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No Man’s Sky

    Laced Records have teamed up with 65daysofstatic and Hello Games to bring you No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe across digital, CD and vinyl formats. After the track ‘Debutante’ accompanied the first reveal of No Man’s Sky in 2013, the band spent over a year composing original music for the game’s soundtrack. No Man’s Sky’s procedurally generated universe is unlike anything yet seen in the gaming world, and 65daysofstatic’s sonic assault is equally ambitious. The release itself comprises 10 tracks of original music, plus a second collection of 6 soundscapes and sound design, an all-encompassing journey of almost two hours. The 6 additional soundscapes are exclusive to the Laced Records release.

    No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe is equally grand in its ambition, an experimental and overwhelming sonic experience that pushes 65dos into new territory while retaining their innate sense of relentlessness, driving rhythm, and a tune you can hum.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: It's been a while, but there really is no more thrilling an experience in the computer gamesphere than jetting through the stars to an unknown destination with the machine gun percussion of 65DOS pumping in your lobes, or cataloguing completely undiscovered subterranean caves with trickling ambient washes and synth swells filling your ears. This soundtrack is a perfect balance of the heft we've come to know from the band and a distillation of their ambient mastery, all in one beautiful double LP. Essential purchase.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Monolith
    2. Supermoon
    3. Asimov
    4. Heliosphere
    5. Blueprint For A Slow Machine
    6. Pillars Of Frost
    7. Escape Velocity
    8. Red Parallax
    9. Hypersleep
    10. End Of The World Sun

    The Tallest Man On Earth

    I Love You. It's A Fever Dream

      Kristian Matsson is a singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden, who performs under the stage name of The Tallest Man on Earth. Matsson grew up in Leksand, and began his solo career in 2006, having previously been the lead singer of the indie band Montezumas. His music has often drawn comparisons to the music of Bob Dylan.

      “Last summer, Kristian Matsson lamented that steady touring had slowed the arrival of I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream., his fifth album as the Tallest Man on Earth. “I can’t write good stuff on tour,” he complained. “I can’t write about life on a tour bus.” Ironically, Fever Dream arrives as a focused and frequently lovely rumination on life lived on a tour bus. Songs unfold in hotel bars, on open roads, beneath vast blue bowls of rural sky. The rhythms of perpetual travel pulse beneath acoustic melodies that lie somewhere between Dylan and Sufjan—a few gentle, a few forceful. With depth and delicacy, Matsson explores the banalities and oddities of tour, like the phenomenon of performing for an adoring audience to whom you are a stranger.

      Matsson’s music mirrors his lyrical themes. Though he remains devoted to sparse arrangements of guitar, banjo, and harmonica, these songs begin to veer into more adventurous territory. “Hotel Bar” introduces a horn section, and “The Running Styles of New York” is bookended by momentary blips of electronics. These new elements are deployed sparingly and selectively, a sprinkle of salt to draw new flavor from familiar sound. Tempos vary, too, from raucous stomping to slow, plaintive fingerpicking—as if he’s stretching, sprinting, growing fatigued, slowing down. As in his words, he wrestles with the question of where to go, and how quickly.” - Pitchfork

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: It might be slightly misleading to call him the tallest man on earth (at 5'5, i've even been taller than him myself), but the comparisons to Dylan are thankfully, completely accurate. Beautiful plucked guitar, honestly written heartfelt lyrics and a stunning ear for melody make this an essential for all of you that like a nice soft strum and a beautiful hushed vocal.

      TRACK LISTING

      The Running Styles Of New York
      Theres A Girl
      My Dear
      What Ive Been Kicking Around 
      Im A Stranger Now
      Waiting For My Ghost
      Ill Be A Sky
      All I Can Keep Is Now
      I Love You Its A Fever Dream

      'Help Us Stranger' is The Raconteurs' third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. It sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With 'Help Us Stranger' The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

      White and Benson wrote all the songs on 'Help Us Stranger' except one cover, “Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness),” which was written by Donovan. Recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN, the album was produced by The Raconteurs and engineered by Joshua V. Smith. Longtime friends and musical collaborators helped make 'Help Us Stranger', including keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather, Queens of the Stone Age) and Lillie Mae Rische and her sister Scarlett Rische. The album was mixed by Vance Powell and The Raconteurs at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Mine says: After focusing on his solo career and his label Third Man Records, Jack White is reuniting with his Raconteurs for their first studio album since 2008. They pick up where they left off (ish) and, taking it up a notch, create an album that feels more energetic than its predecessors. Fans of Jack White's latest solo album will probably dig this.

      TRACK LISTING

      Bored And Razed
      Help Me Stranger
      Only Child
      Don’t Bother Me
      Shine The Light On Me
      Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)
      Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)
      Sunday Driver
      Now That You’re Gone
      Live A Lie
      What’s Yours Is Mine
      Thoughts And Prayers

      Long Hots

      Give And Take

        Third Man is very excited to release the debut vinyl single from “boogie trance” trio Long Hots. What ink can we spill about this trio of Philadelphian rollers that hasn’t already been hyperbolied in year-end lists worldwide? Their ‘Monday Night Raw’ cassette never left our deck since it’s release and we’re proud as all hell to release their first ever 7” of fried zoner boogie blues.
        Long Hots are the true Philly phrenetic, an unpolished combo of fuzzed out & agitated guitar, undercurrent bass choogle and bare bones drums. Theirs are the kind of long-form weighty psych jams that bring to mind heroes like Moe Tucker, Stooges and Dead Moon. Tasteful, smart, fun and fresh for your late summery nights.

        A-side song Give and Take is 4 sturdy minutes of drone garage groove capturing the feeling of loose tension in between giving and taking and pushing and pulling. On the flip side, Nickel and Dime is a mucky pop song zeroing in on a dude unfit to pull his own damn weight and, from the sounds of it, not worth the trouble.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Give And Take
        B1. Nickel And Dime

        Pow!

        Live At Third Man Records

          Fresh off releasing their fourth album on beloved independent label Castle Face, POW! performs live at Third Man Detroit with their strangely beautiful merging of synthpunk and garage from the middle of the swamp. Truly, this synthesis should not make this much sense but it does completely. Think Screamers meets The Scientists. It’s dark but uplifting; catchy without losing a hanging gloominess.

          The first song Connecting is a distorted, swarming electropunk hit. Second song Switchboard Scientist buzzes and quakes into a steadily expanding, head-bobbing beat that guides us into an unfamiliar bizarro territory.

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Connecting
          B1. Switchboard Scientist

          Les Big Byrd

          Mannen Utanför / Two Man Gang

            Way back in 2017, we put out Les Big Byrd's now-classic single "Two Man Gang". It's been a huge hit ever since, both in Sweden and abroad, and actually just hit a million plays on Spotify! To celebrate, we've pressed a very special double A-side 7" single, featuring new version of the song, this time with the lyrics rewritten into English, following how well the version went down live, on their last UK tour. The flipside of the 7" is "Mannen Utanför", which is also one the highlight tracks from their recent LP "Iran Iraq IKEA".

            Oozelles

            Every Night They Hack Off A Limb

              Los Angeles supergroup Oozelles play weirdo punk rock with delightful saxophone and bongo accents, reminiscent of the Birthday Party boiling in a Death Valley heat or the Flesh Eaters experimenting with DC go-go tunes. Their live show is droll and nervy and danceable, and an essential sight to see.

              The A-side of their debut single “Every Night They Hack Off A Limb” starts off like the opening overture theme to a forgotten spy film, then surges into the percussion and sax-led, wired up titular refrain. The B-side “Human Trafficking” is a keyboard-driven soul-punk number made especially delightful with bizarro gremlin backing vocals and contagious singalong post-chorus.

              Guitar Wolf

              Love & Jett

                Guitar Wolf! They are the keepers of all blasted, hard, spazzed out songs, building a whole life on the bedrock of hyperactive RNR exhilaration. This Japanese power-group has been stupefying audiences at home and on the road since the late ‘80s and fi nally are back to unveil their capital-L loud jams. Third Man is fortunate to be releasing their lucky 13th full-length album LOVE&JETT and to have a hand in supporting Guitar Wolf’s noisy and canonical rise to their rightful place in underground music’s highest hall of fame.

                LOVE&JETT is full of Guitar Wolf’s sweet, sweet love songs, all recorded in Japan. While each song’s words (apart from a handful of song titles, 1-2-3-4s plus a clever cover of Spencer Davis Group’s Gimme Some Lovin’) punch out in their native Japanese, the adoring English-speaking public will be granted an insert enclosed in each LP and CD with all lyrics translated to English. (That means NO excuses to not have a haphazard bilingual sing-along on their upcoming US tour.) The energy explodes on the scene with the title track’s opening 1-2 bass-snare piston-fi re and truly does not let up at any point on the full album. Seiji, Toru, and Gotz shine especially bright on Sex Jaguar, barely clocking in just over 2 minutes with chorus catchphrases and feline roars.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Love & Jett
                2. Sex Jaguar
                3. Sci-Fi Brat
                4. Austalopithecus Spark
                5. Planet Of The Battera
                6. Gimme Some Lovin?
                7. Girl Boss Of Paris
                8. Bowling In Takada-No-Baba
                9. Fireball Red Legend
                10. Mayumi The Untouchable

                Griot Galaxy

                Kins

                  Griot Galaxy is a “secret” jewel of Detroit’s avant-garde jazz history – until now. That is to say, they will always be a jewel of Detroit’s avant-garde jazz history, their deeply passionate music a testament to experimentation, freedom, and blackness. But with the long-awaited reissue of their first album, the hard-to-find Kins, the secret is out. Griot Galaxy doesn’t strictly begin with Kins. It begins with visionary bandleader and saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey’s musical and political awakening in the late ‘60s, when the 1967 Detroit Rebellion was tearing Detroit apart and Coltrane’s untimely death was devastating the jazz community. Kins, recorded in 1981 and originally released in 1982, is a masterstroke of creative Detroit jazz. The freeness of the playing is anchored by a serious propensity for rhythm, evident in the way its members layered their collective backgrounds in bebop, funk, reggae, and other styles within the expansive possibility of sonic expression. And all but 200 or so copies of the original 2000 pressed were unintentionally trashed. Griot Galaxy’s willingness to push boundaries was as affectionate as it was fearless. Kins is Detroit's post-Coltrane, high-on-Sun-Ra bridge into the ‘80s. They certainly weren’t the first to experiment with polyrhythms, odd meters, and tonal scales beyond the traditional concepts, but it was in part the combination of Shahid and Tabbal’s previous experience with Sun Ra, as well as Tabbal’s experience with one-time Arkestra trumpeter Phil Cohran, that allowed the group to blossom. Donning silver face paint and spouting poetry on stage, the group gained notoriety for both impressive musicianship and theatrical proto-Afrofuturist flourishes as they played all over town, including Cobb’s Corner, a jazz bar in the Cass Corridor. We’re lucky that lead engineer Ron DeCorte saved the original master tapes, from which these recordings came. Although most of the wider world didn’t get a chance to experience the wonder of Griot Galaxy at the time, we will gloriously, happily, gratefully take what we can get now.  

                  The Stools

                  When I Left

                    Jesus Christ! The Stools! This is the kind of mangled barking terrifyingly manic garage that the Midwest pumps out better and more consistently than anybody and the Stools seem to be challenging every one of us to a frenetic fistfight for top spot.

                    The title track When I Left is a modern garage punk banger a la Gun Club meets the Oblivians that tremors and nearly buckles under its own weight before it ends. American Convertible chugs almost entirely on the same infectious blues riff, which could be repetitive with another group at the helm, but here is just incredibly fun and vital. The B-side? You’ve got the desperate and evil blown-out blues of Black Fly Stew butted up with the gone-before-it-was-here urgency wrapped up in a Bo Shitley beat of Don’t Need Nothing.

                    Returning after a long-lasting hiatus is no mean feat - how to stay relevant, to plug the gap and come back as strong as where things were left off. A Man Called Adam’s return however, is as emphatic as it is endearing. Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones are back with a brand new album of melodic, emotional, pop-not-pop tracks, bringing fresh layers of feeling, from warmth and passion, to sentimentality and sorrow.

                    Displaying a wealth of knowledge gained through two lifetimes spent immersed in music, "Farmarama" showcases a myriad of styles and richness in arrangements. Moving from soulful slow jams to lo-fi disco, Balearic house to dub, post-rock electronica and art-house ambience, there are glistening horizons and windswept beaches conjured up at every turn.

                    Take the likes of ‘Mountains & Waterfalls’, ‘Farmarama’ and ‘Michael’ and hear dancefloor, disco tinges that marry live percussion, sultry Rhodes and hearty basslines, oozing emotion. But venture deeper to uncover a pensive, yet equally expressive side to the record through tracks like ‘Higher Powers’ and ‘Top Of The Lake’. Take the later as an example, a neo-classical slice of magical ambience, that wouldn’t be out of place soundtracking sweeping views of shimmering scenery. Or ‘Spots Of Time’, beginning as a frenetic, glitched out piece of electronica, before opening into a brooding breakbeat journey.

                    Full of vintage warmth, analogue synths and intricate textures, Rodgers, Jones and new collaborator, Paul Smith, combine experimental touches with an undeniable catchiness, balancing electronic elements, with acoustic sparkles. In harmony with this, the contemplative, poetic verses, that considers life as a hi-definition, Westworld-like simulation, a Farmarama, and disco as a way of being, meld and morph a conceptual narrative that tugs on the heartstrings of life.

                    "Farmarama", then, isn’t your archetypal album. It’s an emotionally charged, intelligent and enlightening body of work that’s Balearic to the bone. 

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Patrick says: In an era of overwhelming cynicism, the honesty and emotion of "Farmarama" is entirely refreshing, much like the breezy blend of Balearic soothers, coastal coolers, disco drivers and downbeat gems which make up this pop-not-pop triumph from A Man Called Adam. Welcome home...

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1. Mountains And Waterfalls
                    A2. Ou Pas (Vinaigrette)
                    B1. Farmarama
                    B2. Higher Powers
                    B3. Top Of The Lake
                    C1. Michael
                    C2. Tic Toc
                    D1. Spots Of Time
                    D2. Ladies Of Electronica
                    D3. Sally’s Ladies ReRub
                    D4. Paul Valery At The Disco

                    “Hello. I’m Robert Ellis, The Texas Piano Man. I wanted to take a moment to say a few words about this record and what you might expect from it. ‘Texas Piano Man’ is a collection of songs specifically written for my piano driven Rock & Roll band from the great state of Texas. Myself and the guys bring these songs to you in the very spirit of Texas itself; loudly, confidently, over the top, larger than life, at times deadly serious and yet always with a wink and a smile. We invite you to come on in, stay a while, and when you leave take with you the spirit of these songs, the spirit of Texas, and the spirit of The Texas Piano Man himself. Adios!” - Robert

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: From the grand, cinematic soundtrackery of Elton John or off-kilter college-rock keyfoolery of Ben Folds, Robert Ellis skilfully weaves heartfelt piano minimalism into grand classic rock opuses (opii?) within the space of a couple minutes. Perfectly constructed and brilliantly conceived rock and/or roll.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Fucking Crazy
                    When You’re Away
                    Nobody Smokes Anymore
                    Passive Aggressive
                    Father
                    There You Are
                    Let Me In
                    Aren’t We Supposed To Be In Love
                    Lullaby
                    He Made Me Do It
                    Topo Chico

                    Various Artists

                    Morning Echoes: Echoes Of The Gospel

                      Founded in 1951 by independent record store owner and radio show promoter Ernie Young, Nashville, TN’s Nashboro Records recorded some of the most potent and forceful gospel music of the time period. Although initially begun in response to overwhelming demand for gospel locally, Nashboro quickly became nationally applauded for its curatorial prowess (under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Morgan Babb of the gospel group, The Radio Four) and signature production style. The lightly-reverbed, clear sound of a Nashboro record is unmistakable. The Morning Echoes, led by Willie “Slim” Ayers, formed in the late ‘40s, released their first record in 1951 and moved to Detroit in 1952. They started regularly broadcasting over radio station WJLB and became a part of the Nashboro Records family several years later. Echoes Of The Gospel was originally released in 1967 and was the first Long Playing record from these Motor City favorites. The Morning Echoes remained active in and around Detroit throughout the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The project officially came to a close when leader Willie “Slim” Ayers passed on September 17, 2013. This Third Man re-issue came into our world when TMR artist and friend Kelley Stoltz sent a well loved copy of Echoes Of The Gospel in gratitude for having him play the Third Man Pressing Grand Opening Party. His note read “Thanks for the fantastic experience! This one is a spirit lifter, In The Garden Of Eden does it for me. XO Kelley”. Third Man is now proud to cast a broader light on the beautiful Echoes of the Gospel and the Detroit-Nashville connection that it embodies. It is transferred with reverence directly from the original 1967 stereo mixes and remastered by Warren Defever.



                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Jesus Showed Us The Way
                      A2. The Lord Will Make A Way
                      A3. In The Garden Of Eden
                      A4. Spare Me Over Another Year
                      A5. Fire One Day
                      A6. The Lord Will Provide
                      B1. I'll See You Home Again
                      B2. Misunderstanding Of A Friday
                      B3. Servants Prayer
                      B4. People Turning Away From God
                      B5. I've Got Jesus
                      B6. God's A Wonderful Lawyer

                      Night Beats

                      Myth Of A Man

                        Fronted by Texan native Danny Lee Backwell, Myth Of A Man is Night Beats' fourth studio album, and their second for Heavenly Recordings following the release of Who Sold My Generation in 2016.

                        While Blackwell has always fed off the musical legacy of his Texas roots—Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola, The Black Angels and more paving the way for the the napalm-coated psych-rock headtrip of past albums—Myth Of A Man has him pulling from the surrogate wellspring of Nashville, Tennessee.

                        It was there that he worked with the eminent Dan Auerbach, and a murderer’s row of battle-worn session musicians—the combined weight of experience that comes from working with every legend from Aretha Franklin to Elvis not lost on Blackwell. “I was just humbled by being accepted,” he explains, “Big hearts all around.”

                        In short, it’s an album that holds its own next to the classics, less of the bloodshot acid trip of Sonic Bloom (2013) and Who Sold My Generation (2016) here, Blackwell has recalibrated them, slowed them down just enough and allowed them the space to breathe and exist as something new. It’s the same book, just a different chapter. The moody organ comps and slow stroll of the 12-string on “Her Cold Cold Heart” evoke the noxious feeling and hypnotic state of toxic love, the spirit of Bill Withers is flowing through the acoustic guitar and sun-soaked shuffle of “I Wonder,” and string-trimmed ballads like “Footprints” and “Too Young To Pray” evoke the imaginative, cowboy psychedelia of fellow Texan, Lee Hazlewood. “Let Me Guess” with its searing riff and Elevators-esque organ assures us that the scuzzy sound we know and love is alive and well, while “One Thing,” a song about being used and abused—or as Blackwell sharply puts it, “being rolled up and smoked”—has plenty of fuzzed-out guitars to let us know he might just be happy about it.

                        Written during a particularly destructive period of the band, the album is populated by fallen angels, blood-sucking wanderers, and vindictive lovers—sketches of people the band has surely come across during their cosmic roving through the underground—but the character most present is Blackwell, himself. “Myth Of A Man can be summed up as a personal display of vulnerability and guilty conscience,” he explains, “Destroying the mythos of what it means to live and function in society.” With its bold steps forward, Myth Of A Man serves as both a takedown and reintroduction of the band as we know it—the strongest evidence that you’ll never be able to pin Night Beats down. 


                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Her Cold Cold Heart
                        2. One Thing
                        3. Stand With Me
                        4. There She Goes
                        5. (Am I Just) Wasting My Time
                        6. Eyes On Me
                        7. Let Me Guess
                        8. Footprints
                        9. I Wonder
                        10. Too Young To Pray

                        Algebra Mothers

                        A-Moms + Algebra Mothers

                          The Algebra Mothers/A-Moms were formed by four like-minded misfits/artists/musicians/friends (Gerald Collins, Ralph Valdez, Diana Balton and Kirsten Rogoff) from Detroit’s Cass Tech High School. They made their professional debut in 1977 and in 1979 they released the weirdly incredible Strawberry Cheesecake b/w Modern Noise 7” on their own Aftertaste Records (TMR re-issue imminent). They played around Detroit and the country with everyone from Destroy All Monsters and Sonic’s Rendezvous Band to Pere Ubu until 1984.

                          Several decades later, Third Man Records contacted head Mothers Gerald Collins (Jeecy and The Jungle) and Ralph Valdez (former WDET Disc Jockey) and discovered they were sitting on at least an album’s worth of home studio demos and live recordings. Now we proudly present to you “A-Moms = Algebra Mothers” LP, 14 never before heard tracks recorded between 1977-1984 in various home studios and clubs. It will be their first release in nearly 40 years and only their second release ever.

                          Craig Brown Band

                          Big City Small Town

                            The Craig Brown Band is back with a dizzying new garage-country 7”, their first songs since the release of debut album The Lucky Ones Forget. Much has happened for the group since the album’s release, from touring with Dwight Yoakam (based solely on Dwight’s observance of the magnetism of their powerful live show) to opening for Jack White at the huge Little Caesars Arena concert in Detroit. And now, this new single will be accompanying Craig and the band on their first trip overseas to Europe, featuring new bassist and longtime Liquor Store co-conspirator Derek “Block” Warren.

                            “Big City Small Town” is a little country rock groover that depicts a very familiar scene for anyone who’s lived in a midsize city; word travels quickly, so own who you are and what you do 100%. “Tell Me” is a charmingly concise and heartfelt appeal for a little fulfillment, from answering life’s big questions to enjoying a good song with someone who cares.

                            Escape-ism

                            Live At Third Man Records

                              Ian F. Svenonius and the philosopher of fuzz, black-jacket beat-bopper, bandstand bolshevik, single note savant, tear-stained tape deck, last refuge of ineptitude, sin is in group ESCAPE-ISM stopped by our Detroit location one afternoon last spring and recorded this pan-sonic polymorphously perverse plastic platter live on the Blue Stage.

                              Various Artists

                              A-Square (Of Course) (Black Friday 2018)



                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1. Look What You're Doing (To Me Baby) - The Rationals
                                A2. Get The Picture - The Scot Richard Case
                                A3. Love To Love - The Thyme
                                A4. I Need You - The Rationals
                                A5. Listen My Girl - The Bossmen
                                A6. Stranded In The Jungle - The Apostles
                                A7. Someday - The Rationals
                                B1. I?m A Man - The Prime Movers
                                B2. Midnight To Six Man - The Scot Richard Case
                                B3. Leaving Here - The Rationals
                                B4. Easy Way Out - The Bossmen
                                B5. Tired Of Waiting For You - The Apostles
                                B6. Who Is That Girl - The Scot Richard Case
                                B7. Time Of The Season - The Thyme
                                C1. Looking At You - The MC5
                                C2. Can't Find The Key - Stoney & The Jagged Edge
                                C3. Somehow - The Thyme
                                C4. I'm So Glad - The Scot Richard Case
                                C5. I Need You - The Rationals
                                D1. Rainbows - Stoney & The Jagged Edge
                                D2. Get Down - Half-Life
                                D3. Borderline - The MC5
                                D4. Just Like An Aborigine - The Up
                                D5. Mystery Man - Dick Wagner & The Frost

                                Tanzania Albinism Collective

                                White African Power (We Live In Danger) / Stigma Everywhere

                                  Ukerewe is the largest inland island in Africa and can only be reached by an overpacked four-hour ferry ride on Lake Victoria. It is a place so remote that historically people often traveled there to abandon their albino children, based on the regional belief that they are in some way “demonic.”

                                  Eighteen members of the Standing Voice community volunteered for their first ever songwriting workshop, ranging in age from 24 to 57. But even among the willing, singing-out proved difficult, considering the group routinely avoided eye contact, rarely spoke above a whisper, and were unaccustomed to dancing.

                                  Produced by Grammy-winner Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Zomba Prison Project, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott), the Tanzania Albinism Collective actively pushes the boundaries of what is considered Eastern African and “world music,” while continuing to attract greater awareness and confront the dangers that the collective face daily due to prejudice and persecution at home.
                                  For fans of: Francis Bebey, Uyghur Folk Music.

                                  Australian newcomer A Most Wanted Man joins with the Monologues Records family with a sumptuous debut EP that shows he's very much one to watch.

                                  'Hep Cat' is a peppy, soulful slow-burner which gradually reveals a triumphant string sample, 'Voice From Above' is another buoyant beauty with feel-good strings and vocal cuts, and 'Importance Of The Hi-Hat' is a more stripped-back slice of warm deep deep house.

                                  Fellow fast-rising Aussie, Jad & The, pursues his passion for tonking breakbeats on his remix of the latter, making for a spooky, mysterious workout.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1 Hep Cat
                                  A2 Importance Of A Hi-Hat
                                  B1 Voices From Above
                                  B2 Importance Of A Hi-Hat (Jad & The ‘Kaos’ Remix)

                                  The White Stripes

                                  The Complete John Peel Sessions

                                    At both our Nashville and Detroit locations as well as a record store near you, we present the first-ever official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on 2 stuffed-to-the-brim discs.

                                    Capturing Jack and Meg at the precipice of international renown in the hubbub of “White Blood Cells," their two live sessions with famed BBC DJ John Peel are arguably the best document of the White Stripes at that time. Having been widely bootlegged since their initial broadcast in 2001, these recordings are enjoying their first authorized release in celebration of their 15 year anniversary.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    VOL 1:
                                    A1 Let's Shake Hands
                                    A2 When I Hear My Name
                                    A3 Jolene
                                    A4 Death Letter
                                    A5 Cannon
                                    A6 Astro / Jack The Ripper
                                    A7 Hotel Yorba

                                    B1 I'm Finding It Hard To Be A Gentleman
                                    B2 Screwdriver
                                    B3 We're Going To Be Friends
                                    B4 You're Pretty Good Looking
                                    B5 Boll Weevil
                                    B6 Hello Operator
                                    B7 Baby Blue

                                    VOL 2:
                                    C1 Lord Send Me An Angel
                                    C2 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
                                    C3 I Think I Smell A Rat
                                    C4 Lets Build A Home / Goin’ Back To Memphis
                                    C5 Little Room
                                    C6 The Union Forever
                                    C7 The Same Boy You've Always Known
                                    D1 Look Me Over Closely
                                    D2 Looking At You
                                    D3 St James Infirmary Blues
                                    D4 Apple Blossom
                                    D5 Rated X
                                    D6 Little Girl That Says
                                    D7 Jumble, Jumble
                                    D8 Little People

                                    Liza Anne

                                    Live At Third Man Records

                                      Recorded right before the release of her Arts & Crafts instant-fan-making debut Fine But Dying, both the A-side "Take It Back" and the B-side "Overnight" are from local popster Liza Anne's self-released album Two. "Take It Back" is moving, propulsive indie pop at its finest, somehow better with the strong conviction of their message captured live.

                                      "Overnight" starts out as a threadbare folk rock tune and compounds and builds up until, finally, the smoke clears again right before the finale, creating an impactful air around the last words sung.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Take It Back
                                      Overnight

                                      Brad Wenzel

                                      Sweet Nothings

                                        Michigan’s own Brad Wenzel is best known for his offbeat, one-liners. His unassuming presence and dry delivery set him apart from other comedians. Now residing in Los Angeles, he has recently made 2 stand-up appearances on CONAN to wide acclaim.

                                        After winning first place at the Great American Comedy Festival, Brad was a finalist in Funny or Die’s “Road 2 Oddball”, performed at RIOT LA, and was selected to be one of the “New Faces” at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, among many other festival appearances. Brad headlines around the country and has worked with comedians like Brian Posehn, Kathleen Madigan, Pete Holmes, Jerrod Carmichael, Gilbert Gottfried, and Patton Oswalt. He co-hosts Pod Seger, a Bob Seger podcast along with fellow comic, Trevor Smith.

                                        This hilarious recording, titled “Sweet Nothings”, is from his live set in October 2017 at the Comedy Club in Madison, WI. It will join the robust ranks of Third Man’s comedy record repertoire, including Reggie Watts, Rory Scovel, Scharpling & Wurster, Conan O’Brien, Billy Wayne Davis, Neil Hamburger and more.

                                        Brad Wenzel’s “Sweet Nothings” LP comes with a download code for the audio of this set, plus 11 minutes of bonus material.

                                        Mountain Man

                                        Magic Ship

                                          Mountain Man did not intend to disappear for the better part of a decade, or to take eight years to release its second album, Magic Ship. But for a trio of devoted friends for whom music has always seemed so effortless and graceful, that’s simply how life went. The wondrous Magic Ship—a magnetic fourteen-song reflection on the joys, follies, and oddities of existence—was well worth the wait.

                                          In 2009, when she was a student at a small liberal arts college in New England, Amelia Meath heard a gorgeous sound coming from the living room of her dormitory. She raced downstairs to find Molly Erin Sarlé singing “Dog Song,” a tender tune about lust, longing, and responsibility. Meath demanded that Sarlé, nearly a stranger, teach her the tune, which she, in turn, taught to a friend, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig. The next time the pair saw Sarlé, they sang “Dog Song” to, and then with, her. And so, Mountain Man was born.

                                          The three weren’t quite yet friends when they performed, recorded, and even toured for the first time, but they each felt the chemistry within their combined voices, a sense of artistic kismet and kinship that some spend lifetimes seeking. Acclaim came quickly, with their debut—2010’s Made the Harbor, humbly recorded on rickety equipment in an abandoned factory—earning praise from the New York Times and the Guardian and prompting big tours.

                                          But before they could return to the studio, post-collegiate life intervened: Meath moved to Durham, North Carolina and eventually started Sylvan Esso. Sarlé headed for a Zen center along the California coast. Sauser-Monnig returned to Minnesota, then decamped to a farm in the North Carolina mountains. They kept in touch with near-weekly conference calls, growing as friends while taking a break from making music together. When Sarlé was ready to leave California, though, Meath and Sauser-Monnig implored her to return east, saying they would even fly to her and drive with her across the country, so long as she settled in North Carolina.

                                          Together as friends, not as a band, the three made an all-American road trip. They camped beneath endless desert skies and partied with true New Orleans abandon. Finally home, they focused first on their relationship, singing together only as an extension of this personal reunion.

                                          At last, they tested their again-blossoming friendship onstage in the summer of 2017 at the Eaux Claires music festival. On a tiny, cabin-like stage tucked into a forest, where audiences of a few hundred are considered big, Mountain Man captivated several thousand, with people climbing trees and fighting through stinging nettles to catch a glimpse or whisper. Hanging on every note and between-song quip, the crowd stood transfixed and silent—a festival miracle, there in the woods. And so, Mountain Man was reborn.

                                          Months later, the trio reconvened at Meath’s home studio in Durham for two recording sessions, each bringing songs destined to be sung with old friends. The result, Magic Ship, is every bit as captivating as that day onstage: The stunning “Boat,” where cooing harmonies frame Sauser-Monnig like drapes around a sunny window, sees a world of possibility in a little vessel along the riverbanks. The dashing “AGT” finds inspiration in flower blooms and bumble bees, discovering in the sights of nature a pure self-reliance. The magnetic “Rang Tang Ring Toon” celebrates a night spent hosting friends, sharing beans and music, and a skinny dip under the stars. There is sincerity and humour, depth and mirth, all rendered with three voices that have never been more connected.

                                          These songs distill eight years of experience between Made the Harbor and now—of sights seen, pleasures had, feelings hurt, forgiveness extended. These tunes are wise and tender, open and honest. Magic Ship conveys absolute warmth—like a snowbound afternoon spent indoors, passing a bottle of brown liquor between friends while putting old favorites on the turntable, or a long summer evening spent lounging beneath a shade tree, swapping stories and sharing laughs until the sun has vanished.

                                          At a moment when the way forward for the world seems uncertain to the point of unravelling, when it feels that decades of impetuous decisions are catching up to the society we’ve created, Magic Ship offers a necessary sort of return and reassurance, a promise that goodness and truth remain available in our least-mitigated forms of expression. A weekend morning spent with a lover in bed, an innocent memory of pure childhood delight, a threadbare shirt from your parents: These are the experiences that Magic Ship so candidly shares, the moments of splendour that make the struggles worth it.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Barry says: Stunning harmonies form the basis to this newest LP on the ever-reliable Bella Union. Mountain Man mix rhythmic harmonised vocals with lo-fi bluegrass leanings and tender, melancholic sparse instrumentation.

                                          Weather Warlock

                                          Occulting The Sun

                                            Hitting the streets exactly one year following its recording, Third Man is proud to present a full length document of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse in Nashville, TN as interpreted by Quintron’s Weather Warlock, a handmade weather-sensitive analog synthesizer.

                                            The A side, Microburst Hail Storm, kicks off with a recording of a microburst hail storm smack dab in the middle of American desert country - Las Vegas, NM. What begins with light, hypnotic drone shifts into percussive tapping as the hail seizes control, then to conclude with ovular sonic raindrops. It is an absolutely fascinating listen and serves as a proper appetizer for the uncanny flip side.

                                            The B side, Path of Complete Totality, starts with a steady whirr, then nosedives slower and slower and slower with a pinging, dragging heartbeat to the point of cold quiet. It is both an extraordinary taste of the experience of totality and a striking metaphor for the cycle of life.

                                            Also worth noting is the label art, made to emulate the stark image created by the eerie “totality” of a full solar eclipse.

                                            This release is a must for fans of truly cutting edge ambient music as well as anyone who has experienced the peculiarly thrilling experience of a total solar eclipse.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. Microburst Hail Storm 6-25-2017 Las Vegas, New Mexico
                                            B1. Path Of Complete Totality 8-21-17 Nashville, Tennessee

                                            Serration Pulse

                                            Serration Pulse

                                              Serration Pulse is Daniel Tomczak (Terrible Twos) and Kayla Anderson. Both are Metro Detroit natives who currently live in the city, having recently moved back after some years spent in Nashville. Formed in 2012, their music took shape as they participated in that city’s electronic/noise scene.

                                              The duo’s influences construct an artistic harmony that represents them well. Tomczak cites sounds of machines, things in radios, and vacuum cleaners as a source of inspiration from a young age. Anderson writes the lyrics, but considers herself more visual than verbal. She is creatively driven by that which she sees around her or out in the world. Together, the two strike a serenely somber balance that is systematically executed in their music.
                                              The three songs on their self-titled EP (mastered by Eric Van Wonterghem of Absolute Body Control) are glacial, menacing electro-dirges — the spirit of punk filtered through the angst of electronics. “The Beach” is cascading waves of electro-terror, an icy shore traversed by Anderson’s haunting voice. “Faces Down” is the charred remains of humanity, dust in the wires of shrieking electronics, snakes hissing, crystals popping. “Stockholm” is hypnotic cynicism, devotion to despair, a paean to the gloom.

                                              The music of Serration Pulse avails itself of the full range of the synths’ possibilities, sounding at once both full and grotesque, ethereal and coarse. Yet no life is lost. It is all contained in their instruments, transformed into logarithmic sorrow, and released in grimly spellbinding reverberations upon unsuspecting audiences.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. The Beach
                                              2. Faces Down
                                              3. Stockholm

                                              To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Lambchop’s 1998 album ’What Another Man Spills’ has been pressed to vinyl for the first time after it’s original release 20 years ago! Remastered from the original DAT and featuring refreshed artwork.

                                              What Another Man Spills (1998) represents a milestone in Lambchop’s career, but not in the modern sense of a ‘landmark’ release. Building on foundations that had once sounded almost literally creaky, it expands upon the tentative manoeuvres they’d undertaken with the previous year’s Thriller (1997) and gestures confidently towards its brassy successor, Nixon, which would arrive in 2000 to wild acclaim and previously unimaginable commercial success.

                                              Liner notes by Kurt Wagner himself.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1. Interrupted
                                              A2. The Saturday Option
                                              A3. Shucks
                                              B1. Give Me Your Love (Love Song)
                                              B2. Life #2
                                              B3. Scamper
                                              C1. It’s Not Alright
                                              C2. N.o.
                                              C3. I’ve Been Lonely For So Long

                                              Jungle

                                              Happy Man

                                                Jungle return with a set of new songs, each showcasing a very different side of their sound.

                                                AA-sided single cuts 'Happy Man' and 'House In LA' are the first tracks to be revealed from Jungle's forthcoming second album which was recorded in London; J and T describe it as "a post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”.

                                                If Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, their new record captures the landscapes they had so often dreamed of. To write and record the new album, J and T swapped Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills. Their romanticization of The California Dream clashed with the reality of living it—although the experience led them back home to London to finish the album, the journey itself ultimately defining the music it produced.

                                                'Happy Man' sees the band visiting themes of disenfranchised youth in an era where the dreams of the Baby Boomers are out of reach for a younger generation (lyrical terrain previously explored in Jungle's crossover anthem 'Busy Earnin’).

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Millie says: Jungle’s new sound is irresistibly good, the lyrics and rhythm are pure goodness and oh so catchy. They’ve come a long way since their self-titled album nearly four years ago (!!) and it’s good to have them back.

                                                Here Lies Man took the music world by storm in 2017 with their self-titled debut positing the intriguing hypothesis: What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?

                                                'We’re very conscious of how the rhythms service the riffs,' explains founder and vocalist / guitarist/ multi-instrumentalist Marcos Garcia (who also plays guitar in Antibalas) of the band’s sound. 'Tony Iommi’s (Black Sabbath) innovation was to make the riff the organizing principle of a song. We are taking that same approach but employing a different organizing principle: For Iommi it was the blues, for us it comes directly from Africa.'

                                                Sonically, on "You Will Know Nothing" the dynamic range is thicker, crisper and more powerful. It glistens as much as it blasts. The songs are even catchier, more anthemic, and the production reflects that of a band truly come into its own. Lyrically, it’s an equally more conceptualized effort that reflects upon states of being and consciousness — a driving force that carries throughout the words and moods of all of the band’s releases, interconnected to their trancelike music. Here Lies Man have honed their sound and their focus, and soon, you will truly know Nothing.


                                                Garcia and Mann recorded the album much like they did the debut, at their own L.A. studio on a Tascam 388 8-track tape machine. Congas were later recorded by percussionists Richard Panta and Reinaldo DeJesus. Then, Garcia went to NY to record interludes with former Antibalas keyboardist Victor Axelrod. Mixing took the most time in order to find the proper sonic space for each layer of musical detail, with first album engineer Jeremy Page mixing the drums and the band tackling the remainder while also juggling a hectic touring schedule.


                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Barry says: Bringing the frantic, almost percussive snapping guitars over the top of galloping toms and distorted, psychedelic vox, Here Lies Man have presented a fascinating and head-nodding stoner throb to the masses. 'You Will Know Nothing' pits nuanced stoned heft against swooning, psychedelic groove to great effect.

                                                Prophet

                                                Wanna Be Your Man

                                                  Follow-up to 1984’s highly influential "Right On Time", a holy grail among boogie / funk vinyl collectors (we've had both a boot and an official repress over the years, PPU handling the legit one...). Produced by Mndsgn and featuring Los Angeles songstress Nite Jewel this is specialist tackle for sure. Galvanized slap bass, intricate drum programming, on classic rhythm boxes; a Prince-esque vocal delivery and delightfully languid, highly sensuous delivery throughout. Un-hurried and relaxed, let Prophet be your man for the night or the day.

                                                  For fans of Mndsgn, Thundercat, Doug Hream Blunt, Dam-Funk & Full Beam!FM 


                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Insanity
                                                  Wanna Be Your Man
                                                  Ooo Wee Yeah
                                                  Party
                                                  I Do Love
                                                  Tonight (ft Nite Jewel)
                                                  Really Turn Me On
                                                  Right On Time
                                                  Dream
                                                  I Do

                                                  Leroy Hutson

                                                  The Man!

                                                    Deluxe reissue of Leroy Hutson’s second album for Curtom Records ’The Man!’.

                                                    One of the finest soul albums of 1974 featuring amongst others ‘Could This Be Love’, Ella Weez’ and Leroy’s own version of ‘The Ghetto ‘74’, Donny Hathaway's signature tune which Leroy wrote with Donny.



                                                    Los Lobos Vs The Shins

                                                    The Fear 

                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                      The Shins, the acclaimed pop project of songwriter James Mercer, have won the hearts of many, building strongly from the early releases on indie luminaries Sub Pop Records to the recent, deeply intimidate album, Heartworms. They did the unexpected when they re-recorded every song on the album in a completely different style and reversed the running order for The Worm’s Heart, released last month.

                                                      “The top-line melody remains intact, but everything else - the instrumentation, tempo - is altered.” - The Guardian

                                                      This split 12” titled Los Lobos vs. The Shins features three distinct versions of their song, The Fear; the original booming, sweeping track from Heartworms; the second kinetic “flipped” version from The Worm’s Heart; and the final rendition, heavy on the heartstrings, from buddy-band Los Lobos, which took vital form while the two groups played out together. In Mercer’s words, Los Lobos “just destroyed our version."

                                                      Pressed on clear vinyl with pink wisps. Limited copies available for RSD 2018 exclusively.

                                                      Laughing Hyenas

                                                      Merry Go Round

                                                        Formed in the mid 80s wreckage of American punk and hardcore, Laughing Hyenas were comprised of staples of the Detroit punk scene, including John Brannon (Negative Approach) and Larissa Strickland (L Seven) along with the locked-in rhythm section of Kevin Strickland and Jim Kimball. Groundbreaking, game-changing and some of the scariest records to come out of Detroit...or anywhere.

                                                        The Hyenas travelled to Smart Studios in Wisconsin to record Merry Go Round, marking the start of a creative partnership with producer/engineer Butch Vig that would result in three of the most groundbreaking, game changing and scariest records to ever come out of Detroit...or anywhere.

                                                        "Soul Kiss" - originally on tape version (first time on vinyl)
                                                        "Candy" - 7" b-side
                                                        "Dedications to the One I Love" (live)
                                                        "Don't Bouge My High" (live)
                                                        "Public Animal #9" - from Sub Pop single club 7"

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Stain
                                                        2. Hell’s Kitchen
                                                        3. That Girl
                                                        4. Gabriel
                                                        5. Playground
                                                        6. What Tomorrow Brings
                                                        7. Soul Kiss
                                                        8. Candy
                                                        9. Dedications To The One I Love (Live)
                                                        10. Don’t Bouge My High
                                                        11. Public Animal #9

                                                        Laughing Hyenas

                                                        You Can’t Pray A Lie

                                                          Formed in the mid 80s wreckage of American punk and hardcore, Laughing Hyenas were comprised of staples of the Detroit punk scene, including John Brannon (Negative Approach) and Larissa Strickland (L Seven) along with the locked-in rhythm section of Kevin Strickland and Jim Kimball. Groundbreaking, game-changing and some of the scariest records to come out of Detroit...or anywhere.

                                                          Taking the name from a Mark Twain line, the Laughing Hyenas went back into Smart Studios with Butch Vig to record their debut full-length You Can’t Pray A Lie. The Hyenas further elaborated on the template that Merry Go Round set. Kevin, Jim and Larissa lay down deceptively simple hillbilly voodoo blues that at the same time is so rhythmically complex you’re never quite sure what’s going on. Brannon’s vocals are as frenzied and intense as ever. With the balance and everything just right on YCPAL, our dear Hyenas recorded and released one of the milestone/cornerstone albums of the 1980s American underground music scene.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Love’s My Only Crime
                                                          2. Seven Come Eleven
                                                          3. Black Eyed Susan
                                                          4. Lullaby And Goodnight
                                                          5. Sister
                                                          6. Desolate Son
                                                          7. Dedications To The One I Love
                                                          8. New Gospel

                                                          Confidence Man

                                                          Confident Music For Confident People

                                                            From Melbourne by way of Brisbane, Confidence Man are unarguably one of the hottest acts on the planet right now. A portable party that’s levelled dance floors and flattened festival crowds as it’s rolled out across the world, they are a machine custom designed to make you dance and lose your cool.

                                                            Without doubt set to be this summer’s most joyously exciting new band, they have to be seen to be believed – upfront there’s a statuesque chap clad only in a pair of nothing-to-the-imagination hot pants next to a woman in a custom designed baby-doll dress and shorts combo while behind them lurk two shadowy mute figures on drums and keyboards, each stripped to the waist and veiled secretively in what look like a satanic beekeeper’s hats made of a material so black, the light seems to fall into it.

                                                            If Janet Planet, Sugar Bones, Clarence McGuffie and Reggie Goodchild weren’t a band already you’d be snapping at their heels demanding they form one quick-sharp. Fact is, they are, and on Friday 13th April 2018 they release Confident Music For Confident People, their 11-track debut album for Heavenly Recordings.

                                                            The band have already offered a glimpse of what’s in store on Confident Music For Confident People – recent tracks Boyfriend, Bubblegum and Better Sit Down Boy were big and brash and bright as hell, like Dee-Lite tooled up and ready for our berserk modern times.

                                                            Confident Music for Confident People sets eleven tales of 21st century ennui to irresistible, irrepressible dance music. The opening lines of Try Your Luck (“I must confess/I’ve been sleeping with your ex/’Cos I heard he was the best/I must confess/I never would have guessed he would get so obsessed… I’m not surprised”) set the tone perfectly for what follows.

                                                            Here is a set of songs that take the kind of all-consuming interior monologues that bored, disaffected youth are wrestling with the world over and places them square in the middle of the dance floor before adding call-and-response choruses for good measure – it’s the best collection of perfect pop music you’ll hear all year, the perfect embodiment of the characters that made it that somehow manages to be both wildly ambitious and deceptively simple at the same time.


                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Barry says: 'Don't You Know I'm In A Band' perfectly encapsulates the whole vibe behind Confidence Men, brash, bold and more than a little conceited, they take the stereotypical entitled hilarity of stardom and turn it into a bitingly ironic, brilliantly accomplished synth journey. It's ridiculous, but it's totally brilliant. Heavenly have gone out of their comfort zone on this one, and absolutely smashed it.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Try Your Luck
                                                            Don't You Know I'm In A Band
                                                            Boyfriend
                                                            C.O.O.L Party
                                                            Out The Window
                                                            Catch My Breath
                                                            Bubblegum
                                                            Better Sit Down Boy
                                                            Sailboat Vacation
                                                            All The Way
                                                            Fascination

                                                            Boarding House Reach sees Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. Written and conceived while holed up in a Spartan apartment with literally no outside world distractions, White exclusively used the same kind of gear he had when he was 15 years old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation). The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain - crunching rock 'n' roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country - all remapped and born anew to fit White's matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation. Boarding House Reach is a testament to the breadth of Jack White's creative power and his bold artistic ambition.

                                                            Boarding House Reach was produced by Jack White III and recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN, Sear Sound in New York, NY, and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA; the album was mixed by Bill Skibbe, Joshua V. Smith, and White at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN.

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Barry says: Existential questions, grooving rock and/or roll riffage, White's unmistakable vocals, and an impeccable attention to detail. Thoroughly brilliant, and completely essential. Get this up your ears.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Connected By Love
                                                            2. Why Walk A Dog?
                                                            3. Corporation
                                                            4. Abulia And Akrasia
                                                            5. Hypermisophoniac
                                                            6. Ice Station Zebra
                                                            7. Over And Over And Over
                                                            8. Everything You've Ever Learned
                                                            9. Respect Commander
                                                            10. Ezmerelda Steals The Show
                                                            11. Get In The Mind Shaft
                                                            12. What's Done Is Done
                                                            13. Humoresque

                                                            Marching Church

                                                            Live At Third Man Records

                                                              Formerly the solo project of Iceage frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Marching Church has since blossomed into a full band, found a home on Brooklyn’s Sacred Bones record label, and cultivated a following all its own.

                                                              The sounds are darkly romantic and rife with an angst that can be traced back the post-punk caterwaul of Bauhaus and The Birthday Party. These songs, with heavy-breathed conflict and desperation fully intact, will be the first live document of Marching Church’s full-audience command of attention.

                                                              Pill

                                                              Live At Third Man Records

                                                                Hot on the heels of a groovy and unglued no-wave full-length on well-lauded Mexican Summer, Pill rolled into the illustrious Blue Room in Nashville, TN to play a show and use a couple recorded tracks for a live 7". In fact, sax player Ben Jaffe was celebrating his birthday that night, and, fueled by Third Man hospitality and tequila, he played some of the most out there horn the band had seen in their time together. These recordings fully capture that energy.

                                                                The A-side “Afraid of the Mirror" you’ve gotta hear to believe. While the eponymous mantra drills into your head, the equally churning upfront bass line is sewn into an expert-level percussive fracas. Not for beginners. “T.V. Wedding” is an downhill, apocalyptic kraut jam driven forward by pulsating saxophone improvisation taking lead all over the track.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                "Afraid Of The Mirror"
                                                                "T.V. Wedding"

                                                                Ó

                                                                Live At Third Man Records

                                                                  Ó (formerly Eskimeaux) is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. In it’s earliest days, the project was markedly experimental, the work of an artist with a knack for ambience and a fascination with sound. The next wave of material, most of what landed on 2011’s Two Mountains, didn’t quite read as a solo project anymore and represented a shift toward traditional song structures, albeit still happily atmospheric, nature-centered musings on how to find one’s place in the world.

                                                                  Their live 7” features two intimate yet momentous songs, “Alone at the Party” and “Broken Necks”, both from 2015’s O.K., the bedroom pop tour de force released on Double Double Whammy Records. “Broken Necks” is notably arresting as the fi rst 40 seconds is a fi nger-picked invitation to the audience to join in singing the chorus, only to explode into full band ferocity with Smith’s saccharine, solid vocals uniting naturally with her backing band, Oliver Kalb (synthesizer), Felix Walworth (drums), and Jack Greenleaf (bass).

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Broken Necks
                                                                  B1. Alone At The Party

                                                                  Viva L'American Death Ray Music

                                                                  Live At Third Man Records

                                                                    Viva L’American Death Ray Music began in 1999 as “American Death Ray,” the brainchild of Memphis garage scene stalwart Nicholas Ray. Since then, the project has twisted, turned and head-tripped nominally, to its current moniker, and sonically, from Velvets-infl uenced jams into an amalgam of truly exploratory punk, no wave, electronic and psychedelic rock music.

                                                                    This live 7” will be their first music since their 2013 single, a 7” split released by Memphis big wigs Goner Records. The tracks featured are “The Painter” and “Falling”, both previously unreleased! A highlight is during the A-side, whose repetitive mantra “I am the painter, not the paint”, channels a damaged, American Mark E. Smith, defi nitely for fans of his work. The B-sde showcases what could be an outtake from Alex Chilton’s addled masterpiece “Like Flies on Sherbet”, a barroom song if there ever was one.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1. The Painter
                                                                    B1. Falling

                                                                    Bert Jansch

                                                                    A Man I’d Rather Be (Part 1)

                                                                      Comprising Bert’s seminal 1960s output (alongside his only album as a duet with Pentangle bandmate John Renbourn) this four disc set covers an era that forged creative paths for everyone from Neil Young to Johnny Marr. New listening notes from Bill Leader, as well as unseen photographs from Brian Shuel complete this special collection. Where to start with a career as prolific as that of Bert Jansch? Why, the beginning of course. Bert’s first studio (though as Bill Leader rightly points out, that’s a bit of a stretch) albums capture a man whose star is truly on the rise. It also marks his most prolific period - these four LPs were written, recorded and issued in just two years; a testament to not only Bert’s abundant musicality but to a time for music that was changing - excitedly - from minute to minute.

                                                                      From Bert’s masterclass in elegant, melodic, one-man-and-his-guitar fingerpicking on his self-titled LP, to the beginnings of something altogether more exotic on ‘Bert and John’, these records are nothing if not a remarkable insight into the changing face of folk music at the time. For those unfamiliar with Jansch’s oeuvre, this is a real treat; you won’t find a more comprehensively produced collection. ‘A Man I’d Rather Be’ includes all the original liner notes (from both Keith De Groot and Bert himself) as well as new ruminations from Bill Leader (who recorded much of Jansch’s nascent work) as well as never-before seen photographs by the illustrious Brian Shuel.

                                                                      For those in the know, this is a chance to revisit these extraordinary albums, revel in new insights and add some - perhaps more listenable LPs - to sit alongside their love-worn originals. “The Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar” - Neil Young // "At one point, I was absolutely obsessed with Bert Jansch. When I first heard that LP, I couldn’t believe it. It was so far ahead of what everyone else was doing. No one in America could touch that.” - Jimmy Page // "I particularly like his second record. The album before it [1965's Bert Jansch] is more revered and held up by most journalists as being the seminal one, but I think the songs are better on It Don't Bother Me, particularly the title track. The fact that they were both recorded in a kitchen at his mate's house is another reason why it has never dated.” 

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      DISC ONE –

                                                                      Bert Jansch:

                                                                      1 Strolling Down The Highway
                                                                      2 Smokey River
                                                                      3 Oh How Your Love Is Strong
                                                                      4 I Have No Time
                                                                      5 Finches
                                                                      6 Ramblings Going To Be The Death Of Me
                                                                      7 Veronica
                                                                      8 Needle Of Death
                                                                      9 Do You Hear Me Now?
                                                                      10 Alice's Wonderland
                                                                      11 Running From Home
                                                                      12 Courting Blues
                                                                      13 Casbah
                                                                      14 Dreams Of Love
                                                                      15 Angie

                                                                      DISC TWO – It Don’t Bother Me:

                                                                      1 Oh My Babe
                                                                      2 Ring-A-Ding Bird
                                                                      3 Tinker's Blues
                                                                      4 Anti Apartheid
                                                                      5 The Wheel
                                                                      6 A Man I'd Rather Be
                                                                      7 My Lover
                                                                      8 It Don't Bother Me
                                                                      9 Harvest Your Thoughts Of Love
                                                                      10 Lucky Thirteen
                                                                      11 As The Day Grows Longer Now
                                                                      12 So Long (Been On The Road So Long)
                                                                      13 Want My Daddy Now
                                                                      14 900 Miles.

                                                                      DISC THREE – Jack Orion:

                                                                      1 The Waggoner's Lad
                                                                      2 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
                                                                      3 Jack Orion
                                                                      4 The Gardener
                                                                      5 Nottamun Town
                                                                      6 Henry Martin
                                                                      7 Black Water Side
                                                                      8 Pretty Polly.

                                                                      DISC 4 – Bert And John:

                                                                      1 East Wind
                                                                      2 Piano Tune
                                                                      3 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
                                                                      4 Soho
                                                                      5 Tic-Tocative
                                                                      6 Orlando
                                                                      7 Red's Favorite
                                                                      8 No Exit
                                                                      9 Along The Way
                                                                      10 The Time Has Come
                                                                      11 Stepping Stones
                                                                      12 After The Dance.

                                                                      Fells

                                                                      Close Your Eyes

                                                                        Hailing from Tucson, AZ, The Fells were churning out high quality, catchy singles throughout the ‘90s with the same ferocity as well-known contemporaries the Mummies or New Bomb Turks. Their Italy Records single, which was the ninth 7” in the Fells’ discography, is one of their most heavy-hitting and finest. The A-side “Close Your Eyes” is practically bi-polar with all the pep, bop and swing that makes a single worth snatching up!

                                                                        The backstory of this recording is one totally reliant on chance, and almost didn’t happen. The Fells’ van broke down while on tour from Tucson and they were stranded at The Hentchmen’s house, aptly called the Hentch House. With time to kill, the group toted their gear over to their buddy Jack White’s house and recorded these two killer songs for later release on Italy Records. It notably features special guest Johnny Hentch of The Hentchmen on piano.

                                                                        The Hentchmen

                                                                        Hentch Forth

                                                                          The Hentchmen played their first show on Halloween of 1992 and have still shown no signs of slowing down. They are noted as some of the earliest purveyors of Detroit-style garage rock. Over their lengthy lifespan, The Hentchmen have released 27 singles (about one each year!) and 8 full-length albums on groundbreaking garage rock labels Norton Records, Estrus Records, Get Hip Records and even a promotional release through Chevrolet. You cannot get more “Detroit” than that. To say “Hentch-Forth” is their best would be a lie, because whichever record you have spinning is the best! But this album serves as an excellent starting point into their vast, powerful discography. Hentch-Forth (1998) is the The Hentchmen’s only album that includes Jack White on bass. This extended edition includes the “Some Other Guy” single that also features Jack on guitar plus a couple phenomenal bonus tracks. There's a joke and a fun fact regarding this record that would have been all but lost over the decades. Italy Records and the artists included “with Jack White” on both the 7” and the 12” because they thought that it would look like one of those old British Invasion records that would have an old bluesman or rocker as a guest. And for all the White Stripes trivia-heads - The Hentchmen’s “Some Other Guy” and The White Stripes’ “Lets Shake Hands” were recorded AND released at the same time, before the world would know what hit them!

                                                                          Pile

                                                                          Live At Third Man Records

                                                                            Prominent members of the Boston music scene and post-rock specialists, Pile began as the brainchild (and solo project) of Rick Maguire in 2007. In the earliest incarnations, the songs were the broken bones of bigger ideas: the impassioned, ramshackle work of one dude with a momentous sense of riff and mood. In the time between then and now, the band has enjoyed a steady output and expanded to include Kris Kuss, Matt Connery, Matt Becker and, from time to time, Chappy Hull.

                                                                            This spring, their new critically-acclaimed LP A Hairshirt of Purpose was given a rare 10/10 by The AV Club, citing the record is “still pushing the (rock music) form to its outermost limits," and fortunately, our live LP was recorded right after its release, capturing them at a distinctly creative peak and unparalleled energy. This record is somehow chilling and explosive - kicking off with their total jam “Baby Boy” and including a surprise Blonde Redhead cover. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the rest of their catalog and will no doubt remain a shining example of our live series for years to come.

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Barry says: A dynamic and fierce combination of soaring post-rock melodies a-la Lift To Experience, and clashing post-hardcore drive. Complex and ever-changing melodies interwoven with gloomy introspective glimmers and scathing vocal outbursts.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1A. Baby Boy
                                                                            2A. Rope?s Length
                                                                            3A. The World Is Your Motel (Blonde Redhead Cover)
                                                                            4A. Mr. Fish
                                                                            5A. Texas

                                                                            1B. Prom Song
                                                                            2B. Falling Man
                                                                            3B. Fingers
                                                                            4B. Learning On A Wheel

                                                                            Datenight

                                                                            Bad Times / Not Myself

                                                                              We are proud to release the second ever vinyl release from garage stomping, punk slugging rockers Datenight. 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 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 a welcome invitation to the crowd to yell along with them.

                                                                              Spray Paint

                                                                              Cussin'

                                                                                The Third Man team have 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 is excellent evidence. The fi rst track, “Cussin’”, originally released 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 feel very urgent and necessary.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Cussin?
                                                                                2. Rest Versus Rust
                                                                                3. Bad Times
                                                                                4. Spock Fingers

                                                                                Brian Jonestown Massacre

                                                                                Take It From The Man!

                                                                                  This LP brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.

                                                                                  Two dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media ), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Vacuum Boots
                                                                                  2. Who?
                                                                                  3. Oh Lord
                                                                                  4. Caress
                                                                                  5. (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six
                                                                                  6. Straight Up And Down
                                                                                  7. Monster
                                                                                  8. Take It From The Man
                                                                                  9. B.S.A.
                                                                                  10. Mary
                                                                                  11. Monkey Puzzle
                                                                                  12. Fucker
                                                                                  13. Dawn
                                                                                  14. Cabin Fever
                                                                                  15. In My Life
                                                                                  16. The Be Song
                                                                                  17. My Man Syd
                                                                                  18. Straight Up And Down

                                                                                  Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys

                                                                                  Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys

                                                                                    Greg Ashley has tracked across the States’ metropolises, fringes and sticks for years now, releasing records under his own name and earlier on with black magic psych cult The Gris Gris.

                                                                                    Now together with the Western Playboys, you can hear the dusty technicolor Rio Grande fl owing in the veins of these new recordings. Many of these songs are Greg’s indomitable take on waltz, country swing and golden honky-tonk songwriters like Cowboy Joe Babcock and Hank Mills, but lest we forget the cover of Estrus records’ finest garage rock nihilists The Makers. This 12” EP plays out from start to finish like a band in a washed out juke joint at a desert outpost from a Barry Gifford novel - strung out, sharp-witted and never dull.
                                                                                    Square it up and spin it now!

                                                                                    Sun Seeker

                                                                                    Biddeford

                                                                                      Sun Seeker has carved out a universe all their own in Nashville, TN. Biddeford, their first EP and second release on Third Man Records, is near combustion level with beautiful atmospherics, willful lyricism and a supernatural ear for atypical pop hooks which should ring immediately familiar to fans of their debut 7’’ “Georgia Dust”. Six charming vignettes explore friendship, romance, and the daydreams populating the space between them.

                                                                                      EP highlight and single, “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night”, gives us the best of singer and principal songwriter Alex Benick – his ability to breathe life and a depth of scenery into a song, especially with the clever rhythms of drummer Ben Parks and guitarist Asher Horton’s near-perfect pop instinct.

                                                                                      Sun Seeker has climbed into broad daylight, into blessed dynamics, and every song blossoms as a result of it.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: Sun-soaked guitars and hazy basses roll around the mix, topped with beautifully shining vocal melodies and imbued with vague melancholic leanings. It's a beautiful and endearing outing from Sun Seeker, and one set to endure for a time to come.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                      1. Churchill
                                                                                      2. Biddeford
                                                                                      3. Won't Keep Me Up At Night
                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                      1. With Nothing But Our Last Words
                                                                                      2. Sunny Day Girls
                                                                                      3. Might Be Time 

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      American Epic: The Best Of Country

                                                                                        Early champions of Country Music - The Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon, the Massey Family, Jimmie Rodgers and many more - have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form.

                                                                                        Memphis Jug Band

                                                                                        American Epic: The Best Of Memphis Jug Band

                                                                                          The Memphis Jug Band, most active from 1926 into the 1950s, revolved around guitarist, harmonica player and singer Will Shade and featured a wide variety of instrumentation including harmonica, kazoo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano, washboard and, of course, jug. They recorded more songs than any pre-war jug band and as a result, were key in developing the jug band tradition and format.

                                                                                          Goldie

                                                                                          The Journey Man

                                                                                            22 years ago saw the release of Goldie’s debut album "Timeless" which truly changed the face of drum’n’bass, hardcore and jungle. The seminal record featured the iconic track "Inner City Life" - the vocals for which were performed by the late Diane Charlemagne. In 2011, The Guardian described the release of "Timeless" as one of the '50 key events in the history of dance music'. MOBO Award-winning songwriter, DJ, producer, visual artist and actor Goldie (MBE) returns on his culturally iconic Metalheadz label. Collaborators on "The Journey Man" album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, Jose James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie’s wife, Mika Wassenaar Price. Goldie is also one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with David Bowie - on the track ‘Truth’ from the drum‘n’bass pioneer’s second album, "Saturnz Return" released in 1998 (and also featuring one Noel Gallagher and KRS-One!). It's nice to see this revolutionary producer's not strayed too far from his roots on this new outing. A smattering of upbeat and celebratory d'n'b awaits, alongside hard edge steppers, future jazz and liquid rollers aplenty. The vocal work is, as expected, sublime and there's some well timed, well poised bursts of relaxed, downtempo business with Goldie maturing into timeless moments of jazz and soul with a strong musical ear throughout.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Disc: 1
                                                                                            1. Horizons Feat. Swindle
                                                                                            2. Prism
                                                                                            3. Mountains
                                                                                            4. Castaway
                                                                                            5. The Mirrored River
                                                                                            6. I Adore You Feat. Natalie Williams (Goldie Vs. Ulterior Motive)
                                                                                            7. I Think Of You
                                                                                            8. Truth Ft. José James

                                                                                            Disc: 2
                                                                                            1. Redemption
                                                                                            2. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
                                                                                            3. The Ballad Celeste
                                                                                            4. This Is Not A Love Song
                                                                                            5. The River Mirrored
                                                                                            6. Triangle
                                                                                            7. Tomorrow’s Not Today
                                                                                            8. Run Run Run

                                                                                            Disc: 3 (3CD Edition Only)
                                                                                            1. Natalie’s Truth (Instrumental)
                                                                                            2. Horizon (Instrumental)
                                                                                            3. Mountains (Instrumental)
                                                                                            4. The Ballad Celeste (Instrumental)
                                                                                            5. Castaway (Instrumental)
                                                                                            6. I Adore You (Goldie Vs. Ulterior Motive) (Instrumental)
                                                                                            7. The Mirrored River (Instrumental)
                                                                                            8. Truth (Instrumental)
                                                                                            9. This Is Not A Love Song (Instrumental)
                                                                                            10. Tomorrow’s Not Today (Instrumental)
                                                                                            11. Run, Run, Run (Instrumental)
                                                                                            12. Redemption (Instrumental)

                                                                                            Ben Ottewell

                                                                                            A Man Apart

                                                                                            With an avid following from the days in his former band Gomez, A Man Apart is singer/songwriter Ben Ottewell’s third solo offering and follows his albums Shapes and Shadows and Rattlebag. The album is a record that crosses musical genres such as Americana, blues and folk backed by Ben’s unmistakable gutsy and gravelly voice. Co-written with childhood friend and former Tunng member, Sam Genders, the album was recorded in Los Angeles and Sheffield and engineered and produced in the latter by Martin Smith (Richard Hawley).

                                                                                            A Man Apart delves into such relevant subjects as love and relationships, fame and politics. The album’s title track focuses on populist politicians exploiting people’s hopes and fears, with Bones touching on the realisation of not being worthy of someone, and opener Own It, sees Ben reflect on his time growing up in public in Gomez. New single Watcher is the perfect introduction to the album and despite its pensive meaning, is a melodic Americana led track that builds into a memorable bluesy and soulful chorus. A video for the track will be premiering soon.

                                                                                            Ben says; "A Man Apart is a transatlantic affair written and recorded both here and in the states. It continues to explore my deep love of Americana through a British filter with themes of love, escape, responsibility and loss, written against the unfortunate backdrop of the populist political upheavals and demagogues that have come to dominate here and in the states.:

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Own It
                                                                                            2. A Man Apart
                                                                                            3. Watcher
                                                                                            4. Cradle
                                                                                            5. Back To The World
                                                                                            6. Walking On Air
                                                                                            7. Steal Away
                                                                                            8. Bones
                                                                                            9. Lead Me Away
                                                                                            10. A Better Lie

                                                                                            Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex

                                                                                            Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                              Neil Michael Hagerty is best known as the laconic frontman of 90s noiseforward
                                                                                              rockers Royal Trux. Back in September of 2016, NMH and The Howling
                                                                                              Hex showcased an off-kilter garage stomp fused with avant-blues aggression.
                                                                                              The two songs presented here are the surest insight into the mind of someone
                                                                                              who helped redefi ne rock ‘n’ roll by completely destroying it, but has since
                                                                                              settled into more cogent outbursts.
                                                                                              • Hometown: Washington DC / Denver, CO
                                                                                              • Recorded September 23, 2016 in Third Man’s Blue Room

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              SIDE A: Apache Energy Plan
                                                                                              SIDE B: Butterfly

                                                                                              Power

                                                                                              Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                Power is the import from the punk-rich city of Melbourne, Australia, where some
                                                                                                of our favorite music has been birthed this decade, with a strong emphasis
                                                                                                on punk, garage rock, and unique amalgamations of “alternative music”. For
                                                                                                the uneducated and uninitiated, Power’s music most notably employs volume
                                                                                                and velocity, taking strong cues from seismic Aussie proto-punk from the ‘70s.
                                                                                                Both sides of the Serpent City/Road Dog single begin exactly how you’d want
                                                                                                - a squeal of amp feedback fading into bangover riffage. A more anthemic
                                                                                                shitstorm does not exist.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                SIDE A: Serpent City
                                                                                                SIDE B: Road Dog

                                                                                                What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? In short, that’s the underlying vibe to the self-titled debut by Here Lies Man. The L.A. based quintet is founded and conceptualized by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas, bringing his erudite experience of West African rhythms and music to the more riff-based foundations of heavy rock. The results are an incredibly catchy and refreshing twist on classic forms, without sounding forced and trite like some sort of mash-up attempt. Here Lies Man merges and expands musical traditions organically, utilizing the talents of drummer Geoff Mann (son of jazz musician Herbie Mann) and a host of skilled musicians to make Garcia’s vision a reality.

                                                                                                “The repetitive guitar figures that happen in Afrobeat music are
                                                                                                very close to heavy rock guitar riffs,” Garcia explains. “ This music is based on the clave. It’s the musical algorithm that the rhythms revolve around. It's what gives it integrity and provides the basis for the musical conversation that's happening. I knew I wanted it to be psychedelic and heavy, and I wanted to be expanding on a musical tradition rather than pretending to be creating something new.”

                                                                                                And that expansion is the brilliant, hazy, psychedelic, hook-laden 8-song masterwork Here Lies Man, available on LP, CD and download on April 7th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records. (Written by Dave Clifford).

                                                                                                Matthew Whitaker

                                                                                                The Man With The Anvil Hat

                                                                                                The Man With the Anvil Hat is the debut solo album from singer-songwriter Matthew Whitaker.

                                                                                                Matthew has been a prominent member of the Manchester music scene for over a decade – fronting hugely popular bands Whiskycats, Gypsies of Bohemia and, most recently, Henge.

                                                                                                While these bands have been about partying, The Man With the Anvil Hat is more the soundtrack to the morning after – dreamy, haunting, wistful and epic.

                                                                                                Matthew was a prodigiously talented, classical guitarist as a child, although he left that style of playing behind when he discovered song writing as a 16-year-old.

                                                                                                The Man With the Anvil Hat sees him return to those classical guitar roots – with inspiration coming from composers such as Leo Brouwer, Enrique Granados and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

                                                                                                Other influences on the album include the movie scores of Ennio Morricone, the early 1970s folk/jazz music of Nick Drake and the soft, nuanced vocal ballads of Chet Baker.

                                                                                                The Man With the Anvil Hat has been five years in the making – with Matthew’s other projects often competing for attention – but now he is excited to finally release it.

                                                                                                Matthew said: “This is the music I haven’t been able to play on Saturday nights. I rediscovered and rekindled my love of classical guitar, which had taken a back seat while I was busy being the party man. This is where my love of music started. But the opportunities to play these songs to an audience have been really rare. I think it’s my best work.”

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. The Man With The Anvil Hat 03:29
                                                                                                2. Feud 04:08
                                                                                                3. You Can Only Let Us Down 03:46
                                                                                                4. Settle Down Blues 04:10
                                                                                                5. Bones 05:02
                                                                                                6. Any Question 02:37
                                                                                                7. Penny Dreadful 04:00
                                                                                                8. Ball N Chain 04:08
                                                                                                9. Team Games 02:55
                                                                                                10. Tidy Up 02:28
                                                                                                11. Bint 04:15
                                                                                                12. 30 Years And Counting 02:04

                                                                                                Craig Brown Band

                                                                                                Overthinking

                                                                                                  Craig Brown Band represents the closer-to-Canada, mostly Midwestern take on a sound that has long belonged to Nashville. Consider this the bastard child of Neil Young and Bob Seger. This is diet twang with a backbone. This is Northern Country.

                                                                                                  Craig Brown is a Detroit hero and the closest thing to a proper mayor the city has had in years. He’s one part blue collar and no parts ivory tower. He is a dude. He makes music. He is essential to the fabric of the scene.

                                                                                                  When he isn’t constantly touring with Terrible Twos, Liquor Store, King Tuff, or running the merch table for Natural Child, you can find him behind the counter at El Club or Lager House or just around.

                                                                                                  Go Pistons.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  SIDE A: Overthinking
                                                                                                  SIDE B: Last All Night

                                                                                                  The White Stripes

                                                                                                  Get Behind Me Satan

                                                                                                    The White Stripes’ 2005, fifth studio album reminds listeners of the fundamental nature of their production. While still maintaining their iconic elements listeners can immediately identify with The White Stripes. Jack White trades in his classic, guitar heavy elements for piano ballads, mandolin, acoustic guitar and even some touches of marimba.

                                                                                                    The Rolling Stone declared this album so “wild, it could make you weep over how pitilessly the Stripes keep crushing the other bands out there.”

                                                                                                    ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ ranked Number 3 on both US and UK Charts, trumping their preceding albums’ rank on US Charts. The album’s first track and single, ‘Blue Orchid’, became a fast radio hit in the US and UK, making it the band’s second UK Top 10 hit.

                                                                                                    The album’s second single, ‘My Doorbell’, boasts a piano and drums charge, reviewed by NME as the “funkiest tune The White Stripes have ever put their name to.”

                                                                                                    Slant Magazine invites listeners to “take solace in the unbridled honesty of simple, solid rock n’ roll” of ‘Get Behind Me Satan’, while Pitchfork crowns the album as some of The White Stripes’ best work.

                                                                                                    ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ is that raw, foot-stompin’, soulful sound that will take your imagination to that peaceful front porch in some cosy Southern cabin so sit back and stomp your foot to the melodic acoustic guitar, piano, stirring vocals and crickets.

                                                                                                    First time commercially available on 180gram black vinyl. Comes with digital download code of the album.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Blue Orchid
                                                                                                    The Nurse
                                                                                                    My Doorbell
                                                                                                    Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
                                                                                                    As Ugly As I Seem
                                                                                                    The Denial Twist
                                                                                                    White Moon
                                                                                                    Instinct Blues
                                                                                                    Passive Manipulation
                                                                                                    Take, Take, Take
                                                                                                    Little Ghost
                                                                                                    Red Rain
                                                                                                    I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)

                                                                                                    Man & The Echo release their eponymous debut album, produced by Neil Comber (MIA, Django Django), via 1965 Records.

                                                                                                    The release follows a string of acclaimed single releases from the Warrington fourpiece within the past twelve months, with plays across Radio 2, Radio 4, 6Music, Radio X and Absolute Radio, as well as an invite to play Billy Bragg’s Leftfield stage during this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

                                                                                                    ‘Man & The Echo’ is a soulful, poetic, eleven track statement from a band clearing their own space amidst a cluttered musical landscape.

                                                                                                    The album skirts numerous musical signposts, spanning the likes of The Smiths, Dexys, Pulp, 50/60s crooning, blue eyed soul and much more, arriving at a sound that isn’t retro as much as ricocheting through pop’s many decades and landing squarely in the post- Brexit, conflicted, chaotic UK of the here and now.

                                                                                                    “Man & The Echo seem to take each step with remarkable precision. The past 18 months have brought a steady series of singles, each stamped with a biting sense of intelligence.” - Clash

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Distance Runner
                                                                                                    On Holidays
                                                                                                    Very Personally Yours
                                                                                                    Operation Margarine
                                                                                                    Care Routine
                                                                                                    Goodnight To Arms
                                                                                                    The Favourite Band Of A Dead Man
                                                                                                    Room With A View
                                                                                                    Pulse
                                                                                                    The Last Introvert
                                                                                                    The Cold Is Stronger Than You Are

                                                                                                    Third Man Records is proud to announce the forthcoming releases of Leon Redbone’s Long Way From Home, the never-before-released earliest known recordings of the mysterious performer. Redbone’s career has spanned over four decades and began with his earliest performances on the folk festival and club circuit. His numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live and other outlets catalyzed his rise to international recognition. Over the ensuing years he has appeared throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan and released thirteen albums of his unique music, a panoply of early music styles that he delivered with his singular laconic idiosyncratic style.

                                                                                                    A true champion of early American ragtime, blues and jazz, Leon Redbone has spent a lifetime preserving that musical tradition while exposing successive generations to a rich musical heritage of which they might not otherwise have become aware. Recorded in 1972 by Dave Benders for WBFO Radio at the University of Buffalo and features some of the first Leon Redbone recordings.

                                                                                                    Long Way From Home was never released commercially and will finally be available in CD, LP and digital formats for all to enjoy.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Looked Down The Road
                                                                                                    2. Mother Queen Of My Heart
                                                                                                    3. T B Blues
                                                                                                    4. Don't Let It Bother You
                                                                                                    5. Marie
                                                                                                    6. Me And The Devil
                                                                                                    7. If I Had A Possession Over Judgement Day
                                                                                                    8. Mississippi Blues
                                                                                                    9. Kind Hearted Woman
                                                                                                    10. Love Letters
                                                                                                    11. Hurry Home
                                                                                                    12. Jailhouse Blues
                                                                                                    13. Walking Stick
                                                                                                    14. Catman
                                                                                                    15. Gamblin' Barroom Blues
                                                                                                    16. My Good Gal's Gone
                                                                                                    17. Yodelling Cowboy
                                                                                                    18. Bootleg Rum Dum Blues

                                                                                                    Billy Thompson / Clarence Reid

                                                                                                    Black Eyed Girl / I'm Your Yes Man

                                                                                                    BILLY THOMPSON’s solo outing “Black Eyed Girl” was pressed twice in 1965, on the local Boston label Columbus and for national distribution on Wand. Despite the quality of the song, written by Barry Richards and “Boston’s No.1 Soul Man” Herschel Dwellingham, it came to nothing, leaving once again the U.K. soul scene to come to the rescue.

                                                                                                    By contrast CLARENCE REID recorded a slue of 45s from 1963 to ’76 including our mega rarity “I’m Your Yes Man”, produced by Buddy Killen.

                                                                                                    • All time Northern Soul Classic - Two fabulous sides

                                                                                                    • Over £1,000 of original vinyl 


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Black-Eyes Girl
                                                                                                    2. I'm Your Yes Man 

                                                                                                    Autolux

                                                                                                    Live At Third Man

                                                                                                      Third Man Records has a theory: It's impossible not to like Autolux. Because Carla Azar. Because of the soundtrack-of-the-otts symphony of their first two records. Because of their recent release PUSSY'S DEAD, which sounds more like the future than the score to TRON. Because two of the band's members met while composing the music for a Nobel-prize winner's play. Because Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records is their new label home (and we love us some Danger Mouse.) Because this. And this. And this. Following that logic, it’s impossible not to also like Autolux’s first live record, captured direct-to-acetate on Third Man Records’ 1955 Scully lathe on March 26th, 2016.

                                                                                                      Eugene Goreshter, Greg Edwards, and Carla Azar made the Blue Room stage feel small that evening, Azar standing atop her drum throne, projections kaleidoscoping on the acoustic tiling behind them. It was one of their first live shows together in the years since their last record, Transit Transit, was released (in 2010), the in between of which saw each band member pursuing other worthy projects. No time to lose, the band’s cohesion was immediate, their sense-of-self solid, and their energy infectious.

                                                                                                      Some of the best tracks of PUSSY’S DEAD made it into this live set, to the delight of the ecstatic Nashville audience that Saturday night: “Soft Scene,” “Anonymous,” “Brainwasher,” to name a few. Combine with a few well-placed gems from their previous releases (“Plantlife!” “Blanket!”), and the result is one of the most fun (and one of the more nuanced) records in the Third Man Live catalog.

                                                                                                      Leonard Cohen

                                                                                                      I'm Your Man

                                                                                                        180g vinyl repress of Leonard Cohen’s 1998 album which Includes “First We Take Manhattan” and “Everybody Knows”. His eighth LP, and one that marked the move to a more modern sound, encompassing synthesizer in many of the compositions. It reached no. 1 in many European countries, catapulting Cohen into a best-selling artist. A highly acclaimed album, right across the board, it was voted 495 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s ‘All Time Top 1000 Albums’ in 2000.

                                                                                                        Empty Cellar is proud to release the newest album by Magic Trick, Other Man’s Blues—written and recorded while songwriter Tim Cohen split his time between two lives and two worlds, a horse ranch with his newborn daughter, and on tour or at Phil Manley’s Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco.

                                                                                                        A book of songs Cohen had written while bouncing to and fro sufficed in lieu of rehearsal time with the thirteen other musicians who appear on the tracks: James Kim and James Barone (Beach House) on drums; Alicia Van Heuvel (Aislers Set) and Paul Garcia on bass; Joel Robinow (Once and Future Band / Danny James) on keys; Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang / The Muggers) on guitar; and omnipresent vocal harmonies from Alicia, Noelle Cahill and Anna Hillburg. The album is a loose, largely improvised affair, with many guest appearances and stop-ins. Allegedly tequila was centrally involved. It’s the principle that gave this project a name five years ago. Especially in this case, the players on the album define what shapes these songs take.

                                                                                                        A ghostly choir of female voices opens the album like a séance, with the spirit they conjure flitting about the ensuing ten tracks, from the baroque pop of “Forest of Kates” to the icy post-punk of “I Held the Ring.” There’s the air-tight R&B groove of “Startling Chimes,” the krauty “Purest Thing,” a jammy side-to-side trot that moves “First Thought” along, taking a detour into country before culminating in a glorious Grateful Dead-indebted coda. Throughout, it’s Cohen’s lyrics that are pushed to the front of the mix—collectively fleshed out, from his composition book.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. More
                                                                                                        2. Forest Of Kates
                                                                                                        3. I Held The Ring
                                                                                                        4. Scorpio
                                                                                                        5. First Thought
                                                                                                        6. Mockingbird
                                                                                                        7. Eternal Summer
                                                                                                        8. Purest Thing
                                                                                                        9. Startling Chimes
                                                                                                        10. Oysters

                                                                                                        Essential Tremors

                                                                                                        The Visitor EP

                                                                                                          Essential Tremors is something of an anomaly in a city steeped in twang, bathed in sunshine and besieged with hootenannies. Code Knr, Miller, Read Only Memory, Tan, and Eerie Neighbor make up the group voted most likely to trigger a cold sweat, and we love them for it. In the past year, the band has made the charge away from guitar music with a quiet strategy of sporadic shows of crawly, four-track downer violence. During this metamorphosis, the band cut tracks with former Terrible Two and current Serration Pulse synth-lord and tone-boss Daniel Tomczak, crafting a crisp record that is globally exasperated and groovy against all odds: a nosedive into a cesspool of circuit-bent pollution with all the precision intact, notoriously tense, rife with white-knuckle paranoia and fog. Throw in well-placed pangs of electroclash, swirling synth, waterlogged bass lines, and dark-sided shit, and you have an important reminder that good times are not forever, which we are honored to bring to your turntable. This is music for strays. Do you have a home?

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Laura says: While most Third Man releases are influenced by rock'n'roll and country legends of the past, Essential Tremors sound has more in common with the dark, brooding synth pop coming out of Sheffield in the early 80s.

                                                                                                          Coupler

                                                                                                          The Blue Room Sessions

                                                                                                            Back in January 2015, we had the pleasure of hosting Coupler in our Blue Room. The event came to life when these local acousticians and purveyors of deliberate ambience took the stage. It was twenty minutes of captivating and unhurried techno that sounded bucolic at first, then violent, then crumbling, but always with a deft momentum. You could feel it in your gut and in your skull. Coupler’s set was a twenty-minutes mega-moment of song, and we decided the live album needed an accompanying piece.

                                                                                                            We invited them back to record Side B in October with a full orchestra of nine friends and musicians, and it turned out to be a very special piece exploring the nether-regions where the organic collides with the electronic. However, this wasn’t our typical TMR show. We kept it a relatively intimate affair and only sold a handful of tickets to those interested in seeing a recording process become a performance making this our first installment in The Blue Room Sessions series.

                                                                                                            Scharpling & Wurster

                                                                                                            Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                              Last May, two of the funniest guys we know decided to stop in the Blue Room while on the road promoting their definitive and comprehensive 16-CD Box Set (yes, you read that right) The Best of The Best Show. What was comprehensive became immediately not so after Tom Scharpling (#31 on Rolling Stone’s Fifty Funniest People List), and Jon Wurster (#51 on said list, plus esteemed indie-rock pioneer, comedy writer, and actor in his own right) recorded an episode of The Best Show here at Third Man Records. But, fear not, completists! As with nearly every event to grace our famous cornerless room, we recorded it, and it’s almost as hilarious on wax as it was in person.

                                                                                                              Needle to vinyl is the only way to hear this comedy gold, and we’re proud to be the ones to bring an LP of this caliber into existence. Backed by friends-of-Third-Man-and-anyone-with-ears “Willy and the Mason Jars” (William Tyler, Ryan Norris, Jem Cohen, and Jacob Edwards), Scharpling & Wurster not only witty repartee your face off over and over again on this seminal offering, they also sing their asses off, and interview a very special guest.

                                                                                                              The Paperhead

                                                                                                              Africa

                                                                                                                The record includes the obvious, future-classic "Africa" from their highly mesmerizing Africa Avenue (TiM) and an as-yet-unreleased track "Little Kid Blues" showcasing the band at their heaviest and most dynamic-shout out to that Farfisa swagger and them excellent drums. A fantastic listen through and through and a perfect compliment to the LP. 

                                                                                                                Shabazz Palaces

                                                                                                                Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                  Shabazz Palaces is Ishmael Butler (Digible Planets) and Tendai Maraire, and their Lese Majesty was easily the most spun record on the Third Man office turntable in 2014. Our admiration reached new heights when we had the honor of hosting the Seattle-based duo for a live performance and direct-to-acetate recording in our Nashville Blue Room last year. In Third Man consigliere Ben Swank's own words, "Shabazz Palaces' obstinately original oeuvre emanates from a fully formed higher conscious, they plant their flag in the outermost realms of the hip hop global soundscape where vibrations throb into beat-heavy explorations, chrome covered constellations of higher reveries each offering its own sonic boom."


                                                                                                                  Swans

                                                                                                                  The Glowing Man

                                                                                                                    After 2014’s epic To Be Kind, SWANS return with a new album, The Glowing Man, announced as the last album release of Swans’ current incarnation.
                                                                                                                    The Glowing Man was recorded at Sonic Ranch, near El Paso, Texas, with John Congleton as recording engineer. Further recordings were made in Dallas, Seattle and Berlin.

                                                                                                                    Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2010), 2012’s The Seer and 2014’s To Be Kind.


                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Barry says: Another monolithic collection from gloom-merchants Swans. Equal parts brooding and pensive, but with a rarely embraced melodic sensibility. Further evidence of their unrivalled talents.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    2CD
                                                                                                                    Disc 1
                                                                                                                    1. Cloud Of Forgetting
                                                                                                                    2. Cloud Of Unknowing
                                                                                                                    3. The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
                                                                                                                    4. People Like Us

                                                                                                                    Disc 2
                                                                                                                    5. Frankie M
                                                                                                                    6. When Will I Return
                                                                                                                    7. The Glowing Man
                                                                                                                    8. Finally Peace

                                                                                                                    2CD / DVD
                                                                                                                    Disc 1
                                                                                                                    1. Cloud Of Forgetting
                                                                                                                    2. Cloud Of Unknowing
                                                                                                                    3. The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
                                                                                                                    4. People Like Us

                                                                                                                    Disc 2
                                                                                                                    5. Frankie M
                                                                                                                    6. When Will I Return
                                                                                                                    7. The Glowing Man
                                                                                                                    8. Finally Peace
                                                                                                                    DVD – Swans Live 2015

                                                                                                                    TRIPLE VINYL (With Poster)
                                                                                                                    Side 1
                                                                                                                    1 Cloud Of Forgetting
                                                                                                                    2 Cloud Of Unknowing

                                                                                                                    Side 2
                                                                                                                    3 Cloud Of Unknowing Pt2

                                                                                                                    Side 3
                                                                                                                    4 The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
                                                                                                                    5 People Like Us

                                                                                                                    Side 4
                                                                                                                    6 Frankie M

                                                                                                                    Side 5
                                                                                                                    7 When Will I Return
                                                                                                                    8 The Glowing Man Pt1

                                                                                                                    Side 6
                                                                                                                    9 The Glowing Man Pt2
                                                                                                                    10 Finally Peace

                                                                                                                    Wolf Eyes, Timmy's Organism, Video

                                                                                                                    Audio Social Dissent - Live At Third Man

                                                                                                                      Attention fans of Timmy’s Organism, VIDEO and Wolf Eyes, please, set your eyes/ears to front and center. Seems like only yesterday the AUDIO SOCIAL DISSENT supertroupe was touring this troubled continent in a duo of vans fueled by an unbelievable (but very real) commitment to harsh sonics and nothing else—not even petrochemical. Those were beautiful times but now…it’s disappearing in the rearview. Cut to a shot of a single tear running down my face. Cut to another shot of me smirking like Scut Farkus.

                                                                                                                      Why? Well, I thought it might be nice to impart a little of the leftovers to those who might appreciate it most. It just wouldn’t be right to hide these beautiful records—BLUE WITH BLACK WISPS—in our HQ warehouse forever and ever.

                                                                                                                      Recorded direct-to-tape in the Blue Room at Third Man Records on Devil's Night 2015, this is a three-day lead on a limited edition live record and previously unavailable, tour exclusive. The LP features the psychotic squall from Timmy's Organism, the fire and vitriol of Texas punkers VIDEO, and, notably, an otherwise unreleased Wolf Eyes song, “Devil’s Knights Inn Blues,” which ranks as one of the most profound expressions of American avant-spew.

                                                                                                                      Here’s your chance, America. Prove you love the freedom to feel what we're layin’ down.

                                                                                                                      Man Made

                                                                                                                      TV Broke My Brain

                                                                                                                        Produced by Ray Man and mixed by Nick Launay (Kate Bush, Lou Reed, Arcade Fire), it was recorded at the trio's shared house over a year and a half. Every time they gigged and the songs changed, they'd re-record them. The record to them, after all, is meant to be "the menu of the live experience." "[The songs change every night] and that depends on the audience, the room and the atmosphere," Nile explains. "It shouldn't be 'we have an album, let us play it for you'. It's 'we are a band and we have recorded us playing for you'."

                                                                                                                        TV Broke My Brain certainly captures the energy and passion that goes into the band, and presents it with its American alt-rock influences (you can hear everything from Sonic Youth to The Shins in its 11 tracks) firmly on its sleeve. Unplug yourself from the matrix of gadgets in your life and connect with Man Made instead.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Andy says: Excellent, energetic, melodic guitar pop from these up and coming Mancunians. Recommended.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Carsick Cars
                                                                                                                        Hi Tech Low Life
                                                                                                                        You Never Know How It Feels
                                                                                                                        Raining In My Head
                                                                                                                        Plastic Key To Living
                                                                                                                        Everything We Miss
                                                                                                                        Bring Some
                                                                                                                        Nobody's Dreaming
                                                                                                                        All Mine
                                                                                                                        TV Broke My Brain
                                                                                                                        Slowdance

                                                                                                                        First impressions matter. Especially on a debut album. Time and attention-strapped listeners size up an artist within a song or two, then move on or delve in further. Fortunately, it only takes Margo Price about twenty-eight seconds to convince you that you’re hearing the arrival of a singular new talent. “Hands of Time,” the opener on Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, is an invitation, a mission statement and a starkly poetic summary of the 32-year old singer’s life, all in one knockout, self-penned punch. Easing in over a groove of sidestick, bass and atmospheric guitar, Price sings, “When I rolled out of town on the unpaved road, I was fifty-seven dollars from bein’ broke . . .” It has the feel of the first line of a great novel or opening scene in a classic film. There’s an expectancy, a brewing excitement. And as the song builds, strings rising around her, Price recalls hardships and heartaches – the loss of her family’s farm, the death of her child, problems with men and the bottle. There is no self-pity or over-emoting. Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. It is a tour-de-force performance that is vivid, deeply moving and all true.

                                                                                                                        From the honky tonk comeuppance of “About To Find Out,” to the rockabilly-charged “This Town Gets Around” to the weekend twang of “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)”, Price adds fresh twists to classic Nashville country, with a sound that could’ve made hits in any decade. Meanwhile, the hard-hitting blues grooves of “Four Years of Chances” and “Tennessee Song” push the boundaries further west to Memphis (the album was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio).



                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Barry says: Margo price's vocals soar above rich and satisfying slide guitars and plucked acoustic, lifting strings and solid bass guitar. Emotive and reflective, but beautifully reminiscent of classic country acts (Parton, Cline etc.) but brought up to date with a production sheen and melodic originality. Country has never steered away from stereotypes of locale and thematic continuity and this is no exception. A stunning example of the modern Nashville sound.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                        Hank Williams

                                                                                                                        Ramblin' Man

                                                                                                                          Released posthumously, Ramblin' Man is a wicked collection of some of the finest recordings by Hank Williams & His Drifting Cowbows. Full of powerful, overwhelming weepers, it's hard to imagine a more recognizable voice in all country music. Another absolute classic of mid-century American country music on Rumble.


                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          A1 Ramblin' Man
                                                                                                                          A2 My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
                                                                                                                          A3 I Can't Escape From You
                                                                                                                          A4 Nobody's Lonesome For Me
                                                                                                                          A5 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
                                                                                                                          A6 There'll Be No Tear Drops Tonight
                                                                                                                          B1 Lonesome Whistle
                                                                                                                          B2 I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
                                                                                                                          B3 Take These Chains From My Heart
                                                                                                                          B4 Why Don't You Love Me B5 My Heart Would Know B6 You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) 

                                                                                                                          Released in 1982, 'Song of the Bailing Man' is an ‘inspired, invigorating, confounding, disturbing... yeah, one hell of a swinging way to go. Still the futility Ubu must have felt making far sighted music in a chronically near-sighted world is pressed hard into these grooves.’ (Melody Maker, David Fricke).

                                                                                                                          The album features in new LP box set, ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’, released in March. It gathers together ‘New Picnic Time’ with its companion releases, ‘The Art Of Walking’ and ‘Song Of The Bailing Man’ plus LP of extras, ‘Architectural Salvage’. Spring dates mark the release of the box with a set list drawn exclusively from the recordings of 1975-1982. Tom Herman, guitarist from 1975 to 1979 and from 1997 to 2002, rejoins the band for the tour. The line-up is David Thomas, Tom Herman, Robert Wheeler, Michele Temple and Steve Mehlman. Wheeler and Temple have been in Pere Ubu since 1994, Mehlman since 1995. 

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          01 The Long Walk Home
                                                                                                                          02 Use Of A Dog
                                                                                                                          03 Petrified
                                                                                                                          04 Stormy Weather
                                                                                                                          05 West Side Story
                                                                                                                          06 Thoughts That Go By Steam
                                                                                                                          07 Big Ed’s Used Farms
                                                                                                                          08 A Day Such As This
                                                                                                                          09 The Vulgar Boatman Bird
                                                                                                                          10 My Hat
                                                                                                                          11 Horns Are A Dilemma

                                                                                                                          Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

                                                                                                                          A Man Alive

                                                                                                                          Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the San Francisco-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, release their fourth album, ‘A Man Alive’, via Ribbon Music.

                                                                                                                          Following the critical success of ‘We The Common’ (2013) - largely inspired by Thao’s volunteer work with the California Coalition for Women’s Prisoners and featuring a duet with Joanna Newsom - ‘A Man Alive’ is an evolution in both subject matter and sound. Thao says: “I wanted ‘A Man Alive’ to be beat and bass-driven - rather than guitar-based - extending and elaborating upon the hip hop influences of the previous record. ‘A Man Alive’ is more instrumental, more riff and loop-centric, and has more manipulated sounds.”

                                                                                                                          Mostly recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, ‘A Man Alive’ was produced by Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards. The songs are often punctuated by handclaps, singalong choruses and ass-shaking beats. While these songs come from a deeply personal origin, they have such an accessible quality that it is easy to imagine an engaged and participatory live audience.

                                                                                                                          The album presents a fiercely original group sound that is rife with experimentation and playfulness. It demonstrates Thao’s development as a songwriter and it achieves that most elusive quality in music - to create an album of songs that are dark yet buoyant, tragic yet redemptive, personal yet inclusive.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Astonished Man
                                                                                                                          Slash/Burn
                                                                                                                          The Evening
                                                                                                                          Departure
                                                                                                                          Nobody Dies
                                                                                                                          Guts
                                                                                                                          Fool Forever
                                                                                                                          Millionaire
                                                                                                                          Meticulous Bird
                                                                                                                          Give Me Peace
                                                                                                                          Hand To God
                                                                                                                          Endless Love

                                                                                                                          The Fall

                                                                                                                          Wise Ol' Man EP

                                                                                                                            This 7 track EP features new tracks, remixes and alternate takes of songs from last year’s Sub-Lingual Tablet LP along with a reworking of ‘’No Xmas For John Quays.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1: Wise Ol' Man (Edit)
                                                                                                                            2: All Leave Cancelled
                                                                                                                            3: Dedication (Remix)
                                                                                                                            4: Wise Ol' Man (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                            5: Venice With Girls
                                                                                                                            6: Face Book Troll / No Xmas For John Quay
                                                                                                                            7: All Leave Cancelled (X)

                                                                                                                            Sun Seeker

                                                                                                                            Georgia Dust

                                                                                                                              Third Man Records is delighted to introduce you to the purebred, blue-ribbon, chamber-pop wunderkinds known heretofore and henceforth as Sun Seeker. Native to Nashville and no strangers to musical basements, bars, and busy backyards, Alex Benick, Austin Edwards, Asher Horton and Ben Parks have whipped up one HELL of a debut single and another fresh addition to our catalog and theirs. Produced by the inimitable Buddy Hughen (Tristen) and mastered by Nashville’s best set of ears John Baldwin, the single itself stems not only from recent a studio session across town, but is also the culmination of years of practice and continuous performance since their freshman year of high school.



                                                                                                                              The Supremes

                                                                                                                              Buttered Pop Corn / Who's Lovin You

                                                                                                                                In 1959, a former amateur boxer started a record label out of his home in Detroit, Michigan. Employing the colors yellow and black and releasing any genre that could become a hit, Tamla Records and Berry Gordy laid the foundation for what would become a global empire. We are proud to announce an ongoing partnership with Universal Music to bring Tamla’s classic early Motown records back to vinyl. Tamla’s stripes label era (1959-61) produced million-sellers, debut releases from soon-to-be global icons, quasi-doowop anthems, and proto-surf experiments, all just looking for the next big thing. To say that they were successful would be an understatement. These are cornerstones of American popular music and they were all housed on this label that was headquartered at an unassuming home on Detroit’s West Grand Boulevard, which would soon become known to the world as Hitsville USA.

                                                                                                                                There’s no band that can lay claim to being the true best in the business, except VIDEO. Crawling from the musical wasteland that is Texas, their intentions are simple: they want to own the world. While the band features members of Bad Sports, Wiccans, Radioactivity, and the Wax Museums (just to name a few), VIDEO stands on its own as one of the most powerful and visceral bands active today. Combining equal parts snotty punk, hard rock, and melodic dissonance, VIDEO are pioneers of their own subgenre, Hate Wave. Going well beyond the confines of paint by numbers punk, and generic, flaccid garage rock, VIDEO forges a new cult like movement. So pay attention, consumers, and don’t miss out on the best thing going today. Long Live The New Faith, Long Live VIDEO.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Opening
                                                                                                                                2. The Entertainers
                                                                                                                                3. New Immortals
                                                                                                                                4. Drink It In
                                                                                                                                5. Nothing Lasts Forever
                                                                                                                                6. Shackles
                                                                                                                                7. No Art
                                                                                                                                8. Never Enough
                                                                                                                                9. Out Of My Hands
                                                                                                                                10. I Will Wait
                                                                                                                                11. The End Of It All

                                                                                                                                Fronting some of the most original, compelling and unpredictable bands (not only in Detroit, but the world) for over two decades, Tim Lampinen’s work with the Epileptix, Clone Defects, and Human Eye has always held a rapturous cult following. Yet his work with his current trio, Timmy’s Organism, presents Lampinen (aka Timmy Vulgar) along with bassist Jeff Giant and drummer Blake Hill, ready for their close-up. With Heartless Heathen the group touches on their artistic and spiritual forbears of Captain Beefheart and Destroy All Monsters, while amply ramping up the slop culture rapture of classic punk ‘n’ roll like Chrome, Crime, and the Damned as well as contemporaries like Thee Oh Sees. There’s a reason why Lampinen won a $25,000 Kresge Grant for his work with his bands...he creates music that borders on art, live shows that border on theater. It’s high time the rest of the world takes notice. Are you ready?

                                                                                                                                Wolf Eyes

                                                                                                                                I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces

                                                                                                                                  Having eschewed the “noise” moniker to describe their sound in favor of the self-proclaimed “Trip Metal”, Wolf Eyes are at the forefront of a wide-ranging, experimental, impossible-to-categorize world. With over 500 releases since their inception in 1997, the group has been lauded by Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins and countless other stoned basement malcontents. With previous full-lengths on labels like Sub Pop and Troubleman, I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces is their debut release for Third Man Records and signals an ever-so-slight shift with the appearance of guitar and even drums. I Am a Problem is as much a classic Wolf Eyes record as no one would’ve ever predicted such a pulverizing left-turn at this juncture of their career. This is social audio dissent.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Catching The Rich Train
                                                                                                                                  2. Twister Nightfall
                                                                                                                                  3. T.O.D.D.
                                                                                                                                  4. Asbestos Youth
                                                                                                                                  5. Enemy Ladder
                                                                                                                                  6. Cynthia Vortex Aka Trip Memory Illness

                                                                                                                                  BJ Smith

                                                                                                                                  Between Ship And Shore Part Two - Inc. A Man Called Adam Remix

                                                                                                                                  The first missive in BJ Smith's "Between Ship And Shore" series surfed a wave of excitement like a message in a bottle, landing softly in our hearts with its horizontal beauty. Now we're graced with more mellow magic and majesty via the second instalment, which comes complete with a remix from A Man Called Adam. JJ Cale, Terry Callier and John Martyn all influence and inspire Ben, and this is apparent in his subtle yet powerful tales. "Stars Festoon" sees the songwriter transport the listener to a bygone era with a meandering, jolly jaunt day trip to the beach, gently bobbing about in small wooden boats, as beach fires and the smell of fish and chips with salt and vinegar wafting through the air. Balearic pioneers and longstanding laid back music evangelists, A Man Called Adam add their deft touch to "Stars Festoon" and take it down a slightly off beat track between the sand dunes with electronic glitches, pops and bass sounds. Stripping it back to bare bones and isolating vocal parts to give it a slightly haunted feel, A Man Called Adam deliver a stunning revision perfect for a late night / early morning beach walk soundtrack. "If Only Sometimes" once again delivers, with its wonderful piano led opening and gentle guitar pickings allowing Ben to soothe and gently ease the listener in before enveloping them with warm harmonies and uplifting vocals, enhanced by the euphoric string section that then gives way to wonderful brass stabs and the crescendo. It's time to drift away again.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  A1. Starts Festoon
                                                                                                                                  A2. If Only Sometimes
                                                                                                                                  B1. Starts Festoon (A Man Called Adam Mix)

                                                                                                                                  Wolf Eyes

                                                                                                                                  Enemy Ladder / Dull Murder Two

                                                                                                                                    Post-industrial/noise group Wolf Eyes and are set to release their new album 'I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces' on October 30th via Third Man Records. Behold the album's first single "Enemy Ladder" b/w "Dull Murder Two.

                                                                                                                                    This is the their first new single / album release since 2013’s “Album of the year” (The Wire) “Lower Floors”, released on De Stijl. Michigan’s finest, with an uncompromising return.




                                                                                                                                    Moton Records Inc

                                                                                                                                    My Guide / Man's Lifespan

                                                                                                                                      The fine folks at Moton, that'll be Diesel and Jarvis, hook us up with something a little special this summer, slimming their usual 12" format down into superb colored 7's of edit delights. As we head onto the second instalment, things only get better as Diesel and Jarvis pitch down some high camp, high emotion d-i-s-c-o to create a seriously trippy Balearocker that's already making the playlists of the A-list. "Man's Lifespan" follows presently, hitting us with "Never Can Say Goodbye" as we've never heard it before, thick with echoed vocals and spinetingling guitars. Unreal! 

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      A1. My Guide
                                                                                                                                      B1. Mans Lifespan

                                                                                                                                      Breakup albums mark a turning point for a band: the moment when their sound completely changes and reaches a new level of emotional clarity. All that heartbreak and malaise condensed into any single record often makes for a defining piece of work, no matter the genre. The best records explore the nooks and crannies of sadness, learning it inside and out - celebrating it.

                                                                                                                                      Ceremony's fifth studio album, The L-Shaped Man, uses singer Ross Farrar's recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person.

                                                                                                                                      In order to tell Farrar's story, Ceremony have almost completely stripped back the propulsive hardcore of their previous records, turning every angry outburst into simmering despair. "We've always tried to be minimalists in writing, even if it's loud or fast or abrasive," says lead guitarist Anthony Anzaldo. "It's really intense when I hear it. Not in a way where you turn everything up to ten. Things are so bare, you're holding this one note for so long and you don't now where it's going-to me, that's intensity." That intensity is apparent on "Exit Fears," the first full song on the record. It meticulously pairs Justin Davis' loping bassline, which pulls the track along, with Anzaldo's icy, minimal guitar work. It brings to mind some alternate version of Joy Division that hasn't quite lost all hope. It gets close to exploding, but instead plays the shadows, never quite rising above a nervous simmer.

                                                                                                                                      "A lot of the content has to do with loss, and specifically the loss of someone who you care deeply about," Farrar says. "There is no way for you to go through something like this artistically and not have really strong emotions of loss and pain. There's not really any way to hide that." Farrar, for his part, is singing with a new kind of intensity, his baritone swooping and retreating from stressed angst to unsettling near-mutter as he sings, "You told your friends you were fine/ you thought you were fine too..." and later, "nothing is ever fine/ nothing ever feels right/ you have to tell yourself you tried." It's the first of many lyrically direct moments, and it should be hard to listen to, but Ceremony have so effortlessly nailed the sound of sadness that it feels great to live inside for awhile.

                                                                                                                                      The sound is abetted by producer John Reis, who honed his sound in seminal bands like Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes. Much of the gravelly aggression he experimented with in those bands is present on The L-Shaped Man.

                                                                                                                                      There's a story behind the title too. "I was speaking to our driver Stephen while on tour," Farrar says. "We were talking about men in general and what shape they are...their body type. I said, 'I guess men are in the shape of an L. The torso is straight. Vertical. And then you have the little feet at the end.' There's this painter named Leslie Lerner who was living in San Francisco in the '70s and '80s and made these beautiful paintings. He died on my 21st birthday. A lot of the record is about the similarities in our ideas. In what we're trying to make. Things that have to do with love and losing love."

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Hibernation
                                                                                                                                      2. Exit Fears
                                                                                                                                      3. Bleeder
                                                                                                                                      4. Your Life In France
                                                                                                                                      5. Your Life In America
                                                                                                                                      6. The Separation
                                                                                                                                      7. The Pattern
                                                                                                                                      8. Root Of The World
                                                                                                                                      9. The Party
                                                                                                                                      10. The Bridge
                                                                                                                                      11. The Understanding

                                                                                                                                      Cathal Smyth

                                                                                                                                      A Comfortable Man

                                                                                                                                        From Skinhead to Renaissance Man…

                                                                                                                                        Perhaps better known to many as Chas Smash of the much loved national pop institution Madness, Cathal Smyth releases his debut solo album. Recorded at Sarm, Iguana and The Premises studios in London with producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), the album was mixed by longtime Madness collaborator, the renowned Alan Winstanley.

                                                                                                                                        An honest, moving and deeply human record about discovery and ultimately recovery, the gestation of the album goes back to 2005 when Cathal found himself in the Cottonwood rehabilitation facility in Tuscon after the break up of a 28-year relationship.

                                                                                                                                        The 12-track album also features string and choral arrangements from Royal Academy Of Music trained composer Joe Duddell, who has previously worked with Elbow, Richard Hawley, Jimi Goodwin and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.

                                                                                                                                        Features ‘Do You Believe In Love’, ‘You’re Not Alone’ and ‘Are The Children Happy?’.

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                                                                                                                                        You're Not Alone
                                                                                                                                        Shabat She Comes
                                                                                                                                        A Comfortable Man
                                                                                                                                        Goodbye Planet Earth
                                                                                                                                        Do You Believe In Love?
                                                                                                                                        Love Song No.7
                                                                                                                                        She's Got The Light
                                                                                                                                        A Requiem For Common Sense
                                                                                                                                        Are The Children Happy?
                                                                                                                                        Love Song No.9
                                                                                                                                        All My Lovin’
                                                                                                                                        The Wren's Burial

                                                                                                                                        Dark Bird Is Home, the fourth album from The Tallest Man On Earth, doesn’t feel like it came from one time, one place, or one tape machine. The songs and sounds were captured in various countries, studios, and barns, and they carry a weather-worn quality, some dirt and some grit.

                                                                                                                                        Early in Dark Bird, toward the end of the opening track, we hear other voices and sounds backing Kristian Matsson’s own. One of them, later credited in the liner notes with Angel Vocals, shows up several times throughout the record, adding new color to the familiar palette. And so the story grows and expands. That first song has horns and a piano, keyboards, synthesizers, and other modern noisemakers . . . and by track two you’ve got The Tallest Man on Earth as full-throttle rock and roll.

                                                                                                                                        While Dark Bird is The Tallest Man at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, it’s also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings — which feels fresh for The Tallest Man on Earth, and well timed. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, like old cars and tightly wound clocks. The lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming, like tall trees and wide hills.

                                                                                                                                        The other musicians and layers on this recording put a wide lens on familiar themes. Fear and darkness, sleep or lack of it, dreams in the dark and in the light. Moving, leaving, going. Distance and short stops, long straight lines, temporal places. More hopefully, a grateful nod to a traveling partner, a healing mind. Maybe a little forgiveness needed. Definitely some things to forget.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        01. Fields Of Our Home
                                                                                                                                        02. Darkness Of The Dream
                                                                                                                                        03. Singers
                                                                                                                                        04. Slow Dance
                                                                                                                                        05. Little Nowhere Towns
                                                                                                                                        06. Sagres
                                                                                                                                        07. Timothy
                                                                                                                                        08. Beginners
                                                                                                                                        09. Seventeen
                                                                                                                                        10. Dark Bird Is Home

                                                                                                                                        Olivia Jean

                                                                                                                                        Merry Widow / You Really Got Me

                                                                                                                                          Multi-instrumentalist Olivia Jean announces the release of Merry Widow, 7" vinyl for album track "Merry Widow" and album B-Side cover "You Really Got Me," through Third Man Records, in support of her critically acclaimed debut solo record, Bathtub Love Killings. Jean's "You Really Got Me" cover was recently hand selected as the featured song in the newly released YSL Mascara commercial, alongside model Cara Delevingne.

                                                                                                                                          "As a songwriter, she has unerring ear for crafting memorable hooks and deftly blurring genre lines, making her songs sound instantly familiar...but even as a smitten fan, I wasn't quite prepared for the joys of Bathtub Love Killings." - WBEZ.

                                                                                                                                          "In the final estimation, Bathtub Love Killings is Olivia Jean's show. She holds down acoustic and electric guitar duties as well as all the keyboards and vocals, putting her twinned signature stamp of seductress kitten/wronged lover on pretty much every number." - Blurt.

                                                                                                                                          "Her debut LP is dashed with bluesy licks, spooky organs, and girl-group harmonies." - ELLE.

                                                                                                                                          "Dark gritty vocals, fuzz guitars and mix of freak folk '60s psychedelia." - Hollywood Reporter.

                                                                                                                                          Danny Kroha

                                                                                                                                          Angels Watching Over Me

                                                                                                                                            “I was very reluctant to put this stuff out because there’s a ton of rootsy cornballs out there doing this kind of stuff and all of them play guitar way better than me. But I think I have something here that doesn’t really sound like anything else. The numbers that bounce really bounce. The numbers that drone really drone. I’m excited about this.” - Danny Kroha.

                                                                                                                                            As a mainstay on the Detroit music scene for over thirty years, Danny Kroha has consistently pushed himself to reinvention. As founding member of garage legends the Gories, he’s influenced countless imitators and poseurs. His axe work with Rocket 455 is the most quintessentially “Detroit” rock and roll this side of the MC5. And his turn as a pastied playgirl in the Demolition Doll Rods proved that even in drag, he was undeniably solid.

                                                                                                                                            So with his first full-length release under his own name, it may come as an unexpected turn that he’s dealing in classic gospel and folk songs. Playing every instrument himself, spanning guitar, banjo, baritone dulcimer, diddley bow, washtub bass, jug and mouth organ, the end result is a collection of compelling, timeless traditional songs.

                                                                                                                                            Angels Watching Over Me is the real deal, seeming that it could’ve been recorded at any time over the past 70 years. With this album, Kroha firmly establishes himself as one of the pre-eminent practitioners of a genre in desperate need of someone with his creativity and vision in moving forward the classic American art form.

                                                                                                                                            Jack White

                                                                                                                                            Would You Fight For My Love?

                                                                                                                                              The 7" single "Would You Fight For My Love?," the second single off Jack White's second album Lazaretto with non-album B-Side "Parallel".

                                                                                                                                              Front Cover Photographer: Angelina Castillo; Model: Elle Long

                                                                                                                                              Bathtub Love Killings is the debut solo LP from Olivia Jean, the multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles. Jean has accrued a lifetime of experience in a few short years, from highlight performances on The Colbert Report, Conan, Late Show With David Letterman and the Grand Old Opry stage to having one of her songs used as the theme for the television series Elvira’s Movie Macabre.

                                                                                                                                              Produced by Jack White, Bathtub Love Killings showcases Jean as a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Playing damn-near every instrument she could get her hands on, the result is a well-rounded, catchy record that’s chockfull of ear worm moments.

                                                                                                                                              • Olivia Jean was lead singer, guitarist, main songwriter of the Black Belles (also released by Third Man Records)
                                                                                                                                              • produced by Jack White, who also plays guitar on “Cat Fight”
                                                                                                                                              • drums on “Deadly Hex” and “Cat Fight” by Patrick Keeler (the Raconteurs, the Greenhornes)
                                                                                                                                              • “Green Honeycreeper” features songwriting contribution by Coco Hames (The Ettes, The Parting Gifts)

                                                                                                                                              Donny Hathaway

                                                                                                                                              Extension Of A Man

                                                                                                                                                Ranging from inner-city soul to orchestral grandeur to a bluesy ballad to easy-listening pleasantries, 'Extension Of A Man' was Donny Hathaway's most ambitious LP, the justly titled capstone to his phenomenal career. Coming, however, from one of soul music's most widely talented figures, this wasn't exactly a surprise; both of his previous studio full-lengths, 'Everything Is Everything' and 'Donny Hathaway', treated soul as merely a starting point to express his multitude of ideas concerning music and arrangement, song and performance. First up is six-minute orchestral piece "I Love the Lord; He Heard My Cry, Pts. 1-2." Arranged and orchestrated for 45 musicians by Hathaway himself, it applied the buoyant optimism of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" to a religious context, and segued smoothly into the transcendent "Someday We'll All Be Free," one of Hathaway's most beloved songs. Elsewhere we get chart hits "Love, Love, Love" and "Come Little Children".


                                                                                                                                                The Man

                                                                                                                                                Carousel Of Sound

                                                                                                                                                "ARE YOU WIRED TO GET HIRED? Let’s get this straight, nobody likes to be pushed around by THE MAN. With all of the corporate involvement in the music industry these days, it’s finally time to grab those smug CEOs and thrust them onstage and see what comes out when you really stick ‘em. And nothing is more satisfying, both financially and fiscally responsible, than to let THE MAN do their thing, because they will walk all over you and you will love every minute of it. With a panicky/riveting/down-sizing guitar crunch, merging with the heavy dose of anxiety-riddled bass throb, over-worked, stress-wrenched drumming, and all slathered in “workplace harassment”-style vocals, your long-term relationship with THE MAN is one “meeting” you just can’t opt out of and still come away with your promotion intact. Resistance is futile, projections seem grim, and your mental and fidooshiary well-being depend on nothing more than your complete and utter submission to THE MAN, in all of it’s holdings and territories, as declared in their mission statement, thumbtacked to your forehead." - VictimofTime.com.

                                                                                                                                                Recommended for fans of Baseball Furies, Wire, Reatards, Persuaders, Guilty Pleasures

                                                                                                                                                Mick Harvey

                                                                                                                                                Intoxicated Man / Pink Elephants - Remastered

                                                                                                                                                  Mick Harvey is set to release a double collection of his two Serge Gainsbourg albums, ‘Intoxicated Man’ and ‘Pink Elephants’, through Mute.

                                                                                                                                                  ‘Intoxicated Man’ (1995) and ‘Pink Elephants’ (1997) are Mick Harvey’s interpretations of the songs of legendary singer, songwriter and poet Serge Gainsbourg and are the first major works translating Gainsbourg’s influential work from French to English. The collection will include two unreleased tracks, ‘Dr. Jeckyll’ and ‘Run From Happiness’.

                                                                                                                                                  Originally Harvey embarked on the project as a result of his own curiosity about the songs and particularly the lyrics. At the time of the original recordings Gainsbourg was little known outside classic works such as ‘Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus’ (‘I Love You… Nor Do I’), ‘Lemon Incest’, ‘Harley Davidson’, ‘Initials B.B.’ and ‘Bonnie & Clyde’. On this collection these classic works are presented alongside some of Gainsbourg’s lesser known compositions.

                                                                                                                                                  The vocal parts originally sung by Gainsbourg’s muses Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot and daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg are here sung by longtime collaborator Anita Lane. Guests on the albums include Bertrand Burgalat, Warren Ellis and David McClymont.

                                                                                                                                                  The reissues follow Mick Harvey’s 2013 album, ‘FOUR (Acts Of Love)’, which was the former Bad Seed and PJ Harvey collaborator’s sixth solo studio album, and the follow up to 2011’s ‘Sketches From The Book Of The Dead’.

                                                                                                                                                  Divine Fits

                                                                                                                                                  Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                                                    Divine Fits comprised of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner, Gaunt/New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown and Alex Fischel, recorded an epic set in July of 2013, ending the performance by bringing a fan up on stage to destroy a piñata and litter the blue room with Snickers and Twix… Rock 'n' roll at its sweetest.

                                                                                                                                                    The Gories

                                                                                                                                                    The Shaw Tapes Live In Detroit 1988

                                                                                                                                                      The Gories began in the cultural vacuum of Detroit in 1986. With humble beginnings at a community concert series through a tumultuous end on their 1992 European tour, this is a band whose influence has far outstretched the ground they covered. Rooted in the primal, primitive underpinnings of 50's rhythm and blues and unhinged 60s garage punk, the sound they came to was wholly their own.

                                                                                                                                                      Over two years in the making, Third Man collectively feels like a bunch of teenage fanboys with the release of The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88. Recorded at a house party in a converted store front, the band captured here is at the height of its powers. Featuring covers of classics by the likes of John Lee Hooker, the Stooges and Willie Dixon, as well as a bevy of their oft-imitated originals, Live in Detroit 5/27/88 is the Gories' first live album, their fourth full-length and their first widespread release since 1992.

                                                                                                                                                      While band members Mick Collins and Dan Kroha would go on to wider recognition in the Dirtbombs and Demolition Dolls Rods respectively, the Gories should be viewed in the same influential context as the Velvet Underground and the Cramps. While they may have barely sold any records, the folks that saw and heard these bands were inspired to create. It's high time the Gories get their due and there's no better evidence than this explosive live recording from 25 years ago. We are so pleased to share this record with you today.

                                                                                                                                                      "The best garage band in America since the '60s. Very primitive…they made people with Les Pauls and Marshall amps look like idiots." - Jack White.

                                                                                                                                                      High Speed And The Afflicated Man

                                                                                                                                                      Get Stoned Ezy

                                                                                                                                                        In 1982, the mysterious Steve Hall, a self-proclaimed “hippie-punk” who had previously released a couple of D.I.Y basement-punk albums with his band Afflicted Man, recorded one of the most obscure, underrated and KILLER heavy-psych albums of all time.

                                                                                                                                                        Credited to High Speed & Afflicted Man, “Get Stoned Ezy” consists of three long tracks of late 60s / early 70s influenced psychedelic hard-rock. A fuzz-wah assault of epic proportions in the style of other guitar-damage Gods like Human Instinct, Wicked Lady, Hendrix, High Rise, Sabbath, Stooges, etc, all played with a real acid-punk attitude.

                                                                                                                                                        We present the first ever legit reissue of this lost masterpiece, licensed by Steve Hall.

                                                                                                                                                        Remastered sound, insert with detailed liner notes by Chris Stigliano (Black To Comm) and rare pictures.

                                                                                                                                                        "High energy post-Stooges, wah-guitar brain-melt of the highest/lowest order. One of the great lost albums of the 80's. Fucking essential." - Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo / Wooden Shjips).

                                                                                                                                                        “What is Steve Hall? He’s the pinnacle of psych!” - Chris Stigliano (Forced Exposure / Black To Comm).

                                                                                                                                                        “Too freaked out for punks, too punked out for freaks, 'Get Stoned Ezy' is a bloodbath of pedal stomping carnage” - Tom Lax (Siltblog).


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