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  • MUDDY WATERS' ELECTRIC MUD REISSUE DUE NOVEMBER 17

    Posted by on 2 November 2017

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    Third Man Records is proud to announce the reissue of Muddy Waters' fifth studio album Electric Mud, which comes as a continuation of Third Man's partnership with Universal Music Group/Chess Records and the Estate of Muddy Waters.

    The album, which Chess originally released in 1968 has not seen a legitimate domestic vinyl release since 2002, despite its enormous influence on generations of blues rockers. It features members of Rotary Connection as Muddy's backing band and was very controversial upon its release for its fusion of electric blues with psychedelic elements. The album is now recognized as a forward-thinking classic, sampled extensively by artists like The Black Keys and Gorillaz.

    The deluxe version of the reissue will come in "Chess-nut Brown" vinyl, with a hand screen-printed black matte jacket with silver type (a recreation of the rare, first pressing variant), a 2-panel foldout poster, and a reproduction of the original "eight pager" booklet. The standard edition will come in black vinyl, with a gatefold vinyl jacket in its original black-on-white color scheme, and a four-panel foldout poster.

    The standard reissue will be available everywhere via Third Man Records on November 17th, with a deluxe version available at Third Man Records’ Nashville and Detroit storefronts as well as Reckless Records in Chicago and the Muddy Waters official online store, while supplies last.

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    Third Man Records is proud to announce the reissue of Muddy Waters' fifth studio album Electric Mud, which comes as a continuation of Third Man's partnership with Universal Music Group/Chess Records and the Estate of Muddy Waters.

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  • BLACK FRIDAY: U2 THE BLACKOUT

    Posted by on 26 October 2017

    NEW U2 12" IN CONJUNCTION WITH ISLAND RECORDS ANNOUNCES "THE BLACKOUT" SET FOR RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2017

    ONE PRESSING ONLY EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION VINYL MARKS FIRST PHYSICAL RELEASE FROM U2'S UPCOMING NEW ALBUM, SONGS OF EXPERIENCE. INCLUDES ORIGINAL LP VERSION AND EXCLUSIVE JACKNIFE LEE REMIX.

    BLACK VINYL TO BE AVAILABLE AT ALL PARTICIPATING RSD STORES. COLORED VINYL VERSION TO BE ON SALE EXCLUSIVELY VIA THIRD MAN STOREFRONTS IN NASHVILLE AND DETROIT, AS WELL AS 2 VINYL RETAILERS TBA IN THE U.K. AND IRELAND. 

    We are thrilled to announce the release of "The Blackout," a limited edition U2 12" in conjunction with Island Records, available for Record Store Day Black Friday, November 24th.

    "The Blackout" marks the first physical release from U2's eagerly awaited new album, SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, due later this year. The 12" includes both the original album version backed by an exclusive remix by the band's longtime collaborator, Jacknife Lee. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a dynamic new track," "The Blackout" was revealed this summer via a surprise live video, filmed during U2's blockbuster Joshua Tree Tour 2017.

    Third Man co-founder Ben Blackwell said, "The sound quality of this incredibly special record is a perfect example of the caliber of product Third Man Pressing is capable of producing. We couldn't be more proud." TMR's "The Blackout" 12" will be extremely limited, with just one single pressing at Third Man Pressing, the label's state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in Detroit. Black vinyl editions will be available at all participating Record Store Day shops, with 750 colored vinyl editions on offer exclusively at Third Man Records' Nashville and Detroit storefronts as well as two U.K./Ireland record stores to be announced. 

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  • Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds Live at Third Man Records 7” Out Tomorrow

    Posted by on 26 October 2017

    Known for his work with The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Kid Congo and his band, The Pink Monkey Birds, have carved out a place for themselves in the competitive world of underground music by taking the building blocks of primeval rock and roll and pushing them to their furthest conceivable limits. This philosophy will undoubtedly strike a chord in fans of foundational punk music (and Ramones fans especially).

    Their live recording from the Third Man Records Nashville Blue Room, officially out tomorrow, October 27th, features two banger tracks — “Psychic Future” and “La Araña” — hot off their 2016 album La Araña Es La Vida on In The Red Records. Compared to the studio tracks, these live recordings are just slightly faster, a bit tidier and definitely more urgent. The shining star has gotta be the rhythm section, especially on "La Araña", which belts out an addictive thump from start to finish.

    Limited edition blue 7"s will be available EARLY to attendees TONIGHT at NY Night Train Haunted Hop Halloween Tour w/ Jonathan Toubin at Third Man Records Cass Corridor in Detroit, which also happens to feature a live performance by Kid Congo! Tickets are available here. Wear a costume. Bring your dancing shoes. Don't be late!

    Can't make it? Order the black vinyl 7" now HERE.

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  • 'WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS' PRE-RELEASE SIGNINGS & READINGS WITH JACK WHITE & ELINOR BLAKE

    Posted by on 12 October 2017

    This November, Jack White will introduce young music lovers to the beloved White Stripes  song “We’re Going To Be Friends” with his first children’s book of the same name and inspired by its lyrics. Jack and Third Man Books will celebrate the book with pre-release readings and signings at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 4th at 2pm and at Barnes & Noble’s Upper West Side store located on Broadway and 82nd Street in New York City on Saturday, November 11th at 11am. Along with Jack, the book’s illustrator Elinor Blake (a.ka. April March) will be on hand for the signings and as a special guest DJ at both events.

    “We’re Going To Be Friends” has touched children and adults around the world. To commemorate the forthcoming book launch, listen to Conan O’Brien's account of The White Stripes performance of the song on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien on February 20, 2009 and hear what the song means to him in a new animated video by Moth Studio. Watch it below...

    WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS will be available at pre-release events and limited distribution beginning in early November and on all bookshelves for nationwide release on November 21st.  Pre-order now.

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  • MARGO PRICE’S ‘ALL AMERICAN MADE’ STREAMING IN FULL VIA NPR

    Posted by on 12 October 2017

    One week ahead of release, Margo Price’s new album All American Made is streaming now in full via NPR Music. Listen now and feel free to share.

    The New York Times profiled Price in an extensive feature that ran this morning, read that here. Price will also appear as a guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Oct 24. All American Made is out everywhere via Third Man Records next Friday, October 20th. Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/allamericanmade

    The early response to ‘All American Made’ has been stellar, with Pitchfork calling Price “an artist with a voice as big as the Batman Building and a facility for wryly updating old-school country conventions,” and Elle declaring her “Country music’s most exciting new truth-teller.” Cut primarily at Sam Phillip Recording in Memphis, All American Made expands on the scope and ambition that made her debut ‘Midwest Farmers Daughter’ one of the biggest country breakouts of last year. On All American Made, Price deals with issues like politics and sexism head-on, adding touches of classic soul and R&B to her real-deal country foundation.

    Fresh off a run of opening dates with Chris Stapleton, Price and her band will play a special in-store performance at Grimey’s in Nashville on October 17th as well as a sold out release show at Rough Trade Brooklyn on Oct 19th, before launching their ‘Nowhere Fast’ headline tour in early 2018. They’ll also play select shows with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill later this month, including Oct 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Ticket info here: http://margoprice.net/tour/

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  • WHITE STRIPES FIRST EVER CASSETTE RELEASE

    Posted by on 11 October 2017

    Third Man Records is thrilled to announce the release of The White Stripesfirst three albums -- The White Stripes (1999), De Stijl (2000) and White Blood Cells (2001) --  on white cassettes exclusively for Cassette Store Day 2017, coinciding with the band's 20th anniversary year. Black cassettes will be released in the future. This is the first-ever authorized cassette release of these now-classic albums, and they will be available in participating record stores on October 14, 2017

    More information on participating stores can be found HERE. Information on Third Man Vault Package #34 -- The White Stripes Live In Detroit: 1999-2000-2001 -- can be found HERE.

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