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  • DEVIL'S NIGHT FOR THE DETAIL-ORIENTED

    Posted by Third Man on 27 October 2015

    HOWDY FOLKS. IF YOU'RE READING THIS, THAT MEANS YOU SURVIVED THE WOLF EYES INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER AKA "UNFOLLOWGATE." WASN'T THAT FUN??? I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF TIMMY'S ORGANISM AND VIDEO HAD A TURN AT THE WHEEL? HMMM...

    ANYWAY, DEVIL'S NIGHT (SOLD OUT) IS FAST APPROACHING (YEAH, IT'S THIS FRIDAY, HOLY MOSTACCIOLI) AND IT'S PROBABLY BEST FOR YOU TO PREP WHATEVER'S LEFT OF THAT DECREPIT VIBE YOU CALL A SOUL AND READ CLOSE FOR SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS.

    FIRST, IT IS OUR ESTEEMED PLEASURE TO CONFIRM THAT OUR HOST FOR THE EVENING IS THE ORIGINAL QUEEN OF NOISE, CHERIE CURRIE, FORMER LEAD SINGER OF THE RUNAWAYS! DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE.

    SECOND, SINCE THERE'S NO ENTRY GRANTED TO ANYONE WITHOUT A COSTUME (OR A PHOTO ID), IT'S ONLY RIGHT AND NATURAL TO PIT POPEYE VS. PINOCCHIO IN A NO HOLDS BARRED COSTUME CONTEST, COMPLETE WITH GILDED POLYMER TROPHIES FOR FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PLACE. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER ALL BANDS HAVE PLAYED AND SPECIAL PRIZES WILL FOLLOW. HEHEHE NOT FOR THE FAINT OF GARB! THE COSTUME-WEARER DEEMED #1-IN-THE-BUNCH WILL WIN THE MOST MEGA PRIZE PACK WE CAN THINK OF: THE BLUE RIBBON TROPHY, A SET OF ALL THREE LIMITED EDITION #AUDIOSOCIALDISSENT RECORDS (MORE ON THAT LATER), A TOUR OF THIRD MAN RECORDS HEADQUARTERS, AND A $100 GIFT CARD

    THIRD, HEHEHE, OUR DEAR FRIEND AND SPIRITUS RECTOR WILLIAM KEIHN WAS KEIHND ENOUGH TO CONJURE A TRULY MARVELOUS POSTER FOR THE EVENT. WE HERE AT TMR HAVE LONG RESPECTED BOTH HIS MIND AND HIS #TMAPPROVED AESTHETIC SO, NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE ARE SMILING. THE POSTER WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TWO COLORS, BOTH IN AN EDITION OF FIFTY: POLICE LIGHT BLUE AND SAFETY CONE ORANGE. DON'T SNOOZE ON THIS. 

    FOURTH, WE'LL ALSO BE OFFERING AN ARRAY OF ONE-TIME ONLY SOUVENIRS BASED ON THE KEIHN DESIGN. ARE YOU WISE TO THIS? 

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    FIFTH, PLEASE PARK IN THE MISSION PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM TMR. PARK IN THE STREETS TOO. COME HANG EARLY AND GET THAT SWEET SPOT THATS ALWAYS ELUDED YOU. A TARDY PUNK IS A VEXED PUNK. AND LOOK. HAVE FUN. BE SAFE BUT NOT TOO SAFE.

    SIXTH, LEST YOU FORGET, THIS IS A RELEASE SHOW FOR NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT THREE BEAUTIFULLY TERRIFYING RELEASES FROM VIDEO, TIMMY'S ORGANISM, AND WOLF EYES. SO, YES, THIS MEANS THE LIMITED EDITION VERSIONS OF THESE RECORDS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT AND ARE AS FOLLOWSVIDEO THE ENTERTAINERS: BOOTLEG EDITION (Painted, screen printed, and assembled by hand at TMR headquarters. Made from dollar bin records turned inside out. Five variations exist: black, blue, green, red, and blank cover art. Black vinyl. Includes an exclusive newsprint poster.); WOLF EYES I AM A PROBLEM: MIND IN PIECES: BUTTERCREAM VINYL; TIMMY'S ORGANISM HEARTLESS HEATHEN: VULGAR VINYL (Mixed color vinyl).

    HERE'S THE SCHEDULE...

    7:00-8:30pm: Doors, Grill Out (Hot Dogs, Veggie Dogs, Burgers!), Specialty Devil's Night Cocktails, Free S'mores from Bang Candy, Photo Op with Third Man photographer Angelina Castillo
    8:30-9:00pm: Host Introduction
    8:30-9:00pm: Essential Tremors
    9:00-9:15pm: DJ/Changeover
    9:15-9:55pm: VIDEO
    9:55-10:15pm: DJ/Changeover
    10:15-10:55pm: Timmy's Organism
    10:55-11:10pm: DJ/Changeover
    11:10-12:00am: Wolf Eyes
    12:00-12:15pm: Host Farewell / Costume Contest Winners

    The Devil's In the Detail...

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  • Full Stream of Timmy's Organism HEARTLESS HEATHEN

    Posted by Third Man on 27 October 2015

    CMJ has just premiered the full album, yes FULL ALBUM, of the new Timmy's Organism record Heartless Heathen. They also had a little heart-to-heart with Timmy Vulgar. Head on over to get better acquainted with Detroit's most accomplished maniac and the hardest working punk in show business, and have a listen to his latest gesamtkunstwerk. AND, if you haven't already pre-ordered Heartless Heathen (OUT THIS FRIDAY), get your act together HERE.

    at CMJ.com!

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  • New VIDEO Spotlight Series -and- Track Premiere PLUS VIDEO -and- WOLF EYES Tour Dates -and- WOLF EYES FULL ALBUM STREAM

    Posted by Third Man on 22 October 2015

    Your boys in VIDEO are hitting the road, and to accompany the announcement of their tour dates (AND to remind you about their 10/30 release THE ENTERTAINERS, we've released (with the help of Brooklyn Vegan) a new SPOTLIGHT SERIES VIDEO from frontman TV's Daniel —and— a new track off the upcoming LP, titled "Shackles."

    We have strong feelings about VIDEO. We know you will too. See if we're right: 

    VIDEO TOUR DATES:

    10/28 AUSTIN, TX — BEERLAND — VIDEO Showcase
    10/30 NASHVILLE, TN TMR — DEVIL'S NIGHT
    10/31 ATLANTA, GA — 529
    11/1 CHAPEL HILL, NC — NIGHTLIGHT
    11/2 RICHMOND, VA — STRANGE MATTER
    11/3 BALTIMORE, MD — HOLY FRIJOLES
    11/4 PHILADELPHIA, PA — SECOND EMPIRE
    11/5 NYC, NY — ST. VITUS
    11/6 MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — LA VITROLA
    11/7 TORONTO, ON, CANADA — SILVER DOLLAR
    11/8 DETROIT, MI — MARBLE BAR
    11/9 CHICAGO, IL — EMPTY BOTTLE
    11/10 MILWAUKEE, WI — LUCKY CAT
    11/11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN — PORK AVE HOUSE
    11/12 ST. LOUIS, MO—  FOAM
    11/13 NORMAN, OK — OPOLIS
    11/14 DALLAS, TX — THREE LINKS

    PLUS, The good folks at FADER are offering a FULL ALBUM STREAM of Wolf Eyes' new record I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces, out on the same day (10/30 for those of you with short-term memory loss). Don't mess up. Go listen to it ("It is not intentionally meant to be shocking, sad or scary, but it is."), then go buy it (because those are feelings you're down with.)

    WOLF EYES TOUR DATES

    10/24 Lakewood, OH Mahall’s 20 Lanes
    10/30 Nashville, TN Third Man Records
    10/31 Atlanta, GA The Earl
    11/15 Charlotte, SC The Station
    11/3 Chapel Hill, NC The Night Light
    11/4 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
    11/5 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
    11/6 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
    11/7 New York City, NY Trans-Pecos

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  • Timmy's Organism shares new track, announces P4K radio slot and tour dates via FLOOD

    Posted by Third Man on 20 October 2015

    Punk garage group Timmy's Organism are set to release their new album Heartless Heathen on October 30. Check out the second single "Weather Woman" over at FLOOD. Timmy's Organism will have a slot on P4K Radio, tomorrow, October 21st, 3-4PM EST. Today, Timmy's Organism also announced dates for their US tour, check it out below.

    Fronting some of the most original, compelling and unpredictable bands (not only in Detroit, but the world) for over two decades, Tim Lampinen's work with the Epileptix, Clone Defects, and Human Eye has always held a rapturous cult following. Yet his work with his current trio, Timmy's Organism, presents Lampinen (aka Timmy Vulgar) along with bassist Jeff Giant and drummer Blake Hill, ready for their close-up. With Heartless Heathen the group touches on their artistic and spiritual forbears of Captain Beefheart and Destroy All Monsters, while amply ramping up the slop culture rapture of classic punk 'n' roll like Chrome, Crime, and the Damned as well as contemporaries like Thee Oh Sees. There's a reason why Lampinen won a $25,000 Kresge Grant for his work with his bands...he creates music that borders on art, live shows that border on theater. It's high time the rest of the world takes notice. Are you ready?

    TOUR DATES

    10/29 - Louisville, KY - Nachbar
    10/30 - Nashville, TN - Devil's Night at Third Man Records
    10/31 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
    11/1 - New Orleans, LA - Port (w/ Weather Warlock)
    11/2 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
    11/3 - El Paso, TX - Monarch
    11/4 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
    11/5 - San Diego, CA - Tower Bar
    11/6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
    11/7 - San Francisco, CA - Record In Store
    11/8 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
    11/9 - Arcata, CA - TBA
    11/10 - Portland, OR - Star Bar
    11/11 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
    11/12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
    11/14 - Reno, NV - Holland Project
    11/15 - Las Vegas, NV - Dive Bar
    11/16- Tucson, AZ - Flycatcher
    11/18 - Dallas, TX - Crown and Harp
    11/19 - Memphis, TN - The Buccaneer
    11/20 - Indianapolis, IN - State Street Pub
    11/21 - Bloomington, IN - 21st Block House
    11/22 - Layfayette, IN - The Spot
    11/23 - Chicago, IL - Reckless Records
    11/24 - Chicago, IL - TBA
    11/25 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory

    Punk garage group Timmy's Organism have signed to Third Man Records, and are set to release their new album 'Heartless Heathen' on October 30. Check out the second single "Weather Woman" over at FLOOD. Timmy's Organism will have a slot on P4K Radio, October 21st, 3-4PM EST. Today, Timmy's Organism also announced dates for their US tour, check it out below.

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  • Light + Sound Machine Presents... FOR THE PLASMA

    Posted by Third Man on 19 October 2015

    November 19, 2015
    at Third Man Records
    Doors 7pm, film at 8pm 
    $10 / $8 Belcourt Members
      
    d. Bingham Bryant & Kyle Molzan 
    USA, 2014, 94min, HD Digital 

    Directors Bingham Bryant & Kyle Molzan in person for introduction and Q&A

    A digital-pastoral drama of friendship, landscape and technology, "For the Plasma" begins as the story of two young women (Anabelle LeMieux and Rosalie Lowe) employed as forest-fire lookouts in Northern Maine, and ends in a hundred places at once. Along the way, the girls make financial predictions based on surveillance footage of the surrounding forest, the local lighthouse keeper and a pair of unusual investors interrupt their solitude, and a dreamlike portrait of small town America and contemporary life is revealed. "For the Plasma" is a film of minimal means but ambition, shot in Super 16mm and 4:3 with a small cast and crew, and scored by the great Japanese experimental composer, Keiichi Suzuki.

    "[A] most beguiling, unclassifiable entry… a modest project of big ideas: about solitude, collaboration, conspiracy, magical thinking.” - ARTFORUM

    **Nominated as one of the "Best Undistributed Films of 2014" by Film Comment, The New Yorker, Indiewire, & The Village Voice Film Poll

    PURCHASE TICKETS

    November 19th at 8pm

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  • Courtney Barnett Blue Series Available TODAY

    Posted by Third Man on 16 October 2015

    PURCHASE NOW.

    Last week we announced the latest offering of our Blue Series, which, to jog your memory, is the one where we pluck an artist passing through town off the road, and plunk them down in the Third Man Studio to record 2 tracks produced by our top dog, Jack White. Once recorded (which is completed in one single afternoon), and mixed, and mastered, and sent off to the pressing plant just down the road, and the photo of the artist is taken in our Blue Room, and, and, and, we release the tracks on 7" vinyl. This Summer, it was Melbourne-to-rock-n-roll songstress Courtney Barnett who was open to this tour detour. Barnett recorded "Boxing Day Blues Revisited" (the solemn reprise to "Boxing Day Blues" from her 2015 release Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit), which tugs at your heartstrings despite the singers' clear and apparent apathy. "Shivers," the Roland S. Howard-penned, Nick Cave-crooned nihilistic — and quintessentially Australian — ballad, makes for a perfect B-side antidote.

    This 2-headed beast of a Blue Series is available TODAY, and your record collection is garbage without it. Fix that by picking up a copy of your own HERE.

    This 2-headed beast of a Blue Series is available TODAY, and your record collection is garbage without it. Fix that by picking up a copy of your own HERE.

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