stripes proved to be both ascendant and transcendent on this night. This show was the triumphant culmination of the previous five years of gigging in Detroit.

    Each LP in this set is pressed on 180-gram vinyl by Third Man Pressing in Detroit and housed in a custom die-cut sleeve that stylistically deconstructs the Stripes’ album released the year that corresponds to the live performance. Additionally, high quality reproduction prints of the Jack White-designed posters for each of these shows will be included. Originally limited to no more than two dozen copies printed (Kinko’s color copies were a buck a pop back then!), posted up at local Detroit record shops and watering holes and summarily torn down and thrown away, original copies of these highly-sought-after pieces have been known to command hundreds of dollars on the secondary market. The copies included here are gorgeous, instantly frame-worthy and much lighter on the pocketbook than the costly originals.

    All of these components are lovingly housed in a sturdy slipcase utilizing the rub-on style lettering employed by Jack on a majority of his early flyer designs. SIGN UP NOW... HERE!

    Live at the Magic Bag 7-30-1999

    Jimmy the Exploder
    Wasting My Time
    Cannon / John the Revelator (traditional)
    The Big Three Killed My Baby
    I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself (Bacharach/David)
    Love Sick (Bob Dylan) (piano)
    Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (piano)
    St. James Infirmary (traditional) (piano)
    Suzy Lee
    Stop Breaking Down (Robert Johnson)
    Lafayette Blues
    The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
    You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket (piano)
    Broken Bricks

    Live at the Magic Stick 8-18-2000

    You’re Pretty Good Looking (for a Girl)
    When I Hear My Name
    Jolene (Dolly Parton)
    Cannon/John the Revelator (traditional)
    Apple Blossom
    Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
    Death Letter (Son House)
    Little Bird
    Jimmy the Exploder
    I’m Bound to Pack It Up
    Broken Bricks
    Hello Operator
    Astro / Jack the Ripper (Screaming Lord Sutch)
    Ashtray Heart (Captain Beefheart)
    Let’s Shake Hands

    Live at the Gold Dollar 6-7-2001

    Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
    Hotel Yorba
    I’m Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman
    Fell in Love With a Girl
    Little Room
    The Union Forever
    The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
    We’re Going to Be Friends
    Offend in Every Way
    I Think I Smell a Rat
    I Can’t Wait
    Now Mary
    I Can Learn
    This Protector

    *For more info about the Gold Dollar visit

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