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  • HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVES IN NASHVILLE & DETROIT

    Posted by Third Man on 1 December 2016

    For the past two Decembers we have collected record units of blood, helping HUNDREDS of patients at the time of year when it matters most. We've consistently exceeded our goal, and our donors (that's you) were so reliable, we had to TURN PEOPLE AWAY! This level of turnout is quite literally unheard of at the American Red Cross, and it's because OF YOU. This year, we're back at it, hosting not one, but TWO Blood Drives — one on Friday, December 16th at our Nashville headquarters, one on Wednesday December 21st at our Detroit headquarters and in doing so, we will SAVE LIVES this Holiday season. 

    Like our previous blood drives, space is limited, and we won't let you leave a pound lighter with nothing to show for it. Donors will be granted the choice of one gift from beneath the Third Man Family Christmas Trees, 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 to give blood (i.e. 17+, weighing at least 110 lbs, generally healthy, and weren't turned away for another reason in previous drives), please register with the Red Cross and sign up for a time slot now.

    If you are trying to sign up, but all slots are already filled, please email blood@thirdmanrecords.com with your name, phone number, and which location you would like to donate at. We will put you on our waitlist, and let you know if a time slot becomes available.

    Appointments will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, and we cannot accommodate any walk-ins. 

    THANK YOU in advance for your generosity. It won't go unrewarded... 

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  • BILLY WAYNE DAVIS LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS

    Posted by Third Man on 30 November 2016

    You don't need to be from the South to understand Billy Wayne Davis' particular brand of cutting humor, but being the Nashvillians Third Man Records is (both transplanted and native), this up-and-comer is one of our favorite used-to-be local (and soon-to-go-global) stand-up comedians. Davis has gone from surprising crowds at the comedy club down the road with his "sharp-tongued-twang," to conquering the alt comedy scene of Seattle, to hangin' with Marc Maron, opening for Sturgill Simpson, winning over millions on Last Comic Standing, starring in a Morgan Spurlock produced documentary about Freedom, and working with the likes of Greg Giraldo, Louis CK, and Mitch Hedberg along the way.

    Davis, now living in Los Angeles, headed back to Nashville while on tour last Spring and left the Blue Room audience in stitches. Third Man Records is thrilled to relive the night and share the comedic stylings Tennessee's much-missed "small-town-smart-mouth" with the masses, adding another catalog number to what is becoming a pretty formidable collection of comedy records, including offerings from Reggie Watts, Rory Scovel, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Conan O'Brien, Neil Hamburger, and more.

    The Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records 12" LP comes with a download code for a video of Davis' complete set. Third Man Records Vault members can also watch the set in its entirety NOW.

    Check out a clip of the live show below, and pre-order the record - officially in stores on December 16. While you wait for your LP to arrive, catch Billy Wayne on the road at a comedy club near you.

    The Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records 12" LP comes with a download code for a video of Davis' complete set. Third Man Records Vault members can also watch the set in its entirety NOW.

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  • Jack White Acoustic Recordings Tin Man Contest

    Posted by Third Man on 29 November 2016

    Follow @thirdmanrecords on twitter and wait for clues to guess where the tin man is in 6 US cities to help reveal a new Jack White video and enter for a chance to win a signed JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998 – 2016 vinyl LP + a trip to a special event at Third Man Records Cass Corridor (Detroit) for you and a guest. Find out more information about the contest here.

    Follow @thirdmanrecords on twitter and wait for clues to guess where the tin man is in 6 US cities to help reveal a new Jack White video and enter for a chance to win a signed JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998 – 2016 vinyl LP + a trip to a special event a Third Man Records Cass Corridor (Detroit) for you and a guest. Find out more information about the contest here.

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  • WOODS LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS

    Posted by Third Man on 28 November 2016

    Officially out December 9th

    Available NOW for Pre-Order

    There are certain bands in this supersaturated, hyper-fragmented, temperamental internet era that rise above ephemeral popularity because they deserve it. Woods is one of those bands, and their wheelhouse is a decidedly mellow blend of "campfire folk," psych, soul, and funk that's wise beyond its years in timbre and lyric and takes influence from many a surprising source. Woods brings songs into the world that are at once comforting and challenging, and the band's members take their job as music makers seriously, pumping out nine full-length studio records in the past 10 years and running their own label Woodsist out of Brooklyn.

    With over ten years and nine studio records under their belt, Woods joined us for a meditative masterclass of a live taping in our Nashville Blue Room this past May, performing to a packed house of loyal fans, happy to go on whatever journey the band had planned for them. (View photos from the show here.) Frontman Jeremy Earl's soul-quieting falsetto stylings are the center of Woods' sound, in the studio and on this live record. But, the shamanic folk vibes of their earlier records gain an urgency and anxiety here, as they have on their newest release City Sun Eater In The River of Light, thanks to a horn section, African jazz influence, and the clear inspiration of the increasingly chaotic world in which we find ourselves living.

    The journey we all took with Woods at the helm on May 2nd, 2016 has been immortalized now as part of Third Man Records' Live LP series, and it's a journey we highly recommend taking in the comfort of your own home — with a glass of your favorite beverage in hand, fire roaring, and mind malleable. Check out "Suffering Season," an updated version of an older tune that happens to be our favorite from the 9-song set (as well as particularly poignant to the here and now) below, and pre-order the record (officially available December 9th) now.

    Woods Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Kurt Vile and the Violators and Nathan Bowles:

    Wed-Dec-28 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    Thu-Dec-29 Boston, MA @ Royale
    Fri-Dec-30 Boston, MA @ Royale
    Sat-Dec-31 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

     

    Pre-order available now and officially out December 9th

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  • Black Friday Exclusive and New Releases

    Posted by Third Man on 17 November 2016

    While we could take or leave the November "tradition" of speeding to your nearest big box retailer in the middle of the night, belly full of turkey and thanks forgotten, we have a very special place in our hearts for record stores, so any chance to turn selling records into a party is a opportunity we wouldn't dare miss. This Black Friday, Third Man Records is pleased to bring into existence not only a long overdue colorful Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusive, but also two new standard vinyl releases. Check with your local independent retailer for availability details.

    RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE:
    THE RACONTEURS – “Steady As She Goes” 7” Single on Emerald Green Vinyl

    For our official Black Friday Record Store Day offering, Third Man Records is pleased to finally fulfill the destiny of the mysteriously unused catalog number TMR120. We are equally pleased to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of one of the most popular tunes on the Third Man imprint, loved by all and pressed only briefly as a single by V2 in 2006. The time has come for The Raconteurs “Steady As She Goes” b/w “Store Bought Bones” to be given the Third Man Records treatment. So, without further ado, we present this apple of our eye, this still-fresh-finer-with-time-never-gets-old exception of a song — the record your shelf has long longed for.

    “Steady As She Goes” b/w “Store Bought Bones” for Black Friday will only be available at participating Record Store Day retailers on “Hermitage Hotel Men’s Restroom Emerald Green” vinyl to match the oft-since-selfied location of its cover photo. Each 7” also contains one of two reproduction backstage credential stickers from past Raconteurs tours and the clout to go with them.

    The black vinyl will follow shortly after this November 25th release, never to go out of print again… Rejoice!

    BLACK FRIDAY NEW RELEASES:
    THE WHITE STRIPES GET BEHIND ME SATAN ON BLACK VINYL

    Black Friday also marks a new era of availability for The White Stripes pivotal double LP Get Behind Me Satan. Previously released for the first time commercially on Record Store Day 2015 on red and white vinyl in celebration of its 10-year anniversary, the record has never (yes, that’s right — NEVER) been available commercially on black wax.

    This new era we’re ushering in means you can listen to “Blue Orchid” and “My Doorbell” on repeat without worrying about wearing out your precious colored grooves… this record will remain in print in perpetuity and will always, always, always be available from November 25th on into the great unknown. This double LP includes an MP3 download code as well as the same newly-created inner artwork featured on the 2015 limited edition.

    YUSUF / CAT STEVENS "I Love My Dog" / "Matthew and Son" Double A-Side 7" on BLACK VINYL

    On September 27th of this year, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, took to the most sacred stage in Nashville to awe the sold-out Ryman Auditorium crowd with his persistent musical transcendence. The day prior, Yusuf took to another Nashville stage entirely and performed to no one in particular - a set for himself, of two songs from his earliest days. That stage was the Third Man Records Blue Room, and that set, consisting of the A-sides from Stevens' first two singles, was recorded direct-to-acetate on our 1955 Scully lathe and is now set for release as the second offering in Third Man's Blue Room Sessions series.

    With artwork by world renowned illustrator Jess Rotter, this double A-side 7" features "I Love My Dog" and "Matthew and Son" performed by Yusuf and his pared-down touring band with palpable intimacy and a rare calm in the midst of a busy world tour.

    The 7" single will be available worldwide on black vinyl on November 25th.

    THIRD MAN RECORDS BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY SALE

    The Third Man online store will offer Get Behind Me Satan and the Yusuf / Cat Stevens' 7", as well as 30% off EVERYTHING (gift cards, vault subscriptions, new & limited releases, and tickets excluded) beginning Black Friday and lasting through "Cyber Monday." No coupon code necessary. Both Third Man Records physical locations will also offer 30% off orders (same exclusions apply) as well as the limited Black Friday "Steady As She Goes" 7", while supplies last.

    Raconteurs "Steady As She Goes" Emerald Green Vinyl! Get Behind Me Satan on Black Double LP! Cat Stevens Blue Room Sessions 7" And, to top it off... a SALE!

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  • YUSUF/CAT STEVENS BLUE ROOM SESSIONS 7" SINGLE

    Posted by Katie Studley on 14 November 2016

    On September 27th of this year, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, took to the most sacred stage in Nashville to awe the sold-out Ryman Auditorium crowd with his persistent musical transcendence. The day prior, Yusuf took to another Nashville stage entirely and performed to no one in particular - a set for himself, of two songs from his earliest days. That stage was the Third Man Records Blue Room, and that set, consisting of the A-sides from Stevens' first two singles, was recorded direct-to-acetate on our 1955 Scully lathe and is now set for release as the second offering in Third Man's Blue Room Sessions series.

    With artwork by world renowned illustrator Jess Rotter, this double A-side 7" features "I Love My Dog" and "Matthew and Son" performed by Yusuf and his pared-down touring band with palpable intimacy and a rare calm in the midst of a busy world tour.

    The 7" single will be available worldwide on black vinyl on November 25th, but for those lucky enough to live in the UK, both the black vinyl version and the limited edition transparent blue vinyl version will be available at Yusuf/Cat Stevens' London show at Shaftesbury Theatre on November 20th and a very special signing the following Tuesday the 22nd at Rough Trade West.

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