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  • Introducing... VAULT PACKAGE #32

    Posted by on 11 April 2017

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    Hot on the heels of the release of their debut album Horehound, The Dead Weather played an absolutely incendiary set at the legendary Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on August 26th, 2009. This fiery performance captures the band at their most feral and raw, firing on all cylinders, full of broken glass, black leather and strobe lights. For YEARS this show has been whispered about as one of the best shows the band has ever played, so now felt a better time than ever to release this performance into the world. Featuring audio expertly mixed by Grammy Award-winner Vance Powell, the immersive concert film The Dead Weather: Live at the Mayan directed by Vern Moen is revelatory. The band’s signature gems like “Hang You From the Heavens” and “Treat Me Like Your Mother” sit pretty with explosive non-album B-sides like “You Just Can’t Win” (originally by Them) and “A Child of a Few Hours is Burning to Death” (originally by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band). The companion audio of Live at the Mayan marks the first-ever live LP from The Dead Weather’s first year and serves as a blistering reminder as to why this band still matters. Your stereo will thank you…your neighbors, maybe not so much.

    Coupled with the LP/DVD of the Mayan performance is the final 7” 45rpm installment from the Dodge and Burn album. As folks should remember, every song from the band’s acclaimed 2015 album was exclusively released on 7” format via the Vault. “Three Dollar Hat” b/w “Lose the Right” on beautiful black and yellow vinyl is the final piece of the puzzle. As a special treat, subscribers for Vault Package #32 will receive a deluxe box to house ALL six singles from Dodge and Burn Vault releases.

    The Dead Weather: Live at the Mayan
    180-gram LP and DVD

    60 Feet Tall
    Hang You From the Heavens
    You Just Can’t Win (originally by Them)
    So Far From Your Weapon
    A Child of a Few Hours is Burning to Death (originally by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band)
    No Hassle Night
    Will There Be Enough Water?
    I Cut Like a Buffalo
    Treat Me Like Your Mother
    New Pony (originally by Bob Dylan)

    7-inch on Stormy Yellow and Black Vinyl
    “Three Dollar Hat” b/w “Lose the Right”

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    Vault Package #32 features The Dead Weather Live at the Mayan on 180-gram LP and DVD, plus a few essential extras. Subscribe by April 31st at thirdmanrecords.com/thevault.

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  • THIRD MAN RECORDS AND NUMERO GROUP COLLABORATE ON THREE LIMITED EDITION RECORDS

    Posted by on 10 April 2017

    Third Man Records and Numero Group are likely partners in the world of thoughtful, beautifully designed vinyl focused-records that oftentimes trumpet the forgotten or unheralded troubadours and instrumentalists of the twentieth century. So it’s quite a happy moment where they can collaborate on three limited edition titles to highlight Numero’s pop-up shop taking place inside TMR’s Cass Corridor space in Detroit on April 15th.

    The Burnette Sisters “I Meant Every Word” b/w “Teenage Widow” is a moving, soulful arrangement featuring sparkling vocals, with significant contributions from Detroit soul legend Dave Hamilton. Originally released in conjunction with the Rapa House (a combination performance space, finishing school and site for a Guinness Book contending longest drum solo ever of 48 hours and 3 minutes), there’s a fragile beauty to these recordings, rife with emotion, bursting with reality.

    Flying Wedge was the brain child of Greg Corbin, a bon vivant polymath of underground Detroit artistic legend. With his brother Matt and a revolving cast of others (including Vic Hill who would later spend time in both Black Merda and The Detroit Cobras) the lone released evidence of their existence is the painfully rare pairing of “Come to My Casbah” and “I Can’t Believe” on the band’s very own imprint, Brown Whole Jams. Inarguably one of the best label names and logos of all-time, the brothers would later team up and release two singles under the Miraculous moniker. For more in-depth insight into the band, please do search out Madonnaland and Other Detours Into Fame and Fandom by Alina Simone.

    Lavice and Company’s LP Two Sisters From Bagdad is an odd entry into the world of Detroit deep funk lore. The LP showcases music from a play of the same name, produced by Lavice Hendricks and his brother-in-law Ernest Garrison and sponsored by Detroit’s Bethel A.M.E. church. Performed in the church basement in the early 1970s, the musical drew inspiration from biblical angels and demons tales, ending with the heavenly coup of a demon’s convention. “Thoughs Were the Days” (sic) declares hell as a “swinging place” with equal parts novelty, sermon and Parliament/Funkadelic, replete with Calvin Floyd proto rapping over rapid-fire congas. Paired with the soulful “Yes I Do” (reissued here for the first time ever) this single is a no-brainer in light of the $4000 price tag the original LP commands.

    Three important Detroit records, deserving of wider recognition, co-released by Numero Group and Third Man Records in the spirit of spreading the word. One day only, April 15th, during the storefront's hours 10-6, limited quantities available.

    Third Man Records and Numero Group are likely partners in the world of thoughtful, beautifully designed vinyl focused-records that oftentimes trumpet the forgotten or unheralded troubadours and instrumentalists of the twentieth century. So it’s quite a happy moment where they can collaborate on three limited edition titles to highlight Numero’s pop-up shop taking place inside TMR’s Cass Corridor space in Detroit on April 15th.

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  • Power and Neil Michael Hagerty & the Howling Hex - OUT TODAY!

    Posted by on 7 April 2017

    Third Man Records is releasing today two new heavy slabs in the Third Man Live cannon, both recorded direct to magnetic tape in our Blue Room live space in Nashville, Tennessee.

    First up is underground rock legend Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex. On these two tracks "Apache Energy Plan" and "Butterfly" the long serving Royal Trux main man brings an off-kilter garage stomp filled with avant-blues aggression. Per his usual modus operandi, Hagerty redefines rock 'n' roll by destroying it. Pick up your copy of the destruction here.

    Also on shelves of the only most discerning record stores today is Australia's POWER. Fresh off of their In The Red full-length debut Electric Glitter Boogie, comes two raging live slabs of volume and velocity, that are equal parts hellbent for leather Judas Priest style metal and Cleveland proto-punk ala Rocket From The Tombs. "Serpent City" and "Road Dog" are available now.

    Third Man Records is releasing today two new heavy slabs in the Third Man Live cannon, both recorded direct to magnetic tape in our Blue Room live space in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • THIRD MAN RECORDS IN COLLABORATION WITH WARSTIC DIGITALLY RELEASES NEW JACK WHITE SONG “BATTLE CRY” TODAY

    Posted by on 7 April 2017

    Warstic has teamed up with three creative agencies, OneFastBuffaloFarm League, and Firethief, for a remarkable new promotional film showcasing their designer Pro Grade wood and high performance metal baseball bats, including the trendsetting Warhawk one-piece wood-balanced aluminum bat. WAR CRY: THE BATTLE OF THE HAWK AND THE RAVEN co-stars Detroit Tigers four-time MLB All-Star second baseman and Warstic co-owner Ian Kinsler alongside Warstic co-owner Jack White and Anthony “Thosh” Collins of The Native Wellness Institute, as well as narration by Ian Kinsler’s father, Howard Kinsler.

    SOUNDTRACK HIGHLIGHTED BY THE OFFICIAL WARSTIC ANTHEM, “BATTLE CRY,” WRITTEN, PRODUCED, AND PERFORMED BY JACK WHITE

    WAR CRY: THE BATTLE OF THE HAWK AND THE RAVEN is soundtracked by the Official Warstic Anthem, “Battle Cry,” written, produced, and performed by Jack White. The song is available digitally worldwide today to stream and download. Third Man Records will also release a limited edition, one-sided, gold colored vinyl 7” of the powerful anthem available exclusively at Third Man’s Nashville and Detroit storefronts and select independent record stores as part of their contributions to Record Store Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22nd.

    In addition to Warstic’s ongoing efforts to support the Well for Culture Program within The Native Wellness Institute, Third Man Records will donate a portion of all proceeds generated by the “Battle Cry” record to this Native American charity. The Well for Culture Program promotes the well-being of Native Americans through youth and adult programs and training that embraces the teachings and traditions of Native ancestors.

    Third Man and Warstic would encourage people to also donate to this wonderful institution, if they are so inclined. 

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

    WAR CRY: THE BATTLE OF THE HAWK AND THE RAVEN will have its exclusive world premiere Saturday, April 8th, at Detroit’s Comerica Park as part of the Detroit Tigers’ home opening weekend series against the Boston Red Sox. “Battle Cry” will also be featured as Ian Kinsler’s walk-up music.

    WAR CRY: THE BATTLE OF THE HAWK AND THE RAVEN was created by Warstic founder Ben Jenkins, a designer, entrepreneur, former professional baseball player, and founder/creative director of the Dallas-based Brand Strategy and Design firm, ONEFASTBUFFALO. The film is co-directed by award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo and Tim Lynch, co-founder of the Venice, CA-based film company FARM LEAGUE.

    WAR CRY: THE BATTLE OF THE HAWK AND THE RAVEN stars Ian Kinsler as “The Hitter,” a professional ball player who battles to get his mind right in the locker room before a big game.  The crowd noise awaiting him builds. We see inside the psyche of The Hitter where “The Raven,” a shadowy trickster spirit portrayed by Jack White, taunts him. The Raven instills thoughts of fear and doubt in The Hitter, clouding his mind. The Hitter focuses on past struggles in a training session where he can’t get his mechanics synced up. The Raven escalates the magnitude and intensity of the upcoming fight through fear and the use of fire, further obscuring the warriors’ fate. Meanwhile, “The Hawk,” a Southeast Woodlands Native Hunter played by Native American artist/activist Anthony “Thosh” Collins, sets out from his camp in search of The Hitter’s belief, bringing him perspective and clarity as he readies himself for battle. The Hitter chooses his weapon and begins the long journey through a dark tunnel into the stadium. There, he and his Hunter spirit guide calmly draw their weapons, bat and bow, and fully focus on their mark. His mission to transform The Hitter from hunted to hunter now accomplished; The Raven departs as The Hitter unleashes a furious battle cry.

    "We wanted to take a very human, albeit epic and almost mythical look at the real inner struggle hitters go though in a game where failure is so prevalent,” says Jenkins. “The goal with Warstic players is to be fully mentally engaged and calm in order to let their training come through naturally. We want to express the idea that a real warrior with a hunter’s mindset doesn’t concern himself with the results as much as he makes sure he is doing all he can to be present, ready, and focused. He attacks. And, oh yeah, the bat looks badass as well.”

    Anthony “Thosh” Collins is a photographer and board member with the Native Wellness Institute (NWI). He is co-founder of NWI’s Well For Culture health initiative, an alliance of like-minded Indigenous people from many Nations who strive to lead healthy lifestyles and encourage wellness among the Native American community. Collins’ remarkable work with NWI and Well For Culture drew the attention of Warstic founder Jenkins, who credits time spent on Indian reservations with Collins and other native artists early in his career as partial seed inspiration for the idea behind Warstic’s mentality. Supporting the Native Wellness Institute and Thosh is an effort to give back to a greater cause for that inspiration. 

    Third Man Records founder and Warstic co-owner Jack White is a 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and 35-time nominee. White’s love of design and baseball brings him to the Warstic creative world. His myriad of accomplishments and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music were honored earlier this year at The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® 10th Annual GRAMMY® Week celebration, placing him amongst a truly impressive list of past P&E honorees.

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  • LILLIE MAE ON CONAN AND EXCLUSIVE LA PERFORMANCE

    Posted by on 6 April 2017

    Lillie Mae is ready to hit the road hard for her new album, Forever and Then Some, with the official release date just around the corner on April 14th. We couldn’t be more excited to share her collection of songs she’s been writing in the back of tour buses and in between stage breaks at honky tonks and taverns.

    In hot anticipation of the release, Lillie Mae will be taking her show to California to make her solo late night television debut on CONAN Thursday, April 13th at 11pm ET/10pm CT on TBS.

    For our friends in the Los Angeles area, we’ve got a special invitation for you. Following her taping at Conan, Lillie Mae will be playing an intimate show for friends and fans at The Monty in LA at 9pm that night. When you pre-order** a copy of Lillie Mae’s new album, Forever and Then Some, e-mail your confirmation number to sales@thirdmanrecords.com to receive an RSVP for FREE entry into The Monty (while supplies last).

    Between Lillie Mae’s Record Release Show here at HQ, her Conan performance, and this exclusive event, we’re thrilled to celebrate her and this album all week long! Keep an eye on Lillie Mae’s website for tour dates in a city near you.

    **If you have already pre-ordered your copy of the album and live in the LA area, you are still eligible to RSVP**

    Lillie Mae is ready to hit the road hard for her new album, Forever and Then Some, with the official release date just around the corner on April 14th.

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  • Lillie Mae's Forever And Then Some Record Release Show at Third Man Records Nashville

    Posted by on 4 April 2017

    Lillie Mae's Third Man Records full length LP Forever And Then Some is out on April 14th. We'll be celebrating the release with a special live show in the TMR Blue Room in Nashville on Monday, April 10th.

    In addition to a live performance from Lillie Mae, her first in Nashville for this album and band lineup, we'll also have Nashville country scene mainstays Martha Spencer and Luke Bell & Matt Kinman on opening duty.

    To make this night just a bit more special, attendees will be able to purchase Forever And Then Some at the show, 4 days before it is nationally available. All attendees will also receive a FREE Lillie Mae Forever And Then Some linocut. Last but not least, show attendees can hold on to their ticket and bring it to Third Man Records Nashville on April 22nd for Record Store Day to exchange for a FREE limited edition version of Lillie Mae's 7" single of "Over The Hills and Through The Woods" on yellow vinyl (while supplies last, first come, first served).

    Lillie Mae Forever And Then Some Record Release Show
    With Martha Spencer, Luke Bell & Matt Kinman
    All Ages
    $7
    Free Lillie Mae Linocut w/ purchase (purchasers will receive at the show)

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