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Captain Beefheart

Trout Mask Replica - 2022 Repress

    Trout Mask Replica is a touchstone in the history of recorded music. The mix of dada absurdist blues and previously unexplored experimental avenues has long been praised as one of the greatest albums of all time. As so eloquently put by John Peel, "If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work.”

    In full partnership with the Zappa Family Trust and to celebrate the relaunch of the seminal Bizarre label imprint, Third Man Records is proud to announce Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Trout Mask Replica.

    Out of print on vinyl for nearly ten years, this remaster was helmed by industry legend Bob Ludwig and cut by the estimable Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Utilizing crystalline-quality safety masters kept in the Zappa family vault for decades by the trustworthy Joe Travers, the audio here is positively glorious. Every last skronk breathes full life into the room. Every twisted guitar figure uncurls onto paths previously unpaved. Every last bark and howl shines resolute through the vast emptiness of your mind.

    Previous countless Trout Mask Replica repressings used scans of scans of scans of the cover image, but the original Cal Schenkel cover photo has been tracked down and reproduced here at its clearest — its resolution from the original release in 1969. If you’ve only ever seen a jpg online or fuzzy, smeared-looking CD issues from the 90’s, be prepared to be wowed by the fully engaging spectrum this iconic image casts.

    This 2xLP is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl for that full-on frenetic feeling


    1. Frownland
    2. The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back
    3. Dachau Blues
    4. Ella Guru
    5. Hair Pie: Bake 1
    6. Moonlight On Vermont
    7. Pachuco Cadaver
    8. Bills Corpse
    9. Sweet Sweet Bulbs
    10. Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
    11. China Pig
    12. My Human Gets Me Blues
    13. Dali's Car
    14. Hair Pie: Bake 2
    15. Pena
    16. Well
    17. When Big Joan Sets Up
    18. Fallin' Ditch
    19. Sugar 'N Spikes
    20. Ant Man Bee
    21. Orange Claw Hammer
    22. Wild Life
    23. She's Too Much For My Mirror
    24. Hobo Chang Ba
    25. The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
    26. Steal Softly Thru Snow
    27. Old Fart At Play
    28. Veteran's Day Poppy

    Jack White

    Fear Of The Dawn

      Fear of the Dawn is the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records.


      1. Taking Me Back
      2. Fear Of The Dawn
      3. The White Raven
      4. Hi-De-Ho
      5. Eosophobia
      6. Into The Twilight
      7. Dusk
      8. What's The Trick?
      9. That Was Then (This Is Now)
      10. Eosophobia (Reprise)
      11. Morning, Noon And Night
      12. Shedding My Velvet

      Confidence Man


        In this world, nothing is certain except taxes, death and Confidence Man. They are unstoppable, unquenchable, undeniable, and if you get in their way, you’re gonna get hurt. Not even a global pandemic could stop Janet, Sugar, Reggie and Clarence from producing an album so fierce, flirty and full of anthems that you might need to sit down before you hit play. Welcome to Tilt, Confidence Man’s second album released on Friday April 1st 2022 on Heavenly Recordings.

        Holiday, the first track to be lifted from the album and today premiered with an as you’d expect technicolour video, was an epiphany. All of a sudden it was there and somehow complete from the get go. Conceived in just a 6 hour session and born from a warped mashup of Underworld and MIA, it’s a child so wrong it’s simply perfect. If life gives you lemonade, drink it.

        Confidence Man’s debut, Confident Music For Confident People, was one of the joys of 2018, laced with savage lyrics and rapturous melodies; a north star of euphoria in an increasingly joyless world. Since then they’ve teased us with the occasional dance-floor snack, but with their follow up album Tilt they are finally serving us the main meal.

        “We’ve been trying for the most epic, hands up, euphoric anthem for a while and this is the first time we’ve come close… Turns out it’s pretty difficult, but nothing’s too hard for con man.” Sugar Bones circa 2021

        “No one tells Confidence Man what to do. Who said a Holiday can’t last forever? Spend big and live free, that’s our motto. And it can be yours too. A vacation is just sunburn at premium prices but a holiday is a state of mind.” Janet Planet circa 2021


        1. Woman
        2. Feels Like A Different Thing
        3. What I Like
        4. Toy Boy
        5. Luvin U Is Easy
        6. Holiday
        7. Trumpet Song
        8. Angry Girl
        9. Push It Up
        10. Kiss N Tell
        11. Break It Bought It
        12. Relieve The Pressure

        Model Man

        Model Man

          His influences are broad, yet tied together by a strong desire to share his story and spark emotion in the listener. In his hometown he experienced the peak of UK garage and jungle/drum’n’bass. From his early forays into music, playing guitar, to his recent incarnation as Model Man, Mark has always drawn on his eclectic tastes to transmit a range of different feelings.

          His debut self-titled album traverses a variety of UK-influenced sounds imbued with Model Man’s classical training and his eclectic tastes from Steve Reich to Todd Edwards and Bill Withers; piano keys dancing alongside 2-step beats, jungle breaks slamming down as wistful melodies drift overhead.


          Don’t Cry Feat. Hamzaa
          Sweet Surrender
          ESC (Holding Back Feat. Rationale)
          Hurt Feat. Arctic Lake
          Wait Till Tonight
          Take Me There
          Distant Memory
          Impromptu No1 (Apogee)

          Si Brad Feat Azeem

          Avenue 6 (Is This The Real Life ?) - Inc. Crooked Man Remix

          The second selection from Toko's 2021 collection again sees label mainstay Si Brad man the controls on the sublime and soulful 'Avenue 6 (Is This Real Life?)'. Incorporating the crisp rhythms, heavyweight subs & swelling pads which are such a Toko trademark, Brad brings the bliss to this sensual house heater, enlisting Azeem's emotive vocal tones for an extra helping of soul.

          The label enlist hometown hero Crooked Man for the B side business here, and the techno hero obliges with a pair of ferocious speaker tweaking reshapes.

          Dark and cavernous, the 'Real Crooked' mix combines wall shaking bass, jacking drums and bloodless riffs into a smoke and strobe stomper, repurposing Azeem's vocal as a haunting refrain.
          The dance floor paranoia continues on the 'Crooked Girl, Crooked Boy' mix, a sparse and dissociative take on the original equipped with demented dub FX and some serious bass weight.

          An anthem in its original form, and a main room monster on the remix tip. Toko are back.


          Matt says: Second Toko release of the year and I gotta say we're really enjoying the renaissance! With star signings Si Brad & Crooked Man we are in safe hands for anthemic, end-of-holiday bliss. Don't forget this was supposed to come out in summer when it would make a lot more sense! To any DJs playing the southern hemisphere at the moment - your time.


          A1. Avenue 6 (Is This The Real Life ?)
          B1. Avenue 6 (Real Crooked Mix)
          B2. Avenue 6 (Crooked Girl, Crooked Boy Mix)

          Kelley Stoltz

          Antique Glow - 20th Anniversary Edition

            Third Man Records is proud to announce the 20th anniversary expanded edition of Kelley Stoltz’s defining album Antique Glow. The announcement is heralded by the release of bonus track "Too Beck". Limited-edition "rainy nights" UK exclusive vinyl will be available on release day.

            Originally self-released in minuscule vinyl-only quantities in 2001, Antique Glow has served not only as a template for the length of Kelley Stoltz’s twenty-plus year career, but has also served as a compass for other Anglophile, TASCAM 388 home recording acolytes. Original copies featured Stoltz’s clever, wry and fanciful hand-painted adornments overtop reclaimed thrift store LP jackets, Third Man’s release here utilizes some of those original unused images for a die-cut sleeve that ultimately gives the listener six different possible album covers.

            The songs are by-and-large masterpieces of bedroom pop magic. From the whispering “Here Comes the Sun”-adjacent acoustic underpinnings of album opener “Perpetual Night” through the fuzz-threaded leads of “Are You Electric?” Stoltz’s inspirations are impeccable and clear. Sixties Davies British Invasion through 80’s British Bunnymen post-punk, with appropriate off-shoots into West Coast American pop-psych, Velvets-indebted hooliganism and Drake/CSNY acoustic attenuations, the end result is pure joy.

            On the expanded version, standout tracks previously relegated to an Australian tour-only CD (like the breathlessly cinematic “Old Pictures”) see their first-ever vinyl and digital release while there’s an additional 10 songs from the Antique Glow-era seeing their first ever release in any format. The cutting room floor quality here is second-to-none, Stoltz clearly gifted with the curse of writing too many indelible songs, so the newly released “Too Beck” (originally cast off by Kelley because he thought “it sounded too much like Beck”) and “Umbrella” stand firm as some of the best, most timeless music Stoltz has ever released... a full two decades after he recorded them!

            With all instruments and vocals performed by Stoltz, the singularity of vision here is impeccably clear and executed.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Perpetual Night
            2. Crystal Ball
            3. Jewel Of The Evening
            4. Underwater's Where The Action Is
            5. One Thousand Rainy Days
            6. Tubes In The Moonlight
            7. 26th Street Floor
            8. Are You Electric
            9. Please Visit Soon
            10. Listen Darkly
            11. Fake Day
            12. Mean Marianne
            13. Mt. Fuji
            14. Silver Lining

            15. Old Pictures (Bonus Track)
            16. Immobile Bones (Bonus Track)
            17. You'll Find The Truth In The Frying Pan (Bonus Track)
            18. You And Me And 100 Others (Bonus Track)
            19. You're Making Me Yawn (Bonus Track)
            20. Interplanetary Wisdom (Bonus Track)
            21. Harmonica Makes The Doggy Go Wild (Bonus Track)
            22. Dead John (Bonus Track)
            23. Baby's Fingers (Bonus Track)
            24. Too Beck (Bonus Track)
            25. Discount City VU (Bonus Track)
            26. Umbrella (Bonus Track)
            27. Spilled Milk (Live On PBS) (Bonus Track)

            "Megatron Man" is the second studio album by American disco producer, porn composer and multi-talented musician Patrick Cowley. Released in 1981, highlights include the vocoder-driven title track and the relentlessly funky "Get A Little."

            Famous for working with American disco vocalist Sylvester; his body of work spans hi-nrg disco, slow cosmic, electronic funk and boogie; often with a highly erotic slant to his music. He is regarded as a pioneer of early electronic music, having influenced acts such as Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Lime, and more. 

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Patrick says: 'Tache master and primo synth wielder Patrick Cowley hit a highpoint with this 1981 LP, powering into the heart of the mirrorball nebula with certified bombs like the title track and the HUGE "Get A Little".

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Megatron Man
            A2. Sea Hunt
            A3. Teen Planet
            B1. Get A Little
            B2. Lift Off
            B3. Thank God For Music

            Teenage Fanclub


              Teenage Fanclub reissue two more of their classic albums on vinyl – Man-Made and Shadows. Both packaged in faithful re-productions of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl.

              The band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album. These 7” singles each feature two tracks and are only available with the initial pressing of each album. 

              TRACK LISTING

              1. It’s All In My Head
              2. Time Stops
              3. Nowhere
              4. Save
              5. Slow Fade
              6. Only With You
              7. Cells
              8. Feel
              9. Fallen Leaves
              10. Flowing
              11. Born Under A Good Sign
              12. Don’t Hide

              Bonus 7”
              1. Falling Leaf
              2. Please Stay

              Released at the turn of the millennium and bringing a completely fresh style to the table, Wookie's immense ‎'Down On Me / Scrappy' double header has punched its way out of the UKG underground and passed into the history books as a bonafide electronic classic. Period. Showing a sophisticated ear, and complex musical arrangements, this 12" blows the competition away with soulful minimalism and proper musicianship. Don't get it twisted though - this is a straight club record that will set it off, 2 back to back bangers in one place. This one will tear any dance down when dropped in the correct manner. It's hard, and almost pointless to try and pick a 'favourite', both of these tunes are primed to damage and still sound like they were beamed down only a few hours ago. Yes - it is that fresh, still.

              Now - 20 something years later - 'Down On Me / Scrappy' is back, and believe, you need a copy of this in your bag. Peerless futuristic pressure from London town, essential in every way. Repressed and re-released on crisp white wax courtesy of Manchu Recordings, fully legit and not ready to quit anytime soon.

              TRACK LISTING

              A. Down On Me
              B. Scrappy

              North Americans

              Going Steady

                Official reissue of North Americans' 2018 breakthrough album. Originally limited to 100 vinyl LPs. "For a piece that feels as if it could float away into nothing, Going Steady becomes the night." - NPR.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: I'm pretty surprised i'd not heard of this before to be honest, because this sort of instrumental folky business is right up mine (and Matt's) alley, and here it gets a beautiful reissue courtesy of the ever-brilliant Third Man. Warm and hazy slide guitar, shimmering reverb and SUPERB psychedelic cover art.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Grayling
                2. Bleeding Heart Tetra
                3. Stanley
                4. Alice Lake
                5. Tench
                6. Going Steady
                7. Northern Pike (Be Kind To Me)
                8. Cutty
                9. Sockeye

                Third Man Books Present

                Maggot Brain (Issue #6)

                  Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content – art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more – with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.

                  This issue contains pieces on: Bikini Kill, Boris, Endless Boogie, New Kingdom, The Clean, ELO, Archie Shepp, Echo and the Bunnymen, Primal Scream, The Guerilla Girls, Planetary Peace

                  ON THE COVER:
                  Amazing unseen image of Bikini Kill live at CBGB in 1990, by MIKE GALINSKY, with accompanying lengthy photo essay exploring indie-rock in the early 1990s, including behind-the-scenes, unpublished black-and-white film images of Sonic Youth, Unwound, Mary Timony, Sleepyhead, Half Japanese, and more.

                  Dave Chappelle


                    Vinyl pressing of Dave Chappelle's wildly popular and powerful 846 performance from June 2020.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    SIDE 1

                    1. 8:46

                    SIDE 2

                    1. My Insides Out - Amir Sulaiman
                    2. We Must Win - A

                    Magic Roundabout


                      Third Man Records is very proud to announce Up, the first-ever LP from criminally-unheard Manchester noisemakers Magic Roundabout. Up is due September 24, 2021 and is heralded by dreamy lead single "She's A Waterfall" and its accompanying video.

                      “I walk in to the studio, Warren [Defever] is working away,” Third Man Records’ Dave Buick says about the label's introduction to the group. “Feedback, hypnotizing bass line, perfect female vocal harmonies and a drummer so minimal you just know they are standing coming out of the speakers. All I could see was stripes and paisleys. I became instantly obsessed with tracking down this mystery band's complete discography. ‘They don’t have a discography you say?’ Just like that my obsession had become dangerous and unhealthy.”

                      Like so many other disenfranchised kids in the heady days of mid-eighties United Kingdom, Magic Roundabout came armed with leather jackets, charity shop instruments, singles by The Fall and Buzzcocks, good haircuts, a healthy VU obsession and a little psychedelic inspiration. Influenced into existence at early gigs by The Jesus and Mary Chain and Shop Assistants, The Roundies wanted to change the world or at the very least make some noise, shake things up and be a part of the happening.

                      The gang established a clubhouse in early 1986 and began rehearsing, recording and gigging. Playing a ton of legendary shows with the likes of The Pastels, The Blue Aeroplanes, Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine, Inspiral Carpets and picking up a bunch of fans along the way. Rumor has it that Noel Gallagher roadied their final show.

                      There was one song released - "She’s a Waterfall" Parts 1 and 2 on Mark Webber’s (Pulp) Oozing Through The Ozone Layer cassette compilation - and that’s it. There were also talks of a flexi-disc that, for whatever reason, never saw the light of day. But by the end of the 80s, the gang had all gone their separate ways and the recordings along with so many other things were thought to be lost forever...

                      Now, these 1987 recordings recently unearthed by Ian Masters (Pale Saints) and Third Man Records and given the “treatment” by Warren Defever are presented to you lucky ones as the debut album by Magic Roundabout. 34 years too late or perfectly steeped and presented at just the right moment in history? Tune in, turn on and make up your own mind. Enjoy the trip.

                      "Magic Roundabout: The mysterious missing link between The Velvet Underground and PragVEC. How did the music industry miss these talented teenagers? They were fucking idiots, that's how. From super-catchy pop songs to ambitious 20-minute improvisations, the band had everything but a recording deal. Ambitious live performances where friends were satisfied with spitting out fluff often forgotten in 2 and a half minutes. Finally, the tape that was thought to have been lost was discovered during a search for a lost newborn in Manchester's slums, is now being remastered and presented for everyone to hear. You lucky lucky mofo's..."
                      -Ian Masters (Pale Saints).

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      1. Carol In Your Eyes
                      2. Cast Your Sadness Away
                      3. She’s A Waterfall
                      4. Sneaky Feelin’
                      5. Up
                      Side B
                      1. Alice’s Paperplane

                      Gina Birch

                      Feminist Song

                        Debut solo release from Gina Birch, founding member of Dorothy, The Hangovers and The (hugely influential) Raincoats. "Feminist Song" made it’s way into recent Raincoats gigs and Gina’s longtime collaborator and fellow Raincoat Ana da Silva contributes monotron on this recording. Mixed by Youth.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Feminist Song
                        2. Feminist Song (Ambient Mix)


                        Judy Sucks A Lemon (For Breakfast Version)

                          Presenting a brand new 7” single from revered cult British group, Cornershop. These are unheard versions of previously released songs that the band has always wanted to put out in the world: the fuller, fleshed out version of “Judy Sucks A Lemon (For Breakfast Version)” b/w an early version of “Constant Springs,” originally known as “Cork It.” With the opening of the Third Man London store, right now is perfect timing.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          Judy Sucks A Lemon (For Breakfast Ver.)
                          Side B
                          Cork It (Instrumental)

                          David Ruffin


                            Remastered and expanded edition of the late Soul great's unreleased 1971album (which finally did see limited release in 2004). David Unreleased LP & More includes the 12 tracks originally scheduled for release in 1971 as LP Motown 733, plus seven amazing bonus tracks from the album sessions and four mono single mixes.

                            It's the great David Ruffin and Motown's Funk Bothers band, directed by several of the company's best producers including Smokey Robinson, Johnny Bristol, Henry Cosby, Clay McMurray and Ivy Jo Hunter. Ruffin, former lead singer of the Temptations, had started his solo career with a bang, as his 1969 album and single, My Whole World Ended, were smash hits.

                            At age 28, entering his prime, he cut his third album while also recording duet tracks with his brother, Jimmy. David watched as the duet album, Jimmy's solo album and the solo debut from Eddie Kendricks, another former Temptations lead singer, were all released. (Licensed from MOTOWN to THIRD MAN RECORDS for this limited edition release)

                            Paul Weller

                            Going To A Go-Go

                              This very special 7” comes to us from the one-and-only Paul Weller (The Jam, The Style Council). The Modfather chose three phenomenal Tamla/Motown tracks by Smokey Robinson and Jr. Walker & The All Stars to cover as a nod to Third Man’s Detroit roots, complete with a Tamla-esque sleeve design. The single was cut and pressed at Third Man in Detroit, just 2 miles away from the original Motown studio.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side A
                              1. Going To A Go-Go
                              Side B
                              2. Road Runner
                              3. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)

                              The Jesus And Mary Chain

                              Live At The Fox Theatre In Detroit

                                When we asked The Jesus and Mary Chain if they wanted to do a single to help us celebrate our London shop opening they sent along a recording of their last stop in Detroit in 2018 at the historic Fox Theatre just down Woodward from our Detroit HQ and told us to pick a few. While that was next to impossible, we think The Lining End, Teenage Lust and Cracking Up were the perfect choices. 100% pure feedback, distortion and fuzzed out bliss.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                The Living End
                                Teenage Lust
                                Side B
                                Cracking Up


                                Toothpaste & Pills: Demos & Live 78-80

                                  Long before John Brannon of Negative Approach cemented himself as a USHC icon, you would hear rumblings about his pre-NA glam group, STATIC. Only a handful of people were lucky/brave enough to see them live. Scenesters spoke of a tape but never seemed to have one. Their most well-remembered song, Toothpaste and Pills, allegedly featured smashing beer bottles against John’s mom’s basement wall as a percussion instrument. Could this be real?

                                  Fast forward to 2020 and a few months into the covid-19 lockdown, Brannon came across a bunch of tapes he dug out of a box in his Mom’s closet - STATIC “DEMOS ‘78”, STATIC “LIVE AT GROSSE POINTE SOUTH H.S.”, STATIC “LIVE AT PLEWA HALL”. Holy shit! The legend is true! And best of all, STATIC rule!

                                  John Brannon grew up in Grosse Pointe Park just a few blocks from the Detroit border. John was always into music, but as soon as he heard T-Rex, The Stooges and Alice Cooper, he was obsessed (and still is) and had to start a band to channel his obsessions. With the help of neighborhood kid and collaborator Billy Daniels and a local drummer simply known as “Red”, STATIC was born.

                                  Before Negative Approach changed the face of punk and hardcore, before Laughing Hyenas scared the world silly and blew everyone else off the stage and before Easy Action started melting minds all over the world, there was STATIC. STATIC was real. STATIC was real as shit.

                                  Third Man Records is beyond ecstatic to be providing this long-missing piece of the American Underground Music puzzle. We worked closely with John Brannon and Warren Defever, one of Third Man Mastering’s resident wizards, to put together this essential collection of demos and live recordings.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE A
                                  1. Toothpaste And Pills
                                  2. Punk Nation
                                  3. TV Show
                                  4. We're So Cheap We're Divine
                                  SIDE B
                                  1. Ain't No Stranger
                                  2. High School Riot
                                  3. What's This Thing Called Love
                                  4. We're So Cheap We're Divine
                                  5. Video Deficiency
                                  6. If We Had Brains We'd Be Dangerous
                                  7. Ugly Teenager

                                  Butthole Surfers

                                  Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                    Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                    Limited to one per person.

                                    Originally released between 1984 and 1988, these classic and influential LPs capture the band at their peak, drawing from punk, rock, psychedelic and experimental influences for a truly inspired and unmistakably unique sound. 

                                    Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way.

                                    Furiously recorded in the early days of the covid-19 pandemic and surprise-released in July 2020, NO was met with immediate and widespread praise. Meant to serve as a mirror that redirects the negativity of the global lockdown to something more positive, the content on NO can be characterized as “extreme healing music”.

                                    Musically, it draws from influential noise-heavy hardcore group Gudon, even including a cover of their song “Fundamental Error”. NO is a classic hardcore thrash record and is one of the band’s strongest efforts from start to finish. This will also serve as the release of NO on streaming services worldwide.

                                    "Their most compelling album in more than a decade." - Pitchfork

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    SIDE 1
                                    1. Genesis
                                    2. Anti-Gone
                                    3. Non Blood Lore
                                    4. Temple Of Hatred
                                    5. Zerkalo

                                    SIDE 2
                                    1. HxCxHxC -Perforation Line2. Kikinoue
                                    3. Lust
                                    4. Fundamental Error
                                    5. Loveless
                                    6. Interlude


                                    Flood - Reissue

                                      Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way.

                                      This is the first-ever and particularly-anticipated official vinyl release of Boris's essential 2000 album, Flood. The album was originally released in Japan, only on CD. Delivered in four equally important movements, Flood is simultaneously delicate, dense, undulating, devastating, emancipating, hypnotic and triumphant. Each season of the album has its own sense of place, best revealed listen-by-listen.

                                      With the album, Boris broaden their vision of musical possibility, with a notable and imaginative influence from visionary American minimalist Steve Reich, weaving in prog, drone and slowcore into a multifaceted symphony. There simply has never been another piece of music like Flood.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      DISC 1

                                      SIDE 1
                                      1. Part 1
                                      SIDE 2
                                      1. Part 2

                                      DISC 2

                                      SIDE 1
                                      1. Part 3
                                      SIDE 2
                                      1. Part 4

                                      Bob Dylan

                                      Blind Willie Mctell

                                        A long-awaited release, this is the 7” version of the Bob Dylan Classic “Blind Willie McTell”, out exclusively on black vinyl. The record is available only at indie record stores and the Third Man Records online and physical stores.

                                        The 7” features two previously unreleased takes of the song, with the A-side being exclusive to this vinyl release. The B-side (take 5) will be included as part of Spring In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985).

                                        The recordings on this single feature a formidable lineup of session musicians, including Mark Knopfler, Mick Taylor, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.

                                        “Blind Willie McTell” was the first track seriously worked on at the Infidels sessions and the last attempted as recording concluded almost a month later. In the end, it did not make the Infidels album, but in 1991, the acoustic piano-guitar version that Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler recorded the last day was released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3. The full band version from the first day of the sessions will now see the light of day as part of Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985).

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        SIDE A
                                        1. Blind Willie McTell (take 1)
                                        SIDE B
                                        1. Blind Willie McTell (take 5)

                                        Cash & Skye

                                        No More Candy / Sweeping Wet Floors

                                          Featuring members of Starcrawler.
                                          Recommended for fans of: 90s alt-country/indie rock, Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Uncle Tupelo, Lucinda Williams, Waxahatchee.

                                          In 2017, two teenage high school lovebirds who bonded over a love of classic country and rock n roll decided to write and record their own songs for the fun of it. 4 years later, Cash & Skye was officially born, featuring Henri Cash, guitarist and founding member of the L.A. rock band Starcrawler, and the debut of Sophia Skye, daughter of Rilo Kiley bassist Pierre de Reeder. Recorded during 2019 and 2020 at L.A.’s 64Sound, this is their exciting first release.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side A
                                          1. No More Candy

                                          Side B
                                          1. Sweeping Wet Floors

                                          Richard Swift

                                          KFC / A Man's Man

                                            Written in the wee hours of the night, the late Richard Swift’s ‘KFC’ is a winding sardonic monologue about a rough night of food poisoning following a quick dinner of fried chicken.

                                            On the track, Swift’s vocal is pitched down and distorted while accompanied by cooing vocal harmonies and drums.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A Man’s Man


                                            Pussy Mask

                                              Legendary feminist icon, musician, producer, artist, and "peerless iconoclast" (Elle) Peaches has always been a political figure, with lyrics famous for their focus on social inequality, body image, gender, and age equality. She was called a ‘heroine’ by the New York Times and has spent the past two decades upending stereotypes and challenging social norms while championing issues of gender equality and sexual identity with biting wit and fearless originality. On her latest releases, she's more direct and defiant than ever.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Pussy Mask

                                              PJ Harvey & John Parish

                                              A Woman A Man Walked By - Reissue

                                                Reissue on vinyl of the second collaboration album between PJ Harvey and John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By.

                                                Produced by Parish and Harvey, and originally released in March 2009, A Woman A Man Walked By features the single ‘Black Hearted Love’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording with vinyl cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, overseen by John Parish.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side A
                                                Black Hearted Love
                                                Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen
                                                Leaving California
                                                The Chair

                                                Side B
                                                A Woman A Man Walked By / The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children Go
                                                The Soldier
                                                Pig Will Not
                                                Passionless, Pointless
                                                Cracks In The Canvas

                                                John Lee Hooker

                                                I'm A Boogie Man - The Best Of

                                                  Fantastic double CD and double LP of the best from the American blues singer. 

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1. Boom Boom
                                                  A2. Boogie Chillun
                                                  A3. Crawling King Snake
                                                  A4. I Love You Baby
                                                  A5. Hobo Blues
                                                  A6. Little Wheel
                                                  A7. Drive Me Away
                                                  A8. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
                                                  B1. I'm A Boogie Man
                                                  B2. I Need Some Money
                                                  B3. Bundle Up And Go
                                                  B4. Mad Man Blues
                                                  B5. You Can Lead Me Baby
                                                  B6. Worried Life Blues
                                                  B7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
                                                  B8. No More Doggin'
                                                  C1. Dimples
                                                  C2. Please Don't Go
                                                  C3. I Love You Honey
                                                  C4. I Don't Want Your Money
                                                  C5. High Priced Woman
                                                  C6. Just Me And My Telephone
                                                  C7. I'm Goin' Upstairs
                                                  C8. Walkin' The Boogie
                                                  D1. I'm In The Mood
                                                  D2. Shake, Holler And Run
                                                  D3. Leave My Wife Alone
                                                  D4. Blues Before Sunrise
                                                  D5. I'm Ready
                                                  D6. Wandering Blues
                                                  D7. Sally Mae
                                                  D8. Boogie Rambler

                                                  The White Stripes

                                                  Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix)

                                                    The first official vinyl release of the unforgettable worldwide stadium anthem remix - both editions of the 7" are limited.

                                                    Third Man Books Present

                                                    Maggot Brain (Issue #5)

                                                      Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content – art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more – with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.
                                                      Cover story: Why feminist punk pioneers the Raincoats still matter.

                                                      • Unseen, amazing photos of AC/DC from their first US tour in 1977.
                                                      • Celebrated indie auteur filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s playful newspaper collages -- great interview plus lots of never before seen images!
                                                      • Brilliant Americana guitarists Marisa Anderson and William Tyler on their debut collaboration.
                                                      • Composer Terry Riley and percussionist Hamid Drake on the importance of husband and wife spiritual jazzers Moki and Don Cherry.
                                                      • 14 pages of rare comics by Pee Wee's Playhouse designer Gary Panter -- Jimbo goes to jail!
                                                      • Mike Turner talks.

                                                      Portugal. The Man

                                                      Oregon City Sessions

                                                        Portugal. The Man had been a band for just over 2 years and in that period, they had released 3 full-lengths, 1 EP, and a couple standalone singles. In that same period, they had also performed just shy of 500 shows. This young band from Alaska was riding a creative wave that is rarely scene coupled with the most hardcore work ethic. Alaskans are tough and this band was tougher. They ended tour in December of 2008 and instead of taking a much needed break made the decision that they needed to record the culmination of what their live performance had become.

                                                        Finding a rare gem of a studio in the suburbs of Portland. They piled in to the studio with all their live gear and a handful of friends with handheld cameras. Longtime collaborator and filmmaker Graham (Baclagon) Agcaolli and engineer/mixer Jacob Portrait (who would later join Unknown Mortal Orchestra) would help to document. 2021. The band has been off the road for well over a year, by far the longest break from the road since they started and the time just seems right. Here is “Oregon City Sessions” dug out of the archives. Untouched, unchanged from the day it was finished. It is a time capsule of a band finding its way. A snapshot of young raw talent before they won awards, before they sold millions of records, before they headlined festivals. Just a couple kids from Alaska wanting to travel the world and play music.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        SIDE A

                                                        1. Churchmouth
                                                        2. Horse Warming Party
                                                        3. New Orleans
                                                        4. Bellies Are Full

                                                        SIDE B

                                                        5. 1989
                                                        6. My Mind / The Home
                                                        7. Lay Me Back Down

                                                        SIDE C

                                                        8. Chicago
                                                        9. And I
                                                        10. The Devil
                                                        11. AKA M80 The Wolf

                                                        SIDE D

                                                        12. Colors
                                                        13. Marching With 6 / Elephants / Sit Back And Dream
                                                        14. Tommy / Helter Skelter

                                                        Greentea Peng

                                                        Man Made

                                                          “Man Made” feels like the perfect statement of intent and presentation of Greentea’s world - meditative, experimental, political, medicinal, trippy, humorous, and brimming with rich and varied influences.

                                                          Set against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent years in recent memory, Greentea and her band The Seng Seng Family retreated to the country last summer where the alchemy of “Man Made” took place, bringing a live element to the album, and chose to record the record in 432 Hz frequency, a pitch that falls a semitone below music industry standard, which is thought to vibrate healing energy. Executive-produced by long time collaborator Earbuds, Greentea worked with an incredible roll-call of producers; the likes of Swindle, long-standing collaborators Samo & Kiko, and Mala (part of the legendary dubstep production duo Digital Mystikz and the founder of the iconic DMZ dubstep label). The album was then mixed by the legendary Commissioner Gordon. The record seamlessly weaves genres from hip-hop to jazz, neo-soul, trip-hop, ragga, rock, dub and drum & bass, all anchored by signature sage vocals. At 18 tracks, “Man Made” is a true opus, a fluid and transportive listening experience, channelling deepest inner-thoughts and exploring different states of being, segued to be enjoyed in full. It encourages repeated revisits to fully explore the magic at work.

                                                          Greentea shares her manifesto:

                                                          "Man Made” an exploration of self and sound. A product of shifting paradigms both inner and outer.
                                                          An ultra sonic trip. This album is an offering of healing, a provocation of Hu Man spirit soul.
                                                          Out of tune with the industry and in tune with the universe, this is a 432hrz production.
                                                          Deliberately detuned out of any Babylon standard! It is to be felt…like a buzzing bee, in one's chest. A vibration. A jambalaya of expression, this project fits no genre, not to be digested easily by everyone.
                                                          However for those occupying the same space right now, upholding the frequency at such a transformative and challenging moment in time…I trust THIS SOUND will find you.
                                                          Dedicated and inspired by the late Jimtastic, join me and my boys as we travel the Sonicsphere on the way back to centre, through the depths of apathy and the heights of interconnection through surrender…
                                                          I offer you Man Made.”

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Barry says: Greentea Peng has a sound all of her own, happily sitting between the super-smooth soul of the 70's and modern hip-hop, stopping at every stop along the way. An eminently listenable and hugely enjoyable journey, enriched with crystal clean production and perfectly penned songs. A delight all round.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1) Man Made
                                                          2) This Sound
                                                          3) Free My People Featuring Simmy And Kid Cruise
                                                          4) Be Careful
                                                          5) Nah It Ain’t The Same”
                                                          6) Earnest
                                                          7) Suffer
                                                          8) Mataji Freestyle
                                                          9) Kali V2
                                                          10) Satta
                                                          11) Party Hard
                                                          12) Dingaling
                                                          13) Maya
                                                          14) Man Made
                                                          15) Meditation
                                                          16) Poor Man Skit
                                                          17) Sinner
                                                          18) Jimtastic Blues

                                                          David Bowie

                                                          The Man Who Sold The World - Picture Disc Edition

                                                            This week sees the 50th anniversary of the original U.K. release of The Man Who Sold The World David Bowie’s landmark entry into the 1970s. The album not only began the collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would continue with such Bowie classics as Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, it kicked off a 10-year run of indispensable albums stretching through 1980’s Scary Monsters.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                            Natalie Bergman


                                                              While many know Bergman as one half of brother-sister duo Wild Belle, her forthcoming record is a cathartic collection rooted in the hopeful values and traditions of gospel that have helped her through the recent, tragic loss of her father.

                                                              On the signing of Natalie Bergman, Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank adds, “Natalie has a unique vision and has approached this album with a reverence for the sacred and healing nature of the history of this music, but has managed to update it in a way that is distinctly her own. We're very excited to welcome her to the Third Man label and family.”

                                                              Alongside her brother Elliot, the island-influenced music Natalie Bergman made in Wild Belle has led to collaborations ranging from Major Lazer to Tom Tom Club, performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, tours with Beck, Cage The Elephant, Toro y Moi and more.

                                                              Helmed by her heavenly voice, Bergman’s solo album is steeped in mystic melodies and time-bending tones of psychedelic rock and soul. Showcasing her multi-instrumental and creative versatility, songs will be accompanied by visuals that blend her own abstract artwork, self-designed wardrobe and beyond. Stay tuned.

                                                              RIYL: Wild Belle, Haley Heynderickx, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Meiko, El Perro Del Mar, Sylvan Esso, Overcoats, Weyes Blood, Sharon Van Etten, Maggie Rogers, Angel Olsen.

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Barry says: Bergman's music clearly leans heavily on the vocal-dominant acoustic guitar ballads of the 60's and 70's, joined with gorgeous harmonised girl-group soul aesthetic. It's a wonderfully new take on the tried and tested mellow folk vibe, and Bergman's haunting vocals fit it perfectly.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              SIDE 1
                                                              1. Talk To The Lord
                                                              2. Shine Your Light On Me
                                                              3. I Will Praise You
                                                              4. I'm Going Home
                                                              5. Home At Last
                                                              6. You Make My World Go Round

                                                              SIDE 2
                                                              1. Paint The Rain
                                                              2. The Gallows
                                                              3. Your Love Is My Shelter
                                                              4. He Will Lift You Up Higher
                                                              5. Sweet Mary
                                                              6. Last Farewell

                                                              Dinked Edition Exclusive 7"
                                                              Side A
                                                              A. Paint The Rain (Pachy Remix)
                                                              Side B
                                                              B. Paint The Rain (Dub Instrumental)

                                                              Rag 'n' Bone Man

                                                              Life By Misadventure

                                                                Rag’n’Bone Man’s 2017 landmark debut Human was a phenomenal success. Shooting straight to No.1 upon release in the UK, the 4x Platinum record became the fasted-selling album by a male artist that decade, earning him both BRIT and Ivor Novello Awards.

                                                                Fast forwarding a few years, he travelled to Nashville to write and record what would become Life By Misadventure. The bulk of the album was produced and recorded by Grammy Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo at his studio. Longtime collaborators Ben Jackson-Cook (keys, co-songwriter and co-producer of the album), Bill Banwell (bass and co-songwriter) and Desri Ramus (backing vocals) are joined by drummer Daru Jones and guitarist Wendy Melvoin on the record. One song was even recorded in Rag’n’Bone Man’s garage!

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Martin says: it's been a long time coming but this newest Rag 'n Bone man release sees all of the clever wordplay and superb songwriting that I went absolutely batshit for on 2017's 'Human'. I will DEFINTIELY be unlockig my hips and getting down to this one.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. Fireflies
                                                                2. Breath In Me
                                                                3. Fall In Love Again
                                                                4. Talking To Myself
                                                                5. Anywhere Away From Here
                                                                6. Alone
                                                                7. Crossfire
                                                                8. All You Ever Wanted
                                                                9. Changing Of The Guard
                                                                10. Somewhere Along The Way
                                                                11. Time Will Only Tell
                                                                12. Lightyears
                                                                13. Party’s Over
                                                                14. Old Habits

                                                                Guided By Voices

                                                                Earth Man Blues

                                                                  Is it really a musical?! The 33rd Guided By Voices album, Earth Man Blues, is a magical cinematic rock album, full of dramatic and surreal twists and turns. Lyrics and liner notes trace the growth of young Harold Admore Harold through a coming of age and a reckoning with darkness. Vivid scenes appear: snapshots of youth, fantastical nightmares, unknown worlds.

                                                                  The music hasn’t softened a bit. One will hear the impossibly perfect melodies and word play that you expect from Robert Pollard, with the band playing at peak-heavy. “Trust Them Now” rocks like an instant classic, “The Batman Sees The Ball” is lean, mean rock muscle. Opener “Made Man” tears and slashes at the ears and heart. Sweeping, colossal tracks like “Lights Out (In Memphis, Egypt)” and “Dirty Kid School” stretch far beyond the ordinary vocabulary of rock.

                                                                  Doug Gillard’s brilliant guitar playing explodes out of the speakers. The rhythm section of Kevin March and Mark Shue, always strong and reliable, has grown into a breathing composite organism. Along with Bobby Bare, Jr on rhythm guitar, they drive the songs and make one’s head shake. Producer Travis Harrison ties the talents of the band together, once again recorded remotely and individually, pandemic-style. This group brings to life the sounds in Pollard’s technicolor imagination.

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Barry says: 33 albums, I mean really now. I would be livid if Earth Man Blues wasn't such a brilliantly constructed and fiery distillation of everything they've done up to now. Hints of psychedelia, fuzzy garage and most of all, stunning power-pop a-la Grandaddy or Weezer. A brilliantly varied and hugely enjoyable listen. If they keep coming like this, then for the love of god i'll keep listening.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Made Man
                                                                  2. The Disconnected Citizen
                                                                  3. The Batman Sees The Ball
                                                                  4. Dirty Kid School
                                                                  5. Trust Them Now
                                                                  6. Lights Out In Memphis (Egypt)
                                                                  7. Free Agents
                                                                  8. Sunshine Girl Hello
                                                                  9. Wave Starter
                                                                  10. Any Repellent
                                                                  11. Margaret Middle School
                                                                  12. I Bet Hippy
                                                                  13. Test Pilot
                                                                  14. How Can A Plumb Be Perfected?
                                                                  15. Child's Play


                                                                  Leagues Beneath / The Clarity - Repress

                                                                    A 4/20 surprise release from stoner rock progenitors SLEEP. This 2x12" single collection features both of Sleep's iconic 12" singles - 2014's The Clarity and 2018's Leagues Beneath - packaged together for maximum monolithic potency.

                                                                    Each 180g single has music on the A side and a new etching by artist Dave Kloc on the B side, plus all new artwork by Kloc on the gatefold LP jacket.

                                                                    A must-have for Sleep fans everywhere.

                                                                    The White Stripes

                                                                    Icky Thump - 2021 Reissue

                                                                      This is the first time the White Stripes have ever recorded and mixed an album at a conventional modern studio. It was still, however, recorded to reel-to-reel, and mixed to tape in complete analogue fashion. It was recorded in three weeks - the longest they've ever spent working on a record. Here's some more interesting facts about the album, "Icky Thump" has no piano performances or piano-based songs (unlike it's predecessor which was mostly written and performed on piano). It has the most guitar solos Jack White has ever recorded to tape. It is the first time the band has collaborated with horns and bagpipes. "Icky Thump" contains the first spoken dialogue song to appear on one of their albums; "Rag And Bone". It is the second longest album of the Stripes pantheon thus far. Second to "Elephant" with more than 48 minutes in running time. The album's title is a morphing of the phrase 'Ecky Thump' which is an exclamation of surprise or wonderment in Northern England. The synthesizer used in the title track was also used on the song "Telstar" recorded by Joe Meek.

                                                                      The White Stripes

                                                                      White Blood Cells - 2021 Reissue

                                                                        THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2001

                                                                        The band's commercial break through, this 2001 album went gold, spinning off the Top 20 Modern Rock hits "Fell In Love With A Girl" and "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground".

                                                                        The White Stripes

                                                                        Elephant - 2021 Reissue

                                                                          Recorded in ten days flat, in England's own Toe Rag studio (8-track, valve amps, nothing new in fact since 1963!) the White Stripes' fourth album is everything you ever wanted it to be. Same formula, but with a warmer, fuller tone, but... we're in it for the songs, aren't we? Well, NME nailed it when they said this album's like a White Stripes' Greatest Hits, every song's a potential single - it really is that strong. Who'd have thought they could actually go one better?! It feels stupid to write about stuff this pure, real, honest and passionate; I know you'll just buy it, play it, and allow yourselves to be taken over! Analysis ain't necessary, it's rock'n'roll distilled and it's happening right now. We're very lucky girls and boys!

                                                                          The White Stripes

                                                                          De Stilj - 2021 Reissue

                                                                            The band's second album, recorded on 8-track analog tape in Jack's living room, was released in 2000 and today is a cult classic.

                                                                            The White Stripes

                                                                            Get Behind Me Satan - 2021 Reissue

                                                                              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.

                                                                              The White Stripes

                                                                              The White Stripes - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                In 1999, Jack and Meg White released their self-titled debut album, introducing an explosive new mix of punk, blues, and garage rock. Jack has described the album as 'really angry... the most raw, the most powerful, and the most Detroit sounding record we've made.'

                                                                                Silver Synthetic

                                                                                Silver Synthetic

                                                                                  In a world that doesn’t seem capable of swaying, Silver Synthetic’s self-titled debut shakes and boogies.

                                                                                  In the midst of the thick New Orleans summer of 2017, Chris Lyons of garage punks Bottomfeeders found himself sitting on a small batch of songs that didn’t quite fit the fuzzed-out pileups of that band. He called in his trusted confidants: Bottomfeeders drummer and longtime musical partner Lucas Bogner plus

                                                                                  bassist Pete Campanelli, and Kunal Prakash (Jeff the Brotherhood) dug the songs and signed on, and the quartet started playing in earnest.

                                                                                  By the time the band played its first gig in late 2018 at the opening of Nola’s ManRay Records, the songs had multiplied and the members of the newly christened Silver Synthetic had become genuine rock & roll craftsmen.

                                                                                  It makes sense that the band’s first gig was in a record shop ‘cause folks, this is record nerd-core in a major way, evocative of the LP's first golden era, as the late sixties oozed into the strange 1970s, with the requisite T-Rex stomps, Britfolk twists and turns, and dueling Verlaine/Lloyd guitars. It’s about warmth, and you can practically smell the gently glowing amp tubes.

                                                                                  While many of their peers would be lost without their daisy-chained and tangled pedal-boards, there’s a refreshing directness here, unassuming but confident, the result of a band deliberately not fussing too much over the thing, maintaining a connection to the feeling of hearing a well balanced two-guitar/bass/drums combo at a house show.

                                                                                  And it kinda was a house show. The album was recorded with Ross Farbe of Video Age, who lugged his mobile rig over to Lyons’ place in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. With the band set up in the living room the crew got down to business, striving to adhere to the live, honest approach. Minimal overdubs, dialed in tone, a good vibe.

                                                                                  You could call Silver Synthetic rock & roll formalists, but the truth is they're more like minimalists, stripping away tired clutter and unnecessary bloat and just zooming in on the essential. 

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Barry says: It says Andy McQueen all over it this one, jangling harmonies, slide guitar and ROCK SOLID melodies. Brilliantly evocative and superbly produced, this is yet another hit for the ever-reliable Third Man records.

                                                                                  Third Man Books Present

                                                                                  Maggot Brain (Issue #4)

                                                                                    Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content – art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more – with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.

                                                                                    ● LUC SANTE on 'Crawdaddy' magazine
                                                                                    ● Debut publication of often hilarious and always droll memoirs by STUART MOXHAM (Young Marble Giants, Gist, solo, etc)
                                                                                    ● Murat Cem Mengüç' dramatic tale of when SUN RA and the Arkestra visited Istanbul, Turkey in 1990
                                                                                    ● The fantastic and true story of electro-pop pioneer, runway model, and Eve Babitz-ish character ANN STEEL, which has never fully been told before now. ● In conversation with comedy guru TOM SCHARPLING in advance of the publication of his moving and hilarious new autobio.
                                                                                    ● Archival interview by Steve Lafreniere with 'Honeymoon Killers' star SHIRLEY STOLER.
                                                                                    ● Overviews of new music from DAVID NANCE, PATRICIA BRENNAN, and PHAROAH SANDERS with FLOATING POINTS. We're so enamored with the Floating Points/Sanders collaboration that we had no less than Andy Beta go off on it at length, for what is our first "real" record review (as we're a quarterly, that's not something we'll do too often but the stars aligned.)

                                                                                    Muddy Waters

                                                                                    Electric Mud - Third Man Records Reissue

                                                                                      Third Man Records is proud to announce the reissue of Muddy Waters' fifth studio album Electric Mud, which comes as a continuation of Third Man's partnership with Universal Music Group and the Estate of Muddy Waters.

                                                                                      The album, which Chess originally released in 1968 has not seen a legitimate domestic vinyl release since 2002, despite its enormous influence on generations of blues rockers. It features members of Rotary Connection as Muddy's backing band and was very controversial upon its release for its fusion of electric blues with psychedelic elements. The album is now recognized as a forward-thinking classic, sampled extensively by artists like The Black Keys and Gorillaz.

                                                                                      April March & Olivia Jean


                                                                                        Olivia Jean is back on the scene with a brand new single "Palladium", teaming up with April March (whose cover of "Chick Habit" was featured in Tarantino's "Death Proof"). The duo focuses their inimitable blend of danceable badass on three "versions" of the same song. Each song is sung in English and in French.

                                                                                        The 7" vinyl release will contain side A en Francais "Allons-y" and side B in English "Let's Go". All 6 versions will be available digitally.

                                                                                        Super fun! Génialissime! Beautiful! C'est magnifique! Get to it!!

                                                                                        The Boogie Man AKA Sipho Gumede

                                                                                        Jika Jika

                                                                                        Back in 1984 South African guitar virtuoso and general gee, Sipho Gumede adopted the one of alias of The Boogie Man for a studio session with Greg Cutler, which has since gone on to be a bit of a digger's bomb. A fact which is utterly unsurprising since the duo made excellent use of the bubbling bassline and sparkling synthery of hip hop / electro classic "The Message". Chuck into the mix a spoken vocal from Sipho (whose pitched delivery had all of us scratching our head to try and discern the language) and some great female backing vox and you have a Balearic dancefloor heater, International disco bomb and crate digging curio perfect for the jobbing bar DJ (Hi Pasta Paul!).

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Patrick says: Well this is a bit of alright innit! Ticking as many boxes as you'd like to name, "Jika Jika" sees South African guitarist Sipho Gumede giving us a tasty Afro-boogie killer based on Grandmaster Flash's Message. Limited as you like so don't sleep!

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Jika Jika
                                                                                        B1. Jika Jika (The Odd Bits)

                                                                                        Magic Roundabout

                                                                                        Sneaky Feelin'

                                                                                          Like so many other disenfranchised kids in the heady days of mid-eighties United Kingdom, Magic Roundabout came armed with leather jackets, charity shop instruments, singles by The Fall and Buzzcocks, good haircuts, a healthy VU obsession and a little psychedelic inspiration. Influenced into existence at early gigs by The Jesus and Mary Chain and Shop Assistants, The Roundies wanted to change the world or at the very least make some noise, shake things up and be a part of the happening. The gang established a clubhouse in early 1986 and began rehearsing, recording and gigging.

                                                                                          Playing a ton of legendary shows with the likes of The Pastels, The Blue Aeroplanes, Spacemen 3, Loop , My Bloody Valentine, Inspiral Carpets and picking up a bunch of fans along the way. Rumor has it that Noel Gallagher roadied their final show. There was one song released - She’s a Waterfall Parts 1 and 2 on Mark Webber’s (Pulp) Oozing Through The Ozone Layer cassette compilation - and that’s it. There were also talks of a flexi-disc that, for whatever reason, never saw the light of day. But by the end of the 80s, the gang had all gone their separate ways and the recordings along with so many other things were thought to be lost forever…

                                                                                          Now, these 1987 recordings recently unearthed by Ian Masters (Pale Saints) and Third Man Records and given the “treatment” by Warren Defever are presented to you lucky ones as the debut single by Magic Roundabout. 34 years too late or perfectly steeped and presented at just the right moment in history? Tune in, turn on and make up your own mind. Enjoy the trip.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                          1. Sneaky Feelin

                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                          1. Song For Gerard Langley

                                                                                          The White Stripes

                                                                                          Greatest Hits

                                                                                            The first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White, is an essential career-spanning collection highlighting 26 previously released songs – from late Nineties flashes of brilliance through early 2000s underground anthems, masterful MTV Moon Man moments, Grammy-grabbing greatness, and worldwide stadium chants…the songs here are as wide-ranging as you can imagine. 

                                                                                            Twentysome years ago, a brother and sister climbed into the third floor attic of their Southwest Detroit family homestead and bashed out a primitive cover of David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream,” sparking something in both of them and leading them to take their simple guitar-drums-voice approach to a local open mic night on Bastille Day. In what feels like a whirlwind, they record and release two 7-inch singles for a local indie label. A not-so-local indie offers to put out a full-length album. They start touring. Another album. More touring. Another album. Folks REALLY start to pay attention. Crazy touring, more albums, accolades, wildest dream after wildest dream coming true. “World-renowned” becomes an appropriate descriptor, as does “long-building overnight sensation.”

                                                                                            The same hard work and dedication that The White Stripes exhibited from the onset of their existence is what has been poured into The White Stripes Greatest Hits. In an era of streaming where the idea of a “Greatest Hits” album may seem irrelevant – that an act’s most streamed songs are considered their de facto “hits” – we wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve “Greatest Hits” and that a large part of Third Man Records’ and The White Stripes’ successes have been built on zigging when the rest of the music business is zagging. Thus, for a great band with great fans, a greatest hits compilation for The White Stripes is not only appropriate, but absolutely necessary. 

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Barry says: We all know the White Stripes don't we, and this collection of their greatest tracks is never going to be anything less than superb. Legendary band, summarised for your convenience. What's not to like?

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Let's Shake Hands
                                                                                            2. The Big Three Killed My Baby
                                                                                            3. Fell In Love With A Girl
                                                                                            4. Hello Operator
                                                                                            5. I'm Slowly Turning Into You
                                                                                            6. The Hardest Button To Button
                                                                                            7. The Nurse
                                                                                            8. Screwdriver
                                                                                            9. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
                                                                                            10. Death Letter
                                                                                            11. We're Going To Be Friends
                                                                                            12. The Denial Twist
                                                                                            13. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
                                                                                            14. Astro
                                                                                            15. Conquest
                                                                                            16. Jolene
                                                                                            17. Hotel Yorba
                                                                                            18. Apple Blossom
                                                                                            19. Blue Orchid
                                                                                            20. Ball And Biscuit
                                                                                            21. I Fought Piranhas
                                                                                            22. I Think I Smell A Rat
                                                                                            23. Icky Thump
                                                                                            24. My Doorbell
                                                                                            25. You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
                                                                                            26. Seven Nation Army

                                                                                            Here Lies Man

                                                                                            Ritual Divination

                                                                                              Four albums in, the convenient and generalized catchphrase for Here Lies Man’s erudite sound — if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat — might seem a little played out. But Ritual Divination is perhaps the best rendering of the idea so far. Particularly on the Sabbath side of the equation: The guitars are heavier and more blues based than before, but the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave remains a constant.

                                                                                              “Musically it’s an opening up more to traditional rock elements,” says vocalist/guitarist/ cofounder Marcos Garcia, who also plays guitar in Antibalas. “It’s always been our intention to explore. And, as we travelled deeper into this musical landscape, new features revealed themselves.”

                                                                                              The L.A. based band comprised of Antibalas members have toured relentlessly following their breakout 2017 self-titled debut. Their second album, You Will Know Nothing and an EP, Animal Noises, both followed in 2018. Third album No Ground To Walk Upon emerged in August 2019. All of them were crafted by Garcia and cofounder/drummer Geoff Mann (former Antibalas drummer and son of jazz musician Herbie Mann) in their L.A. studio between tours. Ritual Divination is their first album recorded as the full 4-piece band, including bassist JP Maramba and keyboardist Doug Organ.

                                                                                              Ritual Divination continues with an ongoing concept of HLM playing the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, with each song being a scene. “It’s an inward psychedelic journey, the album is the trip,” Garcia says. “The intention and purpose of the music is to create a sonic ritual to lift the veil of inner space and divine the true nature of reality.”

                                                                                              Likewise, musically and sonically, the album is self-reflexive. “On this album the feel changes within a song,” Garcia says. “Whereas before each song was meant to induce a trancelike state, now more of the songs have their own arc built in.” Similarly, the guitar sounds themselves herein eschew the fuzz pedals of previous recordings, going for the directness of pure amp overdrive and distortion using an interconnected rig of 4 amplifiers. And, here, the well-versed live band is able to record as a unit, giving it much more of a live and dynamic feel.

                                                                                              Rough Trade named the band’s self-titled debut in their prestigious Top 10 Albums of 2017. BBC 6 & Classic Rock Magazine deemed it among the year’s best, as well as countless other press outlets singing its praises. Each subsequent album furthered the band’s reputation for genre-smashing rhythmic experimentation, topping many year-end lists as well as earning features from countless metal and indie rock outlets, plus cover stories in weekly papers.

                                                                                              “We’re very conscious of how the rhythms service the riffs,” Garcia explains. “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.”

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Barry says: Here Lies Man amp up the groove on their latest outing 'Ritual Divination', taking them from a more percussion-based sound into the stoner drawl and half-speed Sabbathy grind that suits them so well. Psychedelic and heavy without being wandering, a brilliant step forwards for the band.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                              1. In These Dreams
                                                                                              2. I Told You (You Must Die)
                                                                                              3. Underland
                                                                                              4. What You See
                                                                                              5. Night Comes
                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                              1. Come Inside
                                                                                              2. Collector Of Vanities
                                                                                              3. Disappointed
                                                                                              4. The Fates Have Won
                                                                                              5. Out Goes The Night

                                                                                              7" Bonus Tracks:
                                                                                              Side A - Run Away Children
                                                                                              Side B - I Wander

                                                                                              CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                              1. In These Dreams
                                                                                              2. I Told You (You Shall Die)
                                                                                              3. Underland
                                                                                              4. What You See
                                                                                              5. Can't Kill It
                                                                                              6. Run Away Children
                                                                                              7. I Wander
                                                                                              8. Night Comes
                                                                                              9. Come Inside
                                                                                              10. Collector Of Vanities
                                                                                              11. Disappointed
                                                                                              12. You Would Not See From Heaven
                                                                                              13. The Fates Have Won
                                                                                              14. Out Goes The Night
                                                                                              15. Cutting Through The Tether

                                                                                              Danny Kroha

                                                                                              Detroit Blues

                                                                                                Danny Kroha’s "Detroit Blues" could be considered part two of his solo debut LP - “Angels Watching Over Me”. In his own words, “It was me in a room playing acoustic instruments and doing my own arrangements of some old songs”. Not so fast man! When you hear this record and dig a little deeper into the facts, you’ll have a heightened awareness of the sonic beauty found in the simplicity. On many of these traditional songs, Danny dropped, added or rearranged verses from various sources, mixing up music from one song and words from another and unintentionally created his own amalgamation of early blues and 60s folk. Instead of following all the rules rooted the early blues and 60s folk, Danny Kroha mixed up all the rural and urban traditions and kicked out a new surreal sound that could really only happen in Detroit. “I listen to both genres, for sure. I just wasn’t TRYING to make a record that sounds like that. It just came out that way”

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Poor Howard
                                                                                                2. Leavin' Blues
                                                                                                3. Little Lulie
                                                                                                4. Detroit Blues
                                                                                                5. I'll Be Rested
                                                                                                6. Adam And Eve
                                                                                                7. Way Down In Florida On A Hog
                                                                                                8. Rich Girl, Poor Girl
                                                                                                9. Run Johnny
                                                                                                10. Oh Death
                                                                                                11. Reuben, Oh Reuben
                                                                                                12. House Of The Rising Sun
                                                                                                13. Up Above My Head
                                                                                                14. Come Out Of The Wilderness

                                                                                                Confidence Man, the most fun band since the B-52’s grew beehives, recently made a return with ‘First Class Bitch’, a track designed to make you feel like you’re on top of the world, at the top of your game, no matter where you might be in reality. “I’d been thinking about this for a while now... It all started in London, when I saw a pair of socks with the words ‘first class bitch’ embroidered on them, hanging in a shop front window,” explained singer / songwriter Janet Planet. “I suddenly realised, I too was a first class bitch. I rushed back to the penthouse and penned this hit. Ever wondered what you hear when you die? This is it.”

                                                                                                Now the track gets a re-working courtesy of the muchloved duo Groove Armada. Themselves recent recipients of the Krystal Klear and Joe Goddard remix treatment, they turn ‘First Class Bitch’ into a spiralling anthem, keyboards creaking and wheezing to a satisfactory conclusion. Talking about the remix, Tom Findlay of Groove Armada said: “It’s been a real pleasure to remix this excellent track by Confidence Man for Heavenly Recordings. The groove was instantly something we wanted to explore, and to give it a Tom Tom Club kind of feel, I dusted off my old bass guitar to give it a more live feel, and to take it in a slightly different direction to the original. Hope you enjoy it!”

                                                                                                Turn it up, ease back, ride that ego trip. Sure, by the end of it you’ll be dancing, but you’ll be far too sure of yourself to notice what that really looks like. Go ahead, feel yourself. It’s ok. Confidence Man have given you that. It's in the name, after all.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: Taking the tongue-in-cheek, dance-punk ethic of our own International Teachers Of Pop, Confidence Man combines the cheeky sleaze of Charlie XCX with the groove and fun of classic DFA bands to create a humorous but infectious, incendiary blend for your illicit house party gatherings during lockdown.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Groove Armada’s Confidence Trick Remix
                                                                                                Groove Armada’s Confidence Trick Remix Instrumental
                                                                                                Raf Rundell’s Party Nails Remix
                                                                                                Working Men’s Club Remix

                                                                                                Robert Hood

                                                                                                Mirror Man

                                                                                                  Detroit pioneer Robert Hood joins Radio Slave’s Rekids label with a new album entitled ‘Mirror Man’ this November.

                                                                                                  A founding member of Underground Resistance alongside Mad Mike Banks and Jeff Mills, Robert Hood is one of techno’s originators and his decorated career spans three decades. The American artist and his M-Plant label laid down the blueprint for minimal techno and 1994’s ‘Minimal Nation’ on Axis was a definitive album that further cemented Hood’s reputation as one of the greats to emerge from the Motor City.

                                                                                                  Since then, Hood has gone on to release on many of electronic music’s best labels like Tresor, Peacefrog, Music Man Records, Dekmantel and more. After a busy few years making music and touring as Floorplan alongside his daughter Lyric, Hood now joins Rekids with an album showcasing his innate knack for crafting paired back but intricate rhythms that deliver punch and soul.

                                                                                                  Opening with the cinematic ‘Through A Looking Glass Darkly’, the album quickly flows into precise, powerful four four. There’s mesmerising cuts such as ‘Fear Not’ with its throbbing bass and spectral vocals, the twisted and off-key ‘Run Bobby, Run’, not to mention muscular tracks designed to light up dancefloors like the machine driven ‘A System of Mirrors’ or the mesmerising ‘Face In The Water’. Hood also breaks things up with downtempo and mind-bending interludes, including the tranquil yet spooky ‘Black Mirror’ and the beatless and murky ‘Freeze’. Each of these are aural feasts that demonstrate his vast musical pallet.

                                                                                                  From start to finish ‘Mirror Man’ is an education in finesse from one of techno’s most heroic artists, landing on one of electronic music’s most important labels.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1. Through A Looking Glass Darkly
                                                                                                  A2. Fear Not
                                                                                                  B1. Black Mirror
                                                                                                  B2. Falling Apart
                                                                                                  C1. Run Bobby, Run
                                                                                                  C2. A System Of Mirrors
                                                                                                  C3. A Shattered Image
                                                                                                  D1. Face In The Water
                                                                                                  D2. Freeze
                                                                                                  D3. Prism

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Southeast Of Saturn

                                                                                                    It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit.

                                                                                                    The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips.

                                                                                                    Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day.

                                                                                                    If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks. ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    DISC 1
                                                                                                    SIDE 1

                                                                                                    1. No. 1 Fan - Majesty Crush
                                                                                                    2. She Doesn't Believe - Spectacle
                                                                                                    3. Nape - Thirsty Forest Animals
                                                                                                    4. Photon - Füxa
                                                                                                    5. Andromeda Drone - The Delta Waves
                                                                                                    SIDE 2
                                                                                                    1. Instrumental #2 - Windy & Carl
                                                                                                    2. Eskimo Summer - Asha Vida
                                                                                                    3. Continuum - Ten Second Dynasty
                                                                                                    4. By The Hand Of God - Children's Ice Cream
                                                                                                    5. Grey - Miss Bliss

                                                                                                    DISC 2
                                                                                                    SIDE 1

                                                                                                    1. Crasher - Astrobrite
                                                                                                    2. Stardriver - Naming Mary
                                                                                                    3. Shift - Glider
                                                                                                    4. Serenity - Space Monkeys
                                                                                                    5. Something Warm About The Rain - Jazzless
                                                                                                    SIDE 2
                                                                                                    1. Youreyesimmaculate - Lovesliescrushing
                                                                                                    2. Laughing At Roadsigns - Caliope
                                                                                                    3. June-Tide - Auburn Lull
                                                                                                    4. Butterfield Eight - Thumbling

                                                                                                    Heather Trost


                                                                                                      Third Man Records is chuffed to present to you the New Mexico-based artist Heather Trost’s second or third solo full-length. Petrichor is fresh, unique, and really fucking good.

                                                                                                      Sonically, this modern psychedelic pop music is as experimental as it is accessible. Petrichor was recorded between 2018 and 2019 by Heather Trost and her husband Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) at their home studio. The two are community activists in New Mexico, urban gardeners, and full-time musicians.

                                                                                                      "As the rain renews the thirsty soil, let Heather Trost's 'Petrichor' soothe your soul and wake up your ears. Swirling vintage keys, propulsive drum beats, and the sweetest of voices bloom and grow here." - Naomi Yang, Galaxie 500

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Barry says: An enchanting mix of upbeat psychedelia, hypnotic folk and swooning 60's lysergic percussion. Trost has the perfect home in Third Man.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      SIDE 1
                                                                                                      1. Let It In
                                                                                                      2. Love It Grows
                                                                                                      3. Tracks To Nowhere

                                                                                                      SIDE 2
                                                                                                      1. I'll Think Of You
                                                                                                      2. Jump Into The Fire
                                                                                                      3. VK09
                                                                                                      4. Sunrise

                                                                                                      David Bowie

                                                                                                      Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)

                                                                                                        November 2020 sees the 50th Anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World in North America. The album marks the beginning of a collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would last through classic works including Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane - as well as the first in a 10-year series of indispensable albums stretching through 1980’s Scary Monsters…

                                                                                                        Originally titled Metrobolist, the album's name was changed at the last minute to The Man Who Sold The World. The 2020 re-release of the album under its Metrobolist moniker has been remixed by original producer Tony Visconti, with the exception of the track ‘After All’ which Tony considered perfect as is, and is featured in its 2015 remaster incarnation.

                                                                                                        The Metrobolist 50th anniversary artwork has been created by Mike Weller who was behind the historically controversial “dress” cover which Mercury Records refused to release.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        VINYL TRACKLISTING
                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                        The Width Of A Circle
                                                                                                        All The Madmen
                                                                                                        Black Country Rock
                                                                                                        After All

                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                        Running Gun Blues
                                                                                                        Saviour Machine
                                                                                                        She Shook Me Cold
                                                                                                        The Man Who Sold The World
                                                                                                        The Supermen

                                                                                                        CD TRACKLISTING
                                                                                                        The Width Of A Circle
                                                                                                        All The Madmen
                                                                                                        Black Country Rock
                                                                                                        After All
                                                                                                        Running Gun Blues
                                                                                                        Saviour Machine
                                                                                                        She Shook Me Cold
                                                                                                        The Man Who Sold The World
                                                                                                        The Supermen 

                                                                                                        Miranda And The Beat

                                                                                                        Such A Fool

                                                                                                          Miranda Zipse is a force of nature. And were we not in the midst of a paralyzing pandemic touting a flagrant lack of reasons to party, you’d be flocking to the nearest dance floor to watusi your ass off to these brand new tunes.
                                                                                                          Demonstrably influenced by soul, yé-yé, surf, and the bands they shared bills with in their early West coast days (Tomb Weavers, Mystery Lights, Shoobies) and undeniably groovy, she and her band - Miranda and the Beat - managed to record a new single before shelter-in-place orders were issued this Spring.

                                                                                                          In “Such A Fool,” Zipse's commanding rasp is timeless, her delivery effortless, and her growls and wails masterfully employed. The song traps its narrator in the throws of regret, taunted and tortured. Woozy organ obligato yields to a lilting guitar solo and a confessional spoken third verse. B-side “Chillantro” is a casserole of cool - put it on repeat and eat those leftovers all week.


                                                                                                          Lizzy B/w Bet My Brains

                                                                                                            On a cold, cold night last Halloween, Los Angeles’s angel baby rocker phenoms Starcrawler blasted off in the Blue Room at Third Man Nashville, igniting the stage and pumping the lifeblood back into the room. Formed in 2015 not yet out of high school, the group has released two full-length albums, both to critical acclaim, and toured extensively across the globe. Starcrawler dressed the part for this special night in the Blue Room, fully and appropriately costumed up for maximum spookiness. This live 7” single captures the group ripping through two songs from their most recent album “Devour You”. First is their vicious, nearly double-time version of “Lizzy,” tumbling through swells of mic feedback, fills and riffy distortion as vocalist Arrow de Wilde shouts into the ruckus. On the flipside, “Bet My Brains” (whose 7” label prominently features a rare appearance from one of the more sheepish members of the band) is head-banging, chugging RNR fun incarnate. Must listen!

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Side A

                                                                                                            1. Lizzy

                                                                                                            Side B:

                                                                                                            1. Bet My Brains

                                                                                                            The Hives

                                                                                                            Live At Third Man

                                                                                                              Blistering live album from The Hives, recorded live to a brimming 250 person audience at Third Man Records' Blue Room in Nashville. Still holding strong as one of the best live bands of their time.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Hate To Say I Told You So
                                                                                                              2. Come On!
                                                                                                              3. Walk Idiot Walk
                                                                                                              4. I'm Alive
                                                                                                              5. Tick Tick Boom
                                                                                                              6. Main Offender
                                                                                                              7. My Time Is Coming


                                                                                                              Milk Man (Remastered)

                                                                                                                There is no doubting that interest in Deerhoof has reached new levels... full tents at festivals, larger venues – it only seems a snip of time since I caught them in a tiny Manchester shell – and a curious omnipresence on fringe radio. And all this, it seems, while the band reside individually in Tokyo, Wisconson, Oregon and New York. Separated by distance, united by technology.

                                                                                                                Such attention naturally swells interest in a back catalogue that stretches back an astonishing 16 years and, in its own jagged and barbed way, appears to touch and tease most identifiable genres - and quite a few that have yet to be confidently pinned down. Although it is arguable (and aficionados of this band are certainly prone to arguing) it is their 2004 outing Milk Man that continues to attract the most attention. Not necessarily because it is their finest (argue away... go on) but because it is unquestionably the recording that saw the band retreat to 'bunker mentality' and sink back into a comfort zone which might seem to be anything other than comfortable.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Milk Man 
                                                                                                                2. Giga Dance 
                                                                                                                3. Desaparecere 
                                                                                                                4. Rainbow Silhouette Of The Milky Rain 
                                                                                                                5. Dream Wanderer’s Tune  
                                                                                                                6. Milking (MP3) 
                                                                                                                7. C 
                                                                                                                8. Dog On The Sidewalk
                                                                                                                9. That Big Orange Sun Run Over Speed Light 
                                                                                                                10. Song Of Sorn 
                                                                                                                11. New Sneakers

                                                                                                                Archers Of Loaf

                                                                                                                Raleigh Days / Street Fighting Man

                                                                                                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                                                                                                  LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                  Limited edition on black vinyl.Raleigh Days is the first new material in 20 years from indie rock icon Archers of Loaf, with a cover of "Street Fighting Man" originally recorded by The Rolling Stones, on the B-side.The band tour North America across the calendar in 2020, including on Record Store Day.

                                                                                                                  Ken Ishii Feat. Pac-Man

                                                                                                                  Join The Pac

                                                                                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                                                                                                    LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Co., Ltd. presents a worldwide project with the theme ìJoin the PAC - Come and join usî to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Pac-Manís birth The memorable 40th anniversary official theme song "JOIN THE PAC" was produced by Japanese DJ and record producer Ken Ishii. The video clip of his masterpiece "Extra" (directed by Koji Morimoto also known as the drawing director of the movie AKIRA) was awarded "MTV Dance Video of the Year" in the UK, which brought him as one of Japan's most proud producers to the world. A special music video for "JOIN THE PAC" is directed by Yuichi Kodama, who is renowned as a chief video director of flag handover ceremony at the 2016 Rio Olympics closing ceremony, and his "UNICLOCK" online ad campaign (2008) for UNIQLO, which won grand-prix of three biggest advertisement awards, the Cannes International Advertising Awards, the Clio Awards, and the One-Show. Prior to the release of the upcoming album, the PAC-MAN ìJOIN THE PACî 7î record is released by the collaboration of iam8bit and U/M/A/A Inc. exclusively for Record Store Day 2020!

                                                                                                                    Bobby Moore / Sweet Music

                                                                                                                    (Call Me Your) Anything Man / I Get Lifted

                                                                                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                                                                                                      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                      Soul Brother Records present two rare Scepter/Wand disco classics on one limited edition 12" single for Record Store Day Bobby Moore was a singer, musician and bandleader from New Orleans.He worked as a writer and arranger from the 1960s to 1980s, "(Call Me Your) Anything Man" one of only a handful of solo 7" single releases.The 12" version has never been commercially released before, it's prior existence in this format has only been on acetate. Sweet Music were the vocal trio who sang background vocals with KC & The Sunshine Band.Never before on 12" LTD 1k RSD 2020 release


                                                                                                                      Sensitive Euro Man / Brink Of The Clouds/Candylad

                                                                                                                        Matador Records is excited to announce the release of a three-song shaped picture disc commemorating the 25th anniversary of Pavement’s 1995 album Wowee Zowee. The special disc, cut in the shape of the speech bubble found on the cover of Wowee Zowee, features the tracks “Sensitive Euro Man” and “Brink of the Clouds/Candylad” that first debuted on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels, the expanded edition that was released on CD in 2006, and will be available on vinyl for the first time via Matador Records globally. Limited to a one-time press of 3,000 copies.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Sensitive Euro Man
                                                                                                                        Brink Of The Clouds/Candylad

                                                                                                                        Pick any genre - rap, rock, pop, folk, country, whatever you like. Can you think of an artist from that genre that was inducted into its hall of fame without any recordings released? And if one were to exist, what would that say about the artist’s impact, influence and importance? Is this scenario even possible? Born 1929 in San Antonio, TX, Martin Huron Solis, Jr. and his family came to Michigan in 1942 as migrant farmworkers. Though he played guitar from an early age, Solis eventually fell in love with conjunto music, a South Texas style defined by the combination of accordion and bajo sexto, a Mexican twelve-string bass guitar. In the late-1950s, he and his cousin Willy Huron, a saxophonist, formed Conjunto Los Primos (“The Cousins”). Fast forward to modern day -- Solis is now part of this seldom seen echelon of artists who released no records in their lifetime and still was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame. As a natural fit with Third Man’s broad interest in the preservation of music history, Third Man Records is humbled to release the first ever recordings of Tejano pioneer Martin Solis.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side 1
                                                                                                                        1. Perdida (3:43)
                                                                                                                        2. Dos Palomas (1:52)
                                                                                                                        3. Esta Noche Tu Vendras (4:21)
                                                                                                                        4. Las Gaviotas (1:31)
                                                                                                                        5. Debes De Comprenderme (1:51)
                                                                                                                        6. Amor Brutal (2:38)
                                                                                                                        7. Renunciacion (4:10)
                                                                                                                        Side 2
                                                                                                                        1. Cuando Tu Me Dejaste (2:32)
                                                                                                                        2. Viva Seguin (3:08)
                                                                                                                        3. Sufro Ausencia (2:52)
                                                                                                                        4. Atotonilco (1:59)
                                                                                                                        5. Cha Cha Cha (2:08)
                                                                                                                        6. "Flor Del Rio" (4:15)
                                                                                                                        7. "Sin Ti" (2:41)

                                                                                                                        Alison Mosshart

                                                                                                                        Sound Wheel

                                                                                                                          Sound accompaniment to Alison Mosshart's book "Car Ma" Sound Wheel is artist and musician Alison Mosshart’s first solo spoken word album and companion piece to her new printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories and poetry, Car Ma.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Intro - Talk TalkTalk
                                                                                                                          2. High Performance
                                                                                                                          3. Windows Up
                                                                                                                          4. In Between Jobs
                                                                                                                          5. Returning The Screw
                                                                                                                          6. Pink Whip
                                                                                                                          7. Last Pack Of Holy Smokes
                                                                                                                          8. High Horses
                                                                                                                          9. Summertime
                                                                                                                          10. Interlude / Psycho Hwy
                                                                                                                          11. Salt Lake City Drag
                                                                                                                          12. Interlude / Real RealReal
                                                                                                                          13. Interlude / In Or Out
                                                                                                                          14. Eastern Standards In The Wild West
                                                                                                                          15. The Electric Sads
                                                                                                                          16. LAst Pack Of Holy Smokes
                                                                                                                          17. Interlude / White Firebird
                                                                                                                          18. Cables Galore
                                                                                                                          19. Interlude / The Storm
                                                                                                                          20. A Dime
                                                                                                                          21. The Distance
                                                                                                                          22. Little Bottle
                                                                                                                          23. Mindfield
                                                                                                                          24. Interlude / Oh Say Can You See
                                                                                                                          25. The Daughter Of The American Used Car Dealer
                                                                                                                          26. Sonic States Of America
                                                                                                                          27. Vroom Chicka Vroom
                                                                                                                          28. Interlude / Blah BlahBlah
                                                                                                                          29. Miami
                                                                                                                          30. Admit It
                                                                                                                          31. Angelyne
                                                                                                                          32. Oh Black Shark
                                                                                                                          33. S Town
                                                                                                                          34. Interlude / Chevy Eyes Pepsi Jesus
                                                                                                                          35. Hold On
                                                                                                                          36. Interlude / See Ya There
                                                                                                                          37. Louisiana
                                                                                                                          38. Around And Around And Around
                                                                                                                          39. Eliminator
                                                                                                                          40. Sexy Pontiac
                                                                                                                          41. Interlude / Horrible Singing Voices
                                                                                                                          42. Let's Start A Band
                                                                                                                          43. Demon Prince
                                                                                                                          44. She's A Trip
                                                                                                                          45. Road Kill
                                                                                                                          46. Animals
                                                                                                                          47. Sunday Style

                                                                                                                          The Stooges

                                                                                                                          Live At Goose Lake: August 8th 1970

                                                                                                                            Recently uncovered high quality soundboard recording of the Stooges' famous final show with their original lineup and with bassist Dave Alexander, playing Fun House in full just before release. An unearthed gem in Stooges history.

                                                                                                                            The apocryphal tale of the Stooges performance at the Goose Lake festival has been told countless times over the past five decades. Bassist Dave Alexander, due to nerves or overindulgence or what ever you choose to fill in the blank, absolutely spaces in front of 200,000 attendees. He does not play a single note on stage. He is summarily fired by Iggy Pop immediately following the gig. Here starts the beginning of the end of the Stooges.

                                                                                                                            But what if that simply...wasn't the case? What if you could prove otherwise? Well, it'd be the proto-punk equivalent of having an immediate, on-the-scene, man on the street report of all those folkies booing Dylan's electric set at Newport in '65. Irrefutable evidence of what ACTUALLY went down.

                                                                                                                            Found buried in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse amongst other tasty analog artifacts of the same era, the 1/4" stereo two-track tape of the Stooges complete performance at Goose Lake on August 8th, 1970 is the Rosetta Stone for fans of this seminal band.

                                                                                                                            Not only is this the last ever performance of the original godhead Stooges line-up, but it is the ONLY known soundboard recording of said line-up. Playing the entirety of their canonical 1970 masterpiece Fun House, the sound, the performance, everything about this record is revelatory.

                                                                                                                            Would you believe that...Alexander actually DID play bass on this occasion? Or that, despite a handful of flubs, he manages to hold his own? Especially on the bass-led songs "Dirt" and "Fun House"? Does Iggy provoke the crowd to tear down festival barriers? Did the powers that be pull the plug on the Stooges? So many questions are answered only to have more arise.

                                                                                                                            Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the performance, Live at Goose Lake: August 8th 1970, is the rare release that literally rewrites the history of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            SIDE 1
                                                                                                                            1. Intro
                                                                                                                            2. Loose
                                                                                                                            3. Down On The Street
                                                                                                                            4. T.V. Eye
                                                                                                                            5. Dirt

                                                                                                                            SIDE 2
                                                                                                                            1. 1970 (I Feel Alright)
                                                                                                                            2. Fun House 3. L.A. Blues

                                                                                                                            That Dog

                                                                                                                            Totally Crushed Out

                                                                                                                              Conceived as a loosely-based concept album around the idea of crushes and young love, that dog’s sophomore album Totally Crushed Out! is a touchstone underrated classic in line with of-the-era releases like the Breeders Last Splash and Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville. From the Sweet Valley High reminiscent illustrated album cover, to the A minus rating given by the dean Robert Christgau, to the Jenni Konner songwriting credit (long before she was the showrunner for HBO’s Girls) this album is quirky, smart, well-written and most of all...enjoyable.

                                                                                                                              That dog’s touring behind Totally Crushed Out! found them sharing stages with Foo Fighters, Weezer and Teenage Fanclub, their songs being covered live by Pearl Jam, collaborating with Beck, and the vid for “He’s Kissing Christian” achieving sub-Buzz Bin status on MTV. This 25th anniversary reissue marks the first EVER vinyl appearance for this album. Showing their attention to detail, Third Man Records sleuths got their hands on the original oil painting used for the front cover art and worked directly from that for all relevant artwork needs.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                              1. Ms. Wrong
                                                                                                                              2. Silently
                                                                                                                              3. In The Back Of My Mind
                                                                                                                              4. He's Kissing Christian
                                                                                                                              5. Anymore
                                                                                                                              6. To Keep Me
                                                                                                                              7. Lip Gloss

                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                              1. She Doesn?t Know How
                                                                                                                              2. Holidays
                                                                                                                              3. Side Part
                                                                                                                              4. One Summer Night
                                                                                                                              5. Michael Jordan
                                                                                                                              6. Rockstar



                                                                                                                                This is a compilation of the foundational Detroit post-punk group from 1980-83, featuring unheard studio and live tracks, unseen photos, and miscellaneous archival material. 

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Mental Game
                                                                                                                                2. Flowers Of Romance
                                                                                                                                3. Mr. Hell
                                                                                                                                4. Maniac
                                                                                                                                5. Rapping Tune
                                                                                                                                6. Human Truths
                                                                                                                                7. Don't Be Lame
                                                                                                                                8. Brixton Shuffle
                                                                                                                                9. Sixty Six Days
                                                                                                                                10. Lost In Paradise
                                                                                                                                11. London Dungeon
                                                                                                                                12. Klickety Klack
                                                                                                                                13. Over Under Sideways Down

                                                                                                                                Jacuzzi Boys

                                                                                                                                The Pits

                                                                                                                                  Slaying the scene and making it look easy, Jacuzzi Boys are back at it with a new garage glam-punker 7”. You’ve caught them touring the world, playing shows and festivals far and wide, and steadily winning hearts and earning their place as fixtures of the American garage rock scene. These songs? They’re tight. They’re balanced. They’re right on the money. The A-side “The Pits” is a phenomenally fuzzed glittery rocker complete with breathy Bolanesque bits, swooping bass and energetic percussion. Meanwhile, “Offended” is a blistering 1-minute garage rock whirlwind for anyone who has dipped their toes into the rank cesspool of online comments sections.

                                                                                                                                  The Fiery Furnaces

                                                                                                                                  Down At The So And So On Somewhere

                                                                                                                                    "This is the first new music from The Fiery Furnaces in ten years," the band says. "The songs were recorded in New York City and a few hours north of New York City on February 3 and February 10 - 12, 2020. 'Down by the So and So on Somewhere' is a regretful song about having regrets. Now it seems even more sad than we thought it was back then: 'Will you meet me,' etc. Matthew was happy to use a Soviet drum machine. Eleanor was happy to play real drums. 'The Fortune Teller's Revenge' is another sad song. We cut out the lines from the first and third verse: 'with me; just kidding' and 'leave everything to me.' Matthew likes hearing Eleanor sing 'I'm sorry to say I've never made a mistake.' Eleanor likes that you can't quite tell who's singing what, when."

                                                                                                                                    Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger formed The Fiery Furnaces in New York City in 2000. Their debut album Gallowsbird’s Bark (Rough Trade Records) was released to critical acclaim in 2003. In the following seven years, they released eight more albums and toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan. The band’s last performance was nearly a decade ago at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona.In the meantime, Eleanor and Matthew have released eight solo albums, collectively. They are very pleased to return to the stage in their hometown Chicago, at Pitchfork Music Festival.

                                                                                                                                    Eleanor: Someone comes up to me at every show and asks: “How’s Matt? What’s happening with The Fiery Furnaces?” And I say, “He’s fine” and “Nothing at the moment.” I’m so happy to finally have some news: “He’s fine” and “We’re playing in July at the Pitchfork Festival.” We didn’t break up; this isn’t a reunion. We’re just playing the next show.

                                                                                                                                    Matthew: For the last three and a quarter years I’ve been listening to Fiery Furnaces records every day. I think I finally get it.

                                                                                                                                    Third Man Books Present

                                                                                                                                    Maggot Brain (Issue #2)

                                                                                                                                      OVER FEATURE is a three-parter on MOONDOG. Our editor’s phone interview with him from 1998, some amazing never-before-seen-images, and crucially this series of archival interviews from 1953.

                                                                                                                                      SHANA CLEVELAND The singer-songwriter / La Luz leader’s hand-written / illustrated tour diary chronicles a European tour with her own newborn baby, and it’s really unlike anything you’ve seen or read before. 

                                                                                                                                      GAINESVILLE RIOT ‘88 On tour supporting ‘Bug,’ the immense DINOSAUR JR’S laconic wall of sound helped to start a riot at their show in a Florida university hall. Thankfully our old pal Kevin Arrow was there with slide film in his camera to capture the event. These images have never been seen before.

                                                                                                                                      Redd Kross

                                                                                                                                      Show World

                                                                                                                                        Brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald formed Redd Kross (originally Red Cross) in Hawthorne, CA in the late ‘70s. Rumor has it that the band name was inspired by a prop from the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist. Their first show was opening for Black Flag and they released their debut record the mythical “Posh Boy” EP in 1980 when they were just 17 and 13 respectively. The “Posh Boy” EP features Black Flag’s 2nd singer, Ron Reyes, on drums and founding member of Circle Jerks, Greg Heston, on guitar.

                                                                                                                                        1982 saw a line up change and the release of Born Innocent, a high water mark of American Punk Rock. Containing nods to Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, Linda Blair, Lita Ford and breakfast cereal as well as a killer cover of Charlie Manson’s Cease To Exist. Redd Kross loves pop culture. The brothers have kept Redd Kross going through the decades (and line-up changes), releasing 7 studio albums and a slew of EPs and singles. They have also stayed busy with side projects, production gigs and even occasional acting jobs.

                                                                                                                                        What are Redd Kross? Punk Rock? Psychedelia? Heavy Metal? Bubblegum? Power Pop? Whatever they are they are 100% Redd Kross, the catchiest of catchy, chock full of hooks, melodies and harmonies, impossible to not smile and sing along…..maybe even dance. Their live show just keeps getting better. Redd Kross are one of those rare bands who would be equally at home in a dark punk club and on stage at the Enormodome.

                                                                                                                                        40 years in and hot on the heels of their amazing 2019 album Beyond The Door, Third Man Records is proud to announce the reissue of two of their beloved 1990s albums, Phaseshifter (1993) and Show World (1997).
                                                                                                                                        Phaseshifter line-up intact (Gene Fennelly would soon move on, but plays all the keyboards on the recording), Redd Kross came back at us with amps turned up and smiles on their faces on 1997’s Show World. The album starts off with a spot on cover of The Quick’s L.A. power pop classic, Pretty Please Me, and sets the tone for yet another killer album by the thinking person’s good time band.

                                                                                                                                        Like all RK albums before and since, this one is all killer, no filler, with special highlights Stoned, Vanity Mirror, One Chord Progression and the absolutely sublime Follow The Leader.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        SIDE A
                                                                                                                                        1. Pretty Please Me
                                                                                                                                        2. Stoned
                                                                                                                                        3. You Lied Again
                                                                                                                                        4. Girl God
                                                                                                                                        5. Mess Around
                                                                                                                                        6. One Chord Progression
                                                                                                                                        7. Teen Competition

                                                                                                                                        SIDE B
                                                                                                                                        1. Follow The Leader
                                                                                                                                        2. Vanity Mirror
                                                                                                                                        3. Secret Life
                                                                                                                                        4. Ugly Town
                                                                                                                                        5. Get Out Of Myself
                                                                                                                                        6. Kiss The Goat

                                                                                                                                        Man Man

                                                                                                                                        Dream Hunting In The Valley Of In-Between

                                                                                                                                          Honus Honus (aka Ryan Kattner) has devoted his career to exploring the uncertainty between life’s extremes, beauty and ugliness, order and chaos. The songs on ‘Dream Hunting In The Valley Of The In-Between’, Man Man’s first album in over six years and their Sub Pop debut, are as intimate, soulful and timeless as they are audaciously inventive and daring, resulting in his best Man Man album to date.

                                                                                                                                          The 17-track effort, featuring ‘Cloud Nein’, ‘Future Peg’, ‘On the Mend’, ‘Sheela’ and ‘Animal Attraction’, was produced by Cyrus Ghahremani, mixed by S. Husky Höskulds (Norah Jones, Tom Waits, Mike Patton, Solomon Burke, Bettye LaVette, Allen Toussaint) and mastered by Dave Cooley (Blood Orange, M83, DIIV, Paramore, Snail Mail, clipping).

                                                                                                                                          ‘Dream Hunting In The Valley Of The In-Between’ also includes guest vocals from Steady Holiday’s Dre Babinski on ‘Future Peg’ and ‘If Only’ and Rebecca Black (singer of the viral pop hit ‘Friday’) on ‘On the Mend’ and ‘Lonely Beuys’.

                                                                                                                                          The album follows the release of ‘Beached’ and ‘Witch’, Man Man’s contributions to Vol. 4 of the Sub Pop Singles Club in 2019.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Cloud Nein
                                                                                                                                          On The Mend
                                                                                                                                          Lonely Beuys
                                                                                                                                          Future Peg
                                                                                                                                          Inner Iggy
                                                                                                                                          Oyster Point
                                                                                                                                          The Prettiest Song In The
                                                                                                                                          Animal Attraction
                                                                                                                                          Unsweet Meat
                                                                                                                                          Powder My Wig
                                                                                                                                          If Only
                                                                                                                                          In The Valley Of The In-Between

                                                                                                                                          Brendan Benson

                                                                                                                                          Dear Life

                                                                                                                                            “There's something about this record,” Benson says, describing his Third Man Records debut album Dear Life. “A friend of mine called it ‘life-affirming.’ I thought it was a joke at first but then realized, well, it’s about life and death for sure. I don’t know if that’s positive or optimistic or whatever, but that's what's going on with me.”

                                                                                                                                            Brendan Benson finds himself in an enviable spot as he enters the third decade of a remarkably creative, consistently idiosyncratic career – an accomplished frontman, musician, songwriter, producer, band member, husband, and dad. Benson’s seventh solo album, and first new LP in almost seven years, Dear Life is this consummate polymath’s most inventive and upbeat work thus far, an 11-track song cycle about life, love, family, fatherhood, and the pure joy of making music. Produced and almost entirely performed by Benson at his own Readymade Studio in Nashville, the album sees the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist – and co-founder, with Jack White, of The Raconteurs – reveling in a more modernist approach than ever before, fueled by a heady brew of cannabis, hip-hop, and a newly discovered interest in software drum programming. The result is an untapped playfulness that elevates expertly crafted songs like the opener, “I Can If You Want Me To,” and the first single, “Good To Be Alive,” with voluble arrangements, elastic grooves, and incandescent power. Imbued with revitalized ambition and confidence, Dear Life is Brendan Benson at his very best.

                                                                                                                                            Beginning with his now-classic 1996 major label debut, One Mississippi – recently reissued by Third Man in its first-ever vinyl pressing – and its masterful 2002 follow-up, Lapalco, Benson has always infused classic craftsmanship with contemporary invention. Along with his own critically acclaimed canon, Benson is of course co-founder – with Jack White, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – of The Raconteurs. The band first convened in 2006, winning worldwide acclaim, Grammy Award nominations, and a chart-topping smash single in “Steady As She Goes,” with their now-classic debut album, Broken Boy Soldiers The Raconteurs returned two short years later with 2008’s Consolers Of The Lonely. Like its predecessor, the LP proved a popular and critical phenomenon, earning the Grammy Award for “Best Engineered Non-Classical Album” as well as a nomination as “Best Rock Album.”

                                                                                                                                            Dear Life came about gradually and organically after a self-imposed creative hiatus rooted in the happy arrival of his son and later, a daughter. Having spent the majority of his adult life on the road, Benson decided he’d prefer to stay home for a change and just be a dad. “I just couldn’t bear the thought of leaving,” he says. “I was so enamored with my kids, I just sort of lost touch with my career. I just didn’t want to go back to work.” Instead, Benson directed his musical energies elsewhere and fast proved an in-demand producer/engineer (Robyn Hitchcock, Young The Giant, Trapper Schoepp, The Greenhornes) and collaborative songwriter, with a CV that includes partnerships with Jake Bugg, Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), and The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard, among others. Despite his successes, after a few years in this voluntary wilderness, Benson surprised himself in 2017 by writing and recording the rocker “Half A Boy (And Half A Man).” “It just felt really good,” he says. “I felt like I was like born again. Seriously, it was almost a religious experience, like, oh my God, I love making music. I had forgotten. That’s how it started. It was kind of a spark. A re-ignition.”

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            SIDE 1
                                                                                                                                            1. I Can If You Want Me To
                                                                                                                                            2. Good To Be Alive
                                                                                                                                            3. Half A Boy (Half A Man)
                                                                                                                                            4. Richest Man Alive
                                                                                                                                            5. Dear Life

                                                                                                                                            SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                            1. Baby's Eyes
                                                                                                                                            2. Freak Out
                                                                                                                                            3. Evil Eyes
                                                                                                                                            4. I’m In Love
                                                                                                                                            5. I Quit
                                                                                                                                            6. Who’s Gonna Love You

                                                                                                                                            Rustin Man


                                                                                                                                              Having waited 17 years for Drift Code, some may be surprised at Clockdust’s swift arrival, but the album’s roots can be found in the same extended sessions. “Early on I realised I had two albums worth of material,” Webb explains. “The first tunes I wrote were electric guitar based, with long arrangements that built up in layers to something sonically quite dense. These became the bulk of Drift Code. As a reaction, I wrote a batch of songs that were tighter in their structure but had more feeling of space. These make up the bulk of Clockdust.”

                                                                                                                                              Once he’d identified each song’s greater role, Webb took pains to ensure the albums would stand alone. “Through the year of mixing and releasing Drift Code,” he continues, “I made a conscious effort not to listen to Clockdust. It became some long-lost twin everybody had forgotten. There was an older, wiser atmosphere to it, more cinematic, but in a romantic way”.

                                                                                                                                              Clockdust draws upon an armoury of instruments, some, like the euphonium, unfamiliar in such contexts, and plenty – the kokoriko, the okónkolo – with even more unfamiliar names. Each track, too, indicates Webb’s fondness for the path less travelled, its twists and turns at first jarring but soon intuitive. That they’re embellished by a voice which has seemingly endured many lifetimes emphasises their mysterious nature. That its recording was soundtracked by Jacques Brel, Jet Harris and Kurt Weill no doubt contributed too. That many songs are inspired by old movies enhances their ageless atmosphere yet further.

                                                                                                                                              Lead single “Jackie’s Room” is about a dysfunctional yet romantic relationship in which the protagonist believes “as long as she’s desired, she’ll never grow old” and the resulting track sways with the grace of its aging seductress. “I think of the album as containing stories from people who’ve reached their present situation through many years of experiences,” Webb says.

                                                                                                                                              Idiosyncratic and quietly haunting, Clockdust is seeped in sepia-tinted nostalgia, “a powerful force of nature,” Webb states, “up there with love and desire”. The album blurs the boundaries between past and present. Webb insists that he prefers to live in the here and now, but in looking back he’s found a magical, mesmerising manner in which to forge a path forward: for him, for his music, and for his audience.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Carousel Days
                                                                                                                                              Gold & Tinsel
                                                                                                                                              Jackie’s Room
                                                                                                                                              Love Turns Her On
                                                                                                                                              Rubicon Song
                                                                                                                                              Old Flamingo
                                                                                                                                              Kinky Living
                                                                                                                                              Night In Evening City
                                                                                                                                              Man With A Remedy

                                                                                                                                              The Pathetx


                                                                                                                                                The formation of the Pathetx began in 1980 with singer, Mark Leavitt, and guitarist, Greg Kutcher. They had been playing together in their basements for a while and were looking to get out on stage in the punk clubs in and around Detroit. They assembled the rest of the group, drummer Ted Meek, guitarist happy Tom McHenry and 16 year old bass player Mick Nasty, through newspaper ads, local “punk walls” and music stores.

                                                                                                                                                The Pathetx took their inspiration from the West Coast punk scene that was happening at the time, bands like The Germs, Black Flag and Dead Kennedys, as opposed to most of the other punk bands that were kicking around Detroit who were looking to The Stooges and MC5 to show them the way. Nunzio’s was the band’s unoffi cial home away from home but they played every legendary punk club in the area: Bookies Club 870, Freezer Theater, Red Carpet, Windsor’s Coronation Tavern... you name it, The Pathetx played it. They shared the stage with Detroit’s fi rst wave punk bands as well as the superstars of this new hardcore thing that was happening. They played the legendary Endless Summer Skatepark show with Necros, Negative Approach and Meatmen. Their live shows were fi lled with beer, blood and pogos. Third Man Records is proud to announce the fi rst-ever release of The Pathetx - 1981. Clocking in at 18:16 minutes

                                                                                                                                                Bonny Doon

                                                                                                                                                Blue Stage Sessions

                                                                                                                                                  A live album recorded at the Third Man Detroit location from Motor City's sweetest psych-folk groovers, Bonny Doon. Hot off the heels of their Woodsist Records album "Longwave," this live LP features beautiful live takes from their full discography. 

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Summertime Friends
                                                                                                                                                  2. I Am Here (I Am Alive)
                                                                                                                                                  3. Saw A Light
                                                                                                                                                  4. Lost My Way
                                                                                                                                                  5. Long Wave
                                                                                                                                                  6. I See You

                                                                                                                                                  Sonia Santos / Marcia Maria

                                                                                                                                                  Marraio / Oh! Man

                                                                                                                                                    The third appearance in the Brazil 45 series for the mighty Sonia Santos, here with a relatively under-the-radar gem. ‘Marraio’ is a quirky sambafunk bomb with tripped out synths, wah-wah guitar, horn stabs and is one aimed straight for the dance-floor. Written by Hélio Matheus, it was released on a 7” and four track EP on Som Livre records in 1974 and 1975 respectively. Brazilian record digger and DJ hero DJ Nuts included ‘Marraio’ in his epic mixtape ‘Cultura Cópia’ back in 2004.

                                                                                                                                                    On the flip we keep the funk-vibes going but drop the tempo. The late-great Marcia Maria’s AOR/Rio-funk slow-jam ‘Oh! Man’ was only released on a 7” single on Odeon Records in 1979. It features the distinctive sounds of Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti in the production team.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Sonia Santos - Marraio
                                                                                                                                                    Marcia Maria - Oh! Man

                                                                                                                                                    After two feverishly received albums as King Krule, plus another low-key outing under his own name, this extraordinarily gifted 25-year-old from Peckham in South London adds further depth and substance to his oeuvre with another wondrous long-player called ‘Man Alive!’. It arrives packed full of his trademark sonic ambition and compositional skill, as well as the now-familiar corrosive lyricism and lurid social observation.

                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                    Barry says: Following on from his riotously well received LP's, and equally desirable solo album, Marshall returns with his darkest and most clashing outing yet. Snappy percussion and jazzy breaks work their way skilfully below the shadowy vocals and post-punk distortion. Experimental but cohesive, this is definitely the best Krule album yet.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. Cellular
                                                                                                                                                    2. Supermarché
                                                                                                                                                    3. Stoned Again
                                                                                                                                                    4. Comet Face
                                                                                                                                                    5. The Dream
                                                                                                                                                    6. Perfecto Miserable
                                                                                                                                                    7. Alone, Omen 3
                                                                                                                                                    8. Slinky
                                                                                                                                                    9. Airport Antenatal Airplane
                                                                                                                                                    10. (Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On
                                                                                                                                                    11. Theme For The Cross
                                                                                                                                                    12. Underclass
                                                                                                                                                    13. Energy Fleets
                                                                                                                                                    14. Please Complete Thee


                                                                                                                                                    Akuma No Uta - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                      Official reissue of Boris' 2003 flawless release. Drone waves meet heavy guitar heroics in a satanic pinky violence gang fight at the schoolyard. This ones for the Heads. Buy if you dig: Sabbath Worship, Comets on Fire, acid, leading children astray, Boris.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. NakiKyoku
                                                                                                                                                      2. Introduction
                                                                                                                                                      3. Ibitsu
                                                                                                                                                      4. AnoOnna No Onryou
                                                                                                                                                      5. Furi
                                                                                                                                                      6. Akuma No Uta

                                                                                                                                                      Happy Mondays

                                                                                                                                                      Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)

                                                                                                                                                        Released in April 1987, the Happy Mondays debut album was a perfect snapshot of a very different kind of pop culture coming from beyond the fringes. It would be an underground album but a game changer. Produced by Velvet Underground legend, John Cale, this was the accidental sound track for the endless housing estates sailing away from Manchester City centre and into Salford-perfectly captured by this gang of misfits.

                                                                                                                                                        With artwork lovingly replicated by original Manchester designers Central Station Design, this album is on vinyl for the first time since it’s original release. Features the singles “Tart Tart” and “24 Hour Party People”.

                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Andy says: Totally original, eternally rhythmical, post-punk/funk topped with Shaun Ryder's inimitable drawl. A proper band fronted by two cartoonish magicians in Shaun and Bez. Amazing, reallu.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        Kuff Dam
                                                                                                                                                        Tart Tart
                                                                                                                                                        Olive Oil
                                                                                                                                                        Weekend S
                                                                                                                                                        Little Matchstick Owen
                                                                                                                                                        Cob 20



                                                                                                                                                          Teener is a noise rock band from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 2016, they set out to make loud music without emulating any style or artist. So far, the result is a sound that walks a line between New Wave, Noise Rock and Hardcore.

                                                                                                                                                          The lead A-side song, titled The Ladder, kicks off with perforated, ascending drum and guitar and a vocal shitstorm interspersed with melody-driven guitar solos. Though the kicker and the song’s namesake, is the final 30 seconds, where vocalist Ollie Dodt reenacts what sounds like an all too familiar one-sided conversation - a young person having to push and push and push for the opportunity to have a foot on the professional ladder.

                                                                                                                                                          The second song on the first side, Market Value, is a heavier chugging number slamming the effects of Detroit’s fracking and toxic matter “processing”, bubbling down into only vocals and feedback by the end. B-side Flavor begins with frenzied, booming toms and chainsaw guitars, only to break down about a minute in to a post-punky, drony haze. And suddenly, the clap of the toms and guitars return for a hyperkinetic finale.

                                                                                                                                                          Emotional Rescue shares a little shine with the music ensemble Man Jumping, via this reissue of their experimental, post-minimalist meets pop debut album "Jumpcut", which will be followed by 2 special remix EPs featuring Khidja, Bullion, Reckonrong and more.

                                                                                                                                                          Formed in 1983 out of the disbanded The Lost Jockey (Les Disques Du Crepuscule), Man Jumping's aim was to move on from the unwieldy nature of that collective to combine the 'systems music' of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, LaMonte Young etc with rock, funk, dance and world music and create a new cross over.

                                                                                                                                                          Consisting of studied musicians and created from theory as well as technique, the liberation from formal restrictions took shape over four years that spawned 2 albums and one 12". 
                                                                                                                                                          Released on Bill Nelson's 'Cocteau' label in 1985, Jumpcut's was critically praised but destined for more discerning ears. The 7 songs - including here a 12" mix of Aerotropics - developed from 16 stave manuscript into live recordings straight to tape, with no sequencing to keep their live feel intact.
                                                                                                                                                          Carefully planned but made in the moment, members Charlie Seaward, Glyn Perrin, John Lunn, Orlando Gough and Shaung Tozer's legacy is demonstrably durable, a testament to their originality of thought to an idea of what might be rather than an imitation of what has been.

                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                          Patrick says: I'm all over this one! Operational in the mid 80s, Man Jumping took the serialist and minimalist sound of Reich et al and pushed it into the pop sphere with danceable grooves, dubby studio fx and fretless bass licks, giving us a glimpse of Talking Heads if Arthur Russell had become a full time member...

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          A1. In The Jungle
                                                                                                                                                          A2. World Service
                                                                                                                                                          A3. Aerotropics (12" Mix)
                                                                                                                                                          A4. Belle Du On The Beach 
                                                                                                                                                          B1. Walk On, Bye
                                                                                                                                                          B2. Sqeezi
                                                                                                                                                          B3. Down The Locale

                                                                                                                                                          Guided By Voices

                                                                                                                                                          Man Called Blunder / She Wants To Know

                                                                                                                                                            A-side “Man Called Blunder” - Robert Pollard says "the recording is perfectly executed, the best performance of a GBV song, ever...”. Non-LP b-side is a sparkling remake of "She Wants To Know" from GBV’s 1986 debut Forever Since Breakfast. A side is Track from forthcoming NEW album!!!

                                                                                                                                                            Method Man X Street Life

                                                                                                                                                            Squad Up B/w Instrumental (Red Vinyl)

                                                                                                                                                              Limited to 1000 copies on red vinyl “Squad Up” is from Street Life and Method Man's forthcoming album. Street Life and Method Man's relationship spans back to their childhood days in Staten Island, and while the two have collaborated on music for decades, this is their long rumored first official full-length album together. “Squad Up” claws with a menacing beat and Method Man, Street and Havoc each pay homage to Mobb Deep’s Prodigy on their verses. The history between Mobb Deep and Method Man goes back to 1995 and includes Meth’s appearance on “Exortion” from Mobb Deep’s ‘Hell On Earth.’ Mobb Deep also appeared on Meth’s ‘Tical 2000’ (“Play 4 Keeps” – which also features Street Life). Street Life played an instrumental role in writing the hook to Method Man’s 1996 "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By", featuring Mary J. Blige which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. He has been featured on all of Method Man’s albums, and all of Wu Tang Clan’s albums (except for ‘Enter The 36 Chambers’). Street Life and Method Man’s long list of collaborations together includes “Mr. Sandman,” “Run For Cover,” “Dangerous Grounds,” “Thing,” “Built for This” and “Straight Gutter.” Method Man Presents: Street Life “Street Education” (2005) is Street Life’s first and only official full-length release until now as well. 

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              A. Squad Up
                                                                                                                                                              B. Squad Up (Instrumental)


                                                                                                                                                              Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                                                                Recorded shortly after his solo debut album Half-Light (and about 2 years following his departure from Vampire Weekend), Third Man had the distinct pleasure of hosting Rostam, as he graced the Third Man Blue Room stage in Nashville with a penetratingly thoughtful yet cheery set of whole-hearted indie electronica, fi lled out with bongos and a string section.

                                                                                                                                                                The live document is a very special one because it contains only songs from Half-Light, tour-tight and with clever nuances, nods and charm that can only be captured live. Not to say that this was anything but an outstanding live recording, complete with expertly commanded vocals and elegantly crafted strings. For those of us who weren’t able to see live, a standout moment is the playful fourth track “Wood”, which nourishes a lush, dynamic, beautiful little world into The Greater Consciousness. This live album was recorded direct-to-2” tape in the Blue Room.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1. Don't Let It Get To You (Reprise)
                                                                                                                                                                A2. Sumer
                                                                                                                                                                A3. Never Going To Catch Me
                                                                                                                                                                A4. Wood
                                                                                                                                                                A5. Bike Dream
                                                                                                                                                                A6. Eos
                                                                                                                                                                B1. Rudy
                                                                                                                                                                B2. Half Light
                                                                                                                                                                B3. Gwan
                                                                                                                                                                B4. In A River
                                                                                                                                                                B5. Don't Let It Get To You


                                                                                                                                                                Blue Stage Sessions

                                                                                                                                                                  Chandra Oppenheim was a child star like no other. As the daughter of famed conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim. By age nine, Chandra was staying up late at her parents’ art-world parties, collaborating in her father’s projects, and performing her own plays at downtown hotspots such as The Kitchen and Franklin Furnace.

                                                                                                                                                                  This set the stage for Chandra’s course-altering collaboration with members of New York no- wave outfit The Dance, who were looking to form yet another project and found their muse/fuse in 10-year-old Chandra. Transportation EP, originally released in 1980 by The Dance’s own label, ON/ GoGo. Balancing on razor- wire guitars, liquid bass lines, and dub-style melodica, the Chandra band unveiled their first four songs: “Opposite”, “Concentration”, “Subways”, and “Kate.”

                                                                                                                                                                  At age 12, the post-punk pre-teen took the stage with her band for the first time at New York’s legendary Mudd Club. A whirlwind of press coverage ensued from glossy magazines like Vogue and Paris Match to the influential underground zine Non LP B Side and a Soho News cover story.
                                                                                                                                                                  A second EP was recorded and later shelved as Chandra walked away from the band at age 14 to focus on her education. The EP would not see the light of day for decades.

                                                                                                                                                                  Chandra’s Transportation EP saw a deluxe reissue that included the unreleased 2nd EP, as well as 2 demos from the same era, on Telephone Explosion Records out of Toronto in 2018. Chandra , now based in Maine, has also reactivated the Chandra Band with the help of a who’s who line-up of Toronto’s independent music scene.

                                                                                                                                                                  Third Man Records invited Chandra and her band to its Cass Corridor stage last winter. On February 1, 2019, magic was made and luckily for you it was captured direct The songs presented to you on this Blue Stage Sessions 7”, Day Without Success b/w Explosions, are based on the demos and rehearsal tapes of Chandra Oppenheim, Eugenie Diserio and Steven Alexander recorded from 1981-1983. They have never been performed live until their new arrangements by the re-formed Chandra Band

                                                                                                                                                                  Patsy Cline

                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963

                                                                                                                                                                    Released for the first time on vinyl, Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters (1960 - 1963) is an absolute must for any country music fan. This beautiful collection gathers all 51 tracks that Cline recorded with Owen Bradley after she left a restrictive deal at 4 Star Records and joined on with Decca Records in 1960.

                                                                                                                                                                    It's hard to believe that these songs were all recorded in such a small time frame; so many of her top hits and fan-favorites were all captured during this very fruitful period with Bradley at Decca. Right off the bat, the new sessions struck gold with the classic "I Fall To Pieces," Cline's first Country #1.

                                                                                                                                                                    Most notably, working with Bradley led Cline to find her signature, distinctive sound - braiding wistful country music ballads with big-band pop sensibilities that shone a spotlight on her elastic, smooth vocals, forging the path for future country-pop crossovers. With her sound in place, the duo doubled-down on their successes, with sessions that produced chart-toppers "She's Got You," "Crazy" and "Sweet Dreams (of You)."

                                                                                                                                                                    Featuring absolutely stunning, powerful, full-color photos printed on the interior of the gatefold 3xLP jacket, Sweet Dreams is as just as rewarding for the eyes as the ears. The songs on this 51 track collection form the crown jewels of her discography and cement Patsy Cline's legacy as one of country music's greatest of all time. 

                                                                                                                                                                    Ty Segall

                                                                                                                                                                    Pig Man Lives, Volume 1: Demos 2007-2017

                                                                                                                                                                      WHAT. It’s almost 2020!? Face it, the last ten years or so have been a BLUR – so much shit going down, good and bad - and a lot of music too. It doesn’t look like its gonna get any easier for ANYBODY to get their bearing, so Ty Segall and Sea Note have gotten together a special box to help you reorient your head, no matter where you are.

                                                                                                                                                                      Yeah, this one’s for the freak, the fan, the head. Pig Man Lives is a stack of raw germs that were blown up in the world as Ty Segall releases over this last golden decade or so – specifically, the demos that bred Manipulator, Freedom’s Goblin, Emotional Mugger, Twins, Ty Segall, Slaughterhouse and Sleeper Each finished record had its own unique aim and intention, but when you hear tracks from 2007 next to 2015. then 2012 cutting in after 2017, the splatter allows you to hear the continuum of a whole body of work exploding over and over again in the burst of freedom that comes with the initial sketch of a song.

                                                                                                                                                                      Non-linear reorientation, taking you back and forward over the course of eight sides and 47 songs. There’s even a few that haven’t seen the light of day before. You’re bound to feel different after you’ve spent any kind of quality time with The Pig Man.

                                                                                                                                                                      Whether he’s recording alone at home or in a studio with the band, Ty’s goal in putting something on tape isn’t just to log the song, it’s to make a whole thing that’s rad. For some of these songs, further evolution brought even more out of them. And some are perfect this way, with rough edges and little details you’re not gonna believe you’ve lived without.

                                                                                                                                                                      As sure Pig Man Lives, you won’t have to anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      Don’t You Want To Know
                                                                                                                                                                      The Magazine II
                                                                                                                                                                      Take Care (To Comb Your Hair)
                                                                                                                                                                      Mister Main
                                                                                                                                                                      Green Belly
                                                                                                                                                                      Breakfast Eggs
                                                                                                                                                                      Freedom I
                                                                                                                                                                      My Lady’s On Fire
                                                                                                                                                                      Tall Man Skinny Lady
                                                                                                                                                                      Orange Color Queen
                                                                                                                                                                      Fanny Dog
                                                                                                                                                                      She Don’t Care
                                                                                                                                                                      The Fakir
                                                                                                                                                                      Untitled #6
                                                                                                                                                                      Who’s Producing You?
                                                                                                                                                                      Stick Around
                                                                                                                                                                      You’re The Doctor
                                                                                                                                                                      California Hills
                                                                                                                                                                      Warm Hands
                                                                                                                                                                      Break A Guitar 2
                                                                                                                                                                      Every1’s A Winner
                                                                                                                                                                      Candy Man
                                                                                                                                                                      It’s Over
                                                                                                                                                                      Golden One (Only One)
                                                                                                                                                                      The Singer
                                                                                                                                                                      The Hill
                                                                                                                                                                      Thank God For The Sinners
                                                                                                                                                                      Shoot You Up
                                                                                                                                                                      The Feels
                                                                                                                                                                      Thank You Mr. K
                                                                                                                                                                      When Mommy Kills You
                                                                                                                                                                      Sue Thumb
                                                                                                                                                                      Talkin’ About Yourself
                                                                                                                                                                      5 Ft. Tall


                                                                                                                                                                      Feedbacker - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                        First-ever US issue of this key 2003 release from Japan's shapeshifting heavy lords, Boris. The album title says it all. Immerse yourself in 43 minutes of sonic waves of slow-building fuzz, feedback and layered dimensions where lysergic solos and unintelligible vocals compete for their place deep inside your ID. Buy if you dig: Sun O))), Sleep, Boris.

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        1. I. Part 1
                                                                                                                                                                        2. II. Part 2
                                                                                                                                                                        3. III. Part 3
                                                                                                                                                                        4. IV. Part 4
                                                                                                                                                                        5. V. Part 5


                                                                                                                                                                        Love & Evol

                                                                                                                                                                          2019's release from Japan's Psych Lords, Boris. In turns dynamic, droney, stoney, dreamy and beautiful, these albums contain multitudes. Boris continues to push their sonic palette into new mind-shreddy directions. Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billowing smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Buy if you dig: Sunn O))), Sonic Youth, shoegaze, shitgaze.

                                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                          Barry says: Japanese dronelords Boris return to the unlikely, but 'thinking-about-it,-it-actually-makes-sense' home of Third Man for their latest excursion in hazy psychedelic distortion and arrhythmic cataclysmic heft. They've always been one of the most prolific and productive outfits on the scene, and that clearly shows on this mindblowing new opus.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          Disc: 1
                                                                                                                                                                          1. EVOL
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Away From You
                                                                                                                                                                          3. Coma
                                                                                                                                                                          Disc: 2
                                                                                                                                                                          1. Uzume
                                                                                                                                                                          2. In The Pain(t)
                                                                                                                                                                          3. Shadow Of Skull
                                                                                                                                                                          4. LOVE

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Away From You
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Coma
                                                                                                                                                                          3. EVOL
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Uzume
                                                                                                                                                                          5. LOVE
                                                                                                                                                                          6. In The Pain
                                                                                                                                                                          7. Shadow Of Skull

                                                                                                                                                                          Ghost Wolves

                                                                                                                                                                          Crooked Cop

                                                                                                                                                                            Third Man Records is excited to release the newest songs from Austin, TX’s Ghost Wolves. Formed in 2011 and hardly taking time to sit since then, the Ghost Wolves create, record and tour at a rapid clip.

                                                                                                                                                                            Blending rock n' roll, punk rock, garage and blues with electronic elements, the duo has earned a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the modern rock n’ roll underground, touring internationally for almost 8 years straight, with nearly 1000 shows between them in 23+ countries including most of western Europe, the USA, U.K. and Japan.

                                                                                                                                                                            The duo recorded these three new tracks in early 2019 with engineer/producer John Michael Schoepf (bassist for Ray Wylie Hubbard, Night Glitter) in his Austin living room studio. The recording took place during a very dark time for Carley and Jonny, who have been married for 7 years. Jonny’s father received a terminal cancer diagnosis in late 2018. These songs came together while Jonny was tending to his father in Connecticut, with Carley sending demo songs to him from Texas. When his father stabilized somewhat, Jonny returned to Austin to take a break and they both therapeutically recorded these songs. As can be heard, these recordings are darker, more intimate and more pressing than previous material.

                                                                                                                                                                            Olivia Jean

                                                                                                                                                                            Night Owl

                                                                                                                                                                              Olivia Jean is back on the beat with her second full-length (and first self-produced) album, Night Owl, due out August 30, 2019 on Third Man Records. The album mines the shared spaces between bubblegum, beach pop undercurrents and fuzzed out garage a la B-52s and Dick Dale, lyrically diving headfirst into the frustrations of perfectionism, mental barriers, obsession and modern heartache. Unlike Bathtub Love Killings on which we found Olivia playing every instrument on the vast majority of the album, Night Owl is decidedly more collaborative, with a studio band of buddies backing up her up. Night Owl is exactly what it sounds like: the wee-hour workings of an artist engrossed in a project, pushing against omnipresent forces of fear and judgment to do exactly what you’ve always wanted to do and be exactly what you’ve known you are. It’s candy-coated and also bittersweet, fully aware and also full-hearted.

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Garage Bat
                                                                                                                                                                              2. Night Owl
                                                                                                                                                                              3. Shut Your Mouth
                                                                                                                                                                              4. Brushfire
                                                                                                                                                                              5. In Two
                                                                                                                                                                              6. If You Don’t Love Me By Now
                                                                                                                                                                              7. Rhinestone
                                                                                                                                                                              8. The Hunt
                                                                                                                                                                              9. JaanPehechaanHo
                                                                                                                                                                              10. Can You Help Me?
                                                                                                                                                                              11. Siren Call
                                                                                                                                                                              12. I Used To Be Lonely
                                                                                                                                                                              13. Perfume
                                                                                                                                                                              14. Tsunami Sue

                                                                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                              Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969

                                                                                                                                                                                Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969, is a 50th anniversary celebration collecting previously unheard songs by such blues legends as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, James Cotton, Son House, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells, Big Mama Thornton, Clifton Chenier, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin’ Hopkins, J. B. Hutto & His Hawks, Roosevelt Sykes, Luther Allison, Otis Rush, Big Joe Williams, Charlie Musselwhite and more. 

                                                                                                                                                                                The historic gathering was presented by a small group of blues-obsessed University of Michigan students determined to give their blues heroes a public spotlight where they might shine before it was too late. Among those enterprising student-promoters was John Fishel, whose teenage brother Jim Fishel, gathered some friends to help record the festival as a personal memento. Taking advantage of their all-access pass and juggling a small Norelco tape recorder from set to set, the friends let the 1⁄4” tape roll. Though field recordings in the literal sense of the term, they capture the brilliance of the musicians, the excitement of the crowd and the loose, convivial nature of the entire festival. Those tapes, long thought to be lost, have now been lovingly restored to capture the electric energy of the landmark concert. Both volumes include never-before-seen photographs, an exclusive reminiscence from Jim Fishel, and extensive liner notes by Parker Fishel, Sophie Abramowitz and David Beal.

                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                Darryl says: Released on Jack White’s Third Man label, this is a 50th anniversary documentation of the historic and legendary blues festival. Sprawling across a double CD and two volumes of vinyl this epic compilation features previously unheard material from the likes of Muddy Waters, Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and many many more.

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                LP1 Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                                                1 Dirty Mother For You – Roosevelt Sykes
                                                                                                                                                                                2 So Glad You’re Mine – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
                                                                                                                                                                                3 Too Much Alcohol – J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
                                                                                                                                                                                4 I Wonder Why – Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins
                                                                                                                                                                                5 Help Me (A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson) – Junior Wells
                                                                                                                                                                                6 I’ve Got A Mind To Give Up Living – B.B. King With Sonny Freeman And The Unusuals
                                                                                                                                                                                7 John Henry – Mississippi Fred McDowell
                                                                                                                                                                                8 Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie – Pinetop Perkins
                                                                                                                                                                                9 Introduction – Big Bill Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                10 Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy – Luther Allison And The Blue Nebulae
                                                                                                                                                                                11 Tu M’as Promis L’amour (You Promised Me Love) – Clifton Chenier
                                                                                                                                                                                12 Hard Luck – The Original Howlin’ Wolf And His Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                13 So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush

                                                                                                                                                                                LP2 Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                                                1 Long Distance Call – Muddy Waters
                                                                                                                                                                                2 Movin’ And Groovin’ – Charlie Musselwhite
                                                                                                                                                                                3 I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) – Magic Sam
                                                                                                                                                                                4 Jelly Jelly Blues – Shirley Griffith
                                                                                                                                                                                5 Mojo Boogie – Big Mojo Elem
                                                                                                                                                                                6 Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) – T-Bone Walker
                                                                                                                                                                                7 Announcements – Big Bill Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                8 Ball And Chain – Big Mama Thornton And The Hound Doggers
                                                                                                                                                                                9 Juanita – Big Joe Williams
                                                                                                                                                                                10 Key To The Highway – Sam Lay
                                                                                                                                                                                11 Mojo Hand – Lightnin’ Hopkins
                                                                                                                                                                                12 Off The Wall – James Cotton Blues Band
                                                                                                                                                                                13 Death Letter Blues – Son House

                                                                                                                                                                                2CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                                                ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969 - VOL. 1
                                                                                                                                                                                1 Dirty Mother For You – Roosevelt Sykes
                                                                                                                                                                                2 So Glad You’re Mine – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
                                                                                                                                                                                3 Too Much Alcohol – J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
                                                                                                                                                                                4 I Wonder Why – Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins
                                                                                                                                                                                5 Help Me (A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson) – Junior Wells
                                                                                                                                                                                6 I’ve Got A Mind To Give Up Living – B.B. King With Sonny Freeman And The Unusuals
                                                                                                                                                                                7 John Henry – Mississippi Fred McDowell
                                                                                                                                                                                8 Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy – Luther Allison And The Blue Nebulae
                                                                                                                                                                                9 Tu M’as Promis L’amour (You Promised Me Love) – Clifton Chenier
                                                                                                                                                                                10 Hard Luck – The Original Howlin’ Wolf And His Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                11 So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush

                                                                                                                                                                                ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969 - VOL. 2
                                                                                                                                                                                1 Long Distance Call – Muddy Waters
                                                                                                                                                                                2 Movin’ And Groovin’ – Charlie Musselwhite
                                                                                                                                                                                3 I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) – Magic Sam
                                                                                                                                                                                4 Jelly Jelly Blues – Shirley Griffith
                                                                                                                                                                                5 Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) – T-Bone Walker
                                                                                                                                                                                6 Ball And Chain – Big Mama Thornton And The Hound Doggers
                                                                                                                                                                                7 Juanita – Big Joe Williams
                                                                                                                                                                                8 Key To The Highway – Sam Lay
                                                                                                                                                                                9 Mojo Hand – Lightnin’ Hopkins
                                                                                                                                                                                11 Off The Wall – James Cotton Blues Band
                                                                                                                                                                                12 Death Letter Blues – Son House

                                                                                                                                                                                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?

                                                                                                                                                                                Since that time, Here Lies Man has expanded and expounded upon their sound and ideas of heavy riff rock and psych within the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave. The L.A. based band comprised of Antibalas members have toured relentlessly over the past 2 years, while also releasing a second album, You Will Know Nothing and an EP, Animal Noises, both in 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                No Ground to Walk Upon is their third album, and continues with an ongoing concept of HLM playing the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, with each song being a scene. The lead single “Clad in Silver” is the soundtrack snippet of a journey to the imaginary place called home, which can never be arrived at. With every step, the character imagines getting closer, but it is a hallucination that fades in and out of perception.

                                                                                                                                                                                Their debut album Here Lies Man was very well reviewed and featured in loads of end of year polls. BBC 6 & Classic Rock Magazine deemed it among the year’s best, as well as countless other press outlets singing its praises. 2018’s You Will Know Nothing furthered the band’s reputation for genre-smashing rhythmic experimentation, topping many year-end lists as well as earning features from countless metal and indie rock outlets, plus cover stories in weekly papers. No Ground to Walk Upon is the next step in the band’s rapid ascent to what is bound to be influential upon riff based rock.

                                                                                                                                                                                “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.”

                                                                                                                                                                                No Ground To Walk Upon also includes an interesting conceptual mathematics to the entire proceedings, a theme begun on the prior album. “There are interludes between each song that are 2/3 to 3/4 of the tempo of the previous song,” Garcia says. “The reason it breaks down to 2 over 3 or 3 over 4 is that everything in the music rhythmically corresponds to a set of mathematical algorithms known as the clave. The clave is an ancient organizing rhythmic principle developed in Africa.”

                                                                                                                                                                                Garcia and cofounder/drummer Geoff Mann (former Antibalas drummer and son of jazz musician Herbie Mann) recorded the album much like they did their previous releases, at their own L.A. studio on a Tascam 388 8-track tape machine. Additional layers were recorded with former Antibalas keyboardist Victor Axelrod and other contributors in various other locations, all while the band continued its rigorous touring schedule. 

                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                Barry says: it's pretty impossible not to nod your head along to Here Lies Man, as alluring as the best funk and the most playful rock groove all mixed into one package. Fiery distorted guitar, rhythmic syncopation and hazy, chunky riffage. The Perfect combination.

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Clad In Silver
                                                                                                                                                                                2. Swinging From Trees
                                                                                                                                                                                3. Long Legs (Look Away)
                                                                                                                                                                                4. Washing Bones
                                                                                                                                                                                5. Get Ahold Of Yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                6. Iron Rattles
                                                                                                                                                                                7. Man Falls Down

                                                                                                                                                                                From the new track’s opening “I Ain’t Your Baby,” the Nashville singer, songwriter, downtown scene slayer, and most-wanted fiddler signals a reclaimed confidence and bold evolution, telling women’s stories - including her own - that build on the strength of her “nervy” (NPR Music), 2017 Jack White-produced debut. Lillie Mae led a sequestered childhood touring in a motorhome with her musician parents, constricted by religious boundaries. In her adolescence she busked from RV parks to the Rio Grande, swept through Nashville clubs, and achieved Top 40 country status in her sibling group Jypsi, but on Other Girls, a new side of herself emerges with more to say than ever before. She embraces personal triumphs on “I Came For The Band (For Show),” breathes new perspective into “Terlingual Girl,” a song she wrote as a 19-year-old in the South-Texan desert, and professes brave truths as heard in “You’ve Got Other Girls for That.” After a vagabond past, crossing paths with hundreds of musicians, she limits the cast of Other Girls to just her brother, sister, and a few trusted collaborators. Lillie Mae will debut songs from Other Girls live this summer, as she supports the Raconteurs across the west coast. She will also join Robert Plant on tour, both opening for him and playing in his band. 

                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                Barry says: Other girls is a brilliantly written mix of classic country chord structures and the slightly gloomy reverb and poignant minor key changes of modern folk, all brought together with deft production and a stunning vocal performance from Lillie Mae. Stunning stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                1. You've Got Other Girls For That
                                                                                                                                                                                2. At Least Three In This Room
                                                                                                                                                                                3. Some Gamble
                                                                                                                                                                                4. Crisp & Cold
                                                                                                                                                                                5. I Came For The Band (For Show)
                                                                                                                                                                                6. Didn't I
                                                                                                                                                                                7. Whole Blue Heart
                                                                                                                                                                                8. Terlingua Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                9. Love Dilly Love
                                                                                                                                                                                10. How?
                                                                                                                                                                                11. A Golden Year

                                                                                                                                                                                The Hives

                                                                                                                                                                                I'm Alive

                                                                                                                                                                                  It’s been nearly two decades since the Swedish rock-n-roll heroes The Hives unleashed their debut album on the world and almost 5 years since new music has been released. Now, they will drop TWO intoxicatingly brash new songs I’m Alive and Good Samaritan on a limited edition double A-side 7” via Third Man Records. Both tracks were produced & mixed by Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother) in Los Angeles.

                                                                                                                                                                                  The band explains:
                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m Alive is a song about crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance that sounds like crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance because it is a band crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance. Use it in your own life to help you obliterate your own resistance! Musically slower and with more chords than usual, but heavy man. Real heavy.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Good Samaritan is a song about helping people help themselves by not helping them? Are they sarcastic or do they hate people now? Is this punk? You never know with these Hives and it’s been a while since I saw them so let’s all go see them again and see what they are on about? Musically faster than usual but a surprising dive into the chorus that feels like going into hyperspace. Now it’s not surprising anymore. Oh well. 

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  A1. I'm Alive
                                                                                                                                                                                  B1. Good Samaritan

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