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  • MARGO PRICE RAISES HELL IN “HURTIN’ (ON THE BOTTLE)” VIDEO

    Posted by Third Man on 3 December 2015

    Hard work, grit, and pristine musicality steeped in real life experience from the school of hard knocks - that’s Nashville. That's Country music. That’s Margo Price. Price is the first Nashville-based artist signed to Jack White’s Third Man Records, and her debut LP Midwest Farmer’s Daughter will be released March 25, 2016. Watch the wild music video for album highlight “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)” now, via The Fader.

    Midwest Farmer’s Daughter was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio, and mixed at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN.  Produced by Alex Munoz, the songs were cut live to analog tape, with Margo and her band working the night shift at Sun (7pm-2am), after the museum had closed. Most importantly, this collection of ten original cuts takes root in actual events in Price’s life – from her upbringing on a family farm in Illinois, to the musical community she has built around her in East Nashville, and every tragic or tragicomic turn along the way.

    “The bottle” looms large over Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. “I killed the angel on my shoulder, with a bottle of tequila” she declares with conviction on album centerpiece “Since You Put Me Down,” and things only get more punch drunk on “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle),” which Price co-wrote with Caitlin Rose.  Order the "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" 7" single with non-album B-Side "Desperate and Depressed" from Third Man Records HERE.

    Though Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is Price’s debut she has already stacked up some lofty comparisons.  Rolling Stone Country recently raved: “Her voice aches with the same world weariness that permeated Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette's songs.” 

    Margo performs live with her band The Pricetags, and will have new tour dates to announce shortly: http://www.margoprice.com/

    Midwest Farmer’s Daughter tracklist:

    1. Hands Of Time

    2. About To Find Out

    3. Tennessee Song

    4. Since You Put Me Down

    5. Four Years Of Chances

    6. This Town Gets Around

    7. How The Mighty Have Fallen

    8. Weekender

    9. Hurtin' (On The Bottle)

    10. World's Greatest Loser

    New video and record release date for Margo Price!

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  • WHITE BLOOD DRIVE

    Posted by Third Man on 2 December 2015

    Last December, during our Holiday Help-A-Thon, we collected 49 units of blood, helping 147 patients at the time of year when it matters most. We exceeding our goal by 23%, and our donors (that's you) were so reliable, we had to TURN PEOPLE AWAY! This level of turnout is quite literally unheard of at the American Red Cross, and it's because OF YOU. So, when we offered to do a second drive this year, the Red Cross gave us even more time slots and nurse techs, so we could accommodate even more donors. On Friday, December 18th at our Nashville headquarters, we will host our third blood drive in two years, with a goal to exceed expectations yet again, and SAVE LIVES this Holiday season.

    Like our previous blood drive, space is limited, and we won't let you leave a pound lighter with nothing to show for it. Donors will be granted the choice of one gift from beneath the Third Man Family Christmas Tree, and trust us, there are no ugly sweaters, socks, or vacuum cleaners in there... every wrapped mystery gift will delight and excite! (Anyone who saw last year's gifts knows we ain't kiddin' around!) If you are eligible to give blood (i.e. 17+, weighing at least 110 lbs, generally healthy, and weren't turned away for another reason in previous drives), please register with the Red Cross and sign up for a time slot HERE.

    If you are trying to sign up, but all slots are already filled, please email blood@thirdmanrecords.com with your name & phone number. We will put you on our waitlist, and let you know if a time slot becomes available.

    Appointments will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, and we cannot accommodate any walk-ins. 

    THANK YOU in advance for your generosity. It won't go unrewarded... 

    Like our previous blood drive, space is limited, and we won't let you leave a pound lighter with nothing to show for it. Donors will be granted the choice of one gift from beneath the Third Man Family Christmas Tree, and trust us, there are no ugly sweaters, socks, or vacuum cleaners in there... every wrapped mystery gift will delight and excite! (Anyone who saw last year's gifts knows we ain't kiddin' around!) If you are eligible to give blood (i.e. 17+, weighing at least 110 lbs, generally healthy, and weren't turned away for another reason in previous drives), please register with the Red Cross and sign up for a time slot.

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  • Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Soundtrack on Vinyl

    Posted by Third Man on 2 December 2015

    Quentin Tarantino and Decca Records today announced the release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight original motion picture soundtrack. The soundtrack will be available for purchase on CD, vinyl, and at digital retail worldwide via Decca Records on December 18, 2015. We are the lucky label to release the vinyl edition of the soundtrack in the US. The Hateful Eight film will be released on December 25, 2015 screening exclusively in 70 mm film and will open wide on January 8, 2016.

    The standard vinyl edition of The Hateful Eight will be pressed on two 180-gram LP's house in a tri-fold reversible jacket with soft-touch finish containing a 60"x12" poster, a 36"x12" poster, and a 12-page booklet insert with stills from the film.

    Pre-order Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP here.

    There WILL be a limited edition version of this soundtrack released in the future, but if we told you all the details of that highly desirable product now, we'd have to kill you. So be patient, lovers of exclusive vinyl... Your safety depends on it. 

    Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features original compositions from world-renowned, award-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone. While Tarantino is a lifelong fan of Morricone’s work and has used his music in his past five films, this historic collaboration marks the first time Morricone has recorded original music specifically for one of Tarantino’s films. It is also the first time Morricone has scored a Western film in over 40 years, since the release of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

    Watch the Hateful Eight trailer below, get excited for December 18th, and pre-order your copy of the double LP now.

    Quentin Tarantino and Decca Records today announced the release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight original motion picture soundtrack. The soundtrack will be available for purchase on CD, vinyl, and at digital retail worldwide via Decca Records on December 18, 2015. We are the lucky label to release the vinyl edition of the soundtrack in the US. The Hateful Eight film will be released on December 25, 2015 screening exclusively in 70 mm film and will open wide on January 8, 2016.

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  • Third Man Records Cass Corridor Is Officially Open For Business

    Posted by Third Man on 28 November 2015

    At 441 West Canfield Street in Detroit's historic Cass Corridor sits a building that housed the Willys Overland Motor Company in the early 20th Century and is currently home to the Shinola flagship, The Jolly Pumpkin BreweryRun DetroitWilly's Detroit retail store, and now, as of November 27th, 2015, Third Man Records Cass Corridor. 

    We are overwhelmed and overjoyed by the amount of fans, family, and friends who were in attendance on Black Friday as we opened our doors for the first time to the public. This space is the amalgamation of many months of dreaming, scheming, blood, sweat, and tears, and we are beyond thrilled to finally show it to the world.  

    Our second retail space, which will soon also be home to Third Man Vinyl Record Pressing, is so much more than just a store, It's a bonafide paradise for music lovers, the contraption-curious, and the inner kid in us all. Have a seat and flip a page or two in our Third Man Books Nook, bribe the Third Man Records House Band — The Syncopators — into playing a song from their jukebox fake book, listen to our ENTIRE catalog in our Listening Booth... You can record your own (incredible sounding) 6" record in the second of two Third Man Recording Booths (the first still lives in our Nashville flagship). Collect another Mold-a-rama sculpture for your prized tchotchke shelf (it's a yellow mold of our satellite superstar, the Rolling Record Store!) Take a photo in the Impossible Photo Booth, the first booth of its kind to shoot using our Impossible Duochrome Black & Yellow film, made specifically for Third Man Records by Polaroid-heros the Impossible Project. Ride Mini Topsy, a motorized Elephant scooter who is ready to take smalls and talls alike for a spin around the store. 

    If you're one of those folks who must see to believe, you're in luck. We captured the entirety of our grand opening day on film. Give it a watch below, and if you weren't one of the good folks who waited in line to welcome us on our first day of business, please do stop by and see us soon. We are humbled to be in a position where we can return to the town that started it all, and absolutely thrilled for what the future holds for Third Man Records Cass Corridor. Thank you, Detroit. 

    Third Man Records Cass Corridor opened yesterday, Black Friday 2015, to great fanfare...

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  • Reissue of a Rare, Unheralded Michigan Single from the 1960's

    Posted by Third Man on 26 November 2015

    In May of 1966, the unknown singer Jack Wood recorded two songs at Great Lakes Studio in Sparta, Michigan. These unique, otherworldly songs “Born to Wander” and “So Sad” would be self-released by Wood on his own Lawrence Records imprint in an edition of 100 copies. Going nowhere and being quickly forgotten, it would take Wood ten years to pay back the $250 he borrowed for the entire endeavor. Fast-forward to the 21st century and the deepest of record collectors are intrinsically moved by the power behind Wood’s single, vacillating between Northern Soul, garage, big band and country music all within the same song. An unexpected placement in a major ad campaign for Bacardi Rum was a major boon for the burgeoning awareness of these timeless songs. Third Man Records is proud to reissue “Born to Wander” and “So Sad” as part of its November 27th Black Friday opening.

    Both songs are now available to download on iTunes and “Born to Wander” is available on most streaming services, and the 7" will be available via Third Man Records' online store in the coming weeks.

    Catch the Bacardi ad below:

    In May of 1966, the unknown singer Jack Wood recorded two songs at Great Lakes Studio in Sparta, Michigan. These unique, otherworldly songs “Born to Wander” and “So Sad” would be self-released by Wood on his own Lawrence Records imprint in an edition of 100 copies. Going nowhere and being quickly forgotten, it would take Wood ten years to pay back the $250 he borrowed for the entire endeavor...

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  • Third Man Records Black Friday Details

    Posted by Third Man on 25 November 2015

    We're declaring it a little early, because we are just that confident: Black Friday is going to be the best day of 2015. Why? You know why! It's a homecoming, a new beginning, a renaissance for Third Man Records as we open up our second store in Motor City, USA. The store is also the site of future Third Man Vinyl Pressing Plant, which will be operational in 2016.

    We announced Third Man Cass Corridor festivities last week, but what we left out of the announcement were details about the day (both in Detroit and at our flagship in Nashville), and we are ready to fill you in on all that you need to know now.

    THIRD MAN RECORDS CASS CORRIDOR, 441 W. Canfield St, Open 10am-7pm
    (FYI! We WILL have a security presence for the safety those who plan on arriving before we open)

    Esteemed Performers: (fittingly a little bit country, a little bit rock n roll...)

    11am Lillie Mae
    1pm Timmy's Organism
    3pm Margo Price
    5pm The Gories

    Exclusive Records:

    Tamla Reissues (on black vinyl)
    Barrett Strong - "Let's Rock" b/w "Do the Very Best You Can"
    Chico Leverett - "Solid Sender" b/w "I'll Never Love Again"
    The Swinging Tigers - "Snake Walk (Part 1)" b/w "Snake Walk (Part 2)"
    The Satintones - "Going to the Hop" b/w "Motor City"
    Barrett Strong - "Money" b/w "Oh I Apologize"
    Nick & the Jaguars - "Ich-i-bon #1" b/w "Cool and Crazy"
    The Miracles - "Way Over There" b/w "(You Can) Depend on Me"
    Marvin Gaye - "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide" b/w "Never Let You Go"
    The Supremes - "Buttered Popcorn" b/w "Who's Lovin You"

    Wolf Eyes
    I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces 12" (buttercream vinyl), "Enemy Ladder" 7" (tri-color)

    Timmy's Organism
    Heartless Heathen 12" (vulgar vinyl), "Get Up, Get Out" 7" (tricolor)

    Video The Entertainers 12" (bootleg edition)

    Jay Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail Exclusive 7" Vinyl Set

    Elvis "My Happiness" 10" Facsimile of his first-ever recording (available on from the Rolling Record Store, which will be parked in front of Third Man Cass Corridor. The Rolling Record Store will also carry all the merchandise you've come to expect from everyone's favorite rollin' and rockin' yellow truck.)

    PLUS One more PRETTY DAMN EXCITING release that you will hear about tomorrow... Any guesses? Some of you must have stumbled upon it while wandering the internet looking for songs that deserved a rebirth, no? Oh, we can hardly wait to fill you in...

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    New Merchandise to expect:

    • All new products that were debuted last week at thirdmanstore.com
    • Rob Jones-designed Third Man Cass Corridor Poster
    • TMR Stormy Kromer Hat
    • TMR Wiffle Ball & Bat
    • Aloha Detroit Hawaiian Shirt + TMR Rugby Shirt
    • TMR Cass Corridor Stickers, Buttons, Enamel Pins
    • New T-shirts and Hoodies in every shape and style imaginable!
    • Impossible Project Refurbished Polaroid Cameras + Limited Black & Yellow Instant Film
    • Sun Records Merchandise
    • Third Man Wreckers Hockey Jerseys
    • White Stripes Peppermint Air Fresheners
    • Bluetooth Speakers 
    • New On-Ear Headphones
    • Zines, Broadsides & Other Third Man Books offerings
    • Margo Price T-Shirts & Totes
    • New Dead Weather Apparel

    *Some merchandise will be Detroit-Exclusive forever and ever. Other merchandise will be available in Nashville and thirdmanstore.com in the coming weeks...

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    Exclusive Third Man Books Offerings:

    The worldly and wordy worms at Third Man Books have two great exclusives to offer in celebration of our new location. Maybe try the Tri-Detroit Broadside Set featuring poems by Erica Lewis, Adrian Matejka, and Jack White III; or, how about Dirtbombs drummer Patrick Pantano's new book of photos If You Don’t Have A Picture Then You Didn’t Catch A Fish featuring unpublished photos of The White Stripes, The Kills, TV on the Radio, Spiritualized and The Soledad Brothers. For icing-on-the-cake and the obligatory third item, we'll also be making available Pantano's zines Play the Drums Like This and WigWise. And for the icing on the icing, a fresh glimpse at an 'upcoming release' written by the one, the only, thee John "Inzane" Olson (aka Inzane Johnny, American Tapes, 1/3 of Wolf Eyes.) The book will be called Life is a Rip Off, and it's 12 months of daily record reviews written in Olson's inimitable slash 'n' dash language: anecdotal, immediate, reasonable, and totally baller. The first installment, three months long, is ripe for the pickin' this Friday in Detroit.

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    THIRD MAN RECORDS NASHVILLE HEADQUARTERS, 623 7th Avenue South, Open 10am-6pm.

    Don't worry, Nashville friends. While the majority of our festivities this year are focused in the Water Winter Wonderland, we would never let a Black Friday pass without making sure we had some goodies for you too... We will be raffling of 3 copies of the elusive Jack White "High Ball Stepper" 7"... you know... the one with the velvet center label? To enter, simply stop by the store on Black Friday and the cashiers will get you signed up when you check out.

    Other circular and sweet-sounding reasons to stop by this Friday....

    Exclusive Offerings:

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    Courtney Barnett "Boxing Day Blues Revisited" 7" (tri-color)
    Wolf Eyes "Enemy Ladder" 7" (tri-color)
    Timmy's Organism "Get Up, Get Out" 7" (tri-color)
    This Record Belongs To _____ + Manny's Childrens Turntable Bundle

    All the news that's fit to print for Black Friday in Detroit and Nashville...

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