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JAY Z's twelfth studio album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail, is now pressed on two 180 gram LP's, heavy as the material carved into them, complete with a printed lyric insert, poetic as the gatefold it's slipped in between.
Most exciting about this double LP is certainly the concealed postcard flexi disc hidden within the back cover and only accessible to those willing to take a knife to the iconic packaging. Once freed of its casing, this flexi disc plays a super secret hidden track. You'll just have to hear it for yourself, because we sure don't plan to ruin the mystery of it here.
The record is available for purchase NOW at thirdmanstore.com, and will be at your local, independent record store within a few weeks.
*Third Man sold the limited edition 7" vinyl set back in March, available only in store for our grand opening, and via the Vault Novelties shop.
Fear not, friends. We come to you bearing the best of news: Our previously postponed Death From Above 1979 show (originally scheduled for July 16th), has been rescheduled! The duo has made right with the powers that be and will be adding yet another layer of grade A 100% pure sonic grit to the blue curves of the Blue Room on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. The rest of the show details, including timing remain the same. Doors/Patio Grill Out at 7pm / Show at 8pm. 18+. All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the door beginning at 7pm.
If you purchased tickets back in June, your tickets ARE VALID for this new date.
If you are a ticket holder, but cannot attend now that the show has been rescheduled, please e-mail email@example.com for a full refund. Tickets are non-transferable, so please DO NOT post your tickets on Craigslist or other secondary resale sites.
As of right now, we have no additional tickets to sell for this show. If we do acquire additional tickets due to refunds, we will announce their availability in mid-September.
It seems like only yesterday that Third Man was opening its doors for the first time, inviting a very select few friends and fans inside a nondescript black building in an historically industrial part of Nashville, Tennessee, just a stone’s throw from the bustling downtown honky-tonks. It was in this magic environment that the Dead Weather, a collaborative project between Jack Lawrence, Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita and Jack White, would make their live debut.
As a part of the inaugural festivities, attendees were invited to live the experience fully through their five senses and trade in their cell phones upon entry. In return, each guest was given a sealed blank envelope which included a hand-painted 7” test pressing of the Dead Weather’s first single “Hang You From the Heavens.” Each band member painted artwork for each of the one-of-a-kind singles, and a unique strip of photos taken by the full band in the Third Man photo booth was contained inside. All were thought to have been given out the night of the event. At least, that’s what we thought.
In his closet, Jack has uncovered an additional sealed, hand-painted Dead Weather “Hang You From the Heavens” 7” from that otherworldly night. The artwork for this single has not been seen since 2009 and could have been designed by any member of the band.
So, here’s the scoop, friends: we are going to give this ultra-rare single away to one lucky Vault member as a part of the coolest Vault contest to date. All current Vault members will be have their name automatically entered into this contest. Any Vault member who successfully gets a friend to purchase a Platinum Vault membership between now and Friday, July 31 at midnight CST will have an additional 50 entries into this contest. The new Platinum Vault member (your friend) will automatically be given one entry as well.
You can enter by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To be entered successfully, you must include your first and last name as well as the name and email address of the friend that signed up for a Platinum Vault membership thanks to your recommendation. All entries will be double-checked to ensure that the referred party's Platinum Vault subscription has been activated during this brief period of time. Then, on Monday, August 3, we will use a randomizer to pick one Platinum Vault member as the winner, announce it on the Vault site and ship the 7” with an insane amount of packing material. Probably in a fireproof box or a safe. Who knows.
Good luck all!
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A PLATINUM VAULT MEMBER, YOU DO NOT NEED TO E-MAIL TO BE ENTERED. YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED. PLEASE ONLY E-MAIL ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SIGNED UP A FRIEND FOR A PLATINUM SUBSCRIPTION.
“The big event in poetry for 2015 will likely be the long-awaited resurrection of Frank Stanford, a legendary badass from Arkansas, much of whose poetry has been unavailable since his suicide at the age of 29 in 1978… Stanford was a hell of a metaphor-maker and simile-slinger, and could cast a spell of extreme intensity with a flick of his wrist.”—NPR.org
We couldn't be more thrilled to bring you this collection of unpublished poems, drafts, never before seen photos, and correspondences between Stanford, Allen Ginsberg, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Alan Dugan, and more. So, to celebrate, we've released a few companion goodies... 2 Frank Stanford buttons, a Third Man Books ball point pen, and a Janaka Stucky Button. (Oh, and if you haven't picked up a Third Man Books tote bag, we've got those too!)
On TOP of all that good stuff, for a limited time, we are offering 10% off your ENTIRE Third Man Store order with the inclusion of a Third Man Books title in your cart. Simply use the code "WELLREAD" at check-out. Exclusions apply.
The good folks at TIDAL were hangin' around Mike Floss on that fateful day we had him perform in the Blue Room last month. Get a glimpse into the life of the rising Nashville hip hop artist and a peek into the show as he performs his hit "Dope Boy Dreaming" below. It's the next best thing to having been there yourself...
Third Man Books is very proud to announce pre-sales for our third title, Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives. Stanford is a personal favorite of many at Third Man Books, and this title has been an endeavor taken on with a special touch. The book features unpublished poems, drafts, letters, and the first publicly heard AUDIO RECORDING of Stanford reciting. The recording will be made available on the book’s street date of July 21.
“The big event in poetry for 2015 will likely be the long-awaited resurrection of Frank Stanford, a legendary badass from Arkansas, much of whose poetry has been unavailable since his suicide at the age of 29 in 1978... Stanford was a hell of a metaphor-maker and simile-slinger, and could cast a spell of extreme intensity with a flick of his wrist.”—NPR.org
"His love poems can sound like the cry of an angel falling backward through an open window, to borrow Dwight Yoakam’s line about Roy Orbison’s voice... Mr. Stanford could lose his heart without blowing his cool.”—New York Times, 2015
"...It is astounding to me that I was not even aware of this accomplished and moving poet. There is a great deal of pain on the poems, but it is a pain that makes sense, a tragic pain whose meaning rises from the way the poems are so firmly molded and formed from within."—James Wright.
Edited by Michael Wiegers and Chet Weise, Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives is a collection of unpublished poems, drafts, never before seen photos, and correspondences between Stanford, Allen Ginsberg, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Alan Dugan, and more. Copper Canyon Press and Third Man Books have collaborated to make Hidden Water not only a must have book on its own, but a must have complement to Copper Canyon's definitive Stanford collection What About This.
In addition to Hidden Water being made available as a stand alone title, we are offering a Hidden Water Special Edition featuring two books of Frank Stanford’s work: Third Man Books own Hidden Water is bundled in a custom slipcase with the 764 page hardcover title What About This published by Copper Canyon Press. Also included are two framable broadsides featuring poems and artwork by Stanford, and, to top it off, a reproduction of Stanford’s own notepad. Pre-order the Special Edition HERE.
Born in 1948, Frank Stanford was a prolific poet known for his originality and ingenuity. He has been dubbed "a swamprat Rimbaud" by Lorenzo Thomas and "one of the great voices of death" by Franz Wright. He grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, and then Arkansas, where he lived for most of his life and wrote many of his most powerful poems. Stanford died in 1978. He authored over ten books of poetry, including eight volumes in the last seven years of his life.
Pre-order your specially priced regular edition of Hidden Water HERE.