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Mandolin virtuoso/Punch Bros. frontman Chris Thile and Brooklyn bluegrass maven/guitarist Michael Daves have made a name for themselves turning folk melodies into impassioned conversations that, in most cases, hollow, wooden boxes have no business having… On this Blue Series single "Man In The Middle," Thile and Daves shred up old time standards into exactly what they should be (or shouldn't, depending on who you ask…) We can't say this version will appeal to all the blue-hair's in the crowd out there at the hilltop bluegrass festival (though here's an alternative version for you fine folks), but if you like your pickin' with a side of Jack White on drums, Carl Broemel on pedal steel, Ruby Amanfu wailin' on background vocals and Cory Younts on the piano, we'd be willing to bet you a 1960 Martin D-18 that you won't regret adding this 7" to your collection. Purchase it here for our "Record of the Week" NICE PRICE.
Pre-orders are available today for the third installment of our highly anticipated Document Records reissue series, featuring Volume 3 of the Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order of Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and The Mississippi Sheiks. These three records, officially available September 3rd and featuring artwork by Rob Jones, can be purchased together as a bundle here.
While we are sure many of you were lucky enough to snag one of the limited,Record Store Day exclusive colored copies of the long-awaited reissue of the White Stripes fourth album and major label debut, we are pleased to announce that for those of you who didn't, the 180 gram black vinyl version has been pressed and is ready to become part of your collection. Mastered direct from the original, analog source from the 2002 recordings at Toe Rag Studios, the album includes two 180 gram black vinyl discs, a double-gatefold, printed inner sleeves and an MP3 download card. This album is dedicated to the death of the sweetheart and is still as poignant today as when it was originally released in 2003. We draw a firm line here… you can't consider yourself a White Stripes fan without this record on your record shelf. Official release date is today, so... purchase here!
Dear friends, family, fans, and followers (known as the 4Fs in the "Biz"…),
We at Third Man HQ are gearing up for a flurry of activity and releases beginning no sooner than… right now. Let's dive right in, shall we?
Released today, Aug. 20th
Pokey LaFarge - Central Time 7" - Pack up your portable record player and sit by the Ohio River blasting this gem of a tribute to living in the good ol' Midwest. Featuring super snazzy artwork and non-album B Side "St. Louis Crawl." Sitting at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing, these two homegrown tracks are enough to make any damn yankee, mountain man or California dreamer reconsider their stomping grounds. Purchase here.
King Tuff - Live at Third Man Records LP - 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 your live vinyl now and get revved up for the mighty King Tuff headed out on tour starting next September and hitting Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Philly, NYC, DC, Carrboro, Atlanta, Dallas, Scottsdale, Santa Ana, LA, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Check all the dates here!
Aug. 27th - The White Stripes - Elephant Reissue LP - This is the official release date for the long-awaited reissue of The White Stripes fourth album and major label debut. Pleased to announce 180 gram black vinyl version has been mastered direct from the original, analog source for the 2002 recordings at Toe Rag Studios. The 180 gram black vinyl discs come housed in a double-gatefold sleeve, with printed inner sleeves and an MP3 download card. This album is dedicated to the death of the sweetheart and is still as poignant today as when it was originally released 10 years ago. We draw a firm line here… you can't consider yourself a White Stripes fan without this record on your shelf. Pre-orderhere, now.
Sept. 3rd - Volume 3 Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi Sheiks Complete Recorded Works Document Records Reissue LPs - The much anticipated 3rd volume from our re-issue series of the complete works of Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and The Mississippi Sheiks hits the shelves. Casual fans of American Music and history and blues completists alike, this is your time to rejoice.
Sept. 17th - The Melvins - Live At Third Man LP - The mighty Melvins stomped through Third Man last May and threw down an epic live set on ourDirect To Disc live to acetate system. The results of that evening of legends doing a legendary set are coming your way on Sept. 10th on glorious vinyl. Tell the people.
All that and a whole lot more coming your way over the coming weeks and months. As always, stay tuned for all the excitement coming your way from the most recklessly fun label in the business (us)… And if you're in Nashville this Thursday don't forget to come by The Light & Sound Machine for our rare 16mm screening of psychedelic Brazilian Western masterpiece, Antonio Das Mortes. It's going to be a good one!
Jack White is excited to announce that he will be performing at Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis," a concert inspired by music from the upcoming Coen Brothers' film at The Town Hall in New York City on September 29th. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Tuesday, August 20th at 12pm ET. Tickets go on sale to the public at 12pm ET on Wednesday, August 21st.
This week's Nice Price Record Of The Week is our Amy Walker Discourse On Accents Green Series 7".
Amy is an actress who made quite the name for herself as an expert in the field of replicating accents from all over the world, as evidenced by the over 5 million views of her "21 Accents" video on YouTube. This Green series single features 4 separate tracks on the A-Side ranging from an introduction to Amy, to readings, to improvisations, as well as an enlightening interview with the artist on the B-Side by Jack White. In order to better reflect the theme of the record's exploration of shifting identity perceptions, there are 30 different cover sleeves that exist for this record. The Discourse On Accents Green Series single is, to our minds, a terrific example of vinyl single as cultural document. It is as entertaining as it is educational and the sleeve variants round out the whole concept very nicely.
Whether you are interested in audio as conceptual art, or just enjoy trying tocollect all the different sleeves, we think you'll agree that this single makes for a very interesting entry into the TMR catalog, and a real bargain for our Record Of The Week. The Amy Walker 5-Cover Bundle is similarly discounted to this week's nice price as well...