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  • Light + Sound Machine Presents... YES/NO: THE CINEMA OF LYNNE SACHS

    Posted by Third Man on 18 August 2015

    YES/NO: THE CINEMA OF LYNNE SACHS
    (1986-2015, 16mm & Digital, color & b/w, trt 88min)
    SEPTEMBER 17th @ Third Man Records, Doors @ 7pm, films at 8pm

    TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

    Light + Sound Machine is co-presented by the Belcourt Theater and Third Man Records. Lynne Sachs will be presenting her work in person, followed by a Q&A

    Likely the most accomplished experimental filmmaker to come from Tennessee, Memphis-native Lynne Sachs' 30-year career has produced some of the most mesmerizing, contemplative observations on culture and communication ever committed to celluloid (and sometimes digital video.) Her work effortlessly infuses personal experiences into broader political/historical contexts, deploying a cinematic style that is uniquely her own while still evoking her collaborations and relationships with a veritable who's who of avant garde cinema, including Bruce Conner, Chris Marker, Gunvor Nelson, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and George Kuchar. Currently based in New York, September 17th marks Sachs' return to Tennessee for a sweeping retrospective of her films at the 28th installment of The Light & Sound Machine, sponsored by The Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records.

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    PROGRAM INCLUDES:

    STILL LIFE WITH WOMAN AND FOUR OBJECTS (4 min. B&W 16mm film, 1986)
    A film portrait that falls somewhere between a painting and a prose poem, a look at a woman’s daily routines and thoughts via an exploration of her as a “character”. By interweaving threads of history and fiction, the film is also a tribute to a real woman - Emma Goldman.

    FOLLOWING THE OBJECT TO ITS LOGICAL BEGINNING (9 min. color 16mm. 1987)
    Like an animal in one of Eadweard Muybridge’s scientific photo experiments, five undramatic moments in a man’s life are observed by a woman. A study in visual obsession and a twist on the notion of the “gaze”. Presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “American Century”, 2000.

    DRAWN AND QUARTERED (4 min. color 16mm film, silent, 1986)
    Optically printed images of a man and a woman fragmented by a film frame that is divided into four distinct sections. An experiment in form/content relationships that are peculiar to the medium.

    INVESTIGATION OF A FLAME (16mm, 45 min. film. 2001)
    An intimate, experimental portrait of the Catonsville Nine, a disparate band of Vietnam War peace activists who chose to break the law in a defiant, poetic act of civil disobedience. Produced with Daniel and Philip Berrigan and other members of the Catonsville 9.

    PHOTOGRAPH OF WIND (4 min. 16mm film, silent,2001)
    My daughter’s name is Maya. I’ve been told that the word maya means illusion in Hindu philosophy. As I watch her growing up, spinning like a top around me, I realize that her childhood is not something I can grasp but rather - like the wind - something I feel tenderly brushing across my cheek. “Sachs suspends in time a single moment of her daughter.” Fred Camper, Chicago Reader. San Francisco Film Festival

    NOA, NOA (8 min. b & w 16mm to digital transfer, 2006)

    Over the course of three years, Sachs collaborated with her daughter Noa (from 5 to 8 years old), criss-crossing the wooded landscapes of Brooklyn with camera and costumes in hand. Noa’s grand finale is her own rendition of the bluegrass classic “Crawdad Song”.

    EVERY FOLD MATTERS (10 min. excerpt from live performance and film, co-written and directed by Lizzie Olesker, 2015)
    A live performance which explores the personal and social experience of doing laundry. Four performers weave together improvisation, written text, and dance in the inspiring environs of a public laundromat.

    STARFISH AORTA COLOSSUS (4 min., 8mm to digital transfer, 2015)
    NYC poet Paolo Javier invited Lynne to create a film that would speak to one of his poems from his newly published book Court of the Dragon (Nightboat Books). Sachs chose Stanza 10 from Javier's poem "Starfish Aorta Colossus". This film travels through 25 years of Lynne's Regular 8 mm film archive -- including footage of the A.I.D.S. Quilt from the late 1980s, an arduous drive from Tampa to San Francisco, and a journey into a very untouristic part of Puerto Rico. Throughout the process, Sachs explores the syntactical ruptures, the celebration of nouns and the haunting resonances of Javier's poem. Created in collaboration with Sean Hanley.

    Check out this interview with Sachs by Fandor below:

    Likely the most accomplished experimental filmmaker to come from Tennessee, Memphis-native Lynne Sachs' 30-year career has produced some of the most mesmerizing, contemplative observations on culture and communication ever committed to celluloid (and sometimes digital video.) Her work effortlessly infuses personal experiences into broader political/historical contexts, deploying a cinematic style that is uniquely her own while still evoking her collaborations and relationships with a veritable who's who of avant garde cinema, including Bruce Connor, Chris Marker, Gunvor Nelson, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and George Kuchar. Currently based in New York, September 17th marks Sachs' return to Tennessee for a sweeping retrospective of her films at the 28th installment of The Light & Sound Machine, sponsored by The Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records

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  • “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” Single/Video Premiere + Dodge And Burn Track Listing Revealed

    Posted by Third Man on 17 August 2015

    The Dead Weather have premiered “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” the first official single from their new album Dodge and Burn out September 25th via Third Man Records, and revealed the album’s track listing. Watch the Ian & Cooper-directed music video and stream the new single exclusively on TIDAL and the Vault. Check out a preview of the video below...

    Dodge and Burn will be available for pre-order physically and digitally worldwide on Friday, August 21st. “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” will also be available for purchase digitally worldwide on August 21st and as an instant download with digital album pre-orders.

    Dodge and Burn Track Listing:
    1. I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)
    2. Buzzkill(er)
    3. Let Me Through
    4. Three Dollar Hat
    5. Lose The Right
    6. Rough Detective
    7. Open Up
    8. Be Still
    9. Mile Markers
    10. Cop and Go
    11. Too Bad
    12. Impossible Winner

    The Dead Weather have premiered “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” the first official single from their new album Dodge and Burn out September 25th via Third Man Records, and revealed the album’s track listing.

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  • New LP from Timmy's Organism + Single Premiere

    Posted by Third Man on 12 August 2015

    A new single and an LP on the way from the hardest working punk in show business.

    "Timmy Vulgar, Detroit’s favorite son, and most ambitiously amphibious creative force doesn’t need much of an introduction to anyone familiar with subversive punk music over the past decade and a half. He’s been such an irreplaceable figure in each of his musical endeavors since his emergence in such legendary acts such as the Epileptix and Clone Defects back in the late 1990s, right up through his shape-shifting efforts in the mollusk-like Human Eye and the prog-soaked Reptile Forcefield, and straight into his latest nerve-numbing scatterbomb known simply as Timmy’s Organism.”  — Todd Killings, Hozac Records

    How can KURT VILE fans sleep at night knowing that this fucking guy is out there, ruling the universe? Seriously, Timmy Vulgar - makes everyone else look like a fucking joke. — Mitch Cardwell, Maximum Rock'n'Roll

    Couldn't have said it better ourselves, Todd and Mitch. Working with Timmy Vulgar and his outfit Timmy's Organism means yet another dream come true for Third Man Records. Fronting some of the most original, compelling and unpredictable bands (not only in Detroit, but the world) for over two decades, Tim Lampinen’s work with the Epileptix, Clone Defects, and Human Eye has always held a rapturous cult following. Yet his work with his current trio, Timmy’s Organism, presents Lampinen (aka Timmy Vulgar) along with bassist Jeff Giant and drummer Blake “Bovver” Hill, ready for their close-up. With Heartless Heathen the group touches on their artistic and spiritual forbears of Captain Beefheart and Destroy All Monsters, while amply ramping up the slop culture rapture of classic punk 'n' roll like Chrome, Crime, and the Damned as well as contemporaries like Thee Oh Sees. There’s a reason why Lampinen won a $25,000 Kresge Grant for his work with his bands… he creates music that borders on art, live shows that border on theater. It’s high time the rest of the world take notice. Are you ready?

    You better be, because the first single "Get Up, Get Out" b/w "The Thrill Is Gone" is available for pre-order TODAY, and you can preview the track at Stereogum. The full-length LP HEARTLESS HEATHEN will be released October 30th. Why does that date sound familiar? Must be because this time last week, we announced the new record from Wolf Eyes (I Am A Problem: Mind in Pieces) out on the same day. You can pre-order the singles from both Timmy's Organism and Wolf Eyes here

    Heartless Heathen Tracklist:

    1. Get Up, Get Out
    2. Heartless Heathen
    3. Please Don't Be Going
    4. Mental Boy
    5. Wicked Man
    6. Back In The Dungeon
    7. Weather Woman
    8. My Angel Above
    9. Hey Eddie
    10. Wounded White Dove



    A new single and an LP on the way from the hardest working punk in show business.

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  • New LP from WOLF EYES + Single Premiere

    Posted by Third Man on 4 August 2015

    Post-industrial/noise group Wolf Eyes are set to release their new album I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces on October 30th. Hear the album's first single "Enemy Ladder" over at Pitchfork, and pre-order the 7" today.

    I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces

    Like it or not: problems are everywhere: waiting dormant under your bed, writhing in the dust in your basement, within the nagging insistence creeping along the cobwebs of your mind growing stronger with every day you forget about them. Problems are at the Wailing Wall - problems are amplified LOUD in a rotten warehouse providing electronic mayhem to Satanic Unveilings: Local and Unlocal. They are the kids in the empty streets in the late august summers with nothing to do but let the antisocial damage fester in their boiling brains. They are the millions of spiders deep in the oceans looking for metal fallen from the skies. They all have one common thread of DNA sprinting thru their misift cells: the soundtrack of WOLF EYES I AM A PROBLEM.

    What is this audio social dissent? Its the newest and hardest-polished latest link in the long chain that locks Bo Diddely inside his homemade nuclear fallout bunker. Its Detroit-Michigan's trio of Nathan Young, John Olson, & James Baljo's trim and s.h.a.r.p follow up to 2013's "NO ANSWER: LOWER FLOORS" but now the floors are at their lowest point into the mire but strengthend to its strongest foundation of six tracks of uber-sustained moods from the downtown- lights seen thru rotten eyes of the opening track "Catching the Rich Train" to the closer eight minute frozen daylight - draining downer of "Cynthia Vortex." Inbetween these detailed sonic problems you have to climb a "ENEMY LADDER", run from the creature gang known only as the "ASBESTOS YOUTH" only to come face to grim face with the menace only humanly known as "T.O.D.D." The journey will twist and turn into all sorts from-scratch music tuneage which will leave both of your ears juggling with nothing but a concise PROBLEM to deal with: and your mind will be spilled across the sun-soaked concrete slab- jigsaw style IN PIECES.

    Wolf Eyes history stretches from 97-to present with over 500 releases into the either of the musical world: with units only normal instrument being a lone GUITAR thru the years: give and take some gongs and blues harmonica,: strings here put thru a John Cipollina- in year 2098 live thru a drag strip filter fuzz -damage direct from Jim Baljo. Nathan Young provides vox & electronics from a woods possessed by a spirit thats both too ancient and too futuristic to gain comfort in its own proto- rural/urban musical environment. Final member John Olson rounds out the soundscape with electronics and woodwinds whose only job title can be known as conjuring "the gut of un-nameable menace" into sound. Here on I AM PROBLEM : the trio are at their peak: relaxed but knife-focused : not a second is wasted on the streamlined atmosphere of scruffy scotch tape-electronics musique' concrete foundation of splatter used to raise up a monument of individualism and idiosyncratic homemade misfired dribbling ROCK AND ROLL: again from the year 2098, with a new messed up misconfigured FACE.

    In conclusion: I suggest you sit back, empty your brain gels: and let this PROBLEM sink/rip/boil into your blood stream and witness the WOLF sound molecules fight their rugged way into your world-view/ personal vision and follow the dissonance to the streets to fight your own lone revolution, from scratch: at day one with YOUR MIND IN PIECES.

    Tangled Ray
    Late Summer 2015

    The "Enemy Ladder" b/w "Dull Murder Two" 7" is available now for pre-order at thirdmanstore.com and will be officially released September 4th. 

    Post-industrial/noise group Wolf Eyes have signed to Third Man Records, and are set to release their new album 'I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces' on October 30. Hear the album's first single "Enemy Ladder" over at Pitchfork.

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  • OUR CUPS RUNNETH OVER

    Posted by Third Man on 31 July 2015

    JAY Z's twelfth studio album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail, is now pressed on two 180 gram LP's, heavy as the material carved into them, complete with a printed lyric insert, poetic as the gatefold it's slipped in between.

    MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL 2 LP GATEFOLD EDITION

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    Most exciting about this double LP is certainly the concealed postcard flexi disc hidden within the back cover and only accessible to those willing to take a knife to the iconic packaging. Once freed of its casing, this flexi disc plays a super secret hidden track. You'll just have to hear it for yourself, because we sure don't plan to ruin the mystery of it here.

    The record is available for purchase NOW at thirdmanstore.com, and will be at your local, independent record store within a few weeks.

    *Third Man sold the limited edition 7" vinyl set back in March, available only in store for our grand opening, and via the Vault Novelties shop.

    JAY Z's twelfth studio album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail, is now pressed on two 180 gram LP's, heavy as the material carved into them, complete with a printed lyric insert, poetic as the gatefold it's slipped in between.

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  • Death From Above 1979 RESCHEDULED, NEW DATE 9/30

    Posted by Third Man on 30 July 2015

    Fear not, friends. We come to you bearing the best of news: Our previously postponed Death From Above 1979 show (originally scheduled for July 16th), has been rescheduled! The duo has made right with the powers that be and will be adding yet another layer of grade A 100% pure sonic grit to the blue curves of the Blue Room on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. The rest of the show details, including timing remain the same. Doors/Patio Grill Out at 7pm / Show at 8pm. 18+. All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the door beginning at 7pm.

    If you purchased tickets back in June, your tickets ARE VALID for this new date.

    If you are a ticket holder, but cannot attend now that the show has been rescheduled, please e-mail sales@thirdmanrecords.com for a full refund. Tickets are non-transferable, so please DO NOT post your tickets on Craigslist or other secondary resale sites.

    As of right now, we have no additional tickets to sell for this show. If we do acquire additional tickets due to refunds, we will announce their availability in mid-September.

    Our previously postponed Death From Above 1979 show (originally scheduled for July 16th), has been rescheduled! The new date is WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th.

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