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  • SUN SEEKER'S DEBUT EP BIDDEFORD OUT TODAY VIA THIRD MAN RECORDS

    Posted by on 14 July 2017

    "During their short career, Nashville indie folk quartet Sun Seeker 
    have developed a mature sound that belies their youth... 
    there's a relaxed optimism in their sun-kissed, timeless sound." - Consequence of Sound
     
    Sun Seeker's debut EP, Biddeford, is out today. The full stream of the EP debuted via The Nashville Scene, who noted that the band "comes strong out of the gate with their first longer-format release." The EP has also received advance praise from Performer Magazine and Consequence of Sound, who praised "Won't Keep Me Up At Night" as "...a contemplative slice of nostalgia." The band will be celebrating the EP release with a show at The Blue Room at Third Man Records tonight, followed by appearances at Louisville, KY's Forecastle Festival and Birmingham, AL's Sloss Music & Arts Festival. Stay tuned for U.S. tour dates, which will be announced soon.
     
    The band has also shared a video for Biddeford standout track "Won't Keep Me Up At Night," which is available to stream or embed HERE.
     
    Sun Seeker has drawn applause for their unhurried breed of Cosmic American Music and with Biddeford, their long awaited debut EP, the Nashville-based band more than affirm their promise. The EP follows Sun Seeker's widely acclaimed Third Man debut single, 2016's "Georgia Dust"  -- voted "Best Song of 2016" by The Nashville Scene -- b/w "No One Knows" (TMR322).Biddeford sees Alex Benick (guitar, vocals), Asher Horton (bass guitar, vocals), and Ben Parks(drums, vocals) exploring nostalgia, melancholy, and emotional turmoil via laid-back psychedelia pollinated with tight harmonies, classic folk songcraft, and country rock spirit, an ageless approach that is simultaneously archetypal and now utterly their own. Songs like "With Nothing (But Our Last Words)" and the yearning "Won't Keep Me Up At Night" meld Benick's candid lyricism and stark melodies with creative arrangement and production technique, fashioning a sonic world to match their interior emotional scope.

    Now all 21 and 22, the "bunch of musical friends" at the core of Sun Seeker have been collaborating in some sense since eighth grade. The trio formed a loose collective of combos, playing together in each other's bands, with Sun Seeker officially convening in January 2013. The band became fast favorites on the Nashville scene, earning word of mouth and a fervent fan following via an electric live presence and a striking collection of songs. Sun Seeker will celebrate Biddeford with intense national touring, not dissimilar to the approach they took in building a hometown following. The band plan to use the time between runs to record their now eagerly anticipated debut album, still determined to keep venturing forward, developing and expanding the distinctive parameters of their own intrepid sound and vision.
     

    Biddeford EP track list:
    1. Churchill
    2. Biddeford
    4. With Nothing (But Our Last Words)
    5. Sunny Day Girls
    6. Might Be Time
     
    Sun Seeker upcoming performances:
    7/14 - The Blue Room @ Third Man Records (release show) - Nashville, TN
    7/15 - Forecastle Festival - Louisville, KY
    7/16 - Sloss Music & Arts Festival - Birmingham, AL

    Sun Seeker's debut EP, Biddeford, is out today. 

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  • THIRD MAN RECORDS ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF THE WHITE STRIPES THE FIRST SHOW: LIVE ON BASTILLE DAY ON DIGITAL AND STREAMING SERVICES

    Posted by on 14 July 2017

    Third Man Records is proud to announce the arrival of The White Stripes The First Show: Live On Bastille Day, a recording of the band's first-ever performance, on digital and streaming services for the first time ever to celebrate the band's 20th Anniversary. The performance, which took place during The Gold Dollar Detroit's open mic night on Bastille Day 1997 — 20 years ago today — sees the Stripes powering through an abbreviated set of "St. James Infirmary," "Jimmy The Exploder," and "Love Potion #9." The First Show: Live On Bastille Day is now available to purchase and stream HERE.

    Recorded in crystalline soundboard quality, this first glimpse into The White Stripes unique sound world — which was previously available only as a 7" in Third Man Vault Package #13 — brims with childish charm and a heartwarming awareness of how far Jack and Meg White would journey from such an unassuming start.

    From the same era of The White Stripes first show, this photo (previously only published in grainy black-and-white) highlights a wall in Detroit emblazoned with the phrase "Silk, Satin, Suede" which was originally slated to be the title of the White Stripes' first album.

    Third Man will be celebrating The White Stripes 20th anniversary all year. Fans are reminded to check out the details of their latest massive Vault package, #33, The White Stripes Icky Thump X, HERE. Registration to receive this package will be open until July 31st.

    Third Man Records is proud to announce the arrival of The White Stripes' The First Show: Live On Bastille Day, a recording of the band's first-ever performance, on digital and streaming services for the first time ever to celebrate the band's 20th Anniversary. 

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  • GREG ASHLEY & THE WESTERN PLAYBOYS' SELF-TITLED COVERS EP OUT NOW

    Posted by on 10 July 2017

    Third Man Records has had "awkward affections" for Greg Ashley since he first poked his head out of the garage-pysch voodoo underground back in the heady days of the early 2000's, so it's a big pleasure to announce that Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys' self-titled covers EP is out now. Third Man has also shared a "Best of Greg Ashley" playlist, which can be found below.

    The EP is available for purchase here and now, as well as in Third Man storefronts and local record store favorites. Take a trip with your first listen to his version of Warren Zevon's "Carmelita" here.

    Third Man Records has had "awkward affections" for Greg Ashley since he first poked his head out of the garage-pysch voodoo underground back in the heady days of the early 2000's, so it's a big pleasure to announce that Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys' self-titled covers EP is out now. 

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  • LUCKY 7 RECORD RELEASE PARTY

    Posted by on 30 June 2017

    Next Friday is the 7th day of the 7th month in 2017 and because we love numerology we want you all to get lucky and we're going to offer up 7 special titles for the first (and in some cases, only) time in our Nashville and Detroit shops. 

    You can see the details and photos of all the exciting releases we'll have available below (make sure you get your eyes on that!), but that's not all... 

    Both TMR Nashville and Detroit will have live Monks cover bands playing in their venues for FREE. 

    Detroit - Thee Fake Monks - LIVE AT 3pm

    Frank Woodman (Caveman Woodman), Alex Glendening (Deadbeat Beat), Magic Jake Culkowski (King Tuff), John Szymanski (The Hentchmen), and TJ Ghoul (Pretty Ghouls)

    Nashville - The Hunks -  LIVE AT 12pm Noon 

    Dillon Watson (Savoy Motel), Domo (Ornament), Andy Pharaoh (Ranch Ghost), Cam Sarrett (Big Sur), Mitch Jones (Ginger Bakers)

    And for added fun, Margo Price will be opening for My Morning Jacket at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville that evening (July 7th) and we'll be giving away three pairs of tickets. All you have to do is buy all 7 releases (limited versions if they are available, standard vinyl if limiteds are sold out) and we will put your name in the jar and we'll select winners at random following the performance of The Hunks in the Blue Room. 

    Detroit, for their part will be doing a Lillie Mae ticket giveaway for her show at Third Man Cass Corridor on Aug. 26th. The giveaway will work the same as above - buy all the releases to enter! 

    And with no further ado... Here's what we'll have for sale on the 7th!

    The Monks - Hamburg Sessions Limited Edition - 100 available in each location
    - white vinyl LP
    - silk-screened jacket featuring exclusive artwork
    - risograph booklet including a wealth of archival Monks material
    - facsimile reproduction of the postcard that signaled the end of the band

     

    Additionally, 20 random copies scattered between Third Man’s Nashville and Detroit locations will include a postcard autographed by all members of the Monks

     

     

    My Bubba 
    - Tri-Color 7" pressed at Third Man Pressing (50 available in each location)
    - Standard black vinyl 

     

     

    Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys
    - White Vinyl LP (50 available in each location)
    - Standard black vinyl

     

     

    Joyce Manor - Live at TMR 
    - Blue Vinyl 7" (25 pieces available in each location)
    - Standard black vinyl

     

     

    Caddywhompus - Live at TMR 
    - Blue Vinyl 7" (25 pieces available in each location)
    - Standard black vinyl 

     

     

    The Stooges - S/T 
    - Standard black vinyl Third Man retail stores only edition 
    - Deluxe 2xLP with first album in it's entirety and a full disc of outtakes housed in a tip-on sleeve

     

     

    MC5 - Kick Out The Jams 
    - Standard black vinyl Third Man retail store only edition in tip-on sleeve 

     

     

    Next Friday is the 7th day of the 7th month in 2017 and because we love numerology we want you all to get lucky and we're going to offer up 7 special titles for the first (and in some cases, only) time in our Nashville and Detroit shops. 

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  • MY BUBBA BLUE SERIES "GONE" B/W "YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME LONESOME WHEN YOU GO" OUT TODAY!

    Posted by on 30 June 2017

    Yesterday NPR All Songs Considered premiered the A-side to My Bubba's Jack White-produced Blue Series 7", "Gone."

    The single is out and available now, via Third Man Records, Streaming services and fine records stores worldwide.

    To celebrate, My Bubba were good enough to create a playlist of songs that influenced and resonate with the songs from their recording.

    Check in later today for news on tri-Color 7" availability for this title.

    The single is out and available now, via Third Man RecordsStreaming services and fine records stores worldwide.

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  • PRE-ORDER GREG ASHLEY AND THE WESTERN PLAYBOYS NEW ALBUM

    Posted by on 29 June 2017

    We’ve had awkward affections for Greg Ashley since he first poked his head out of the garage pysch voodoo underground back in the heady days of the early 2000’s, so it’s a big pleasure to announce the EP release for Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys due out on July 7th.

    Greg Ashley has tracked across the States' metropolises, fringes and sticks for years now, releasing records under his own name and earlier on with black magic psych cult The Gris Gris.

    Now, together with the Western Playboys, you can hear the dusty technicolor Rio Grande flowing in the veins of these new recordings. Many of these songs are Greg's indomitable take on waltz, country swing and golden honky-tonk greats like Stonewall Jackson and Charlie Walker, but lest we forget the cover of Estrus records' finest garage rock nihilists The Makers. This 12” EP plays out from start to finish like a band in a washed out juke joint at a desert outpost from a Barry Gifford novel—strung out, sharp-witted and never dull.

    Square it up and spin it now.

    Available for pre-order here and now and in our storefronts and local record store favorites July 7th. Take a trip with your first listen to his version of Warren Zevon’s “Carmelita” below.

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