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  • LILLIE MAE ON CONAN AND EXCLUSIVE LA PERFORMANCE

    Posted by on 6 April 2017

    Lillie Mae is ready to hit the road hard for her new album, Forever and Then Some, with the official release date just around the corner on April 14th. We couldn’t be more excited to share her collection of songs she’s been writing in the back of tour buses and in between stage breaks at honky tonks and taverns.

    In hot anticipation of the release, Lillie Mae will be taking her show to California to make her solo late night television debut on CONAN Thursday, April 13th at 11pm ET/10pm CT on TBS.

    For our friends in the Los Angeles area, we’ve got a special invitation for you. Following her taping at Conan, Lillie Mae will be playing an intimate show for friends and fans at The Monty in LA at 9pm that night. When you pre-order** a copy of Lillie Mae’s new album, Forever and Then Some, e-mail your confirmation number to sales@thirdmanrecords.com to receive an RSVP for FREE entry into The Monty (while supplies last).

    Between Lillie Mae’s Record Release Show here at HQ, her Conan performance, and this exclusive event, we’re thrilled to celebrate her and this album all week long! Keep an eye on Lillie Mae’s website for tour dates in a city near you.

    **If you have already pre-ordered your copy of the album and live in the LA area, you are still eligible to RSVP**

    Lillie Mae is ready to hit the road hard for her new album, Forever and Then Some, with the official release date just around the corner on April 14th.

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  • Lillie Mae's Forever And Then Some Record Release Show at Third Man Records Nashville

    Posted by on 4 April 2017

    Lillie Mae's Third Man Records full length LP Forever And Then Some is out on April 14th. We'll be celebrating the release with a special live show in the TMR Blue Room in Nashville on Monday, April 10th.

    In addition to a live performance from Lillie Mae, her first in Nashville for this album and band lineup, we'll also have Nashville country scene mainstays Martha Spencer and Luke Bell & Matt Kinman on opening duty.

    To make this night just a bit more special, attendees will be able to purchase Forever And Then Some at the show, 4 days before it is nationally available. All attendees will also receive a FREE Lillie Mae Forever And Then Some linocut. Last but not least, show attendees can hold on to their ticket and bring it to Third Man Records Nashville on April 22nd for Record Store Day to exchange for a FREE limited edition version of Lillie Mae's 7" single of "Over The Hills and Through The Woods" on yellow vinyl (while supplies last, first come, first served).

    Lillie Mae Forever And Then Some Record Release Show
    With Martha Spencer, Luke Bell & Matt Kinman
    All Ages
    $7
    Free Lillie Mae Linocut w/ purchase (purchasers will receive at the show)

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  • third man books starts national poetry month with the release of erica lewis' new book of poetry, mary wants to be a superwoman.

    Posted by on 3 April 2017

    April is national poetry month (!), so to start the month off right, Third Man Books is very happy to release erica lewis' new book of poems mary wants to be a superwoman. The notes are letters, the sounds are words, the rhythm in the breaks, the book is playing music on the page, it's right next to our turntable, Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder shaking the room. Wonder plays a part in every poem, but he sits in the background, providing the groove with his keys, the lead is taken by lewis's mother, mary, lewis' family, her friends, fellow poets, the world around her, all the struggles and triumphs, all in the key of life. lewis will be reading at the legendary city lights bookstore in San Francisco, April 23, 7pm.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:
    Being of black, Native American, and white descent, poet erica lewis’ mary wants to be a superwoman recounts her family’s history, their voices within that history — especially the women on her mother’s side — and her friends’ complex history with race, gender, and class in America — what it means to live with your own history, dealing with a history that has been passed down, and how to move on from that history and its implications.

    It is lewis’ take on revising the confessional while taking inspiration from her family’s own oral history. Each poem is also framed by phrases from the lyrics of Stevie Wonder’s Motown records, but the poems are not “about” the actual songs, but what is triggered when listening to or thinking about the music. What happens when you take something like a pop song and turn it in on itself, give it a different frame of reference, juxtapose the work against itself, against other pop music, and bring it into the present. mary wants to be a superwoman is the second book of the box-set trilogy; daryl hall is my boyfriend (Barrelhouse, 2015) is the first.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
    erica lewis lives in San Francisco where she is a fine arts publicist. In addition to mary wants to be a superwoman, her books include the precipice of jupiter, camera obscura (both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein), murmur in the inventory, and daryl hall is my boyfriend. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    "People still sing goddamn it. Praise be to erica lewis." — Sampson Starkweather, author of PAIN: The Board Game

    "erica lewis' poems map the relationships among music, memory, place, and the passage of time . . . . By intertwining the public and the personal, lewis's poems become a membrane through which pop culture permeates the most intimate experiences of selfhood" — Publisher's Weekly

    "This book made me suck my teeth and say goddamn, and yes, and thank you. This book hit me right in the ancestors, spoke to me like a sister." — Morgan Parker, author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night

    April is National Poetry Month (!), so to start the month off right, Third Man Books is very happy to release erica lewis' new book of poems mary wants to be a superwoman.

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  • Today We Celebrate Craig Brown Band’s The Lucky Ones Forget Release!

    Posted by on 31 March 2017

    “…re-juiced '70s outlaw country… hangovers are a requirement for Brown’s brand of lady bemoaning and swagger slinging.” - Playboy

    "Meet Detroit’s New Country Star, Craig Brown” - Pitchfork

    We are excited to announce the official release of Craig Brown Band’s The Lucky Ones Forget. Detroit Native, Craig Brown delivers the combo of bartender-wisdom and a long love for rock n’ roll to your ears with his debut album recorded by Warren Defever (Thurston Moore, Yoko Ono, Iggy and the Stooges). Craig Brown Band’s debut LP is one part unstoppable fun, one part dolor profundo and one part deceptive cleverness.

    Brown has been on a long musical journey, from his roots in idolizing early Alice Cooper to shredding in a slew of punk, garage and indie rock bands and now finally to a beerbar-tested, road-ready country rock album. Craig Brown Band finds a sweet spot conceptually between a silly but heartfelt Paul Westerberg number and the freedom and looseness of Bob Seger’s best. Color us impressed.

    The Lucky Ones Forget is available today for purchase here or at your local record store. The Lucky Ones Forget is also available digitally for streaming and download.

    For those in Detroit, come celebrate Craig's release, at your favorite neighborhood haunt, the UFO Factory. From 12-1pm get a Detroit Coney dog and a can of Hamms for only 5 bucks. At 12:30 Craig Brown will be playing a short stripped-down set that will also be live-streamed on Facebook @ThirdManRecords! Exclusive copies of the LP will be available for purchase.

    “…re-juiced '70s outlaw country… hangovers are a requirement for Brown’s brand of lady bemoaning and swagger slinging.” - Playboy

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  • LILLIE MAE PREMIERES NEW TRACK "WASH ME CLEAN"

    Posted by on 28 March 2017

    We're excited for the release of Lillie Mae’s third track, "Wash Me Clean," from her Jack White-produced album FOREVER AND THEN SOME -- listen HERE. The song premiered via Elle, who noted that "Forever and Then Some is filled with songs that showcase Lillie Mae's songwriting talent, blending pop heartbreak with country joy -- kind of like if Robyn spent some quality time with Willie Nelson." FOREVER AND THEN SOME will see a release on April 14 via Third Man Records.

    Pre-orders for FOREVER AND THEN SOME are available HERE, with all digital pre-orders receiving instant downloads of the album's wistful first single "Over The Hill and Through The Woods," "Honky Tonks and Taverns," and the latest track "Wash Me Clean." "Over The Hill and Through The Woods" is also available as a 7" vinyl single -- backed with non-album track "The Last Time" -- HERE. A limited edition 7" will be released for Record Store Day 2017 on April 22. "Over The Hill and Through The Woods" was praised by Rolling Stone Country for "melding unique old-time vocal breaks, a rich sonic chug that evokes some Seventies rock psychedelia and evocative storytelling." Watch the beautifully stark music video directed by Elise Tyler on YouTube.

    Lillie Mae will start a run of shows supporting Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals on April 28 in New Orleans, followed by festival dates this Summer and additional shows to be announced soon. For tickets, more information, and updates, please visit www.lilliemaemusic.com.

    LILLIE MAE - LIVE 2017
    APRIL
    28 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theatre *
    29 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen *

    MAY
    1 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live Orlando *
    2 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live *
    4 - West Palm Beach, FL - SunFest
    5 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre *
    6 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *

    JUNE
    10 - Nashville, TN - CMA Music Festival (Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Live)

    JULY
    15/16 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Music & Arts Festival

    SEPTEMBER
    15/16/17 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
    * w/ Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

    lilliemaemusic.com
    facebook.com/lilliemaemusic
    twitter.com/lilliemae_music
    instagram.com/littlefiddle7
    youtube.com/c/lilliemaemusic

    Third Man recording artist Lillie Mae is proud to share "Wash Me Clean," the third track from her Jack White-produced album FOREVER AND THEN SOME -- listen HERE.

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  • Over $6K Raised for Pediatric Cancer Research at Third Man Records Spring Hop!

    Posted by on 27 March 2017

    We are so excited to announce that Third Man Records raised over $6K to help benefit pediatric cancer research via the Rally For Rhyan charity!

    Third Man Records' Spring Hop was a cross between promoting our newest and latest spring merchandise while donating proceeds of all activities and 15% of sales to pediatric cancer research in honor of Rhyan Loos, one of the labels very own relatives who's currently battling Stage IV Neuroblastoma. Read more about Rhyan's journey HERE.

    We hosted a fun-filled day at our Nashville location where a few friendly faces graced our presence: Mr. Steve performed two live sets, Ranger Stitch sold his legendary embroidered patches, and Retro Sno  posted up with their frosty treats. We also offered $10 kids' haircuts, face painting, hair braiding, and even had a elephant bounce house! One of the day's biggest hits was our exclusive Third Man Records silent auction where we accepted bids on exclusive TMR packages. In order to offer the best gifts possible, we partnered a few of our favorite companies, such as Grimey's and YETI, and even managed to tuck a few signed White Stripes Easter Eggs in there.

    We appreciate all of you who came out and made our event a success for Rhyan & pediatric cancer research!

    We are so excited to announce that Third Man Records raised over $6K to help benefit pediatric cancer research via the Rally For Rhyan Charity!

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