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Last week at Third Man Cass Corridor, Third Man Books celebrated the book launch for John “Inzane” Olson’s (Wolf Eyes) new bookzine of record reviews Life is a Rip Off Part One. Also on hand for the celebration was fellow Detroit-er Patrick Pantano (Dirtbombs) and his new book of photography If You Don’t Have A Picture Then You Didn’t Catch a Fish. Both titles are *very* limited editions and are now available for the first time from our online store. (Check out TMB’s new, less expensive shipping rates!)
Life is a Rip Off Part One is a collection of record reviews by the one, the only, thee John “Inzane" Olson aka Inzane Johnny aka American Tapes aka 1/3 of the band Wolf Eyes. Eventually to be a full length book, Part One is the first three month installment of what will be twelve months of daily record reviews written in Olson's inimitable slash 'n' dash slanguage: anecdotal, immediate, reasonable and totally baller. How does the disturbing-on-many-levels movie Human Centipede compare to the broken blues of Big Bill Broonzy? Or why (or why not) should the demo tape from SMOKE COKE, "the mysterious Illinois underground troupe with some seriously illogical basement moves," be in your collection, too? Or, dammit, why do we all love music!! Check out LRIP1 to re-discover your love for an old favorite, or maybe to discover a new group that could earn the right to become a new old favorite. Ninety-six pages and assembled in Nashville at TMR HQ, LRIP1 is more zine than book and will be limited to an edition of 250 and available only from Third Man.
If You Don't Have a Picture Then You Didn't Catch A Fish is Dirtbombs drummer Patrick Pantano’s visual diary of life inside and outside one of Detroit's greatest bands. Includes unpublished photos of The White Stripes, The Kills, TV on the Radio, Spiritualized, The Soledad Brothers and more. A very limited edition of 250 copies available only from TMB/TMR. About the book, Pantano says, “. . . Fish is not only a tour diary of photos, but also, a photo journal of my life while in The Dirtbombs. There are images from tour, but also images from around tour; before leaving; after coming home; at home trying to figure out what I was going to do next; staged portraits I was working on; snapshots from evenings out; pictures of bands from Detroit. And then of course shows. Hotels, beds, backstages, giant spiders. The images for Fish are shot largely on film and date from 2000–2013.”
In an effort to help our friends up the road in Flint, MI get some clean drinking water, Third Man Records Cass Corridor will be hosting a water drive beginning today through Monday January 25th. Good samaritans will receive a raffle ticket for every gallon or case of water brought to our Detroit location between now and Monday, which will enter them into a random drawing for the Limited Edition Hateful 8 Boxset and also entitles them to 20% off their entire purchase.
In case you missed it, here's our girl Margo Price performing "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" last night on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We are so proud. "Hurtin" is available NOW as a 7" single, and you can go ahead and pre-order Margo's upcoming full-length release Midwest Farmer's Daughter if you like what you hear...
CD/LP Pre-orders are available today for two upcoming records:
Margo Price's 3/25 release Midwest Farmer's Daughter. Yesterday, NPR Music wrote "the sharp-edged, honky-tonkin' 'About To Find Out,'... is a cackling, bridge-burning, kiss-my-ass anthem of the tallest order." Listen to "About to Find Out" below...
Pre-order MIDWEST FARMER’S DAUGHTER now:
Also available for pre-order today:
A compilation of Greek village music titled Why The Mountains Are Black from producer/writer/curator Christopher King, who has gathered together from his private 78 rpm archive the most mind expanding and libido inducing song and dance music from the rural hinterlands of mainland Greece and its islands. Recorded between 1907 and 1960, this collection contains the first and the last-the alpha and the omega-of Greek demotika- or folk music. And it is not what you would expect. Pre-order on CD/LP now at thirdmanstore.com. This incredible set is officially available on February 5th.
East Nashville’s Margo Price has released the second track from her debut LP Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, out 3/25 on Third Man Records and recorded at Sun Studio. “About To Find Out” is one of the albums rowdy, finger-pointing highlights, and is streaming now via NPR Music.
Margo will also make her TV debut on Tues January 19th, performing “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)” on Colbert. “Hurtin” was picked by NPR as one of their best tracks of 2015, Pitchfork is already calling Midwest Farmer’s Daughter "a potential classic," and Fader dubbed Price "country's next star.”
Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is out March 25th via Third Man Records, available for pre-order worldwide tomorrow, January 15th. All digital pre-orders will receive instant downloads of “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle),” along with “About To Find Out” and digital album bonus track “Desperate and Depressed.”
Midwest Farmer's Daughter tracklist:
1. Hands Of Time
2. About To Find Out
3. Tennessee Song
4. Since You Put Me Down
5. Four Years Of Chances
6. This Town Gets Around
7. How The Mighty Have Fallen
9. Hurtin' (On The Bottle)
10. World's Greatest Loser
Third Man Records presents our limited edition component to the much celebrated (and Golden Globe awarded) Hateful Eight soundtrack, featuring original scoring by Ennio Morricone. Produced in a limited number of 500, and featuring many hand-made and hand-assembled elements, this is one for Third Man and Quentin Tarantino fans alike. Just check this video and see for yourself!
The included LP is two 180-gram LPs w/ all the posters and booklet from the standard edition, but with a different cover featuring our man QT hard at work on the inside fold out... The 18 gauge galvanized steel 7" box features real bullet holes and a laser etched Hateful Eight logo. The box itself contains the score and soundtrack as a 7" set (on blood red vinyl w/ black streaks) inside 8 separate sleeves featuring all members of the Hateful Eight from the film, as well as a metal noose pin and a replica of the film's famed "Lincoln Letter."
• 2 180-gram LPs
• Trifold jacket with cover variant (soft touch finish)
• 60” x 12” poster
• 36” x 12” poster
• 12-page booklet insert
• 18 gauge galvanized steel box with real bullet holes & laser etched logo
• 8 7” records (blood red with black streaks) in Hateful Eight character sleeves (soft touch finish + spot varnish on blood)
• Metal noose pin in custom stamped and blood-spattered box
• Hidden Lincoln Letter replica
Standard version LP available now at thirdmanstore.com and a local, independent record store near you.