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  • The White Stripes - Peel Sessions Double LP Black Vinyl Release

    Posted by on 29 September 2017

    The day we promised is upon us! At a record store near you, starting today, you can now purchase The White Stripes Peel Sessions on 2 stuffed-to-the-brim black vinyl records. Capturing Jack and Meg at the precipice of international renown in the hubbub of White Blood Cells, their two live sessions with famed BBC DJ John Peel are arguably the best document of the White Stripes at that time. Having been widely bootlegged since their initial broadcast in 2001, these recordings enjoyed their first authorized release in celebration of their 15 year anniversary on Record Store Day 2016, and we are pleased to now present the standard black vinyl version. Enjoy! 

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    Posted by on 22 September 2017


    With their most recent project, the score for Paterson (2016), SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch) took inspiration from their performances live-scoring Man Ray’s surrealist silent films and made a dive into the ocean of ambient electronic music.

    The poetry of Jarmusch’s latest fiction film offering requested a slightly different approach in texture, timbre and tone than the band’s usual sound, leading them to employ primarily analog synthesizers and leave drums and guitars behind. Feedback gives way to glass harmonica drones, kick drums to sub-bass punctuation marks. “It’s ambient, dreamy stuff,” Jarmusch told IndieWire while promoting the film’s release.

    While a brighter counterpoint to some of SQÜRL’s previous work, including their Live at Third Man Records LP, using some new tools, the band’s purpose has remained to create their own variation on ecstatic music.

    Third Man Records releases the complete score to Paterson today on 12” vinyl LP and at digital retail. Purchase wherever fine records are sold and at

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    Posted by on 21 September 2017

    Josh Tillman (a.k.a. Father John Misty) will play to a sold-out crowd at Music City's Mother Church the Ryman Auditorium next Tuesday, September 26, in support of his acclaimed new record Pure Comedy (Sub Pop), but fans without tickets need not despair. A free, lunch-hour b-show, featuring Tillman performing solo and acoustic, has been added to his Nashville schedule in our Blue Room.

    We will open doors at noon for a 12:30pm short set, which will be recorded by Third Man engineers on the in-house 1955 Scully Lathe for future release. One lucky, randomly-chosen attendee will walk away that day with a 10" vinyl record, cut to disc on-the-spot during the performance.

    Food trucks will be on site for those swinging by on their lunch break, and beer will also be available for purchase for those who don't care that they have to go back to work. Black and blue records will be ready for pre-order following the set for those in attendance.

    Nashville's Lightning 100 will give away 25 pairs of guaranteed-entry tickets, and the remainder of the Blue Room's capacity will be filled on a first come, first served basis, as space permits, via the Third Man Records box office when doors open for the show.

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    Posted by on 19 September 2017

    Our trusty yellow record mobile is taking the midwest by storm this Fall with exclusive merchandise and limited records in tow. Mark your calendars if it's headed your way!

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    Posted by on 15 September 2017



    Third Man Records is proud to introduce our partnership with Universal Music Group in an effort to highlight the depth and importance of the Chess Records catalog. In what is now our third ongoing, label-based series of 7" reissues, along with our Sun Records and Tamla Records series, today we release three singles that are the pinnacle of Muddy Waters' recorded output.

    Muddy Waters is considered the premiere Chicago blues artist. His recordings influenced everyone from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, and countless others. Before his name was synonymous with the Chicago sound and Chess Records, Waters was an aspiring musician in the Mississippi delta whose confidence was bolstered by a visit and field recording by Alan Lomax.

    "I really heard myself for the first time. I'd never heard my voice. I used to sing; used to sing just how I felt, 'cause that's the way we always sang in Mississippi," Waters told one journalist. "But when Mr. Lomax played me the record I thought, man, this boy can sing the blues."

    The move from Mississippi to Chicago to become a professional musician resulted in two early Muddy Waters hits on the Chess brothers' Aristocrat Records, which shortly thereafter changed its name to Chess Records. Originally released on 78rpm records in 1950, 1953, and 1955 respectively, Waters signature first hit single on Chess, "Rollin Stone" b/w "Walkin' Blues," is paired with "She's All Right" b/w "Sad, Sad Day" and "Mannish Boy" b/w "Young Fashioned Ways."

    With recordings this iconic, the Third Man Records pressings are not the first time these songs have been given new life, but we are the only label to reissue them as 7” singles, a label priority we are proud of.

    Additional recordings in their partnership with Universal's Chess Records catalog will follow later this year, including a reissue of Muddy Waters' Electric Mud, and this first batch is available on black vinyl wherever fine, new records are sold and via, as well as a limited edition on "Chess-nut" Brown vinyl at both Third Man Records storefronts and at Reckless Records in Chicago, while supplies last.


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  • 333 ft. UNDERGROUND

    Posted by on 12 September 2017

    Tennessee Tourism and Third Man Records are bringing you 333 ft. Underground for One-of-a-Kind Music Experience with Margo Price, Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, and Joshua Hedley at Tennessee’s Famous Cumberland Caverns!

    We've teamed up with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development for a one-of-a-kind concert experience Friday, Sept. 29 as an extension of the state’s Snapchat Concert Series. The event will take place at Cumberland Caverns, a national natural landmark in McMinnville, Tennessee, longtime home of Bluegrass Underground and one of the longest caves in the world, located 333 feet underground. 

    Margo Price, Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, and Joshua Hedley will perform, billed together for the first time with Jack White hosting. Tickets to the underground show will be free and available exclusively through Tennessee’s Snapchat. By following “Tennessee” on Snapchat, fans can also access exclusive content pieces with Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank and each of the four performing artists.

    “Between Nashville, Memphis and the Appalachian Mountains, there is so much musical history in the state of Tennessee. It's what drew me here. I'm proud to call Tennessee my home,” said Margo Price. "Both Lillie Mae and Joshua Hedley are long time friends and I've always admired their musicianship. This will be our first time all sharing a bill since we signed to Third Man Records. I can't wait to play with them!"

    For more information, visit and follow “Tennessee” on Snapchat.


    Tennessee Tourism and Third Man Records are bringing you 333 ft. Underground for One-of-a-Kind Music Experience with Margo Price, Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, and Joshua Hedley at Tennessee’s Famous Cumberland Caverns!

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