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INTRODUCING THIRD MAN BOOKS' FIRST BOOK OF FICTION!
"Transformative, wise and vivid with the quality of fantasy and fable."
—Sheree Renée Thomas, editor Dark Matter
"Kiini Ibura Salaam’s short stories (and the characters who inhabit them) are vital, fantastic in all senses of the word, audacious and tender."
—Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen
Excited is not the right word, maybe it's ecstatic, or maybe it's an otherworldly word that we have yet to experience, but might discover while exploring all the worlds and beings in Kiini Ibura Salaam's new collection of speculative fiction short stories, When the World Wounds. In this eagerly-awaited collection, Kiini Ibura Salaam continues her exploration of the dark, the sensual, and the mysterious with fiction that disturbs, delights, and dazzles. The five stories and one novella collected in When the World Wounds examine the tumultuous nature of the human condition through such wild imaginings as sensual encounters with deer, escapism in a dystopia prison, and volcano women. In “The Taming,” a lupine creature is trapped by beasts whose nefarious nature is beyond their prey’s understanding. In “Hemmie’s Calenture,” a woman escaping enslavement is thrust into a war between gods. “The Pull of the Wing” is the prequel to Salaam’s wildly popular "Of Wings, Nectar, and Ancestors" trilogy. “Because of the Bone Man” transports readers to the desolate landscape of post-Katrina New Orleans and the struggle of the city’s culture bearers to carry on. A welcome follow-up to Salaam’s award-winning Ancient, Ancient, When the World Wounds is perceptive and engaging as it examines our world’s callous and perilous landscapes while tickling the imagination and startling the senses.
JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016 charted at No. 1 for Vinyl Albums via Billboard with 12,000 copies now spinning on turntables across the US, a chart position Lazaretto also achieved in 2014. The acoustic compilation also charted at No. 8 in the Top 200, with 32,000 sold.
Full list of top chart positions below:
US Vinyl Albums: #1
Billboard Top 200: #8
US Top Album Sales: #5
US Physical Album Sales: #3
US Digital Albums: #10
US Alternative Albums: #3
US Americana/Folk Albums: #2
US Top Rock Albums: #4
Third Man Records congratulates Jack, The Raconteurs, and the White Stripes (all of whom have songs on the compilation, including a previously unheard White Stripes track “City Lights” and an unreleased version of The Raconteurs’ “Carolina Drama”) for this much deserved release week success.
In support of the release, Jack recently performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Later with Jools Holland. Head to jackwhiteiii.com to watch clips, and view his performance "Sugar Never Tasted So Good" and Just One Drink" on Later with Jools Holland now via Pitchfork.
If you haven’t already purchased JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016, choose your format and do so here.
If you haven't already picked up your copy of JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016, all signs point to "GET ON IT!" Check out some of the initial praise the record has received this week in the press below...
Third Man Records has a theory: It's impossible not to like Autolux. Because Carla Azar. Because of the soundtrack-of-the-otts symphony of their first two records. Because of their recent release PUSSY'S DEAD, which sounds more like the future than the score to TRON. Because two of the band's members met while composing the music for a Nobel-prize winner's play. Because Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records is their new label home (and we love us some Danger Mouse.) Because this. And this. And this. Following that logic, it’s impossible not to also like Autolux’s first live record, captured direct-to-acetate on Third Man Records’ 1955 Scully lathe on March 26th, 2016.
Eugene Goreshter, Greg Edwards, and Carla Azar made the Blue Room stage feel small that evening, Azar standing atop her drum throne, projections kaleidoscoping on the acoustic tiling behind them. It was one of their first live shows together in the years since their last record, Transit Transit, was released (in 2010), the in between of which saw each band member pursuing other worthy projects. No time to lose, the band’s cohesion was immediate, their sense-of-self solid, and their energy infectious.
Some of the best tracks of PUSSY’S DEAD made it into this live set, to the delight of the ecstatic Nashville audience that Saturday night: “Soft Scene,” “Anonymous,” “Brainwasher,” to name a few. Combine with a few well-placed gems from their previous releases (“Plantlife!” “Blanket!”), and the result is one of the most fun (and one of the more nuanced) records in the Third Man Live catalog.
Autolux Live at Third Man Records is officially out and available at a record store near you on September 30th, 2016.
Jack & Third Man Records are pleased to share the genius surprise gift they received from their friend Michel Gondry. On his own and without anyone's knowledge, the legendary filmmaker shot a video for "City Lights,” The White Stripes previously unreleased song from Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 – 2016, which he sent them the other night. The video is Gondry's fifth visual collaboration with The White Stripes. Watch the video now here.