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  • LUCKY 7 RECORD RELEASE PARTY

    Posted by on 30 June 2017

    Next Friday is the 7th day of the 7th month in 2017 and because we love numerology we want you all to get lucky and we're going to offer up 7 special titles for the first (and in some cases, only) time in our Nashville and Detroit shops. 

    You can see the details and photos of all the exciting releases we'll have available below (make sure you get your eyes on that!), but that's not all... 

    Both TMR Nashville and Detroit will have live Monks cover bands playing in their venues for FREE. 

    Detroit - Thee Fake Monks - LIVE AT 3pm

    Frank Woodman (Caveman Woodman), Alex Glendening (Deadbeat Beat), Magic Jake Culkowski (King Tuff), John Szymanski (The Hentchmen), and TJ Ghoul (Pretty Ghouls)

    Nashville - The Hunks -  LIVE AT 12pm Noon 

    Dillon Watson (Savoy Motel), Domo (Ornament), Andy Pharaoh (Ranch Ghost), Cam Sarrett (Big Sur), Mitch Jones (Ginger Bakers)

    And for added fun, Margo Price will be opening for My Morning Jacket at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville that evening (July 7th) and we'll be giving away three pairs of tickets. All you have to do is buy all 7 releases (limited versions if they are available, standard vinyl if limiteds are sold out) and we will put your name in the jar and we'll select winners at random following the performance of The Hunks in the Blue Room. 

    Detroit, for their part will be doing a Lillie Mae ticket giveaway for her show at Third Man Cass Corridor on Aug. 26th. The giveaway will work the same as above - buy all the releases to enter! 

    And with no further ado... Here's what we'll have for sale on the 7th!

    The Monks - Hamburg Sessions Limited Edition - 100 available in each location
    - white vinyl LP
    - silk-screened jacket featuring exclusive artwork
    - risograph booklet including a wealth of archival Monks material
    - facsimile reproduction of the postcard that signaled the end of the band

     

    Additionally, 20 random copies scattered between Third Man’s Nashville and Detroit locations will include a postcard autographed by all members of the Monks

     

     

    My Bubba 
    - Tri-Color 7" pressed at Third Man Pressing (50 available in each location)
    - Standard black vinyl 

     

     

    Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys
    - White Vinyl LP (50 available in each location)
    - Standard black vinyl

     

     

    Joyce Manor - Live at TMR 
    - Blue Vinyl 7" (25 pieces available in each location)
    - Standard black vinyl

     

     

    Caddywhompus - Live at TMR 
    - Blue Vinyl 7" (25 pieces available in each location)
    - Standard black vinyl 

     

     

    The Stooges - S/T 
    - Standard black vinyl Third Man retail stores only edition 
    - Deluxe 2xLP with first album in it's entirety and a full disc of outtakes housed in a tip-on sleeve

     

     

    MC5 - Kick Out The Jams 
    - Standard black vinyl Third Man retail store only edition in tip-on sleeve 

     

     

    Next Friday is the 7th day of the 7th month in 2017 and because we love numerology we want you all to get lucky and we're going to offer up 7 special titles for the first (and in some cases, only) time in our Nashville and Detroit shops. 

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  • MY BUBBA BLUE SERIES "GONE" B/W "YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME LONESOME WHEN YOU GO" OUT TODAY!

    Posted by on 30 June 2017

    Yesterday NPR All Songs Considered premiered the A-side to My Bubba's Jack White-produced Blue Series 7", "Gone."

    The single is out and available now, via Third Man Records, Streaming services and fine records stores worldwide.

    To celebrate, My Bubba were good enough to create a playlist of songs that influenced and resonate with the songs from their recording.

    Check in later today for news on tri-Color 7" availability for this title.

    The single is out and available now, via Third Man RecordsStreaming services and fine records stores worldwide.

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  • PRE-ORDER GREG ASHLEY AND THE WESTERN PLAYBOYS NEW ALBUM

    Posted by on 29 June 2017

    We’ve had awkward affections for Greg Ashley since he first poked his head out of the garage pysch voodoo underground back in the heady days of the early 2000’s, so it’s a big pleasure to announce the EP release for Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys due out on July 7th.

    Greg Ashley has tracked across the States' metropolises, fringes and sticks for years now, releasing records under his own name and earlier on with black magic psych cult The Gris Gris.

    Now, together with the Western Playboys, you can hear the dusty technicolor Rio Grande flowing in the veins of these new recordings. Many of these songs are Greg's indomitable take on waltz, country swing and golden honky-tonk greats like Stonewall Jackson and Charlie Walker, but lest we forget the cover of Estrus records' finest garage rock nihilists The Makers. This 12” EP plays out from start to finish like a band in a washed out juke joint at a desert outpost from a Barry Gifford novel—strung out, sharp-witted and never dull.

    Square it up and spin it now.

    Available for pre-order here and now and in our storefronts and local record store favorites July 7th. Take a trip with your first listen to his version of Warren Zevon’s “Carmelita” below.

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  • THIRD MAN UNVEILS NEW BLUE SERIES SINGLE FROM MY BUBBA

    Posted by on 29 June 2017

    Third Man Records has announced a new single from My Bubba as the latest addition to its extraordinary "Blue Series." Side A of the single, "Gone," debuted today in a premiere via NPR, who called the track "a richer tone than other tunes from this pair, though even with the addition of thunderous, heart-pounding tom-toms, bass and keyboards the duo haven't let go of the porcelain-fragile sound of their last record" "Gone" b/w "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" will be available on 7" 45rpm vinyl via Third Man and digitally via the iTunes Store tomorrow -- Friday, June 30th.

    Produced by Jack White III at Third Man Studio in Nashville, "Gone" b/w "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" marks the first new release in Third Man's ongoing "Blue Series" since June 2016 as well as the first Blue Series single to follow Third Man Books' newly released The Blue Series: The Story Behind the Color, Volume One.

    "Gone" b/w "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" is also the first new release from My Bubba following last year's acclaimed Big Bad Good. The Scandinavian folk duo - Icelander Guðbjörg Tómasdóttir (a.k.a. Bubba) and Sweden's My Larsdotter - formed in 2013 and have since concocted a soulful, unadorned sound all their own utilizing little more than the basic elements of warm harmonies, acoustic guitar, and the Norwegian lap harp known as a cittra. Big Bad Good, My Bubba's latest full-length release, was produced in Brooklyn by Shahzad Ismaily (Will Oldham, Jolie Holland), with its songs written and recorded almost immediately as they were written, the intimate early takes capturing the rawness and mesmerizing power of a newborn song.

    While their prior work was recorded almost entirely as a duo, "Gone" sees My Bubba joined in Third Man Studio by a backing combo that includes bassist Jack Lawrence and keyboardist Dean Fertita.

    "'Gone' is about loving and losing sense of time and space cause your heart is beating so loud," says My Bubba's My. "Dean Fertita and 'Little Jack Lawrence' came by and performed like alien ladies on the keys and bass. 'Gone' was the first of our songs written on the lap harp, which I found in my old boyfriend's attic - it used to be his grandmother's, but she died many years before and wasn't using it anymore. He told me it was older than a century and I immediately liked it. I wrote the song about him and kept the harp when we broke up."

    "'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go' was pretty much the first song we ever sang together," My says, "right when we first met as flatmates in Copenhagen almost a decade ago. We still play it most evenings together on the road. Sometimes we try singing it on our own, but we don't know the melody without each other's harmony. Symbiotic singers...It's also one from the family song book, since it's written by my father's wife's ex-husband's mother's previous lover, Uncle Bob Dylan."

    Upcoming Tour Dates

    7/1 - United Folk Festival - Westerly, RI
    7/5 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
    7/8 - Mariposa Folk Festival - Orilla, CAN
    7/12 - Rockwood 2 - New York, NY
    7/16 - Club Passim - Cambridge, MA

    Third Man Records has announced a new single from My Bubba as the latest addition to its extraordinary "Blue Series."

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  • LILLIE MAE PERFORMED ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT LAST NIGHT

    Posted by on 28 June 2017

    Lillie Mae made her debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night with a performance of "Over The Hill And Through The Woods" from her recent album Forever And Then Some

    Lillie Mae also recently announced a headlining North American tour for this August and September. Tickets for the headline shows go on sale this Thursday, June 29th at 10am local time. A special pre-sale is available for Third Man Records Vault members on Wednesday, June 28th at 10am local time. The full run of dates can be found below. For tickets and more information visit lilliemaemusic.com.

    Lille Mae's upcoming tour dates:
    7/15 - Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS
    7/16 - Sloss Music & Arts Festival - Birmingham, AL
    7/22 - Elliston Place Street Festival - Nashville, TN
    8/22 - The Southgate House Revival - Newport, KY
    8/23 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
    8/25 - Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON
    8/26 - Third Man Records Cass Corridor - Detroit, MI
    8/27 - Schubas - Chicago, IL
    8/28 - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
    8/30 - Globe Hall - Denver, CO
    9/1 - Live From The Divide/Peach St. Studios - Bozeman, MT
    9/2 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
    9/3 - Bumbershoot Music Festival - Seattle, WA
    9/4 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
    9/6 - Cafe DuNord - San Francisco, CA
    9/7 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
    9/12-17 - AmericanaFest - Nashville, TN
    9/16-17 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Bristol, TN

    Lillie Mae made her debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night with a performance of "Over The Hill And Through The Woods" from her recent album Forever And Then Some. 

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  • INTRODUCING... VAULT PACKAGE #33: Icky Thump X

    Posted by on 19 June 2017

    *Visual colors are an approximation and are subject to change. Variations in coloring may occur.   

    Subscription Deadline: July 31

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    Nigh on ten years ago, the White Stripes unveiled the most ambitious record of their career. Taking its name from the mis-appropriation of the British exhortation “Ecky thump” the Stripes’ Icky Thump would prove to be the final full-length studio album from the beloved Detroit duo. To celebrate not only the ten years since Icky Thump’s release, but also twenty years since Jack and Meg started the White Stripes AND the 500th release in the Third Man Records’ catalog, we are delighted to announce the release of our 33rd Vault package, Icky Thump X.

    Deluxe Icky Thump 180-gram, colored vinyl 

    The cornerstone of the package is the deluxe, “contained explosion” colored vinyl repressing of Icky Thump. Previously only ever available on boring black vinyl, this double LP, 180-gram vinyl dream is housed in a glorious tip-on sleeve with slightly modified artwork and sealed with a Victorian update on the original red/white sticker that was begrudgingly slit open by fidgety record collectors overly concerned with "condition." Remastered from the original 1” analog tapes in Nashville, TN, Icky Thump will be the first-ever Vault title manufactured at Third Man Pressing in Detroit. You will not believe your ears.

    Track List: 

    Icky Thump
    You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)
    300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
    Conquest
    Bone Broke
    Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
    St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air)
    Little Cream Soda
    Rag & Bone
    I’m Slowly Turning Into You
    A Martyr For My Love For You
    Catch Hell Blues
    Effect & Cause

     

    12" Icky Thump Extras Vinyl

    The logical companion piece to Icky Thump is the collection compiling all nine of the non-album b-sides recorded for (and during) the release and tour cycle. Icky Thump Extras joins live covers (Hank Williams’ “Tennessee Border”), alternate versions recorded in the middle of a horse-racing track in Canada (“You Don’t Know What Love Is…”) with Beck-produced exclusives (“It’s My Fault For Being Famous”) and couples them with newly reimagined artwork from Grammy Award-winning designer Rob Jones. Consider this the first and last time any of these songs will appear on 12-inch vinyl, pressed on luminescent lunar-colored vinyl. Extras will also be manufactured at Third Man Pressing in Detroit.

    Track List: 

    Tennessee Border (originally by Hank Williams)
    Baby Brother (originally by Bill Carter and the Rovin Gamblers)
    You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) (frat rock version)
    A Martyr For My Love For You (acoustic version)
    It’s My Fault For Being Famous
    Cash Grab Complications On The Matter
    Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap
    Conquest (acoustic mariachi version)
    Conquista (Spanish language version)

    The Red Demos

    Prior to entering Blackbird Studios for the tracking of Icky Thump, the White Stripes did a full run-through of the tracks in demo form to workshop ideas and get thoughts on tape at their Nashville rehearsal spot. This would prove to be the ONLY time the band would ever demo an album before recording. Forgotten by all involved in the intervening ten years, The Red Demos is a startling insight into the germination of the songs that would soon be blasted out at arenas and festivals the world over. Of particular interest is the first ever release of the instrumental “Monkeys Have It Easy”, a title previously teased via the original Icky Thump press release in 2007. Cover art depicts a working mock-up of the unedited image used on the original album and exists as the ideal compliment to both that original issue and the mono mix of Icky Thump from Vault Package #1. The Red Demos will also be pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit.

    Track List: 

    You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)
    A Martyr For My Love For You
    Rag and Bone
    Catch Hell Blues
    Little Cream Soda
    Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
    Monkeys Have It Easy (previously unreleased)
    Bone Broke
    Icky Thump
    Conquest
    300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues

     

    Exclusive Polaroid Photo Book

    To further push this package into “I Cannot Believe They Did That" territory is an exclusive book comprised of Polaroid photos, tracking notes and insight from Icky Thump session photographer and White Stripes’ confidante David Swanson. Comprised 100% of previously unseen and unshared material, the of-the-moment documentation of the album and its recording process by Swanson’s intuitive and discerning eye is revelatory.

    Mystery Art Prints by Rob Jones 

    To even further blow this thing out of the water is one of nine different 8x10 White Stripes images by Rob Jones. Randomly inserted so you have no idea which one you’ll get, these include classic updates on art and graphics from the original release era in addition to completely new ideas, all rendered in the highest quality silkscreen printing and suitable for immediate framing or burning.

    "Rag and Bone" Enamel Pin Set

    Not enough? Ok, take TWO enamel pins that when combined depict the horse skeleton imagery originally featured on the 7-inch artwork for “Rag and Bone” and understand full well that the addition of said pins will elevate any drab old potato sack to a best-dressed list ensemble.

    Cross of St. Andrew Soft Touch Box

    All of these components will be lovingly housed in a soft-touch coated telescoping box that reproduces the cross of St. Andrew used as an important graphic in Icky Thump’s issue ten years ago and rendered even more poignant now as the specific version of that cross (the Cross of Burgundy) forms the shape of an X.

    Subscriptions are now open for Vault 33. Vault 32 is shipping now. 

    Nigh on ten years ago, the White Stripes unveiled the most ambitious record of their career. 

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