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TMR-308 / The Gories / “Be Nice” b/w “On the Run” Available Tuesday, May 19th
The baddest garage band from Detroit city, The Gories, is embarking on a 20-date campaign through the wilds of Europe and to help celebrate those live shows Third Man is proud to announce the release of their first 7” of new material in over twenty years! “Be Nice” is originally by The Nomads, featured prominently on “Back from the Grave” volume 4 compilation and is completely reclaimed by the Gories to fit in their inimitable style. “On the Run” is the first original badass Collins/Kroha composition in forever and while appearing on a streaming-only compilation a few years back is seeing its first physical release here.
In hopes to get the continent worked up into a frenzy, the Gories will be selling the tricolor version of this single exclusively at their European merch table. We’ll leave it to the band to figure how to handle with the screaming hordes, but the black vinyl version is available TODAY online and in our Nashville storefront (and quite probably a record store near you!)
Listen to a clip from "Be Nice" here below, grab yourself a copy of the 7" here, and if you haven't already picked up our previous Gories release, The Shaw Tapes Live in Detroit in 5/27/88, there's never been a better moment...
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
5/15 NL Haarlem - Patronaat
5/16 FR Bourges - Cosmic Trip
5/17 BE Diksmuide - 4AD
5/18 BE Antwerpen - Het Bos
5/19 NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
5/20 NL Groningen - Vera
5/21 DE Cologne - Gebaude 9
5/22 FR Paris - Vilette Sonique
5/23 DE Stuttgart - Goldmarks
5/24 CH St Gallen - Palace
5/26 SB Belgrade - Dom Omladine
5/27 CH Geneva - La Graviere
5/28 IT Milan - LOFI
5/29 IT Ravenna - Bronson
5/30 IT Bucine - Spectre
5/31 FR Marseille - Sud Side
6/2 FR Perpignan - DrinkShop
6/4 ES San Sebastian - DabaDaba
6/5 ES Madrid - Sala But
6/6 ES Sevilla - Sala X
October 2012 was a good time for Third Man Records... we expanded our headquarters, we got our hands on the 1953 Scully Lathe from King Records that we've all come to know and love, and we decided the direct-to-acetate upgrade to our live records deserved an upgrade to the artwork that accompanies them as well. Hence, the live record picture sleeve was conceived! Well, it's high time we start to give the shiny and new treatment to some of our shiny and not-so-new records, because they deserve it.
So, for $1 a piece, you can now purchase new-and-improved sleeves for the records in your collection from our Live 12" series. The first wave of covers is available to purchase now (HERE!), with the remaining to follow in the coming months. Give your live records a little love... with all the enjoyment they've provided you, they deserve it.
And, for those of you who don't have a record shelf full of Live at Third Man Records LP's, now when you purchase from the catalog, your records will come with the new photo covers that we have available. Right now, those titles are... Neil Hamburger, Ted Leo, Cold War Kids, The 126.96.36.199's, Jacuzzi Boys, Jeff the Brotherhood, Tyvek, Jenny & Johnny, Nobunny, Pujol, The Racontwoers, Conan O'Brien, Dex Romweber Duo, Benjamin Booker, Parquet Courts, Alloy Orchestra, Jack Johnson, Mudhoney, Divine Fits, Rory Scovel, Melvins, The Shins, The Kills, and Seasick Steve. Phew!
Third Man Books will be participating in the Poetry ReIncarnation at the Roundhouse, London, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the First International Poetry Incarnation, which saw over seven thousand people pack the Royal Albert Hall to witness performances by wordsmiths such as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael Horovitz, musician Davy Graham, and the birth of 60’s counterculture in the UK. For the ReIncarnation, Third Man Books poet Janaka Stucky and editor/poet Chet Weise will be joining musician Duke Garwood, poets Michael Horovitz (!), Francesca Beard, Elvis McGonagal, Kei Miller and more... Also, the fine folks at Rough Trade have named Third Man Books as their publisher of the month, and we will be hosting an event at Rough Trade East on May 29th to warm up for the ReIncarnation.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, joined by Metro Parks and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp., today announced that GRAMMY-winning artists Loretta Lynn and Jack White will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and join in the official ribbon-cutting of the newly-renovated Walk of Fame Park. How fitting, right? The event will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 and is free and open to the public.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the reopening of Walk of Fame Park than with the induction of Loretta Lynn and Jack White – two very diverse artists,” Mayor Dean said. “They represent what is best about Nashville with music that spans multiple genres and generations. They are great ambassadors for the creative community in our city, and I congratulate them on this wonderful honor.”
Both the induction ceremony and ribbon-cutting celebration will take place at Walk of Fame Park on Demonbreun Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues. In addition to the inductions of Lynn and White, the new plaque design for all of the renovated stars will be unveiled.
“Individually, Loretta Lynn and Jack White have each made an enormous impact on Nashville’s music scene,” said Ken Levitan, NCVC Board Chair and President of Vector Management. “Collectively, the impact of their collaborations has been felt exponentially and worldwide. The Walk of Fame showcases our diverse history and illustrates to fans from all over the world why we are Music City.”
“The improvements at Walk of Fame Park will enable the city to take better advantage of one of the busiest event parks downtown,” said Tommy Lynch, director of Metro Parks and Recreation. “The park will feature more usable green space and better electrical and sound capabilities, and it continues to celebrate the Nashville Music Garden, which is home to nearly 300 roses, including some that are very rare.”
The Music City Walk of Fame was created in the fall of 2006 on Nashville’s Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row.
The Walk of Fame is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration. With the addition of Loretta Lynn and Jack White, the Walk of Fame boasts 63 stars. Permanent sidewalk medallions with the artists’ name displayed in a star-and-guitar design will be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile.
We decided to throw a big fish in the pond for you to catch this week. When Alison Mosshart, Jack Lawrence, Dean Fertita and Jack White decided to make music together, Nashville's electricity usage spiked 300%, the water in the Cumberland River started to rise and threaten, tornado sirens started wailing daily, and the number of births skyrocketed. The result of two and a half weeks of whirlwind writing and recording is one of our most perfect releases. "Hang you from the Heavens," "Treat Me Like Your Mother," and "I Cut Like A Buffalo" are just three of 11 stormy tracks on the Dead Weather's debut record Horehound. If you don't already have this double LP in your collection, fix that problem immediately and for a NICE PRICE by picking up our Record of the Week!
Tickets available now.
May 21st / Doors at 7pm, Screening at 8pm
Light + Sound Machine, along with the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records, present...
A preview screening of Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll
—prior to the Belcourt's regular engagement in June—
d. John Pirozzi / USA / 2015 / HD
40 years ago, The Khmer Rouge entered the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh and removed all the blossoms from its tree-lined streets. The Cambodia of the 1950's and 60's was brimming with artists and musicians, and traditional Khmer themes were being placed into the Western contexts of rock & roll and go-go, discotheques and crooning heartthrobs, record stores and clubs. Phnom Penh looked similar to any Western city of that time, political unrest giving birth to counter culture, where we all know the good stuff really gets good. Don't Think I've Forgotten is John Pirozzi's keenly told story of the doomed fate of the youth and the youth culture of Phnom Penh and Cambodian culture at large, a fate transformed by bombs and brutality. Between its credits lay a generation of artists who deserve more days and whose songs deserve a larger audience. The Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records are pleased to bring you a preview screening of this stirring documentary, before its June opening at the Belcourt, as part of the Light + Sound Machine Film Series.
Purchase tickets here and check out the trailer below...