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We know many of you come to Record Store Day at Third Man Records every year not only because we've got great bands, great releases, and we like to turn the whole thing into one big block party, but also because delight in delighting you with new merchandise on Record Store Day too!
This year, we have a few RSD-exclusive pieces, which will only be available IN-PERSON, IN-STORE:
Rob Jones-designed White Stripes Poster (Detroit Only) / Rob Jones-designed White Stripes Postcards (Nashville Only) / RSD Patch (both stores)
We also have so, so, so much good stuff that will not only be available in-store, but also online, for those of you who aren't able to make the trek to Tennessee or Michigan... Have a gander...
Third Man Books will also be selling John Olson (Wolf Eyes) complete anthology of music reviews. This inzane Michigander wrote one review per day for one year... from the best in death metal to the Staple Singers' gospel. Life is a Rip Off: The Complete Book (all 365 days!) is music criticism for those who hate music criticism but love words.
And... one item we're very excited to announce. We have been collaborating with U-Turn audio, a wonderful crew of folks who build and test affordable and high quality record players in Boston, Massachusetts to produce a Hive-ified version of their Orbit Plus Turntable, and tomorrow, our labor of love makes its debut. It is slick, slick, slick. and it's been hailed by those-in-the-know as "by far, the bast bang for your buck we've seen in a turntable" and "good as equipment twice its price." Not too shabby, eh? The Third Man Records U-Turn Orbit Plus delivers enhanced speed consistency, and a nice, punchy bass. The arm comes pre-installed with a Grado Black1 cartridge, which is known for its rich and natural sound, plus a precision univpivot tonearm, vibration damping feet, and a decoupled manual belt drive (33/45 RPM). It also includes a dust cover, TMR slipmat, RCA cables, and a one-year warranty. We know you'll fall in love with this turntable... have a look at it here in all its American-made glory:
Learn more about our Record Store Day 2016 plans here, and join us tomorrow for the high holiday for vinyl fans worldwide!