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  • A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving & CBS This Morning

    Posted by Third Man on 26 November 2014

    Tune in to VH1 tomorrow night, November 27th, at 9pm ET/PT to watch “A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving” featuring clips of Jack’s epic 2014 headline set and The White Stripes' 2007 performance.

    Additionally, catch Jack discussing The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 with Anthony Mason on CBS This Morning this Saturday, November 29th, at 9am ET/6am PT.

    Tune in to VH1 tomorrow night, November 27th, at 9pm ET/PT to watch “A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving

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    Posted by Third Man on 24 November 2014


    Some people get up early on Black Friday to stand in line for televisions and treadmills and toasters. We like that our fans are the type of people who stand in line for one thing, and one thing only: MUSIC. This Black Friday we will be selling limited edition vinyl of The Dough Rollers GONE BABY GONE EP as well as Bill Burr's LIVE AT ANDREW'S HOUSE LP from our Nashville storefront beginning at 9am. We will also have black vinyl of the newest trio of Sun Records Reissues: Roy Orbison's "Ooby Dooby b/w Go! Go! Go!," "Sweet and Easy to Love b/w Devil Doll," and "Chicken-Hearted b/w I Like Love" (also available online).

    At our physical location, we will also be selling the absolute... final... remaining... general admission tickets to Jack White's Bridgestone arena show in January. A free "Would You Fight For My Love" 7" will come with every ticket purchased. This is your last chance to be a part of the up-close-and-personal crew at this show.

    And, for those of you who love a deep discount, we are offering 30% off (with a few exceptions*) in-store and online using the code "BLACKANDWHITE." This promotion lasts through Sunday, November 30th.


    LAZARETTO ROULETTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As you've surely learned by now, we love a good game of roulette, and so we've decided to offer our biggest selling record of the year to you all with a chance to play, and a chance to WIN! Purchase the Lazaretto ULTRA LP in our online store for the special price of $8.99 and you will receive a little extra something along with your ULTRA LP. It could be just a small token of our affection, or it could be the collector/aficionado's surprise of a lifetime. One thing is for certain, you can't win if you don't play.

    Robot Monday also has us feeling particularly generous towards our beloved Vault members, who will receive 50% off almost anything in the Vault store using the code "FRIENDSANDFAMILY." Have at it, girls and boys.

    * 30% off does not apply to limited, exclusive releases from the Dough Rollers or Bill Burr, Paramount sets, Pro-Ject turntables, Bumblebuzz pedals, discounted Lazaretto LP's, or gift cards. Cannot be combined with other promotions.

    Black Friday and Robot Monday Promotions and Discounts!

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  • Olivia Jean "Merry Widow" Music Video

    Posted by Third Man on 20 November 2014

    Olivia Jean’s music video for her new single “Merry Widow” off her debut album Bathtub Love Killings premiered today on Watch and read the full article here!


    Olivia Jean’s music video for her new single “Merry Widow” premiered today on

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  • Holiday Help-A-Thon

    Posted by Third Man on 19 November 2014

    For the next month, Third Man Records will be throwing a Holiday Help-a-Thon, and there are all sorts of ways to get involved and end 2014 feeling good about your contribution to society.

    The Nashville Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping the hungry, homeless and hurting, and we are so honored to have such great neighbors. In 2013, they served over 669k meals to those in need, offered close to 35k hours of free education, and provided almost 278k nights of safe shelter to those who would otherwise spend the night on the street. Last holiday season, we did a Turkey drive in November, and this season we'd like to solidify the tradition of giving back with your help. This year, the Mission has expressed a special need for toys and clothes for children as well as food items for their Christmas dinner.

    Bring us 3 of any of the following donation items (today through December 19th during normal business hours) and be entered to win the ultimate prize of 2014: a copy of EACH EXCLUSIVE RECORD we released in 2014. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. (Excludes Vault packages, of course.) —PLUS— receive 30% off your purchase (certain items excluded*) —OR— a free recording in our Record Booth at our Nashville storefront (a great gift for Mom!). If this doesn't get you in the giving spirit, we don't know what will. Here's what we need:

    Choose 3:

    • Children's or Adult Clothing Item (New, please)
    • Children's or Adult Jacket 
    • Cold Weather Gear - Hats, Gloves, Scarves (New, please)
    • Children's Toy (New, please & not wrapped)
    • #10 sized Can of Green Beans
    • Large Bag of Onions 
    • Box/Bag of Stuffing Mix
    • #10 sized Can of Cranberry Sauce
    • Foil Turkey Pans + Aluminum Foil (Counts as 1 item)
    • Styrofoam Bowls + Divided Plates (Counts as 1 item)
    • Paper Napkins + Plasticware (Counts as 1 item)
    • Coffee 
    • Sugar + Shelf-Stable Creamer (Counts as 1 item)


    The month of being good people, the whole lot of us, will end with another opportunity to give blood to the American Red Cross on December 19th. With the generosity of Third Man fans, we helped up to 96 people live to spend another holiday season with their loved ones, and we are thrilled to have the chance to double that number this month.

    Like our previous blood drive, space is limited, and we won't let you leave a pound lighter with nothing to show for it. Donors will be granted one gift from beneath the Third Man Family Christmas tree, and trust us, there are no ugly sweaters, socks, or vacuum cleaners in there... every wrapped mystery gift will delight and excite! If you are eligible and would like to donate blood in our drive, please e-mail with your full name, address, phone number and age. Appointments will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, and we cannot accommodate any walk-ins. 

    We THANK YOU in advance for helping us help others. We have it so good having you all around.


    NOTE: For those of you who would like to contribute but are out of town, feel free to donate directly to the Mission or the Red Cross, OR send us your donations in a package to the following address. Include your NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER in the package.


    attn: Holiday Help-a-thon Donation

    621 7th Avenue S.

    Nashville, TN 37203


    *Excludes Paramount Box Sets, Bumblebuzz Guitar Pedal, Pro-Ject Turntable and gift cards. 



    For the next month, Third Man Records will be throwing a Holiday Help-a-Thon, and there are all sorts of ways to get involved and end your year feeling good about your contribution to society.

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  • Olivia Jean Bathtub Love Killings Pop-Up Opening

    Posted by Third Man on 18 November 2014

    This past weekend, Olivia Jean's pop-up shop had its grand opening at Scion AV's installation space in Los Angeles, and it was a smash success. Read Scion AV's recap below:

    "Olivia Jean unveiled “Bathtub Love Killings,” this weekend at Scion AV Installation in Los Angeles. Attendees not only were able to buy a selection of hard-to-find records and merchandise from the already legendaryThird Man Records, they got to see Jean, one of the label’s newest artists, put on a great show.

    The opening night party was packed, with true fans waiting in line for over an hour and half before the doors opened. Eventually the line snaked down Melrose Ave. and around the corner.

    Once inside the Scion AV Installation space, many in the crowd picked up the special Olivia Jean Plum Series of Third Man Records releases, which includes works from Jack White, Wanda Jackson, Black Belles, Karen Elson and the Secret Sisters."

    Check out a few photos from the event below, and see the full gallery here. If you're in LA, the installation is open through December 6th, so stop in when you have a moment!

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    Posted by Third Man on 17 November 2014

    We are inching ever closer to the official release date for our Rise & Fall of Paramount Volume 2, and already much has been made of the beautiful design elements of the package in far ranging brilliant and respected publications such as Wired and The Atlantic. Yes the delights contained within this machine-age inspired aluminum wonder box are sumptuous and many, though we most certainly should point out that the original manufacturers of these now historical recordings were far more cavalier (dare we say careless) with the production process of their wares. Paramount records were notoriously comprised of the cheapest materials available, right down to dredging materials from the Milwaukee river. And while in retrospect it’s a lovely and romantic notion that this music that has come to very much represent our very fabric of American life and folk tradition was LITERALLY manufactured from dredged mud and American soil, it certainly didn’t make for the most perishably resistant form of musical entertainment. But alas, this all may speak to what is so endearing about this ghostly music that calls to us down distant hallways of history. It will always be unknowable to some degree, it will never exist in perfect fidelity… it really never did. But I digress…

    ON that note… Hey! Here’s a beautiful paper stop-motion animated film by Kelli Anderson imagining what happened the day the grand daddy of all American Blues ghosts Charley Patton walked into the studio and set to recording “High Water Everywhere, Part 1”.

    If you enjoyed that film nearly as much as we do, you’ll want to know a little more about how it was made. Well you’re in luck, here’s a wonderful post about it over on the animators own site giving lots of insight into the process and philosophy behind the animation. Enjoy! 

    Another feature of Rise & Fall that is getting some love in the press are the “Defender Ad” reproductions that are featured in the hardbound book and flash drive contained in the set. Get a primer on this distinct piece of advertisements-as-high art from the Dangerous Minds blog and then pick one up for yourself… We’ll be selling two of these screen prints (which were printed in very limited quantities) to Vault members only in the Vault Store. The other 3 beautiful reproductions are available to everyone in our online store. All were screened at Kangaroo press here in Nashville. 


    Here’s a beautiful paper stop-motion animated film by Kelli Anderson imagining what happened the day the grand daddy of all American Blues ghosts Charley Patton walked into the studio and set to recording “High Water Everywhere, Part 1”.

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