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Light In the Attic’s This Record Belongs To__________ is the antidote to your standard kids’ compilations. You won’t find boy bands, princesses, or purple dinosaurs here. Instead, we have Carole King, Jerry Garcia, Harry Nilsson, The Pointer Sisters, Donovan–and Kermit The Frog.
This record, compiled and sequenced by DJ and friend with the most trustworthy set of ears Zach Cowie, is dear to our hearts here at Third Man, as this collection of songs (previously passed around as a gift between friends) was the soundtrack of the first year or life for many TMR offspring. These kiddos now all have undeniably excellent taste in tunes. Trust us. The record is accompanied by an original, full-color storybook (in which five forest pals discover the beauty of vinyl records) with illustrations by acclaimed artist Jess Rotter.
Inspired by the classic Little Golden Books Series and Sesame Street’s In Harmony albums, This Record Belongs To ______ stems from a love of music, reading, and a passion for teaching future generations the interactive experience of holding an album in your hands, putting needle to groove, and immersing yourself in the pages of a record’s sleeve as the music plays.
How can you fully introduce your children to the magic of vinyl records without letting them interact with the record player a bit themselves? Third Man Records realizes your high end turntable might not be kid-friendly, so we are co-releasing a portable, suitcase record player just for the smalls!
The new Third Man Records Children’s Turntable is made by Jensen, is compact and portable, and features images of Manny, the Third Man mascot. The three-speed turntable with built-in speakers has a USB port for converting vinyl records to digital, an automatic return tone arm, and is as lightweight as a portable turntable can be. Included with the turntable is a Manny t-shirt and sticker.
This Record Belongs To __________ and the Third Man Records Children’s Turntable, sold as a bundle, are available for pre-order today and in stores on November 6th.
It's a tale as old as time: a special child with a remarkable vision has his dream repeatedly squashed and stepped on only to become victorious in the end. David James Swanson (acclaimed photographer, director, singer of Whirlwind Heat, cheeseburger lover and clothing designer) was one such child and is now one such victor. His vision? Pocket T-Shirts. His detractors? His mother, his peers, his tour mates, his band, cheeseburger flippers, and a man named Jack White III.
David has been wearing Pocket T's for as long as he can remember... ever since he invented them as a very young boy. Why? Because they are practical! They are chic! And, goddamnit, he likes them! Oh! The items you can put in that trusty breast pocket! Memory cards, boarding passes, guitar picks, phone numbers handed over from women of great taste, and, of course, the occasional tiki concoction when the location is Pacific and the mood is right.
One such occasion presented itself recently... David was in the Aloha State with Jack White's gang, and after many, many weeks of traveling, found his suitcase to be void of clean pocket t's. Where would he collect shells and sea glass? Where would he put his macadamia nuts for easy snacking? Where would he rest his Mai Tai?! Why, out of the hundreds and hundreds of t-shirts the crew lugged around on tour, was there not a pocket to be found among them? It was time to preach the gospel of the convenient, cotton pouch to the masses. It was time to bring the idea of the Pocket T to Third Man Records.
Jack and his team initially balked... Never would a record label of such esteem with such a taste for whimsy stoop to printing such a utilitarian item! Once David showed them proper placement and insisted on his vision, and after much, much deliberation and hundreds of hours of conversation and strategy, Third Man Records came around, and dare we say, it's the best decision we have ever made.
To celebrate seeing the light, we are releasing not one, not two, but THREE colors of the David James Swanson Third Man Record Pocket T: White, Grey, and Black. We are also releasing a limited edition Pocket T in black with metallic GOLD ink and David James Swanson's signature gold chain printed on the INSIDE of the shirt (no self-respecting international man of mystery wears his gold on the exterior of his pocket t). The limited edition Pocket T comes with a very special flexi disc (!!!) featuring a brand new Third Man sanctioned, one-time-only Whirlwind Heat cover band... HAWAIIAN HEAT!
Produced by the surf rock songstress Olivia Jean and recorded by the least Hawaiian guy we know Joshua Smith, this limited-edition flexi disc features 2 Hawaiian versions of Whirlwind Heat classics ("Pink" and "Orange" from the 2003 release (and 2013 re-release) Do Rabbits Wonder?). These hula-rific hits are performed by Fats Kaplin on lap steel, Dominic Davis on bass, and Rachael Davis on Ukelele and vocals, and Olivia Jean on acoustic guitar, and never has a piece of clothing inspired such a transcendent tribute. The flexi disc (TMR323 for you completists out there) is ONLY AVAILABLE to those who are ready to embrace the limited edition Pocket T and spread the gospel of its many virtues. All versions of the Pocket T-shirt will be available starting this Saturday (9/12) at Third Man Records in Nashville, TN. The three regular edition Pocket T-Shirts will also be made available online at that time.
Stay tuned down the road for future Pocket T-Shirt designs. By then you'll be hooked like ahi tuna before a luau.
Take a moment to view the short film above, directed by former naysayer and current "I-guess-it's-okayer" Jack White III, which brings to life the struggles of the aforementioned boy with a dream...
It's the last gasp of Summer and it's a three day weekend, and that sounds like cause for a celebration to us. But, if you need a little extra something to get you in the national holiday spirit, we've got something for you: New Stuff! Today, we have launched our brand new "Just Right Turntable." It's the perfect starter turntable that will fit snugly just about anywhere and allows you to spin all your favorite wax without breaking the bank or the shelf. We're also releasing a brand new deck of Third Man Playing Cards, because let's face it - your old Gin Rummy set is worn and tattered and you still have a few weeks before your special Dead Weather deck is shipped.
We also have a stockpile of gorgeous posters from past events that are now available in our online store. We have very limited quantities of all these screen prints, and they won't be printed again, so you have your eye on one, don't delay.
AAAAAND to sweeten the pot just one teaspoon of Grade A Premium Third Man Hive Honey more.... Take 30% off your order using the code THIRDMANLOVESME. That means 30% off pretty much EVERY RECORD in our catalog...
*(Certain exclusions including turntables, pre-orders, Critter & Guitari, and Paramount box sets apply.)
Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend!
The Dead Weather has unveiled “Cop and Go,” a second new track from their eagerly awaited new album DODGE AND BURN (out September 25). “Cop and Go” is streaming now exclusively via the Third Man Records Vault and global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL. Fans can get a taste of “Cop and Go” by visiting TIDAL.com now and also sign up for a 30-day free trial to hear the song in full.
“Cop and Go” will be available digitally worldwide beginning Friday, September 11. In addition, the track will be available from that date as an instant grat download with all digital DODGE AND BURN pre-orders, along with previously released single “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles).”
The Dead Weather will celebrate DODGE AND BURN with a hugely anticipated appearance on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The visit – which marks the band’s first live performance in five years – airs Monday, September 14 at 11:35pm/10:35c (check local listings). Watch the newly released live performance video for “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” HERE to get a taste of what’s to come! The official music video for “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” directed by Ian & Cooper, is also streaming now at VEVO.
Pre-order DODGE AND BURN now:
The Dead Weather have released an explosive live performance video of their first single, "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)," from the new record, Dodge and Burn, due out September 25. The clip is part of a series of Dead Weather live performance and instrument technique discussion videos directed by Jack White, and edited by Brad Holland and Jack White that will be released in the coming weeks.
Dodge and Burn - the band's third album and first full-length release in five years - is available for pre-order now, with all digital pre-orders receiving an instant grat download of "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)." The track is also now on sale at digital retailers worldwide.
Pre-Order Dodge and Burnon LP or CD HERE.
Poem: Untitled (I bought a ticket to Russia so I could do that dance in the snow) by Frank Stanford
Read by: D.C. Berman
Video by Doug Lehmann
Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives published by Third Man Books
Born in 1948, Frank Stanford was a prolific poet known for his originality and ingenuity. He has been dubbed "a swamprat Rimbaud" by Lorenzo Thomas and "one of the great voices of death" by Franz Wright. He grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, and then Arkansas, where he lived for most of his life and wrote many of his most powerful poems. Stanford died in 1978. He authored over ten books of poetry, including eight volumes in the last seven years of his life.
David Berman is an American poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews. He can occasionally be found in Nashville, Tennessee, home of the Titans.