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  • Jack Lawrence Critter & Guitari BLUE ROOM SPOTLIGHT SERIES

    Posted by Third Man Records on 4 December 2015

    “Little” Jack Lawrence, bassist in The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes and City and Colour, wrote and recorded a new song for Third Man Records’ The Blue Room Spotlight Series. Entitled "Silver Flying Machine," the minimalist, reverb-drenched tune was written and recorded using Critter & Guitari’s Septavox synthesizer and Terz amplifier, both exclusively built and designed for and inspired by Third Man Records. "Silver Flying Machine" is the third installment of this special live video series, that features visually striking presentations of intimate performances from Third Man’s Blue Room venue, shot in-house on RED cameras and released in 4k resolution. WATCH THE VIDEO, which premiered on Electronic Musician this morning, below...

    Purchase the Critter & Guitari Septavox Synthesizer and Terz Amplifier as a bundle here.

    Learn more about Critter & Guitari here.

    Purchase The Dead Weather's new record DODGE AND BURN here.

    Watch the other Spotlight Series videos here.

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  • MARGO PRICE RAISES HELL IN “HURTIN’ (ON THE BOTTLE)” VIDEO

    Posted by Third Man on 3 December 2015

    Hard work, grit, and pristine musicality steeped in real life experience from the school of hard knocks - that’s Nashville. That's Country music. That’s Margo Price. Price is the first Nashville-based artist signed to Jack White’s Third Man Records, and her debut LP Midwest Farmer’s Daughter will be released March 25, 2016. Watch the wild music video for album highlight “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)” now, via The Fader.

    Midwest Farmer’s Daughter was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio, and mixed at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN.  Produced by Alex Munoz, the songs were cut live to analog tape, with Margo and her band working the night shift at Sun (7pm-2am), after the museum had closed. Most importantly, this collection of ten original cuts takes root in actual events in Price’s life – from her upbringing on a family farm in Illinois, to the musical community she has built around her in East Nashville, and every tragic or tragicomic turn along the way.

    “The bottle” looms large over Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. “I killed the angel on my shoulder, with a bottle of tequila” she declares with conviction on album centerpiece “Since You Put Me Down,” and things only get more punch drunk on “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle),” which Price co-wrote with Caitlin Rose.  Order the "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" 7" single with non-album B-Side "Desperate and Depressed" from Third Man Records HERE.

    Though Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is Price’s debut she has already stacked up some lofty comparisons.  Rolling Stone Country recently raved: “Her voice aches with the same world weariness that permeated Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette's songs.” 

    Margo performs live with her band The Pricetags, and will have new tour dates to announce shortly: http://www.margoprice.com/

    Midwest Farmer’s Daughter tracklist:

    1. Hands Of Time

    2. About To Find Out

    3. Tennessee Song

    4. Since You Put Me Down

    5. Four Years Of Chances

    6. This Town Gets Around

    7. How The Mighty Have Fallen

    8. Weekender

    9. Hurtin' (On The Bottle)

    10. World's Greatest Loser

    New video and record release date for Margo Price!

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  • WHITE BLOOD DRIVE

    Posted by Third Man on 2 December 2015

    Last December, during our Holiday Help-A-Thon, we collected 49 units of blood, helping 147 patients at the time of year when it matters most. We exceeding our goal by 23%, 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. So, when we offered to do a second drive this year, the Red Cross gave us even more time slots and nurse techs, so we could accommodate even more donors. On Friday, December 18th at our Nashville headquarters, we will host our third blood drive in two years, with a goal to exceed expectations yet again, and SAVE LIVES this Holiday season.

    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 the choice of 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! (Anyone who saw last year's gifts knows we ain't kiddin' around!) 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 HERE.

    If you are trying to sign up, but all slots are already filled, please email blood@thirdmanrecords.com with your name & phone number. 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... 

    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 the choice of 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! (Anyone who saw last year's gifts knows we ain't kiddin' around!) 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.

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  • Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Soundtrack on Vinyl

    Posted by Third Man on 2 December 2015

    Quentin Tarantino and Decca Records today announced the release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight original motion picture soundtrack. The soundtrack will be available for purchase on CD, vinyl, and at digital retail worldwide via Decca Records on December 18, 2015. We are the lucky label to release the vinyl edition of the soundtrack in the US. The Hateful Eight film will be released on December 25, 2015 screening exclusively in 70 mm film and will open wide on January 8, 2016.

    The standard vinyl edition of The Hateful Eight will be pressed on two 180-gram LP's house in a tri-fold reversible jacket with soft-touch finish containing a 60"x12" poster, a 36"x12" poster, and a 12-page booklet insert with stills from the film.

    Pre-order Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP here.

    There WILL be a limited edition version of this soundtrack released in the future, but if we told you all the details of that highly desirable product now, we'd have to kill you. So be patient, lovers of exclusive vinyl... Your safety depends on it. 

    Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features original compositions from world-renowned, award-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone. While Tarantino is a lifelong fan of Morricone’s work and has used his music in his past five films, this historic collaboration marks the first time Morricone has recorded original music specifically for one of Tarantino’s films. It is also the first time Morricone has scored a Western film in over 40 years, since the release of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

    Watch the Hateful Eight trailer below, get excited for December 18th, and pre-order your copy of the double LP now.

    Quentin Tarantino and Decca Records today announced the release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight original motion picture soundtrack. The soundtrack will be available for purchase on CD, vinyl, and at digital retail worldwide via Decca Records on December 18, 2015. We are the lucky label to release the vinyl edition of the soundtrack in the US. The Hateful Eight film will be released on December 25, 2015 screening exclusively in 70 mm film and will open wide on January 8, 2016.

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  • Third Man Records Cass Corridor Is Officially Open For Business

    Posted by Third Man on 28 November 2015

    At 441 West Canfield Street in Detroit's historic Cass Corridor sits a building that housed the Willys Overland Motor Company in the early 20th Century and is currently home to the Shinola flagship, The Jolly Pumpkin BreweryRun DetroitWilly's Detroit retail store, and now, as of November 27th, 2015, Third Man Records Cass Corridor. 

    We are overwhelmed and overjoyed by the amount of fans, family, and friends who were in attendance on Black Friday as we opened our doors for the first time to the public. This space is the amalgamation of many months of dreaming, scheming, blood, sweat, and tears, and we are beyond thrilled to finally show it to the world.  

    Our second retail space, which will soon also be home to Third Man Vinyl Record Pressing, is so much more than just a store, It's a bonafide paradise for music lovers, the contraption-curious, and the inner kid in us all. Have a seat and flip a page or two in our Third Man Books Nook, bribe the Third Man Records House Band — The Syncopators — into playing a song from their jukebox fake book, listen to our ENTIRE catalog in our Listening Booth... You can record your own (incredible sounding) 6" record in the second of two Third Man Recording Booths (the first still lives in our Nashville flagship). Collect another Mold-a-rama sculpture for your prized tchotchke shelf (it's a yellow mold of our satellite superstar, the Rolling Record Store!) Take a photo in the Impossible Photo Booth, the first booth of its kind to shoot using our Impossible Duochrome Black & Yellow film, made specifically for Third Man Records by Polaroid-heros the Impossible Project. Ride Mini Topsy, a motorized Elephant scooter who is ready to take smalls and talls alike for a spin around the store. 

    If you're one of those folks who must see to believe, you're in luck. We captured the entirety of our grand opening day on film. Give it a watch below, and if you weren't one of the good folks who waited in line to welcome us on our first day of business, please do stop by and see us soon. We are humbled to be in a position where we can return to the town that started it all, and absolutely thrilled for what the future holds for Third Man Records Cass Corridor. Thank you, Detroit. 

    Third Man Records Cass Corridor opened yesterday, Black Friday 2015, to great fanfare...

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  • Reissue of a Rare, Unheralded Michigan Single from the 1960's

    Posted by Third Man on 26 November 2015

    In May of 1966, the unknown singer Jack Wood recorded two songs at Great Lakes Studio in Sparta, Michigan. These unique, otherworldly songs “Born to Wander” and “So Sad” would be self-released by Wood on his own Lawrence Records imprint in an edition of 100 copies. Going nowhere and being quickly forgotten, it would take Wood ten years to pay back the $250 he borrowed for the entire endeavor. Fast-forward to the 21st century and the deepest of record collectors are intrinsically moved by the power behind Wood’s single, vacillating between Northern Soul, garage, big band and country music all within the same song. An unexpected placement in a major ad campaign for Bacardi Rum was a major boon for the burgeoning awareness of these timeless songs. Third Man Records is proud to reissue “Born to Wander” and “So Sad” as part of its November 27th Black Friday opening.

    Both songs are now available to download on iTunes and “Born to Wander” is available on most streaming services, and the 7" will be available via Third Man Records' online store in the coming weeks.

    Catch the Bacardi ad below:

    In May of 1966, the unknown singer Jack Wood recorded two songs at Great Lakes Studio in Sparta, Michigan. These unique, otherworldly songs “Born to Wander” and “So Sad” would be self-released by Wood on his own Lawrence Records imprint in an edition of 100 copies. Going nowhere and being quickly forgotten, it would take Wood ten years to pay back the $250 he borrowed for the entire endeavor...

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