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The Nashville Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping the hungry, homeless and hurting, and we are so honored to have such great neighbors. We've done turkey drives the past two seasons to help the Mission collect the 1,000 turkeys and foodstuffs required to throw their annual banquet, and we'd like to solidify the tradition of giving back with your help.
Here's the deal: Anytime in the next two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, drop off your donation (from the options below) to the Nashville Rescue Mission (You can find their donation center at 616 7th Avenue South, across the street from TMR headquarters, and entry by the American flag). They are open Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm. Bring your donation receipt to the Third Man storefront and immediately receive 10% off your purchase PLUS be entered to win our big Thanksgiving Prize Pack (detailed below).
In planning your donation, please be mindful of what you'd like on YOUR Thanksgiving table, and shop accordingly.
The Thanksgiving Prize Pack will be bursting at the seams with Third Man Records goodness: chock full exclusive records like test pressings and colored vinyl, random bits of dust and cake crumbs, leftover motor oil and perhaps even some holiday cheer. While we'd love to detail its contents, we're afraid they must be kept a secret. All we can promise is that it won't disappoint. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday. November 30th.
For those of you who would like to contribute but are out of town, feel free to give to the Mission directly online using our dedicated link. Your donation of $15 or more will automatically enter you into the Thanksgiving Prize Pack drawing.
We THANK YOU in advance for helping us help others. We've said it before, and we'll say it again, we have it so good having you all around.
DIY Magazine describes them as "a berserk bunch who balance noise with a don't-give-a-shit mentality." NME says they're "notably non-conformist." The Quietus thinks they will "restore your faith in rock & roll." We here at Third Man have decided they are, without-a-doubt "favorite band material."
They are Yak, and they are set to release their most thrilling material ever THIS FRIDAY in the form of a second EP titled ‘No.’ Last month we unveiled the official video for the release’s title track. Today, we're pleased to share with you their second EP-related video for the track "Alas Salvation." Directed again by ex-Jesus And Mary Chain member Douglas Hart (who, as we mentioned last time, has also made videos for Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and The Horrors).
If you haven't worked it out yet, now is the time. Pre-order the 'No' EP on 7" vinyl HERE. That way, these 3 perfectly punky tracks will be spinning on your turntable by Friday's release day.
Yak is embarking this month on their biggest headline tour of the UK to date. If you're in Great Britain, get your tickets now for one of the shows below:
Nov 13 – France, Les Inrocks Festival – Paris Boule Noire
Nov 14 – Southampton, Indiependence Festival
Nov 17 – London, Moth Club
Nov 18 – Brighton, Prince Albert
Nov 19 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
Nov 20 – Liverpool, Magnet
Nov 21 – Bristol, Start The Bus
Nov 24 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Nov 25 – Glasgow, Broadcast
Nov 26 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
Nov 27 – Newcastle, Head Of Steam
Nov 28 – Leicester, The Cookie
Dec 1 – Manchester, Gullivers
Dec 2 – Cardiff, Ifor Bach
Dec 3 – Falmouth, Mono
Dec 4 – Plymouth, The Underground
"...we could wax poetic for days about how much we love this record (and how we think Margo is here to save us all from the Starbucking of America with her stupefying voice that could tumble buildings and how her songs have one foot firmly planted in Nashville's past and their whole heart somehow gracefully existing in 2015)..."
Now we're pleased to let you know that you won't have to wait until March to put a little Pricetag on your turntable. The first single off the record "Hurtin' on the Bottle" will be released December 4th, and we'll have a good, ol' fashioned party to celebrate the launch at the brand new Basement East in Nashville the evening prior, December 3rd. Tickets are available now.
The B-Side to this tasty, country treat is "Desperate and Depressed," which you heard Margo perform a piece of when we announced her signing. Let us refresh your memory...
Devil’s Night is upon us and the time is finally right. Brace yourself for the venomous reality that rock n roll, punk, and the jazzhead trip metal avant-garde aren't museum pieces to be overanalyzed and thrown under glass like sad fossils. This is vital music for violent times. So, if you haven’t already pre-ordered Wolf Eyes’ I Am A Problem: Mind in Pieces, Timmy’s Organism’s Heartless Heathen, or VIDEO’s The Entertainers, no worries whatsoever because we're gonna find it in our big dumb hearts to forgive you. In fact, we'll do you one better. For a limited time, we’ve put together THREE tasty bundles for you to choose from. First, the Audio Social Dissent Bundle, which includes all three brand new LPs for a very reasonable $48. But if singles are more your speed, you can get the straight shootin' Acute Dissent Bundle, featuring “Enemy Ladder” from Wolf Eyes, “Get Up, Get Out” from Timmy’s Organism, and “New Immortals” from VIDEO, all for a modest fee of $15. BUT if you’re in it to win it, feeling slimy, and you’re the real deal--the kind of fan every Third Man Records devotee aspires to be--you can get the TOTAL DISSENT BUNDLE for only $60. This includes all 3 LPs + all 3 7”s, the latter containing exclusive non-album b-sides that sound better on vinyl. "Wow," you might be thinking. I don't really know because it's not my job to read your mind. It's my job to help put out dope records.
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?
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 FOLLOWS— VIDEO 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
10:15-10:55pm: Timmy's Organism
11:10-12:00am: Wolf Eyes
12:00-12:15pm: Host Farewell / Costume Contest Winners
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.