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Weather Warlock

Occulting The Sun

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

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

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

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

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

    Sleep

    Leagues Beneath

      Leagues Beneath is the first release immediately following Sleep’s long-prophesied, critically-acclaimed opus The Sciences. Recorded as a part of a series of songs for Adult Swim, this 12” single is a testament to what has made The Sciences such a success: bottomless tone, spacetime-melting riffs and a unparalleled aural experience from start to finish.

      Leagues Beneath is a full 17 minute plunge, now available to experience on black vinyl.

      Jack White

      Ice Station Zebra

        The third single from Jack White’s critically-acclaimed third solo album “Boarding House Reach.” Featuring artwork that connects with previous singles’ artwork by The Third Man, Rob Jones & Nat Strimpopulos.

        Serration Pulse

        Serration Pulse

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

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

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

          Sandy (Alex G)

          Live At Third Man Records

            Third Man is absolutely ecstatic to be releasing the excellent live document of (Sandy) Alex G's Blue Room performance. Recorded on the 2017 US tour supporting his critically-acclaimed album Rocket (Pitchfork Best New Music) and not long after a notable feature on Frank Ocean's album Blonde, this standalone LP is his first live set to be captured and made widely available for his very loyal fanbase to enjoy.

            Featuring work from self-released tapes, Orchid Tapes and Domino Recordings, this daydreamy and intricate retrospective opens a private window into (Sandy) Alex G's lovely lyrical wordplay and cozy stage persona. Not one to be missed, for real!

            Various Artists

            Give Me My Flowers

              Founded in 1951 by independent record store owner and radio show promoter Ernie Young, Nashville, TN’s Nashboro Records recorded some of the most potent and forceful gospel music of the time period. Although initially begun in response to overwhelming demand for gospel locally, Nashboro quickly became nationally applauded for its curatorial prowess (under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Morgan Babb of the Radio Four) and signature production style.

              The lightly-reverbed, clear sound of a Nashboro record is unmistakable. Give Me My Flowers is a compilation of some of the finest cuts released by Nashboro Records, many of which have not been previously reissued. It kicks off with a total banger, The Hightower Brothers’ “Until He Comes,” which would have made an amazing cover song for Spacemen 3.

              Iola and Sullivan Pugh, also known as The Consolers, top off the A-side of the compilation with the intensely potent namesake track, “Give Me My Flowers”. A final highlight is “Almighty God” from Sister Pope and the Pearly Gates; dare you to get it out of your head after you hear the chorus even once. Not only are the featured artists endlessly skilled at their craft, their songs are absolutely explosive. This is the opposite of indifference or irony; there is a mission here, steeped in a full-heartedness that can only be derived from selfless devotion. Additionally, the songs featured on Give Me My Flowers are representative of a far too overlooked and important chapter in Nashville’s music history.

              These musicians, store employees and businesspeople played a critical role in building the infrastructure for independent music to flourish in their city. Naturally, it is a cornerstone in Third Man’s long-term mission to support and highlight the complete music histories of Tennessee and Michigan, from the most rightfully revered to the most critically under-represented. All of these tracks were assembled with producer and journalist Mike McGonigal (Detroit Gospel Reissue Project, Temperature’s Rising: An Oral History of Galaxie 500) and transferred directly from the 45 collection of Kevin Nutt (Case Quarter Records, Sinner’s Crossroads radio program).

              Sleep's first full-length album of new recordings since 1998. Years after the release of Volume One in 1991, Sleep's Holy Mountain in 1992 and Dopesmoker in 2003, the sonic titans reaffirm their place at the top of the riff pyramid with this brand-new double album, The Sciences.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: Legendary stoned doom-mongers Sleep released their latest opus on 4/20 (20/4 really) to an entirely intentional lack of coverage, and it turns out to be possibly their greatest work yet. Bang it on the player, and sink into your chair. This is going to blow you away.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              2xColoured LP Info: RSD store exclusive green vinyl edition.

              2xLP Info: Black vinyl edition.

              Dinosaur Jr

              Blue Room Sessions

                Third Man Records, as a record label that makes a specialty of 7" pressings AND live recordings from its famous Blue Room in Nashville, TN, is excited to share the two newest titles from its famed Blue Room Series. Dinosaur Jr. and No Joy are the latest to contribute to the legendary series, following artists like Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Margo Price, and Coupler.

                No Joy

                Blue Room Sessions

                  Third Man Records, as a record label that makes a specialty of 7" pressings AND live recordings from its famous Blue Room in Nashville, TN, is excited to share the two newest titles from its famed Blue Room Series. Dinosaur Jr. and No Joy are the latest to contribute to the legendary series, following artists like Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Margo Price, and Coupler.

                  Jack White

                  Over And Over And Over / Everything You've Ever Learned

                    The second single off of Jack White’s acclaimed, challenging and diverse third solo recording Boarding House Reach. This 7” features the anthemic Over and Over and Over on the a-side with buzzy, spoken-word track Everything You’ve Ever Learned on the b-side.

                    Los Lobos Vs The Shins

                    The Fear 

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

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

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

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

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

                      Joshua Hedley

                      Broken Man

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

                        Two exclusive tracks.  Pressed on mahogany brown vinyl. Limited copies available for RSD 2018 exclusively.

                        The Supremes

                        Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost And Found

                          As the hometown girls who conquered the world, Diana Ross and the Supremes are inarguably the most successful, highest selling girl group of all time. From their inauspicious start as the long-forgotten Primettes, to their ascension past the moniker of “no-hit Supremes” through the ranks of Motown’s rank-and-file to globe-trotting superstars, this group is as pure and quintessential Detroit Motor City as you can get.

                          Originally released on 2xCD in in 2008, the Supremes “Supreme Rarities” from the Motown Lost & Found Series collects from the depths of the label archives to showcase the rarities, the outtakes and the incomparable live recordings from this inimitable group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Listen to the story unfold from the innocent teenaged doo-wop of “You Can Depend On Me” from 1960 all the way through the slick, socially-conscious refinement of “I’m Livin’ in Shame” from 1969. Aside from a handful of forgotten vinyl releases decades ago, the majority of this material has not been released on vinyl. Until now.

                          Third Man, in a unique partnership with Universal Music, has taken this double-CD and turned it into a glorious 4xLP collection housed in an impeccably-designed slipcase, all watercolor pastel vibrant photos highlight how absolutely impeccable this group is.

                          Of particular interest is that “Supreme Rarities” are the first Motown records EVER pressed in the city of Detroit. Diana Ross attended high school at Cass Tech, a mere mile away from Third Man Pressing where this title was lovingly pressed, which is also just a mile away from the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects where Ross and fellow Supremes Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard all grew up.

                          The 48 tracks included here include the earliest Primettes tracks, invigorating covers of The Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” and the Beatles “I Saw Her Standing There”, along with renditions of hits for OTHER Motown artists like “Mickey’s Monkey” and “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” in addition to alternate vocal takes of stone cold certified smashes like “You Can’t Hurry Love” and “Someday We’ll Be Together.” And if you want the hits medley, “Come See About Me”, “Baby Love” and “Stop! In the Name of Love” will wonderfully whet your appetite.

                          Marching Church

                          Live At Third Man Records

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

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

                            Laughing Hyenas

                            You Can’t Pray A Lie

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

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

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              Coloured LP Info: 1 copy only of this ultra limited coloured vinyl edition.

                              Laughing Hyenas

                              Merry Go Round

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

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

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

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                2xColoured LP Info: 1 copy only of this ultra limited coloured vinyl edition.

                                Viva L'American Death Ray Music

                                Live At Third Man Records

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

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

                                  Waxahatchee

                                  Live At Third Man Records

                                    Waxahatchee is the solo project of Katie Crutchfield, an Alabama songwriter long steeped in the Rutgers/Philadelphia scenes with releases on Don Giovanni and Merge Records. Crutchfield has carved out a distinct name for herself as a devastating and whip-smart writer and performer.

                                    The B-side is her original “La Loose”, showcasing her soaring crystal vocal chops a la Anne Briggs, and the A-side is a powerfully stark cover of Lucinda Williams’ “Greenville” that has been a staple of her live set for years.

                                    Pill

                                    Live At Third Man Records

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

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

                                      Brendan Benson

                                      Half A Boy (And Half A Man)

                                        Described by Clash Music as “one of America’s best songwriters”, Brendan Benson has consistently unfurled unparalleled melodies and lyrics in his acclaimed career. Over twenty years in, he’s still wowing folks and “Half a Boy, Half a Man” is a powerful dollop of power chords wrapped into a tale of split personalities. Backed with an astute cover of Jules Shear’s “Big Kid Face” from his 1989 album “The Third Party” in which Benson helps shine a light on this oft-overlooked but seminal songwriter.

                                        Best known as half of the songwriting team at the heart of the Raconteurs (along with Jack White) Brendan Benson’s career has never slowed across six solo albums, two Raconteurs full-lengths, countless collaborations and placements and a seat as one of the most respected and reliable writer, performers, producer, engineer and musical jack-of-all-trades.

                                        Ó

                                        Live At Third Man Records

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

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

                                          Jack White

                                          Connected By Love / Respect Commander

                                            The first single from the forthcoming Jack White 2018 full-length album on Columbia/XL. 

                                            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.

                                              Carl Perkins

                                              Blue Suede Shoes / Honey Don't!

                                                Carl Perkins was born into a sharecropper family in fertile northwestern Tennessee, separated from neighboring states Missouri and Kentucky by curvy bends of the Mississippi River. Even in his early days scouting talent, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips had it right when he met Perkins and declared with reverence “this is one of the world’s greatest plow-hands." Carl Perkins was a proud country kid.

                                                With Sun Records, Perkins released eight singles and one studio album, but his recording legacy is often undeservedly simplified to this singular, million-selling 7" record. Originally released in February 1956, "Blue Suede Shoes" b/w '"Honey, Don’t" is a rock and roll standard and critically praised as one of the first massive blockbusters of its kind. It walks down the road forged by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ike Turner, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley to fuse elements of blues, country, pop and gospel in a completely new direction.

                                                Though Elvis Presley’s cover would cement the song’s status as a standard, Carl Perkins owes a good deal to Elvis for his name recognition and success as an artist. With Elvis’s cover of “Blue Suede Shoes” recorded and ready to release at the same time as Perkins’ original version, Presley requested that his major label distribution hold back his cover single until the original single sold one million copies, purely out of loyalty and consideration for his friend Perkins.

                                                Earl Peterson

                                                Boogie Blues / In The Dark

                                                  The label on this single hits the nail on the head — Michigan’s singing cowboy! Despite a very long 45-year career in country music as a promoter, radio station operator, artist and label owner, very little is known about Earl Peterson. In late 1952, he formed Nugget Records with his mother, basically as a means of self-releasing his music.

                                                  While shopping his music down South, he met Sam Phillips and agreed to release his song on Sun Records in the spring of 1954. This bouncing, twangy single would prove to be a cult hit and original pressings still command a lofty price. As the first remotely contemporary country single on the label, Peterson’s single paved the way for Sun to later pivot into the country genre.

                                                  From there, Peterson’s story becomes a bit murkier. He recorded the same song for Columbia in the fall of 1954, strangely disregarding his contractual agreements with Sun. He went on to release a couple more singles with Columbia and by the ‘60s, was holed up in rural central Michigan to run a radio station (WPLB) with his family.

                                                  Johnny Powers

                                                  With Your Love, With Your Kiss / Be Mine All Mine

                                                    Almost all of Sun Records’ early rock and roll artists hailed from the South. The one exception in these formative years was Detroit native John Pavlik, better known as Johnny Powers. Releasing his first songs with the fantastic Detroit label Fortune Records, Powers was determined to be signed to Sun Records after wearing out his copies of Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley singles.

                                                    His sole release on Sun titled “With Your Love, With Your Kiss” b/w “Be Mine, All Mine” is a highly collectible piece in the Sun catalog. The A-side is powerful and intense, with popping snare, blaring saxophone in the bridge and an impassioned Powers wailing all over the track. The B-side is more of a boogie rocker with an absolutely unforgettable falsetto vocal melody in each post-chorus.

                                                    After Fortune and Sun, Powers went on to release records with Motown Records, certainly the only artist to record for all three wildly diverse labels. This nugget of early rock history is not to be missed.

                                                    The Dirty's

                                                    It Ain't Easy

                                                      The Dirtys were a totally raw garage punk band originally from Port Huron, MI. Their energy, coupled with a sound somewhere between the Oblivians and the MC5, is what makes a live show worthwhile. Celebrated Detroit garage hero Mick Collins (Gories, Dirtbombs) played guitar on the A-side "It Ain't Easy," which was unsuccessfully pitched to the Detroit City Council as the new official anthem of Detroit.

                                                      Italy Records was founded to release this single by these knuckleheads before the release of their debut LP on respected German label Crypt Records. For one reason or another, this Dirtys 7" actually ended up being Italy's second release. Regardless, it's as punk as it gets and demands your full time and attention.

                                                      Whirlwind Heat

                                                      Glaxefusion

                                                        Grand Rapids’ finest Whirlwind Heat is notable as Italy Records’ first foray into anything that could possibly be considered art-rock. Listening to their jams, you’d quickly get the feeling DEVO and Brainiac were spinning heavily on their turntables. On each track, the rhythm section is quick and jagged and vocals are hardly even human, interspersed with synth bursts. This single, Italy’s 12th release, was also recorded with Jack White in 2001 and began a partnership that lasts to this day, with WWH drummer Brad Holland working as Third Man’s in house video director and lead singer David Swanson accompanying Jack White on tour as his official photographer.

                                                        Boris

                                                        Live At Third Man Records

                                                          There’s no better way to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of your best record than playing it in full, twenty-nine nights in a row. Hailing from Tokyo, beloved psych-doom shredders Boris performed their critically acclaimed album PINK in full, live in the Blue Room at Third Man Records. They recorded it direct to 8 track, 2” tape, providing an incredibly high fidelity document of an unforgettable night. Local weekly The Nashville Scene reviewed this show as “at least in that moment…by far the greatest show Third Man Records has hosted to date.”

                                                          It’s hard to disagree. Atsuo, Takeshi and Wata filled the room with foreboding smoke, dark red light reflecting off of the blue walls and, to this date, was our loudest performance yet. This is almost certainly the only time that we’ve handed out and required earplugs for every single audience member upon entry. And now you can keep the celebration of PINK going with the choicest tracks of the night – get this record!

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Barry says: They really are branching out now aren't they? It used to be the staple of a lot of great indie bands to do a stint for third Man but on their latest run (along with Earth), we get the drone-rock scuzz of Japanese noise-deities Boris.

                                                          Earth

                                                          Live At Third Man Records

                                                            The Blue Room at Third Man shook with the sludge-drone majesty of Olympia, Washington’s Earth. Anchored by wife-husband duo Adrienne Davies and Dylan Carlson, this band has an integral spot in American music by bringing a low-frequency uproar and six-string extremism to the forefront of the experimental, punk metal underground. More concisely, they are widely considered the pioneers of drone metal.

                                                            The band built their reputation on widely respected albums, starting with Sub Pop and moving to current home Southern Lord. Using the device of repetition, the band disarms and transforms first impressions with a performance so plodding and insistent that each song is stretched to its limits. The set spanned their catalog with four first-class compositions, employing powerful guitar drones and Davies’ precise, slow-motion percussion swirling throughout.

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Barry says: There is nothing quite as hypnotic as an Earth live show, the slo-mo heft of alt-drone-country rock taking hold of the atmosphere in the room, and taking everyone along on their hypnotic trip is beguiling, and here we get four of their live classics on the ever-reliable third man.

                                                            Pile

                                                            Live At Third Man Records

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

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

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                              U2

                                                              The Blackout

                                                                Third Man Records is proud to announce the release of "The Blackout," a limited edition U2 12" in conjunction with Island Records. The limited edition U2 12" will be available for Record Store Day Black Friday, November 24th. "The Blackout" marks the first physical release from U2's eagerly awaited new album, SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, due later this year. The 12" includes both the original album version backed by an exclusive remix by the band's longtime collaborator, Jacknife Lee. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a dynamic new track,"

                                                                "The Blackout" was revealed this summer via a surprise live video, filmed during U2's blockbuster Joshua Tree Tour 2017. Third Man co-founder Ben Blackwell said, "The sound quality of this incredibly special record is a perfect example of the caliber of product Third Man Pressing is capable of producing. We couldn't be more proud." TMR's "The Blackout" 12" will be extremely limited, with just one single pressing at Third Man Pressing, the label's state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in Detroit. Black vinyl editions will be available at all participating Record Store Day shops.

                                                                A lot can change in a year: markets boom and bust, trends come and go, presidents get elected. In 2015, Margo Price was a country underdog just trying to keep enough gas in the tank to get to the next gig, but by the end of 2016, she was one of the genre’s most celebrated new artists and a ubiquitous presence on late night television and at major festivals around the world. It’s the kind of year most musicians can only dream of, and the arrival of Price’s spectacular sophomore album, 'All American Made' proves that she hasn’t taken a moment of it for granted.

                                                                Delivering on the promise of her debut and then some, the record find Price planting her flag firmly in the soil as a songwriter who’s here for the long haul, one with the chops to hang with the greats she so often finnds herself sharing stages with these days. A prolific writer with a knack for candid self-reflection, Price has never had to look too far for inspiration, and on 'All American Made', she and her songwriting partner/ husband, Jeremy Ivey, continue to depict the trials of everyday life with un inching honesty, painting poetically plainspoken portraits of men and women just trying to get by.

                                                                Highs and lows, long nights and hard days, wild women and cocaine cowboys, politics and sexism, it’s all in there, singularly filtered through Price’s wry, no-bullshit perspective. Throughout the album, her contemporary take on classic sounds is at once familiar and daring, an infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul, and Texas twang that tips its cap to everyone from Waylon and Willie (who makes a guest appearance) to Loretta and Dolly, all while flipping a middle finger to the cookie-cutter pop that dominates modern country radio. Rich with swirling pedal steel, honky-tonk rhythms, and Price’s stop-you-in-your-tracks vocals, 'All American Made' is deeply reverent of tradition even as it challenges conventions, a nuanced exploration of conflicted emotions for our deeply conflicted times.


                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Barry says: All American made indeed! Knee-slapping guitar licks, strutting percussion and plenty of oh-so-slidey guitars. A modern take on the classic genre, and all the better for it. Superb.

                                                                Ranch Ghost

                                                                Sugar And Milk / Soot

                                                                  The fourth release in our Blue Room Sessions (recorded live direct-to-acetate but not as a public event) features two killer cuts from garage-psych scholars Ranch Ghost. Recorded during The Today Show’s piece about the contemporary vinyl scene, these songs turned out so catchy that we just had to press them to vinyl and get them out into record shops. The first track, Sugar and Milk, is a rolling, idyllic trip-dream traveling into what a future could be. The second, Soot is CCR-infused backwoods rocker that is as perfect for day-drinking on the porch as it is for keeping the beat on the street.

                                                                  Chain & The Gang

                                                                  Live At Third Man Records

                                                                    The latest from the world’s greatest frontman, Ian Svenonius, is the excellent live document of Chain and the Gang! Having put out full-lengths with K Records, In the Red Records and Dischord Records, Third Man is proud to join the ranks of Chain disciples in presenting their fi rst ever live recording.

                                                                    This LP captures the raucous yet sagacious social commentary of Svenonius perfectly supplemented by the shaken soulful punk stylings of The Gang. This ain’t 3am party dulled garage rock; this is sharp, socio-political and intelligent critique, as many DC artists have had a rich history of representing. This also must be Chain & the Gang’s decidedly lo-fi sound at its most clear.

                                                                    A highlight is the fi nal track “Come Over,” kicking off with floor tom detonation, adding chunky power pop guitars and barely-breathing vocals pushing to the point of disintegration with the very last note of the show.

                                                                    Erin Rae & Joshua Hedley

                                                                    Luck Mansion Sessions

                                                                      In September 2016, during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI Coolers, Lagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

                                                                      Hedley and Erin Rae’s performance included Hank Williams Jr.s’ “Old Habits” and a thoroughly haunting rendition of Guy Clark’s “My Favorite Picture of You.” Hedley and Rae, both top respected voices in the Nashville local country scene, have never been more in their elements: trad country crooning, tight harmonies, and the most lonesome set of songs Third Man recording equipment has ever captured. Hedley, a mainstay on Nashville’s most respected lower broadway honky tonk Robert’s has recently been signed to Third Man Records. 

                                                                      Rodney Crowell & John Paul White

                                                                      Luck Mansion Sessions

                                                                        In September 2016, during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI Coolers, Lagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

                                                                        John Paul White and Rodney Crowell performed Crowell’s “The Girl On The Street” as well as one of three original tunes penned for the Luck Mansion Sessions, “Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone.” About the new song, John Paul White says, “It’s the first song we attempted to write.. It gave us both an excuse to sit down and write a song. It was literally the only times we’ve ever played those songs. We didn’t rehearse them ahead of time, we didn’t work out harmony parts and guitar parts… you pretty much captured all of that process.”
                                                                        “Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone” is White and Crowell’s first co-write, but not the first collaboration for the pair. White joined Rosanne Cash on vocals for the song “It Ain’t Over Yet” off Crowell’s 2017 release Close Ties (New West). The song and the record have been nominated by the American Music Association in the categories of Song and Album of the Year.

                                                                        Margo Price

                                                                        Weakness

                                                                          Following the release of the critically celebrated Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, Margo Price returns with four fresh, gutsy originals that further explore themes of duality, loss and redemption that expand her musical pallet. The four new tracks are being released as a two-piece 7’’ bundle “EP” - a Third Man Records first.
                                                                          The title track, “Weakness,” is an upbeat country split-personality confessional that has the biting insight and holy quips Margo fans have come to love. “Just Like Love” offers up a somber folk fix that showcases the band at their most resonant and atmospheric. 


                                                                          Margo Price

                                                                          Paper Cowboy

                                                                            Following the release of the critically celebrated Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, Margo Price returns with four fresh, gutsy originals that further explore themes of duality, loss and redemption that expand her musical pallet. The four new tracks are being released as a two-piece 7’’ bundle “EP” - a Third Man Records first.

                                                                            “Paper Cowboy” (written by Matt Gardner) is a whip-smart anthem tailor-made for the blistering summer festival circuit that touches cosmic country territory with a four minute jam that hits a listener like heaven. Meanwhile, “Good Luck” (For Ben Eyestone) is a bittersweet farewell that stands as a perfect fit for when the credits start to roll, the sun takes seat and the world signs off...


                                                                            Joyce Manor

                                                                            Live At Third Man Records

                                                                              Joyce Manor come correct. Two records deep into their career and it’s clear that they’re torchbearers of a style one could trace back to The Ergs or Jawbreaker, depending on what coast you favor. Theirs is a blend of poppy punk blast and highvoltage heartsore immediacy that always lands a hit. The songs are short, sweet and say their piece in step with lyrics that read like a tour diary exorcism hangover - no joke. It makes good sense that they would tackle Cody, their 2016 full-length, with producer Rob Schanpf at the helm. His work with Guided by Voices, Saves the Day and Elliott Smith is an ideal resume given the raw materials at hand. Their recording from the Blue Room, their fi rst offi cial live release, features a sold-out crowd and full-bodied, frenetic live versions of “Constant Nothing,” from their 2011 self-titled LP as well as “Christmas Card” from their Pitchfork-approved 2014 LP Never Hungover Again. Simply put, one of the best crowds we’ve ever hosted at TMR.

                                                                              About 30 seconds into “Christmas Card,” there’s a really special moment where vocalist Barry Johnson steps back from the mic and the hollering crowd jumps up to fi ll in the gaps and turn the chorus inside out. This moment is what live shows are all about and speaks to the greatest skill of the Torrence, CA, four-piece - connecting with their fans on a level other newcomers can only dream about.

                                                                              My Bubba

                                                                              Gone / You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

                                                                                “Gone” b/w “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” is the first new release from My Bubba following last year’s acclaimed Big Bad Good. The Scandinavian folk duo – Icelander Guðbjörg Tómasdóttir (a.k.a. Bubba) and Sweden’s My Larsdotter – formed in 2013 and have since concocted a soulful, unadorned sound all their own utilizing little more than the basic elements of warm harmonies, acoustic guitar, and the Norwegian lap harp known as a cittra. Big Bad Good, My Bubba’s latest full-length release, was produced in Brooklyn by Shahzad Ismaily (Will Oldham, Jolie Holland), with its songs written and recorded almost immediately as they were written.

                                                                                While their prior work was recorded almost entirely as a duo, “Gone” sees My Bubba joined in Third Man Studios by a backing combo comprised of bassist Jack Lawrence, keyboardist Dean Fertita, and legendary Nashville drummer Whip Triplet.

                                                                                “Gone” is the A-side and the fi rst of their songs written on a century-old lap harp, which was procured from an old boyfriend’s attic. After breaking up, My Bubba wrote this song about the old lover on the lap harp.

                                                                                On the B-Side, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” serves as one of the first songs the duo ever sang together in Copenhagen. They still play it most evenings together on the road.
                                                                                Tracks recorded with producer Jack White III at Third Man Studios

                                                                                • First Blue Series Release of 2017.

                                                                                Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys

                                                                                Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys

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

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

                                                                                  Caddywhompus

                                                                                  Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                    Caddywhompus are lions of a noisy, emotive new school of math rock which has thrived in recent years, especially in the South. At this point, you’re just as likely to fi nd their records in the racks of a DIY space as you are on the walls of record shops around the world. With close ties to Community Records, they are rightful benefi ciaries of a nationwide grassroots underground support built on their consistently excellent output, tireless touring and necessary live show.

                                                                                    These 3 live tracks, being their first official live release, encapsulates what is so magnetic about the duo - nimble yet mushrooming euphoria in each composition. The A-side single, Decent, is a chugging, arpeggiated and absolutely contagious live sing-along that can also be heard on their 2017 LP Odd Hours on highly respected NYC indie Infl ated Records.

                                                                                    Mississippi John Hurt

                                                                                    American Epic: The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt

                                                                                      Blues fingerpicking guitarist, singer and sharecropper Mississippi John Hurt was born in the heart of Mississippi Hill Country, along the veiny tributaries of the great American river. His moving renditions of “Frankie” and “Spike Driver Blues” were included in Harry Smith’s American Anthology of Folk Music in 1952 and were vitally influential on the Greenwich Village folk music revival of the 1960s as well as John Fahey’s development of the American Primitive Guitar genre.

                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

                                                                                      The Monks – a strange, rare group with a story that sounds like a drunk friend’s generous hyperbole. A group of American G.I.s stationed in Germany on the precipice of Western cultural revolution starts playing music loosely connected to the rock n’ roll craze, contrastingly incorporating a critical and often offensive avant-garde edge. Nothing was off limits — screeching vocals, dark aesthetics, staccato-strummed banjo, sardonic lyricism, critiques of the Vietnam War and full monk costuming down to the tonsure. When viewed on the whole, it seems like an art school student’s senior thesis on what the craze means and its future possibilities. Due in large part to original Polydor vinyl collectability and years in the word-of-mouth hype machine, their legend and cult status has steadily blossomed since their last shows in 1967.

                                                                                      Fast forward to 2017, the crew at Third Man, already huge fans, are presented with an honest-to-God treasure trove of original Monks photos, newspaper clippings, business cards, letterhead, contracts, postcards and, yes, analog tapes, containing trailblazing, wild compositions completely unheard by public ears.

                                                                                      “I’m Watching You” would have been recorded on February 28th, 1967 at the same sessions that would produce the Monks’ final single “Love Can Tame the Wild” b/w “He Went Down to the Sea.” The remaining four songs were recorded after hours in the Top Ten Club later that year, just prior to the break-up of the band.

                                                                                      These songs have been unreleased for 50 years and are quite possibly the last music left to be heard by this legendary band.


                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: Rock and Roll! Swinging from muted guitars and slamming kick drums into multi-vocal harmonies and back again. Minimalistic psychedelic breaks suddenly explode out into jangly love-in summer of love groovers. Brilliant.

                                                                                      Fucked Up

                                                                                      Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                        Fucked Up is a rare band. They’re a mutant strain of post-hardcore, arenapunk super-talents capable of reworking the strange and the beautiful into something cohesive, but never at the expense of their signature, addictive, furious entropy. They are truly a blitzkrieg of song and lyric. Is it work-shy and lazy to call a live record whose songs fl ow seamlessly into one another “epic?” What if every track is a battering ram of rabid guitar, fugitive vox, death match bass and roaring drums? No matter how you dice it… one word won’t ever be enough to explain a band like Fucked Up. All substitutions will pale in comparison to the experience itself. That goes for every blurb and every pixelated cell phone video out there. But…our record does the show justice.

                                                                                        Fucked Up got their start as many often do, making the rounds on punk and DIY circuits in Toronto, around Canada and later into the USA. Punk is a genre known for its velocity, brevity and politics, although here we have an almost complete inversion of those core traits: songs don’t race the clock, mythology and storytelling weaving fully realized narratives, and a bipartisan set with a 100% approval rating.

                                                                                        Bob Seger System

                                                                                        2+2=?

                                                                                          GRADE A BANGER - before Bob Seger became the windows-down Night Moves heartland king, he played in this ripping garage soul band. This is THE chilling anti-Vietnam anthem and, like all early Seger, has been denied re-issue year after year after year. After almost 10 years of trying, Blackwell finally made it happen.

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          Ltd 7" Info: Re-issue on yellow vinyl - quantity 1000ish (750 at TMR shops exclusively).

                                                                                          Ben Blackwell

                                                                                          Blue Series Book

                                                                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                            Blue Series Book by Ben Blackwell signed by Blackwell plus a 7” of unreleased Blue Series songs on blue vinyl - quantity 500 (300 at TMR shops exclusively) - £55
                                                                                            Covers the often-hidden inner workings of TMR's Blue Series, a full production process with spontaneous recording sessions in Nashville, TN starting in 2009. 282 pages - full color magic with unseen photos, interviews with Jack, Ben, artists + more.

                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                            FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                                                                            Fred & Toody

                                                                                            Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                              Fred & Toody are two-thirds of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band Dead Moon. These two are rock ‘n’ roll lifers: touring relentlessly, writing relentlessly, performing relentlessly and it’s clear that their bond to the music is as powerful and genuine as the bond they share with each other. No fake news, all fact on this front. Here we have a document of a stripped-down set with a bittersweet vacancy on the drums—Andrew Loomis having passed in early 2016—lending a strange atmosphere and energy to the performance.

                                                                                              It may have been one of the most life-affi rming and heart-wrenching shows we’ve ever had in the Blue Room.

                                                                                              • Fronted by Fred and Toody Cole (Dead Moon, The Rats, Pierced Arrows), legends and veterans of Portland’s independent rock scene.
                                                                                              • Hometown: Portland, Oregon

                                                                                              Archie And The Bunkers

                                                                                              Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                Archie and The Bunkers hail from the birthplace of punk and a major rustbelt gem: Cleveland, Ohio.

                                                                                                Self-described “hi-fi organ punk”, the band is two brothers still in high school - one on drums, the other on Farfi sa organ. Although newcomers to some extent, the results are electric and positively explosive, some say reminiscent of The Cramps, The Hentchmen, Billy Childish – every incarnation of top-notch rock you can imagine. It’s rare to take an organ and make it the centerpiece of a rock ‘n’ roll band and have it make so much sense.

                                                                                                Clearly musicians to keep your eyes on for years to come.

                                                                                                • Hi-fi organ punk from the depths of Dirty Water Records.
                                                                                                • Hometown: Cleveland, OH

                                                                                                The Blind Shake

                                                                                                Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                  The Blind Shake represents the strengths of the Minneapolis music scene. Theirs is a sort of toxic post-rock with bursts of noise that speak directly to the proximity of Amphetamine Reptile Records. There are undertones of Devo, A-Frames, Thee Oh-Sees and more.

                                                                                                  The momentum here is impeccable and the cold North is no doubt alive with the sound of music.

                                                                                                  • Previous releases through Castle Face Records, Goner Records, Slovenly Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records.
                                                                                                  • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

                                                                                                  Craig Brown Band

                                                                                                  Overthinking

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

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

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

                                                                                                    Go Pistons.

                                                                                                    Watcher

                                                                                                    Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                      Watcher is a bawn ‘n’ bred Nashville, TN, blunt, post-rock menace with cutthroat precision. Riding on a wave of hard-to-find self-released cassettes, they were first introduced to the TMR family opening for Death From Above 1979 to a sold-out crowd. We invited them back shortly thereafter to open a bill with NOTS and Golden Pelicans on deck. They killed. What makes them so remarkable is the sheer power of their performance. It is always in the realm of life or death without turning existential angst against the audience. The riffs are stellar, the lyrics smart, the drumming insanely tight with three howling voices tying it all together.

                                                                                                      Golden Pelicans

                                                                                                      Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                        "Golden Pelicans happens to be one of the great rock ‘n’ roll bands to ever come out of Orlando, Florida. Ain’t no conspiracy whatsoever. Although, we must insist you see them live for max impact. This, however, will no doubt tide you over, with four songs striking a perfect balance between sloppy -party-punk and dive-bar-arena-rock. Solos that totally rip, drums like a beautiful drunk machine and gritty vox. Not to mention they exist at the center of the Total Punk Records / Florida’s Dying culture hub. Don’t talk yourself out of this one. Take a chance and sink your teeth into real rock minus the cheese." - Third Man


                                                                                                        The Story Of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop

                                                                                                        Total Chaos

                                                                                                          Third Man Books is excited to announce one of the most anticipated books of the year, about one of the most influential bands of all time…The Stooges. TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop is the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop’s own words. Author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg, noted music historians and collectors, spent two days with Pop at his Miami home, sharing with him their extensive Stooges collection and interviewing the legendary singer. Pop’s candid, bare-all responses left them with the almost unbelievable tale of the band he founded - the alternately tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol and music biz realities, collapsed and nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim. In 2010, The Stooges, credited with having invented punk rock, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their continuing influence can be felt today in the shape and sound of rock-n-roll music.

                                                                                                          Jeff Gold, Johan Kugelberg and editor/contributor Jon Savage are among the most respected music authors and historians working today. Their efforts include numerous acclaimed and best-selling books and a Grammy Award. TOTAL CHAOS stands as a work for all fans of the band and rock music to draw inspiration. Including an absolute treasure-trove of rare and unseen photographs, TOTAL CHAOS is a book that show AND tells the story of The Stooges. A metallic k.o. of only the best kind.

                                                                                                          Woods

                                                                                                          Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                            There are certain bands in this supersaturated, hyper-fragmented, temperamental internet era that rise above ephemeral popularity because they deserve it. Woods is one of those bands, and their wheelhouse is a decidedly mellow blend of “campfire folk,” psych, soul, and funk that’s wise beyond its years in timbre and lyric and takes influence from many a surprising source. Woods brings songs into the world that are at once comforting and challenging, and the band’s members take their job as music makers seriously, pumping out nine full-length studio records in the past 10 years and running their own label Woodsist out of Brooklyn.

                                                                                                            With over ten years and nine studio records under their belt, Woods joined us for a meditative masterclass of a live taping in our Nashville Blue Room this past May, performing to a packed house of loyal fans, happy to go on whatever journey the band had planned for them. (View photos from the show.) Frontman Jeremy Earl’s soul-quieting falsetto stylings are the center of Woods’ sound, in the studio and on this live record. But, the shamanic folk vibes of their earlier records gain an urgency and anxiety here, as they have on their newest release City Sun Eater In The River of Light, thanks to a horn section, African jazz influence, and the clear inspiration of the increasingly chaotic world in which we find ourselves living.

                                                                                                            The journey we all took with Woods at the helm on May 2nd, 2016 has been immortalized now as part of Third Man Records’ Live LP series, and it’s a journey we highly recommend taking in the comfort of your own home — with a glass of your favorite beverage in hand, fire roaring, and mind malleable.

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Andy says: An expertly delivered, beautifully recorded live set from one of the best bands around at the moment.

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

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

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

                                                                                                            Blitzen Trapper

                                                                                                            Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                              Under the stewardship of Sub Pop and Vagrant records, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper is 8 studio albums deep into the a successful career as a modern folk-rock band, led by Eric Earley, dubbed by Paste as the “Tom Petty of the Northwest.” Earley’s songs read like stories you could’ve sworn you’ve heard before, and his band’s straightforward and every-so-slightly anthemic landscapes make for nearly universal likability — a real feat in these days of niche tastes and fragmented genres. Blitzen Trapper brought their (quite welcome!) Pacific Northwestern sensibilities, along with swampy and distinctly Floridian opener Lauris Vidal to whet our collective whistle, to the Blue Room Stage on March 16, 2016.

                                                                                                              Continuing their commitment to celebrating and shining a light on classic and influential music from Detroit, Third Man Records is honored to be able to re-introduce the world to the undeniable importance of the Detroit Cobras. As one of the earliest salvos in the great Detroit garage explosion of the turn of the century, the Detroit Cobras Mink, Rat or Rabbit is a landmark album. Comprised solely of cover songs (as has always been the band’s MO) the Cobra’s spirited takes on Motown classics (“I’ll Keep Holding On” originally by the Marvellettes), garage punk laments (“Bad Girl” originally known as “Bad Man” by the Oblivians) girl group Tear-Jerkers (“Easier to Cry” originally by the Shangri-Las) and New Orleans soul standards (“Break-a-way” originally by Irma Thomas) and the end result is nothing short of a staple that any record collection is empty without.

                                                                                                              Originally released in 2001, the Detroit Cobras Life, Love and Leaving is the group’s best-known effort, coming at a time when bands like the White Stripes and Dirtbombs were also releasing seminal albums that started picking up recognition outside of their collective hometown of Detroit. Hitting hard with songs by soul heavyweights like Solomon Burke (“Stupidity”), Mary Wells (“Bye Bye Baby”), Otis Redding (“Shout Bamalama”), the inimitable vocals of Rachel Nagy would no-doubt be a template from which folks like Amy Winehouse would work from years later. A landmark collection of covers.

                                                                                                              • Hometown: Detroit
                                                                                                              • Features the previously unreleased “This Old Heart” (originally by James Brown) an outtake from the Life, Love and Leaving sessions, unheard for over 15 years.
                                                                                                              • “Hey Sah-Lo-Ney” (originally listed under the incorrect title “Hey Sailor”) was featuring on the seminal Rough Trade Shops Rock and Roll compilation in 2002.
                                                                                                              • Features Eddie Hawrsh (the Black Crowes) on bass.

                                                                                                              Coupler

                                                                                                              The Blue Room Sessions

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

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

                                                                                                                Essential Tremors

                                                                                                                The Visitor EP

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

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                  Scharpling & Wurster

                                                                                                                  Live At Third Man Records

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

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

                                                                                                                    The Paperhead

                                                                                                                    Africa

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

                                                                                                                      Jack White And The Electric Mayhem (The Muppets)

                                                                                                                      You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)

                                                                                                                        Jack White has some important business to tend to with his friend Kermit involving matters of the heart.

                                                                                                                        Jack’s cover of the Stevie Wonder classic performed by White on the season finale of ABC’s hit series, The Muppets. This 7" single includes White’s cover with the legendary Muppets house band, the Electric Mayhem, on the a-side, plus the special TV rendition featuring the Electric Mayhem along with the rest of the Muppets singing along as the b-side.

                                                                                                                        Wolf Eyes, Timmy's Organism, Video

                                                                                                                        Audio Social Dissent - Live At Third Man

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                          The White Stripes

                                                                                                                          The Complete John Peel Sessions

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

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

                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                            2xColoured LP Info: *** LAST COPY ***
                                                                                                                            Packaged in an old style tip-on gatefold sleeve, coloured vinyl: with one record red, one record white vinyl.

                                                                                                                            2xLtd LP Info: Old-style tip on gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeves, 180 gram black vinyl.

                                                                                                                            Kate Pierson

                                                                                                                            Venus / Radio In Bed

                                                                                                                              After being a member of the much beloved Athens, Georgia-based B-52's for nearly 40 years, Kate Pierson has stepped out as a solo artist. While she was on tour to promote her solo debut, Guitars and Microphones, Kate stopped by Third Man Studios in Nashville, Tennessee to work with Jack White and the result was even more fun than we expected. The A-side features Kate covering the Shocking Blue track ''Venus'' with Third Man regulars Patrick Keeler on drums and Olivia Jean on electric guitar. Jack even pulls double duty playing bass and producing. On the B-side, Kate sings brand new track, ''Radio in Bed'', with members of Jack White's own band backing Kate including Fats Kaplin, Dominic Davis and Daru Jones.


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

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



                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                              Third Man Records is proud to present a truly rare musical oddity—a two disc collection of primal and unhinged Greek village music that at times sounds more like free jazz or doom folk, feral and trance-like as it is. After years of research, fieldwork and collecting, Christopher King—Grammy-winning producer, sound-engineer, curator and writer—has gathered together from his private 78 rpm archive the most mind expanding and libido inducing song and dance music from the rural hinterlands of mainland Greece and its islands. Recorded between 1907 and 1960, this collection contains the first and the last—the alpha and the omega—of Greek demotika—or folk music. And it is not what you would expect.

                                                                                                                              Remastered from the original 78 rpm discs, this set contains 28 previously unissued recordings made in the cramped, primitive studios of Athens, Greece, New York, NY, and Chicago, IL. Crazed Macedonian bagpipes, keening violins, shiver-inducing zournas and shepherd-pipes are found throughout the two discs. Cover artwork is by legendary underground artist R. Crumb and designed by Grammy winning Susan Archie. A beautifully thought-provoking if not radical essay on this music by King accompanies the lavish package. Not simply for historians or collectors of long gone sounds, this compilation is intended to push the limits of what we have come to expect of music, its purpose and indeed its origin. You will experience a profound musical transformation immediately upon listening.

                                                                                                                              Produced by Christopher King who has been profiled recently in the New York Times Magazine, Oxford American Magazine, and on NPR.



                                                                                                                              Sun Seeker

                                                                                                                              Georgia Dust

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



                                                                                                                                Nick & The Jaguars

                                                                                                                                Ich-I-bon / Cool & Crazy

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

                                                                                                                                  Marvin Gaye

                                                                                                                                  Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide / Never Let You Go

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

                                                                                                                                  The Miracles

                                                                                                                                  Way Over There / (You Can) Depend On Me

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

                                                                                                                                    The Satintones

                                                                                                                                    Going To The Hop / Motor City

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

                                                                                                                                      Elvis Presley

                                                                                                                                      My Happiness / That's When Your Heartaches Begin

                                                                                                                                        The 7" Sun Records Reissue version of the Grammy Nominated Record Store Day Exclusive 10-inch facsimile of Elvis Presley’s first ever recording from 1953.

                                                                                                                                        Jack Wood

                                                                                                                                        Born To Wander / So Sad

                                                                                                                                        In May of 1966, the unknown singer Jack Wood recorded two songs at Great Lakes Studio in Sparta, Michigan. These unique, otherworldly songs, “Born to Wander” and “So Sad”, would be self-released by Wood on his own Lawrence Records imprint in an edition of 100 copies. Going nowhere and being quickly forgotten, it would take Wood ten years to pay back the $250 he borrowed for the entire endeavor. Fast-forward to the 21st century and the deepest of record collectors are intrinsically moved by the power behind Wood’s single, vacillating between northern soul, garage, big band and country music all within the same song. Featured in the new Bacardi Rum advert as well..

                                                                                                                                        The Supremes

                                                                                                                                        Buttered Pop Corn / Who's Lovin You

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

                                                                                                                                          The Swinging Tigers

                                                                                                                                          Snake Walk (Part 1) / Snake Walk (Part 2)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                            Video

                                                                                                                                            New Immortals

                                                                                                                                              Crawling from the musical wasteland that is Texas, their intentions are simple: they want to own the world. While the band features members of Bad Sports, Wiccans, Radioactivity, and the Wax Museums (just to name a few), VIDEO stands on its own as one of the most powerful and visceral bands active today. Combining equal parts snotty punk, hard rock, and melodic dissonance, VIDEO are pioneers of their own subgenre, Hate Wave. Going well beyond the confines of paint by numbers punk, and generic, flaccid garage rock, VIDEO forges a new cult like movement. So pay attention, consumers, and don't miss out on the best thing going today. Heres the precursor to the Album! 



                                                                                                                                              Wolf Eyes

                                                                                                                                              Enemy Ladder / Dull Murder Two

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

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




                                                                                                                                                The Dough Rollers

                                                                                                                                                Gone Baby Gone

                                                                                                                                                  The Dough Rollers formed in 2009 when Malcolm Ford and Jack Byrne first decided to put their passion for American roots music to work by trying their hand at earnest, neo-revivalism. But, of course, after three years of touring and the addition of Graham Norwood on bass and Kyle Olson on drums, their sound evolved, loosening, snarkening, and darkening. These days, in large part to Ford's hellbent hollering, our boys occupy the sometimes salty, sometimes sweet spot smack dab in between rock and soul.

                                                                                                                                                  They've toured with the likes of Bob Dylan and Queens of the Stone Age, which, one way or another, led them to Nashville in 2013 to record a 7'' vinyl single for our Blue Series. The result was one of the finest guitar explosions we've ever pressed on wax and a pivotal entry in their discography. Their latest effort, 'Gone Baby Gone', was recorded with QOTSA's Josh Homme producing, and their swampy new swagger fully realized. It's the work of band that, after all this time and effort, understands their place in the American rock scene.

                                                                                                                                                  The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                  Get Behind Me Satan - (RSD Vinyl Edition)

                                                                                                                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                    Third Man Records is so pleased to announce that the day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. In honor of the ten year anniversary of The White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan, Record Store Day 2015 will mark the release of the first ever commercially available version of the pivotal record on vinyl. This 180-gram double LP features disc one pressed on red vinyl with disc two pressed on white vinyl and includes a full-size, 12” x 12”, gatefold lenticular jacket (below). Newly-created inner artwork reprising themes of the original promo-only version of the Satan LP will be exclusive to this release, and an MP3 download code will be included

                                                                                                                                                    This limited and exclusive pressing of Get Behind Me Satan will be available at participating record stores as well as Third Man Records only on Record Store Day, April 18th, 2015, with a non-exclusive, standard-artwork, black vinyl release to come later this year.


                                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                    2xLtd LP Info: 1 copy only left!

                                                                                                                                                    The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                    The Hardest Button To Button / St. Ides Of March

                                                                                                                                                      Remember Vault Package #19 with those 4 coveted clear vinyl White Stripes 7" singles from the Elephant era? Surprise! The black vinyl versions are now available! The four singles ("Seven Nation Army," "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself," The Hardest Button to Button," and "There's No Home For You Here") feature badass non-album b-sides, 3 of which are covers of songs from some of Detroit's turn-of-the-millenium best and brightest (Brendan Benson, Jason Falkner, Dan Miller (Blanche), Soledad Brothers), and one of which is a live White Stripes medley of "I Fought Piranhas" and "Let's Build a Home," recorded at New York's legendary Electric Lady Studios.

                                                                                                                                                      Most of these tracks have been remastered from the original analog sources, and the artwork on all the singles has been improved upon by the Third Man Creative Hive. 

                                                                                                                                                      The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                      I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself / Who's To Say

                                                                                                                                                        Remember Vault Package #19 with those 4 coveted clear vinyl White Stripes 7" singles from the Elephant era? Surprise! The black vinyl versions are now available! The four singles ("Seven Nation Army," "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself," The Hardest Button to Button," and "There's No Home For You Here") feature badass non-album b-sides, 3 of which are covers of songs from some of Detroit's turn-of-the-millenium best and brightest (Brendan Benson, Jason Falkner, Dan Miller (Blanche), Soledad Brothers), and one of which is a live White Stripes medley of "I Fought Piranhas" and "Let's Build a Home," recorded at New York's legendary Electric Lady Studios.

                                                                                                                                                        Most of these tracks have been remastered from the original analog sources, and the artwork on all the singles has been improved upon by the Third Man Creative Hive. 

                                                                                                                                                        Parquet Courts

                                                                                                                                                        Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                                                          Parquet Courts brought a sweltering performance to the hallowed grounds of Third Man’s Blue Room on June 5th of last year--and very fortunately, TMR was able to lovingly capture it with their one-of-a-kind, direct-to-acetate recording process. The set included a dynamic selection of songs from last year’s critically acclaimed album Sunbathing Animal, as well as the 2013 EP, Tally All The Things That You Broke. The end result? A record that will have your feet stompin’ and body rockin’ as soon as the needle hits.

                                                                                                                                                          Roy Orbison

                                                                                                                                                          Ooby Dooby / Go! Go! Go!

                                                                                                                                                          While largely overshadowed by the pop hits he crafted for Monument later in his career, Roy Orbison’s work for Sun is deserving of praise. From the aching of “Ooby Dooby” or the proto rockabilly of “Go! Go! Go!” Roy’s work here is solid and energetic enough that all of Texas should be proud. And if you can’t shake it to “Chicken Hearted” you need to check your pulse.

                                                                                                                                                          Alloy Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                          The Man With The Movie Camera

                                                                                                                                                            It was only a lucky few iNDie Festival attendees who witnessed Alloy Orchestra's performance of their soundtrack to the 1929 silent film "The Man with the Movie Camera" in our Blue Room last Fall, so we are pleased to bring the recording to you in the form of a double LP. Alloy Orchestra is a 3-man musical ensemble - Roger C. Miller, Ken Winokur, & Terry Donahue - who use "racks of junk," synthesizers, and all sorts of other unusual instruments, found objects, and unlikely noisemakers to aurally accompany silent films.

                                                                                                                                                            Roger Ebert has called them "the best in the world at accompanying silent films," and we can't disagree. "The Man with the Movie Camera," directed by Dziga Vertov and edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova, is a documentary with no specific cast or narrative. In the film, a man carries out his day in the city as a member of the proud proletariat, capturing invention and the relationship between man and machine in Lenin's Soviet Union.

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                            King Tuff

                                                                                                                                                            Live At Third Man Records

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                              Shovels & Rope

                                                                                                                                                              Johnny 99

                                                                                                                                                              The pleasure is all ours in announcing a new Blue Series single from Charleston, SC's own Shovels & Rope. Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are definitely our favorite inter-gender rock n roll two piece since... well, you know (somewhere Alison Mosshart yells "WTF?!")... and we're certainly excited to present this Blue Series single featuring two covers of real life titans of the biz. Side A gives us Shovels & Rope's piano heavy take on Bruce Springsteen's "Johnny 99" while the flip is a slinky hip shaking version of Tom Waits' "Bad As Me." This is the perfect soundtrack for two doomed souls dancing in the glow of a jukebox in a greasy spoon diner... We reckon Messrs Springsteen and Waits should be mighty proud.

                                                                                                                                                              The People's Temple

                                                                                                                                                              Live At Third Man

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

                                                                                                                                                              White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                              Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground

                                                                                                                                                                Now available on black vinyl. Third single released from their breakthrough album in 2002.

                                                                                                                                                                Black Lips

                                                                                                                                                                Live At Third Man

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

                                                                                                                                                                  Beck

                                                                                                                                                                  I Just Started Hating Some People Today / Blue Randy

                                                                                                                                                                  Beck makes his Third Man Records Blue Series debut, releasing the one-off single "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" b/w "Blue Randy" (TMR 128).

                                                                                                                                                                  Both tracks were recorded in 2011 while Beck was in Nashville working on new material for his long awaited next album. The songs spontaneously came together at the Third Man studio on Beck's final day in Nashville.


                                                                                                                                                                  The Black Belles

                                                                                                                                                                  Wishing Well (Standard Black Vinyl Version)

                                                                                                                                                                    'Wishing Well' b/w the 7" exclusive track 'Ms. Black Boots'. This is the second single from the debut album.

                                                                                                                                                                    Cover art designed by Miles Johnson.

                                                                                                                                                                    THIS IS THE STANDARD BLACK VINYL VERSION.


                                                                                                                                                                    Karen Elson

                                                                                                                                                                    Milk And Honey / Winter Going - Milk & Honey Colour Swirl Vinyl Edition

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

                                                                                                                                                                      Limited to Milk and Honey colour swirl just for RSD

                                                                                                                                                                      Karen Elson delivers a haunting version of the Jackson C. Frank gem “Milk and Honey” that brims with atmosphere and undeniable feeling. The b-side is a trucking version of Bonnie Dobson’s “Winter’s Going” that warms to the core. Another direct hit from Miss Elson.



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