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  • OCCULTING THE SUNN RECAP VIDEO

    Posted by on 22 August 2017

    photos by Jamie Goodsell

    Yesterday, we gazed upward and fell awestruck as the Sun was obscured by the Moon. Day turned hastily to evening, temperatures dropped dramatically, light streamed across the sky around the silhouette of the moon and we insignificant humans with our small feet planted on planet Earth were overwhelmed with an understanding of the vastness of the cosmos and how we are but small spectators in the great cosmic ballet. Those who watched the total solar eclipse from Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee, also heard the eclipse thanks to Quintron's Weather Warlock, a weather activated synthesizer. Light, temperature, wind, electricity, and moisture all effect the sounds emitting from the condition-controlled analog instrument, providing viewers with a musical experience that was dictated by the solar eclipse itself. With an invocation from Third Man Books poet Janaka Stucky, and a street packed with our awestruck fellow man (and a few four legged friends), we shared an experience that united and inspired. Have a look at Occulting the Sunn in the recap video above...

    ...And, listen to Nashville Public Radio's piece on our event here

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  • MARGO PRICE "WEAKNESS" VIDEO

    Posted by on 22 August 2017

    Margo Price out runs the law in the music video for her new single "Weakness." Directed by Curtis Wayne Millard, watch the Nashville breakout rob a liquor store, start fires, and raise hell on the back of a motorcycle: http://smarturl.it/WeaknessVideo   

    "Weakness" is the title track off Price's latest EP, out now. The 4-song collection has earned praise everywhere from the NY Times, Pitchfork, People + more. Margo sat down with NPR Music to talk through each of the new tracks, read/listen here: http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/07/27/539326805/margo-price-explains-her-new-ep-weakness-track-by-track

    Margo just kicked off a run of tour dates with Chris Stapleton, and later this year she'll also play dates with Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and others. Full routing and ticket info here: http://margoprice.net/tour/

    Purchase the "Weakness" EP HERE.

     

    Margo Price takes "outlaw country" literally in the music video for her new single "Weakness." Directed by Curtis Wayne Millard, watch the Nashville breakout rob a liquor store, start fires, and raise hell on the back of a motorcycle: http://smarturl.it/WeaknessVideo   

     

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  • THREE NEW LIVE 7”s FROM SPRAY PAINT, THE REBEL, & DATENIGHT

    Posted by on 18 August 2017

    All three AVAILABLE TODAY!

    S P R A Y   P A I N T  
    A Side: “Cussin” / “Rest Vs Rust”
    B Side: “Bad Times” / “Spock Fingers”

    The Third Man team has been fanatics of Spray Paint’s sound for a minute. Their sound hits the sweet spot between the atonal movement of no-wave and nihilistic post-punk, like Mark E. Smith covering MARS. This chronicle of their live set in the Blue Room in August 2016 is excellent evidence. The first track, “Cussin’”, previously released by the band as an A-side in 2014, is even more tense and volatile in this live recording, held together by the loose glue of its hypnotic rhythm section. In light of the noxious political present, these live songs are only MORE urgent and necessary.

    Get it.

    T H E   R E B E L 
    A Side: “Riding In The Sun”
    B Side: “Why Must I Pay?”

    Known best as the frontman of Scottish arty punks the Country Teasers, Ben Wallers has been expanding his smart and avant-garde deconstruction of punk music as The Rebel. With these songs, there is distinct focus on the state of being on the outside looking in. This is not music burdened by the hustle and bustle; rather, it's measured and critical and it feels rooted outside city pressures.

    The songs, recorded in our Nashville Blue Room in July 2016, are characterized musically by drum machine and synth stabs with loose-handed guitar, that is to say desolate and questioning. On the b-side, “Why Must I Pay?” carries a biting critique; all macrostructures, not just punk or music, come into a disassembling, blinding spotlight — healthcare, monetary systems, humankind's “gains.” Leave preconceived notions at the door and take notes.

    Get it. 

    D A T E N I G H T
    A Side: “Bad Times”
    B Side: “Not Myself”

    We are proud to release the second ever vinyl release from garage stomping, punk slugging rockers Datenight, recorded to tape last July. Datenight have been playing what feels like every good show in Nashville for the past couple years. Their manner of smearing punk music with extra distortion and a dollop of pop, in the vein of Toy Love, Descendents, and the Oblivians, is incredibly contagious and just fun to see live.

    Anchored by impenetrable brickwall drumming, their A-side single “Bad Times” is an energetic maelstrom centered around the chorus mantra “can’t do it all by myself!“, which acts as an invitation to the crowd to yell along.

    Get it. 

    BUY AS A BUNDLE HERE.

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  • LUCK MANSION SESSIONS PT 2: JOSH HEDLEY, ERIN RAE, JOHN PAUL WHITE, RODNEY CROWELL

    Posted by on 17 August 2017

    Available for pre-order today at thirdmanstore.com 

    Last September during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI Coolers, Lagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

    In March, we shared with the world the encounters between Sarah Jarosz and Parker Milsap, Lilly Hiatt and Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Dylan LeBlanc and Rayland Baxter. (Watch these live recordings with bits of conversation between the artists here.) Next Friday, August 25th, we are pleased to release the recorded coming together of Josh Hedley and Erin Rae and John Paul White and Rodney Crowell.

    Hedley and Erin Rae’s performance included Hank Williams Jr.s’ “Old Habits and a thoroughly haunting rendition of Guy Clark’s “My Favorite Picture of You.” Hedley and Rae, both top respected voices in the Nashville local country scene, have never been more in their elements: trad country crooning, tight harmonies, and the most lonesome set of songs Third Man recording equipment has ever captured. Hedley, a mainstay on Nashville’s most respected lower broadway honky tonk Robert’s has recently been signed to Third Man Records. Details of the release of his forthcoming debut solo record to be announced soon.

    Pre-order “Old Habits” b/w “My Favorite Picture of You” here via Third Man Records.

    John Paul White and Rodney Crowell performed Crowell’s “The Girl On The Street as well as one of three original tunes penned for the Luck Mansion Sessions, Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone.” About the new song, John Paul White says, “It’s the first song we attempted to write.. It gave us both an excuse to sit down and write a song. It was literally the only times we’ve ever played those songs. We didn’t rehearse them ahead of time, we didn’t work out harmony parts and guitar parts… you pretty much captured all of that process.”  

    “Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone” is White and Crowell’s first co-write, but not the first collaboration for the pair. White joined Rosanne Cash on vocals for the song “It Ain’t Over Yet” off Crowell’s 2017 release Close Ties (New West). The song and the record have been nominated by the American Music Association in the categories of Song and Album of the Year.

    Pre-Order “The Girl On The Street” b/w “Don’t Think that I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone” here via Third Man Records.

    Watch their live recordings on the Luck Reunion YouTube channel.

    Black vinyl versions of these recordings will be available beginning August 25th at an indie retailer near you, with pre-orders starting today via thirdmanstore.com. For those who have their heart set on a limited edition, Third Man Records will have limited, white label, hand stamped editions of these 45’s available at their Americana 2017 Showcase (details TBA).

    Stay tuned for the final installment of Luck Mansion Sessions, featuring Lillie Mae with Langhorne Slim and Margo Price with Shovels and Rope, coming later this year.

     

     

     

    Last September during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI CoolersLagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

    In March, we shared with the world the encounters between Sarah Jarosz and Parker MilsapLilly Hiatt and Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Dylan LeBlanc and Rayland Baxter. (Watch these live recordings with bits of conversation between the artists here.) Next Friday, August 25th, we are pleased to release the recorded coming together of Josh Hedley and Erin Rae and John Paul White and Rodney Crowell.

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  • RANCH GHOST'S BLUE ROOM SESSION AVAILABLE TODAY

    Posted by on 11 August 2017

    The fourth release in Third Man RecordsBlue Room Sessions (cut live direct-to-acetate to a purposefully almost empty room) features two killer cuts from Nashville garage-psych scholars and kings-of-the-local scene Ranch Ghost, recorded during The Today Show's piece about the contemporary vinyl scene. The only member of the audience for this session? Mister Al Roker. Did he like what he heard? He did indeed!

    The first track, "Sugar and Milk," is a rolling, idyllic trip-dream traveling into what a future could be. The second, "Soot," is CCR-infused backwoods rocker that is as perfect for day-drinking on the porch as it is for keeping the beat on the street. The perfect soundtrack for hazy Summer days and stolen Summer nights.

    Ranch Ghost Blue Room Sessions 7" is available TODAY at thirdmanstore.com or an indie retailer near you. Have a listen while you wait for your hard copy to arrive on your doorstep via Spotify below...

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  • DETROIT TIGERS VINYL RECORD TICKET PACKAGE

    Posted by on 10 August 2017

    The Detroit Tigers are teaming up with Third Man Records to offer an exclusive ticket package that includes a ticket to see the Tigers face the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, September 24 at 1:10 p.m., plus a limited-edition vinyl record.

    The double A-side 7” vinyl record, pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, features the Tigers colors of blue and orange, and includes the Dominic Davis-produced song “Strikeout,” by The Brush-Offs, which consists of Detroit artists Brendan Benson, Ben Blackwell, Dominic Davis and Olivia Jean on one side. On the flip side, Third Man Records founder Jack White interviews 1984 World Series Champion Kirk Gibson. Additionally, the record sleeve photos were taken by Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris.

    The limited-edition, Tigers-colored vinyl version of this record will ONLY be available as part of this ticket package and is available exclusively for purchase at tigers.com/vinyl. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Kirk Gibson Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

    For additional information regarding the ticket package and to hear a 30 second clip of the song, “Strikeout”, please visit tigers.com/vinyl.

    The Detroit Tigers are teaming up with Third Man Records to offer an exclusive ticket package that includes a ticket to see the Tigers face the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, September 24 at 1:10 p.m., plus a limited-edition vinyl record!

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