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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).


                  TRACK LISTING

                  Get Stoned Ezy
                  Zip Ead
                  Sun Sun

                  King Tuff

                  Live At Third Man Records

                    At long last the Live at Third Man LP from hyper enigmatic rock n roll pop guitar god King Tuff hits the shelves. Recorded back on lucky Friday the13th of July, 2012, we are super excited to have this epic set as a part of our live series of records from Third Man available to and for the people.

                    Check the shred-tastic groover "Just Strut" right here and now and try and tell us it doesn't make you wanna spray paint "Tuff Enough" on your locker and then kick-flip off the back of an AMC Ambassador and skate off into nighttime oblivion… Get revved up for the mighty King Tuff!

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Dancing On You
                    2. Keep On Movin'
                    3. Wild Desire
                    4. Just Strut
                    5. Baby Just Break
                    6. Bad Thing
                    7. Connection
                    8. Anthem
                    9. Freak When I'm Dead
                    10. Stranger
                    11. Kind Of Guy
                    12. Hit & Run
                    13. Sun Medallion

                    Pokey Lafarge

                    Central Time

                      Pack up your portable record player and sit by the Ohio River blasting this gem of a tribute to living in the good ol' Midwest. Featuring super snazzy artwork and non-album B Side "St. Louis Crawl." Sitting at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing, these two homegrown tracks are enough to make any damn yankee, mountain man or California dreamer reconsider their stomping grounds.

                      Roy Harper

                      Man & Myth

                        Roy Harper’s first studio album in 13 years.

                        ‘Man & Myth’ isn’t just proof that one of the leading, most erudite and passionate orators of the British folk rock renaissance hasn’t lost an iota of his gifts; it’s also timely evidence for anyone who has wondered why so many musical luminaries have been lining up to praise this enigmatic and legendary singer songwriter.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Andy says: With the incredible Jonathan Wilson co-producing, this record puts Roy back where he should be. A poet, a mystic, a master of melody.

                        Pokey Lafarge and his band bring a focus and energy to the American Roots genre with infectious original material that sits at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing. With his effortless charisma and distinctive charm, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own--and one that extends well beyond the music alone.

                        Summertime is the right time for Pokey’s sun-blessed riverboat style, and this August will mark our release of his next full length LP / CD titled simply Pokey LaFarge (produced by Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor).

                        • Lafarge previously released a 7-inch single on Third Man in 2011, titled “Chitlin Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County”
                        • Critical acclaim and dedicated following in the UK where a performance on Later…with Jools Holland reached a nation-wide audience.. the Hootenanny nonetheless!
                        • In addition to his featured vocal performance on the Jack White’s song “I Guess I Should Go To Sleep” Lafarge also opened select dates for White on his Blunderbuss tour.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Central Time
                        2. The Devil Ain't Lazy
                        3. What The Rain Will Bring
                        4. Won'tcha Please Don?t Do It
                        5. One Town At A Time
                        6. Kentucky Mae
                        7. Bowlegged Woman
                        8. City Summer Blues
                        9. Day After Day
                        10. Let's Get Lost
                        11. Close The Door
                        12. Home Away From Home

                        Promised Land

                        Yes You Can (Live At Third Man)

                          Third Man is proud to present the first vinyl release from one of our favorite local bands recorded live in our blue room as openers for Seasick Steve this past October. Promised Land are one of the most promising (see what we did there?) bands in Nashville right now. They're all youthful scruff and bluff and they crank out tunes that would be right at home in Link Wray's 3 Track Shack or hanging with the specters of long lost 45s that haunt Nashville's overflowing legend filled cemeteries. Pay attention y'all, there's big things coming from this gang. In Third Man live sleeve.

                          The Underwear Heads

                          Tangmania EP

                            Recorded at Rock 'n' Roll HDQS Fall 1980. The Underwear Heads were long-rumored to have been a fictional creation. Evidence of their existence over the past 30 plus years had been reliant upon a picture sleeve for a single that never came with a record. Due to the copycat nature of punk collectors' want lists, the legend of the U-Heads extended far-and-wide as "the sleeve without a record." Truth of the matter is that vinyl was pressed for the release, but due to a manufacturing error all copies were defective and were unceremoniously destroyed while some sleeves managed to slip into circulation.

                            Third Man was able to track down band member John Crenshaw (brother of esteemed Michigan-born songwriter Marshall Crenshaw) who instantly claimed he'd not heard the band's name uttered since 1983. Bandmates Nick Canterucci, Art Lyshak and Bruno Burroni were conferenced in, an early-generation master was located in Australia and the world is finally privileged to hear the Tangmania EP. The six songs on this self-recorded 7" run the gamut from silly drum machine punk, outre experimental tape manipulation and art rock spaciousness.

                            Rockfire Funk Express

                            People Save The World / Rockfire Funk Express

                              While RockFire Funk Express never released any music while they were officially a band, in 1973 they recorded a two-song single at United Sound Systems, a legendary Detroit studio that recorded everyone from John Coltrane, John Lee Hooker, the MC5 and countless others. The a-side "People Save the World" is a propulsive, socially-conscious, exercise in primitive funk rock. The b-side shares its title with the band's name and is a breezy, easy-going instrumental, weirdly at odds with its name. These songs have sat in the can for over 40 years and were all-but-forgotten--until Death, the band that RockFire had morphed into, issued the 2009 set of recordings from 1974 ...For the Whole World to See, becoming a cause-celebre in the punk community as early progenitors of the style. In conjunction with the release of the stellar A Band Called Death documentary film, Third Man is finally unleashing these songs, giving the Hackney Brothers David, Dannis and Bobby their due.

                              Fela Kuti

                              Stalemate / Fear Not For Man

                                Although the original liner notes report that Stalemate was "recorded during the Kalakuta crisis," the album is surprisingly non-confrontational. Modern day notes explain that the singer was distracted by a number of outside issues, such as his sudden homelessness and legal battles with Decca West Africa, but the album's decidedly lighthearted tone is perhaps an attempt to demonstrate to his oppressors that Kuti had escaped the Kalakuta conflict with his health and determination intact. "Stalemate" is a slice-of-life song depicting everyday situations where two groups of people are at odds with each other; "Don't Worry About My Mouth O (African Message)" finds Kuti as a schoolmaster teaching his students to reject Western toothbrushes and toilet paper in favor of traditional African chewing sticks and water. Fear Not for Man is less about message and more about grooves, with the title track preaching briefly about the importance of being courageous before embarking on an extended instrumental jam. One of the more peculiar tracks in Kuti's catalog, "Palm Wine Sound" is a Caribbean-styled instrumental that finishes the album in the high-life spirit of carefree fun and dancing.

                                The People's Temple

                                Live At Third Man

                                  The People's Temple, Lansing MI's finest psych band since Earthen Vessel, bring us searing live versions of "Never More" and "Miles Away" The first of two incredible live 45s, recorded here in our venue direct-to-tape, housed in our distinctive Live series die cut sleeves. People's Temple and Hell Beach are two of the most intriguing and rawkus bands currently blowing up the rock-n-roll underground and these live 45s catch them at full speed.

                                  Man Like Me

                                  Pillow Talk

                                    London duo Man Like Me release their new album ‘Pillow Talk’. The album has been mixed by Mike Skinner, who is also credited as executive producer after re-launching his label tBeats to release the record. Skinner helped co-produce and mix the new album which includes last summer’s electro smash, 'Squeeze' and new single, 'Wallow' - a concoction of carnival drums and whistles, muddled electronics, big bass and an insanely infectious chorus.


                                    Fela Kuti

                                    Alagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey Suffer

                                      Though preceded by the more-than-promising Gentleman and Afrodisiac in 1973, 'Alagbon Close', with the benefit of hindsight, marks a quantum leap for Kuti, Allen and Afro-beat. Most of the elements which make the disc so compelling can be heard on earlier albums, but on 'Alagbon Close' Kuti and Tony Allen pull them all together to devastating effect, in the process creating the definitive Afrobeat paradigm.

                                      Africa 70 plays with unprecedented fire: the four-piece horn section was never more majestic; the nagging riffs and ostinatos of the tenor and rhythm guitars never more insistent. Allen is a lithe-limbed colossus, his soon-to-be signature rhythms at times pushing the band forward with extraordinary percussive power, at others drawing it back like a coiled spring, only to unleash it again. Three conga drummers support him. Kuti's screaming multi-octave glissandos on the organ climax an incantatory solo, and the track's concluding drums and horns passage is Africa 70 at its most epic.

                                      'Why Black Man Dey Suffer' is a more formative affair. It's one of a series of early 1970s' albums which made the transition between the highlife and jazz blend of Kuti and Allen's first band, Koola Lobitos, and the turbulent magnificence of mature Afrobeat. Trumpeter Tunde Williams, baritone saxophonist Lekan Animashaun and first conga player Henry Kofi, from later line-ups including that on Alagbon Close, are also in place.

                                      David Bowie

                                      The Man Who Sold The World - 2015 Remaster Edition

                                        "Even though it contained no hits, The Man Who Sold the World, for most intents and purposes, is the beginning of David Bowie's classic period. Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the first time, Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen. The mix is off-center, with the fuzz-bass dominating the compressed, razor-thin guitars and Bowie's strangled, affected voice. The sound of The Man Who Sold the World is odd, but the music is bizarre itself, with Bowie's bizarre, paranoid futuristic tales melded to Ronson's riffing and the band's relentless attack. Musically, there isn't much innovation on The Man Who Sold the World - it is almost all hard blues-rock or psychedelic folk-rock - but there's an unsettling edge to the band's performance, which makes the record one of Bowie's best albums." - Allmusic.


                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Andy says: The classic title track would famously be covered by Nirvana on their "MTV Unplugged" album, but as ever, this record is pretty unlike anything else The Dame would go on to produce.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. The Width Of A Circle (1999 Digital Remaster)
                                        2. All The Madmen (1999 Digital Remaster)
                                        3. Black Country Rock (1999 Digital Remaster)
                                        4. After All (1999 Digital Remaster)
                                        5. Running Gun Blues (1999 Digital Remaster)
                                        6. Saviour Machine (1999 Digital Remaster)
                                        7. She Shook Me Cold (1999 Digital Remaster)
                                        8. The Man Who Sold The World (1999 Digital Remaster)
                                        9. The Supermen (1999 Digital Remaster)

                                        Black Lips

                                        Live At Third Man

                                          The Black Lips bring the party to Third Man - a day we'd been waiting for for some time. Recorded live to analog tape on 11th June 2012.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Family Tree
                                          Stuck In My Head
                                          Oh Katrina
                                          Make It
                                          Lock And Key
                                          Modern Art
                                          I Saw A Ghost (Lean)
                                          You Must Be A Witch (F. Cole)
                                          Fad
                                          Dumpster Dive
                                          Drugs
                                          I Got A Knife
                                          Bow Down And Die

                                          In 1992 Louisville, KY was home to a unique and diverse punk rock scene that was fast becoming a highly influential underground mecca, and for every Slint and Rodan there were a half dozen brilliant and forward-thinking bands that went virtually unnoticed – most of whom were guilty of more than a little self-sabotage. Plenty of cities across the world have these kinds of musicians, the ones who are cherished in worn-out mixtapes and increasingly unbelievable stories of historic local live shows. The Telephone Man were one of those, and one of the best ones to ever fall through the cracks of Louisville music history.

                                          With a maturity and level of execution that betrayed their youthful age, they were the missing link between the introverted slow burn of Slint, the angular aggression of Bitch Magnet, and the emotional expressiveness of early 90s DC punk. It was a unique combination at the time, and twenty years later sounds downright prescient. Less than 75% of this collection ever saw the light of day, and even that was limited almost exclusively to short-run handmade cassettes passed around at live shows and sold at local record stores.

                                          Though its members would move on to more notable endeavors – guitarist/singer Matthew Ronay is now a world-renowned artist based in NYC, while others continued to pursue music in a diverse array of bands, including Guilt, Ink & Dagger, The Metroschifter and Weird Weeds – this beautifully remastered anthology fills in a little-known but enlightening piece of the legendary Louisville music puzzle.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Automatic Pilot (4:46)
                                          2. Castner (4:11)
                                          3. Douglass Boulevard (6:34)
                                          4. Let Me Tell You How Much I Love You So You Can Treat Me Like Shit (3:57)
                                          5. Rain = Flood (5:20)
                                          6. Kelly (2:41)
                                          7. Muldoon (3:53)
                                          8. Whole Man, Half Man (4:13)
                                          9. I Will Follow You (6:41)
                                          10. Grandfather (8:42)
                                          11. Camaro (2:40)
                                          12. Inspector 29 (1:58)
                                          13. Nothing (3:11)
                                          14. Rebel Yell (4:12)

                                          The Tallest Man On Earth

                                          There's No Leaving Now

                                            Hugely anticipated, The Tallest Man On Earth returns with ‘There’s No Leaving Now’.

                                            The sense of urgency that fuelled his previous work remains, and the results are paralyzing – drums, piano, baritone guitar, woodwinds and pedal steel combine with songwriting so detailed and captivating.

                                            Since his last album, ‘The Wild Hunt’, The Tallest Man On Earth has sold out Shepherds Bush Empire two months in advance of the show, performed on ‘Later With Jools Holland’ and now lands at the start of this campaign with a sold out London Hackney Empire show, with fans desperate to hear his new material.

                                            Bobby Womack

                                            The Bravest Man In The Universe

                                              Bobby Womack is a funk and soul legend with more hits under his belt than we can count. 'The Bravest Man In The Universe' is his first album for 18 years. It was recorded and co-produced by Damon Albarn, which came about when he did guest vocals for The Gorillaz's 'Plastic Beach' album, and XL label boss Richard Russell who was behind the controls on Gil Scott Heron's final album 'I'm New Here'.

                                              Recorded at Albarn's Studio 13 in west London and New York's Manhattan Center between October and December 2011, the album occupies a similar space to Russell's work with Gil Scott-Heron, letting Womack's heart-rending soul vocals ride over more contemporary electronic backing tracks. The album also features vocal contributions from African singer Fatoumata Diawara and Lana Del Rey.


                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Philippa says: Bobby Womack's first album in 18 years, co-produced by Damon Albarn. Soul with a downbeat edge. Includes vocal contributions from Fatoumata Diawara and Lana Del Rey.

                                              The new album for the US artist Young Man aka Colin Caulfield with guitarist Emmett Conway, bassist Joe Bailey, drummer Dylan Andrews and synth player Jeff Graupner - produced by John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea And Cake a.o.)

                                              Before he was even finished with the debut Young Man EP Boy, singersongwriter Colin Caulfield already knew what he wanted to do with this one, the 9-track album Vol. 1. First conceived in Caulfield’s college dorm room in 2009, Young Man is a concept project about youth -- about how that fleeting phase when you're emerging into adulthood can feel like reliving two decades of highs and lows in just a couple years. "I wanted all the things to come out in succession," Caulfield says, "because the series documents what happened to me when I was writing them. The whole project more or less portrays the trajectory of a young musician, first starting out, making mistakes, then growing up.

                                              He's growing in leaps and bounds, turning out a more muscular, focused sound on 'Vol.1,' where songs such as "21" and "Fate" bend the dreamy atmospherics Caulfield has been exploring since his first EP into lean, pliable melodies. Vol. 1 is the first Young Man effort to feature a full band. He is supported here by guitarist Emmett Conway, bassist Joe Bailey, drummer Dylan Andrews and synth player Jeff Graupner, most of whom have been playing live with Caulfield for the past couple years on tours with Cold War Kids, Givers, Grouplove and Fanfarlo, among others. "I always envisioned this as a full band project," Caulfield says. "Experimenting with a group of musicians in a way that you can't when you’re alone is much more appealing for me, but I had to teach myself how to record the songs on my own first."

                                              Vol 1 is also Caulfield's first project to be recorded in a studio -- Chicago's Soma Studios, where Young Man spent several weeks last year with producer John McEntire, known for his influential work with Nineties indie rock heavyweights Tortoise and The Sea And Cake, as well as production/engineering credits for Broken Social Scene and Stereolab. "I had a very good idea of what each song should sound like in my head before we went to the studio," Caulfield says. "They came out sounding different than I thought they were going to, but a lot of the album is about being happy with that. We almost called the album Damon & Division, which are the cross streets where Soma is, because the studio itself was such an important instrument on this record."

                                              Beyond any one instrument, Caulfield says the biggest influence on Vol. 1 was his longtime attraction to progressive rock. "It’s such geeky music," he says. "But the musicianship is something I really get behind. Sometimes I find myself using the same chords and rhythmic concepts, but those influences always push me to do something new as much as I'm able - making music technical in clever ways without letting it get too selfindulgent."

                                              Yet Caulfield also notes that the real writing of this record coincided with his beginning to develop a real taste for pop music again, for the first time since his early teens. "I got more interested in songwriting, and I learned to embrace pop music like Kelly Rowland and Nick Drake. I resented that music for so long, for some reason. I don’t think it’s negative anymore to write a good hook and have it repeat. For the longest time I wanted to make music that had parts that moved in and out, that didn’t follow standard pop conventions. I guess I finally realized it’s cool to do both." Prog pop? Yes. Finally.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Heading
                                              2. Thoughts
                                              3. By And By
                                              4. Do
                                              5. Fate
                                              6. Wasted
                                              7. 21
                                              8. Wandering
                                              9. Directions

                                              Duane

                                              Postcard From Hell / Bubblegum Encore

                                                Straight outta Detroit comes a new Blue Series 7" from high flying DIY electro genius and self-described weirdo, Duane The Teenage Weirdo. Pop music in Depression-era 2012 doesn't come any more legit then in Duane's capable hands. Both tracks, "Postcard From Hell" and "Bubblegum Encore" are the sound of Detroit pared down to a hard beat, feral vocals, synth stabs and real dance intent which all makes Duane our second favorite Detroiter to call himself a streetwalking cheetah.

                                                Nucular Aminals

                                                Nobody's Man

                                                Nucular Aminals squeeze a lot onto their new 7”. This is the first single released off of their S/T full-length [KLP233] and it shifts smoothly from surf to pop to rock and back again. The amount of fun you find yourself having while listening to these tracks is equal to at least two full-length albums, maybe four, but de¬finitely not ¬five, that would be crazy talk. These Portland based Aminals (Robert Comitz, Erin Schmith, Jheremy Grigsby, and Wiley Hickson) bring a combination of talents to the mix here that they’ve gained from previous musical endeavors. Cormitz has previously played with Hornet Leg, and Schmith and he are both formerly of San Francisco’s Marriage + Cancer. The band is touring the U.S now in support of their album and have upcoming dates in Seattle and Portland. This PNW band is used to cloudy days and drizzle, but their music is nothing but blue skies. If general happiness isn’t enough for you, then maybe the promise of dancing will win you over. Put this little toot of a 7” on while you’re doing some sort of task, and before you know it your toes will be tapping, shoulders will be rolling. Hell, you may even find yourself doing that snapping and pointing dance that’s been made popular by moms and aunties at wedding receptions. No, no. You’ll do far better. I can tell just by looking at you.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side A:
                                                1. Nobody’s Man

                                                Side B:
                                                2. Kill Your Dogs
                                                3. Garrison + Phillips/Garrison Phillips

                                                The New Mastersounds

                                                Breaks From The Border

                                                "The New Mastersounds release their first ever US-recorded album, 'Breaks From The Border'. 'Breaks...' marks a new era in the band's sonic landscape by topping their unique syncopated grooves with group vocal stylings. Band tested, fan approved. After a major US festival tour, instead of flying home to England, they diverted to El Paso, Texas, from where they made the short journey to the outskirts of the border town of Tornillo. Sonic Ranch is a residential studio in the middle of a huge pecan orchard, and this was the setting for the band’s seventh studio album, Breaks from the Border. “This group was one of the few bands to draw the festival’s jam, funk and hipster crowds to one stage.” - Jambands.com.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                01. Take What You Need 3:11
                                                02. Run The Gauntlet 4:20
                                                03. On The Border 4:11
                                                04. Free Man 3:20
                                                05. Freckles 3:43
                                                06. Passport 4:44
                                                07. Walk In These Shoes 5:50
                                                08. Josus 4:56
                                                09. Can You Get It? 7:20
                                                10. Turn It Up 3:08
                                                11. Up In The Air 3:38

                                                Amy Walker

                                                Discourse On Accents

                                                  Joining the esteemed company of past Green Series participants BP Fallon and Conan O'Brien is Amy Walker. Amy is an actress who has made quite a name for herself as an expert in the field of replicating accents from all over the globe, as evidenced by the over 5 millions views of her "21 Accents" video on YouTube not to mention appearances on the Today Show and Inside Edition.

                                                  On the a-side Amy runs through her wide selection of different accents as a improvisational rolling internal dialogue. The a side also contains a reading from a random article in the local newspaper, each sentence in a different accent from around the world performed live.

                                                  On the b-side, she's interviewed by White discussing everything from the overuse of the word "like" by modern teenagers, offending people by speaking in their accents and a wide-range of other topical subjects in an exploration of accents and dialects and how they relate to peoples preconceptions, and influence prejudices. In the spirit of the Amy Walker single, Third Man is printing an unprecedented 30 different sleeves, each one depicting Amy as a different persona or character.

                                                  We Are Hex

                                                  Twist The Witch's Titty

                                                    From Indianapolis IN are We Are Hex . Since 2009 We Are Hex has written and recorded on their own frequency from their home and studio, The Hex Hause. Described somewhere between The Stooges and The Cure, We Are Hex is scratching, creeping, dirty slop - refreshingly raw, honest and urgent. Needless to say, we dig it a lot. They've also given us perhaps the best song titles on Third Man so far "Twist The Witch's Titty" and "Through The Doldrums To The Dum Dums".

                                                    Pokey Lafarge

                                                    Chittlin' Cooking Time In Cheatham County

                                                      Pokey LaFarge, from St. Louis MO, is a traditional American music purist who dabbles in everything from jazz, string ragtime, country blues, and western swing. Musically timeless and stylistically original, Pokey and his band blend all of these styles of music into something new and swinging. His booming voice has an incredible range that has to be heard to believed. For his Third Man Blue Series single Pokey And The South City Three give us two new tunes "Chittlin' Cookin' Time in Cheatham County" and "Pack It Up".

                                                      Jerry King

                                                      The Auctioneer

                                                        Third Man Records is ecstatic to announce its latest additions to its spoken word/instructional Green Series. From the depths of Fletcher, North Carolina are the exciting auctioneering sounds of Jerry King. Whether it's farm equipment, real estate, vintage autos or homemade baked goods, Jerry has skills it takes not only to sell these disparate items, but does so with such a smooth delivery that his voice truly does resonate. Jerry truly is one of the world's greatest auctioneers. Jerry's Green Series single starts off with a fascinating 8-minute interview conducted by Jack White that probes deep into the history, cadence, rhythm and speed of Jerry's auctioneering.

                                                        The flipside is a very rare moment in the world of vinyl, and a special first for third man; side b of this record contains 2 separate grooves! Here we find auctioneer Jerry King walking us through two hypothetical auctions... depending on where the listener drops the needle they will be greeted by either an automobile auction or a tobacco/chocolate cake auction. We already know what somebody out there is saying, "I already have that record in my collection", but you sir, would be a liar.

                                                        Colin Caulfield, aka Young Man may already be familiar to some of you for his reworkings of his favourite song, including a cover of Deerhunter's "Rainwater Cassette Exchange" which Bradford Cox described as "fantastically superior to the original". An accolade indeed!
                                                        Now Young Man brings us his debut UK single "Up So Fast" which is a lovely uplifting dream-pop number. Kicking off with simple stripped back guitar strums and vocals, the drum rhythm - a series of mini drum rolls, gradually builds to create a shimmering pop haze before it changes direction once again as it winds down to a finale.
                                                        Fans of Altas Sound, Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Panda Bear etc should take note.
                                                        Pitchfork: "acoustic guitars that give off the whiff of sunscreen, sun-baked loops, easygoing percussion, vocals blanched in reverb, and lyrics that take an 'aw shucks' wistfulness to growing up."

                                                        Gentleman Jesse Smith

                                                        You've Got The Wrong Man / Stubborn Ghost

                                                          Atlanta's favourite son, Gentleman Jesse Smith is back in a big way after he turned the modern pop world upside down with 2008's debut single and LP that immediately raised the bar for contemporary power pop recordings. We've been waiting for this release since 2007 and it's finally here. This year has seen Gentleman Jesse & His Men touring like crazy with a new single on Douchemaster along with this one right here, ushering in the second wind we've all been waiting for from this much-adored pop pioneer. This songwriting well isn't even close to running dry, and if the two tracks contained on this new single are any indication of the follow-up LP's magnitude, it may just be time to roll over and declare Jesse the modern 'King of Pop,' as we all know Michael fucking Jackson sure isn't holding onto it anymore. First pressing 500 black editions.

                                                          The Thornbills

                                                          Uncle Andrei / Square Peg

                                                            Michigan cousins, Jim Wigand III and Tamara Finlay are the two voices come together to create The Thornbills. Both ethereal and existential these two harmonize prose with a unique and saturated aesthetic. The themes addressed in their songwriting deal mainly with issues of perception versus reality and are executed in crystalline folk tunes.

                                                            Third Man Records presents two Jack White produced songs in their Blue Series of 7” records. “Uncle Andrei” is a mysterious ode, reminiscent of a Russian waltz while “Square Peg” is a driving and charming tune layered with the strum of the guitar and wail of the violin.

                                                            Get Well Soon

                                                            Angry Young Man


                                                            Having released an album on Nude Records back in 2008, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Gropper returns with "Angry Young Man", taken from the forthcoming album "Vexations".
                                                            Gropper is also a composer of film scores; his latest being for Wim Wenders’ (Paris, Texas / Buena Vista Social Club) film Palermo Shooting (nominated at the Cannes Film Festival 2008).
                                                            The B-Side of this limited 7” "Your Teenage FBI" is taken from a film score of a 2010 released film by German cult regiesseur Detlev Buck.


                                                            Kraftwerk

                                                            The Man Machine - 2009 Digital Remaster

                                                            A bold new look, sound and concept for Kraftwerk. Over supple processed rhythms which predate the rise of European techno and trance, they address automation and alienation, space travel and engineering, the seductive allure of urban landscapes and the vacant glamour of celebrity. Clipped and funky, "The Robots" adds another dimension to Kraftwerk's ultra-dry sense of humour. Behind its intoxicating melodic pulse, "The Model" is a highly prophetic satire on the beauty industry, so ahead of its time that it only becomes a UK chart-topper by accident three years later. And "Neon Lights" is Kraftwerk's most achingly romantic song to date, a sci-fi lullaby for cities at twilight. Pure magic.


                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. The Robots (2009 Digital Remaster)
                                                            2. Spacelab (2009 Digital Remaster)
                                                            3. Metropolis (2009 Digital Remaster)
                                                            4. The Model (2009 Digital Remaster)
                                                            5. Neon Lights (2009 Digital Remaster)
                                                            6. The Man Machine (2009 Digital Remaster)

                                                            Little Man Tate

                                                            I Am Alive

                                                              Indie-rockers Little Man Tate return with a brand new single. The track was exclusively written for the Yorkshire Sports Awards after the band were invited to write the official awards theme by the BBC! This limited edition 7" only release includes new track "Little Chicago" on the B-side.

                                                              Little Man Tate

                                                              Hey Little Sweetie

                                                                Following the band's belting return with single, "What Your Boyfriend Said" in June, Sheffield's Little Man Tate unleash the second single, and long-standing live favourite, "Hey Little Sweetie". In typically explosive style, "Hey Little Sweetie" is a bruising, jaunty guitar-punch, with vocalist Jon Windle's assured tales of a female student's deviant extra curricular activities. The single precedes the release of the band's second album, "Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy", a record made under trying conditions, but one that Little Man Tate are rightly supremely confident in.

                                                                Ox Eagle Lion Man

                                                                The Lay Of The Land The Turn Of The Tide

                                                                  Following from their sold out limited 7" debut on Transgressive and their buzz laden trip to SXSW, Ox... present their first widely available release. Formed by "Fred Les" of Les Incompetents fame, the band have already amassed a die-hard fan base.

                                                                  Radioactive Man

                                                                  Growl

                                                                    Keith Tenniswood, Andrew Weatherall's partner in crime in Two Lone Swordsmen, is back with a new solo album under his Radioactive Man moniker, his first since 2003's "Booby Trap". As with his previous offerings, the album is a mixture of electro and techno, all with plenty of funk in the rhythms and smeared in a layer of greasy distortion. The set moves into 80s inspired post-punk electrock'n'roll fusions on tracks like "Nothing At All" (featuring Dot Allison on vocals) and "Double Dealings" (featuring Weatherall at the mic).

                                                                    The Takovers

                                                                    Little Green Onion Man

                                                                      This freaky little beast, the new Takeovers EP, "Little Green Onion Man, is a nice mini-movie comprised of four songs (three of which are unreleased Robert Pollard compositions) that warmly straddle the loosey-goosey psych-pop sounds of their first album, "Turn To Red", as well as the white-knuckled rock pomp of their second, "Bad Football". From the spooky freak-beat of "Rich Man's Girl" to the Ann Arbor beating that "Wigstomper 07" dishes out, you might not want to listen to this in the dark. Also along for the tight little visit of their twisted, lop-sided tuneage are John Moen of Stephen Malkmus/the Decemberists, Sam Coomes of Quasi/Blues Goblins and Brian Berg of 44 Long.

                                                                      The Cinematic Orchestra

                                                                      Man With A Movie Camera

                                                                        Originally written for a one off live performance to accompany Dziga Vertov's classic 1929 Russian silent film 'Man With A Movie Camera', some of these tracks ("Evolution", "All Things"), and their 70s free-jazz inspired style went on to become the backbone of the "Everyday" sessions. Finally J Swinscoe and Co have gone into the studio and recorded the tracks (live) for this proper soundtrack LP.

                                                                        Man In Formaldehyde

                                                                        Ultraviolet Overdrive

                                                                          "Ultraviolet Overdrive" is the follow-up to Man In Formaldehyde's "Copper Sulphate Crystals". A lot has changed since that 2003 release: The melodic core is still there but the production trickery has been dropped in favor of stripped down, pure composition. Meditational and intimate, "Time-Lapse Flower 1" starts with solo church organ untraditionally stripped of it's grand cathedral-filling reverberations, leaving it warmer and more fragile. Its world weary drone counterbalanced by a beautiful oboe melody and shimmering vibes. Violins and pianos weep. Harps and vibes cast magic spells and time slows down to a crawl.

                                                                          Sister

                                                                          Satellite / Gambling Man

                                                                            Formed two years ago in East London, Sister - Gemma (vocals, guitar) Alzy (guitar) Steve (bass) Jamie (keys) Matt (drums)- honed their intense, stripped down rock'n'roll in a squatted disused warehouse in East London, home to an artists collective and a graveyard for old industrial machines (and where the "Satellite" video was filmed). There they created a sound that is by turns, beautiful and explosive - think Velvets' "Sunday Morning" meets Mazzy Star and you'll be pretty close.

                                                                            Ray Davies

                                                                            Working Man's Cafe

                                                                              Eighteen months after releasing his first ever solo album, Ray Davies is back with what promises to be one of the best albums of his incredible career. While last year's "Other People's Lives" was a lifetime in the making, this new album happened relatively quickly. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, "Working Mans Café" features 12 stellar songs written by Ray Davies and co-produced with Ray Kennedy. They assembled a crackerjack band of top musicians who breathe life into a wonderful collection of songs. The 12 new songs are vintage Ray Davies and bear all the hallmark classic musical and lyrical insights we have come to expect from him. The album is infused with a transatlantic sound befitting Ray's close ties to the American south coupled with his well respected Englishness. From the first upbeat notes of the lead track "Vietnam Cowboys", it is clear Ray has never sung better. "Working Mans Café" is a wistful, humorous and poignant look at today, just what we have come to expect from one of Britain's greatest songwriters. Highlights are many and include the Preservation Jazz Hall sway of "Morphine Song", the painful longing of "Imaginary Man" and the haunting emotion of "One More Time".

                                                                              Tin Man

                                                                              Parallel Lives

                                                                                Norwich band Tin Man are the new incarnation of the band C/O/R/D. Calling their new sound 'cyber indie', Tin Man deliver volleys and power punches of sweet melodic indie rock, "Parallel Lives" is a laser-paced track with an interplanetary groove.

                                                                                Little Man Tate

                                                                                About What You Know

                                                                                  In just eighteen hugely eventful months since forming, and less than a year after signing a record deal, this four piece have chalked up three exhilarating top 40 singles, completed a string of riotous sold out tours, including show-stealing performances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and their biggest headline show to date at Sheffield's 1600 capacity Octagon. As the title suggests, this hotly anticipated debut album is lead singer Jon Windle's masterclass in autobiographical storytelling. Oozing heart and soul, the album is full of true stories and a cast of colourful characters, combining a touch of Steel City realism with a healthy does of suburban hedonism.

                                                                                  Man Like Me

                                                                                  Wine And Dine - Williams Remix

                                                                                    Having wowed us all with the ace "Oh My Gosh", Man Like Me returns with live favorite "Wine And Dine". On the flip the grind-tastic grime groove of the original is whisked up into a fierce and frolicsome slice of electrohouse by Tsuba boy Williams.

                                                                                    Ghostly Man

                                                                                    Capital

                                                                                      Formerly one half of Electroclash pioneer's Alpinestars, Glyn Thomas is an experienced producer and recording artist. When Alpinestars split up (late 2004) Glyn felt free to return to his first love of traditional song writing and created the Ghostly Man moniker. Described by some as the 'Serge Gainsburg' of Manchester, Ghostly Man's first single (from his forthcoming album) "Capital" b/w "Advice From Strangers" has been mixed by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork, Sigor Ros) and is released on Tape Recordings (previously home to Stephen Fretwell).

                                                                                      Jacks The Man

                                                                                      Jacks The Man

                                                                                        This CD and booklet package is the culmination of a years work from Jack The Man, a collection of free rhythms and words put together on a beach in Wales in front of a roaring fire!

                                                                                        Cartwheel

                                                                                        Man: In Love With Machine EP

                                                                                          Cartwheel have been together since 1998, playing gigs around Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide alongside noteworthy bands such as Ninetynine, The Lucksmiths and Architecture in Helsinki. This is their first release for Valentine and features four tracks of skewed, down-beat electro-pop which slips somewhere between Stereolab and Lali Puna - with a touch of old-school 909 action along the way.

                                                                                          Oil Red O

                                                                                          Cutshaw

                                                                                            Oil Red O's debut 7" single, "Cutshaw" is released on their own label Mer-r-r-r-man Records. Oil Red O are an instrumental three-piece that encompass sharp angular sound, ever changing dynamics, thrashy rock sequences and a sense of playfulness that bears comparison with US post-hardcore bands like Slint and Shellac.

                                                                                            Deerhoof

                                                                                            Milk Man

                                                                                              Milk Man is the sixth album by the band Deerhoof, released in 2004. It is something of a concept album, based on a character (the "Milk Man" shown on the cover of the album), created by Japanese artist Ken Kagami, a friend of the band.

                                                                                              This album is their first to feature conventional songs, but fear not, they're still constructed in their typically unconventional manner.

                                                                                              Franc

                                                                                              Baby You're A Rich Man

                                                                                                Debut release from the newly signed singer-songwriter on Ultimate Dilemma. Cute pop with a distinctly 60s feel.

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Underground Screams

                                                                                                  "Underground Screams" is a collection of new Asian Man artists from around the world. Asian Man owner Mike Park listened to over 600 demos of underground acts and chose everything from ska, punk, mod, hardcore and indie and shoved it on this compilation. Features tracks by Pama Intl (London), The Common Place(Minneapolis), Clarendon Hills (Berkeley, Ca), Dead Letter Dept. (Toronto) and loads more.

                                                                                                  Since By Man

                                                                                                  We Sing The Body Electric

                                                                                                    Since By Man have the intensity of Converge and Poison The Well plus the melodic sensibility of emocore. From Milwaukee USA, Sam Macon (vocals), Justin Kay (guitar), Kevin Herwig (guitar), Jon Kraft (drums) and Bryan Jerabek (bass) have created a storm of an album. Together this five-piece form a cohesive, powerful unit "We Sing The Body Electric" has a maturity unusual in a debut full-length with a genuine power and desperate passion.

                                                                                                    Dan Potthast

                                                                                                    Sweets And Meats

                                                                                                      Best known for his work with MU330 Dan Potthast has made quite a name for himself with these oddball, quirky stripped down songs. Strong melodies, intelligent lyrics, and great musicianship. Fans of Weezer, MU330, and anything inbetween will go crazy over this.

                                                                                                      One Man Army

                                                                                                      Rumors And Headlines

                                                                                                        One Man Army's sound can be described as punk rock'n'roll and this, their third full length album just goes to affirm this even more.

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Asian Man Records Presents - Mailorder For The Masses

                                                                                                          29 great songs for £4.99! COME ON! Here's the latest Asian Man Records sampler, tracks from Link 80, Alkaline Trio, MU330, Colossal, The Lawrence Arms, The Chinkees and all the usual Asian Man suspects.

                                                                                                          Nicotine

                                                                                                          Samurai Shot

                                                                                                            Japan's Nicotine have been playing their punk rock sound since 1993. It's high octane, deft Nippon niftiness. Asian Man Records bring you a compilation of tracks from their Japanese releases, over 70 minutes of music altogether. Influenced heavily by the likes of NOFX (same instrumentation - two guitars, bass and drums) this is no holds barred hardcore punk.

                                                                                                            EE

                                                                                                            Tinyspot

                                                                                                              EE hails from San Francisco, California and features Soo Young Park from Seam on guitar / keyboards and Tobin Mori ex-Korea Girl on guitar / lead vocals. The sound is very reminiscent of Seam in many ways. It's not the usual sort of Asian Man skacore sound, being more in a emo style with slow burners developing into epic rockers.

                                                                                                              The Chinkees

                                                                                                              Searching For A Better Future

                                                                                                                From San Jose, California comes the third full-length release from Asian Man's best skacore outfit The Chinkees. "Searching for a Brighter Future" is a forceful mix of rock-steady, ska, and punk rock. Dealing with a plethora of topics from enforced prostitution of Korean women in World War II to family struggles and racism, the band combines political energy with the smooth sound we've come to expect from this class act.

                                                                                                                Bone-Box

                                                                                                                Working The Ribald Ratio

                                                                                                                  Great debut album from Bone-Box. Sleazy swamp blues mixed with a lazy alt-country groove. Recommended!

                                                                                                                  MU330

                                                                                                                  Ultra Panic

                                                                                                                    MU330's seventh full length release is chock full of their own distinct brand of high energy skacore. "Ultra Panic" has the band playing more ska than any of their previous albums. With the help of organist Chaz Boy and saxophonist John Paul Camp III lending their talents, it is obvious after one listen that this is perhaps one of the finest ska releases in the last ten years.

                                                                                                                    Shai Hulud

                                                                                                                    A Profound Hatred Of Man

                                                                                                                      Aaaaargh gasphetti! Three tracks to engorge your hippocampus.

                                                                                                                      The Plus Ones

                                                                                                                      It's A Calling

                                                                                                                        New Asian Man signing featuring ex-Mr T Experience singer Joel Reader and ex-members of the Pansy Division. Pretty much straight up rock with the characteristic Californian sound of ringing guitars and a big drum / bass sound similar to Weezer.

                                                                                                                        Dboy

                                                                                                                        Wonder, Miracle Man

                                                                                                                          Debut EP from Dboy. Four melancholic acoustic tracks.

                                                                                                                          Potshot

                                                                                                                          A Go Go

                                                                                                                            Fancy a dose of crazy Nipponese ska core? Well this is the one for you. This is Potshot's fourth full-length release on Asian Man Records. The album has been out for almost a year in Japan and has sold over 100,000 copies. More of that pop sound that makes everyone smile, as well as lots of oohs and ahhs to go with that big brassy ska sound.

                                                                                                                            Fraternity Of Man

                                                                                                                            X

                                                                                                                              An oddity even by the hippy / trippy standards of late 70s San Francisco. It's not all love, peace and poetry here my friends with one of the Fraternity Of Man's magnum opus's having the immortal lines "Fuck her, that's all she's good for"... mmmm nice sentiment boys.

                                                                                                                              Loudon Wainwright III

                                                                                                                              Last Man On Earth

                                                                                                                                If one artist has maintained a rich quality and autobiographical commitment in his songwriting throughout his career then it has to be Loudon Wainwright. As angst ridden and relevant as ever he sings of despair, loss and depression but with a wit and humanity that has never paled over the years. While some singer songwriters have lost their eloquence or ability to touch their listeners on a personal level, Loudon Wainwright merely adds more broken relationships, more personal losses (his Mum died recently which naturally sent him into a tailspin) into his lyrical brew. "Last Man On Earth" stands as one of the finest works from this brilliant songwriter.

                                                                                                                                Alejandro Escovedo

                                                                                                                                A Man Under The Influence

                                                                                                                                  Wonderful new album from guitarist Alejandro Escovedo. Performed by his band who include members of Son Volt, Freakwater and Superchunk amongst others. Also includes contributions from ex Whiskeytown members Ryan Adams and Caitlin Cary.

                                                                                                                                  The Frightened Prisoners Of The Kraken

                                                                                                                                  Man Car Plane

                                                                                                                                    Strange, surreal album, that sounds like a cross between Half Man Half Biscuit and Captain Beefheart.

                                                                                                                                    Slapstick

                                                                                                                                    Live From Chicago's Fireside Bowl

                                                                                                                                      This is a very special show by a very special band! Slapstick were one of the biggest punk rock bands to come out of Chicago. They broke up in 1996, at a time when every major label wanted them. The band re-united in 1997 for a one off reunion show and this is it. Featuring 14 tracks, rare photos and interview clips.

                                                                                                                                      Coquettish

                                                                                                                                      Coquettish

                                                                                                                                        Asian Man Records new signing - Coquettish are a punk rock quartet from Yokohama, Japan. Blistering hardcore with hints of ska and add a dash of Hi Standard.

                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                        10 Minutes To Ogikubo Station - A Gathering Of Independent Music Videos

                                                                                                                                          Classic videos from the Asian Man stable all gathered together on this one tape. Promo clips from the likes of MU330, Alkaline Trio, Blue Meanies, Korea Girl, Slow Gherkin, Lawrence Arms, Link 80, Honor System, Slapstick, The Chinkees and more. Also included is bonus live footage from Skankin Pickle, Alkaline Trio and Bruce Lee Band (featuring Mike Park and Less Than Jake).

                                                                                                                                          Travis

                                                                                                                                          The Invisible Man

                                                                                                                                            Third album from the Travis boys, and it's packed full of chart bound hits that you'll be seeing for ever more on MTV.

                                                                                                                                            Beaver

                                                                                                                                            Mobile

                                                                                                                                              Hailing from the Netherlands, this awesome quartet are becoming one of the most popular bands on Man's Ruin. This cannot be simply labelled "Stoner Rock", there is more depth and diversity at play here.

                                                                                                                                              MU330

                                                                                                                                              Live. Oh Yeah!!

                                                                                                                                                Just check the insert: page after page of gig after gig after gig. This Asian Man band are tour-addicts now you can witness the energy, the excitement and the non stop fun of the mighty MU330 live show! They have been rockin' and touring together since their debut in 1988---100% commitment.

                                                                                                                                                Lumen

                                                                                                                                                The Man Felt An Iron.....

                                                                                                                                                  Complex polyrhythmic insrumentals for the acoustic guitar, accordian, upright bass and drum kit. The instrumentation lends itself to be a quieter album, but the subtle dynamic shifts and loud drumming makes for an incredible rock-out. Will appeal to fans of Papa M, Rex, Directions In Music etc.

                                                                                                                                                  Pushover

                                                                                                                                                  Logic And Loss

                                                                                                                                                    This 5 piece band (ex-Mealticket) play a sweet blend of punk and pop melodies breaking down music "barriers" between "scenes". Echoes of the Foo Fighters and the Knack but very much their own brand of simple, direct power pop on the always listenable Asian Man label.


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