• The Light and Sound Machine Presents...

    This month's Light and Sound Machine feature is THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT, directed by Dan Sallitt. The proceeding short is ALL THAT SHE SURVEYS, directed by Gary Mairs and based on a concept by the filmaker James Benning. The screening will take place Thursday, March 21st at 7pm at Third Man Records. Tickets are available for $10 at thirdmanstore.com or for Belcourt members at a discount for $8 via the Belcourt website. All member and non-member tickets will be available via will call, day-of-film, at Third Man beginning at 6pm.

    It begins something like a story - at a café, we see an unnamed girl (Amy Seimetz from TINY FURNITURE (2010), UPSTREAM COLOR (2013) and director of last year’s SUN DON’T SHINE) sitting alone, taking notice of a man, also alone, on the other side of the room. As we watch her, watching him, we anticipate contact between the two - a moment of intersection that that would propel the development of any other film. But ALL THAT SHE SURVEYS is not like any other film. By omitting dialogue and narrative convention, director Gary Mairs suggests that by simply observing the gestures and reactions of Seimetz’s silent voyeur, the audience not only mirrors her heuristic gaze, but joins her in a curious game of speculative empathy. Based on a concept by experimental filmmaker James Benning, ATSS directly channels his distinctive method of meditative cinematic observation, replacing his expansive American landscapes with Seimetz’s equally captivating visage.

    Critic and filmmaker Dan Sallit makes no attempt to shroud or make payoff from the unmentionable deed to which the title of his film alludes - wide-eyed, intelligent teenager Jackie (Tallie Medel) and her brother Matthew (Sky Hirschkron) share an emotional bond that flirts dangerously close with the more-than-platonic realm. As Jackie begins to feel this bond slipping away, she confides to Matthew, with astonishing candor, her desire to breach that physical boundary. Though Jackie’s wayward longings may sound like the edgy premise of some transgressive cinematic provocation, the triumph of THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT is Sallitt’s tender treatment of its subject. Jackie is not a perverse sicko, and her domestic environment isn’t rigged to provide an accusational explanation for her behavior. Instead, we’re given a coming-of-age portrait of a young woman on the verge of major psychological transition. With its lack of soundtrack and austere mise-en-scene, the film eschews high drama in order to make room for the subtle shifts in tone and character interactions through which Jackie’s growth into self-realization unfolds.

    Dedicated to the memory of the French master of conversational cinema, Eric Rohmer, Sallitt’s film is intrinsically linked to the spirit of his work - that less is more, and that sometimes to speak is to show. In what would appear to be a watershed moment in Sallitt’s career, THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT was at the center of a recent retrospective of his work, hosted by New York’s Anthology Film Archives.

  • Flex-Ray Discs

    We just wanted to show everyone a pic of how the Gibby Haynes Flex-Ray Discs came out... yes X Ray fans, that is a foot! These went on sale today from our Rolling Record Store at South By Southwest... We hope if you were there you were able to get one while they lasted!

    Flex-Ray Disc
  • New Merch Rollin' into SXSW

    The Rolling Record Store is chooglin' through Austin this week at SXSW. Not only is it stocked with rare vinyl delicacies (including the Gibby Haynes FLEX-RAY disc), it's carrying a fresh, new collection of Rolling Record Store merchandise – an RRS Pennant, Rollin' N' Chooglin' Mason Jar, and a TMR Bandana – as well as Texas-themed swag, including a new "Have Vinyl Will Travel" SXSW Sticker, etched wooden Lapel Pin, Leather Patch, brass Belt Buckle, and triple-striped Koozie for your Schlitz.

    TMR Mason Jar TMR Bandana

    Have Vinyl Will Travel Sticker Wooden Lapel Pin

    Koozie Leather Patch

    Spinnerette Amplitone Headphones
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    There's only one way to get your hands on the goods, so once again, here's your treasure map:

    Wednesday, March 13
    - 11:30-3pm- Billy Reid Showcase @ 1808 East Chavez St. (PROMISED LAND to play around 12:30)
    - 4-8pm- Breakaway Records  (MARK "PORKCHOP" HOLDER plays around 6)

    Thursday, March 14
    - 11-3pm- Waterloo Records
    - 5-9pm- Heartbreaker Banquet

    Friday, March 15
    - 10-1pm- Encore Records (Pokey LaFarge to play at 12)
    - 1:30-8pm- Music by the Slice @ Home Slice Pizza

    Saturday, March 16
    - 10am-2pm- Rachael Ray showcase @ Stubb’s
    - 3-7pm- Trailer Space Records (LANTERN to play at 3:30PM, followed by PUJOL at 4:15)





    It's springtime again (somewhere right?) when the days get longer, the flowers bloom, and a young persons fancy turns to the goings on of big yellow mobile record stores... YES. The Rolling Record Store is back in action and it's on the road RIGHT NOW.

    This weekend they will be at the Savannah Stopover in Savannah, GA and after that they're chooglin on down to Austin for a little festival called South By Southwest (heard of it?).

    A schedule of appearances and live performances from the Rolling Record Store is below... and SXSW people, be on the look out for those Gibby Haynes Flex Ray discs, Tri-colors and more... Follow the Rolling Record Store on twitter (@ThirdManRRS)  for updates, appearances and last minute announcements!



    12-6:45pm: Stopover Offices 35 Barnard Street
    7:45pm: Ships of the Sea Museum with William Tyler & Hush Arbors live from the RRS

    12-2pm Stopover Offices
    2-4pm Peoples Temple recording session - at Dollhouse Productions 980 Industry Drive
    4:15-5:30pm - Stopover Offices
    6:00 – PUJOL at Concert in the Park


    Wednesday, March 13

    11:30-3pm- Billy Reid Showcase @ 1808 East Chavez St.
    Promised Land to play around 12:30
    4-8pm- Breakaway Records
    Mark "Porkchop" Holder plays around 6

    Thursday, March 14

    11-3pm- Waterloo Records
    5-9pm- Heartbreaker Banquet

    Friday, March 15

    10-1pm- Encore Records Pokey LaFarge to play at 12
    1:30-8pm- Music by the Slice @ Home Slice Pizza

    Saturday, March 16—

    10am-2pm- Rachael Ray showcase @ Stubb’s
    3-7pm- Trailer Space Records
    Lantern to play at 3:30PM, followed by PUJOL at 4:15


  • Nashville Jumps & Third Man Records Present

    This Wednesday March 6th we'll be doing something we rarely ever do here at TMR HQ... Well, ok it's a first.

    We're co-presenting a show at our current favorite venue in town, The Stone Fox.  It's Nashville Jumps night at the Fox (formally and amazing show on WRVU, R.I.P) , and they'll be spinning the finest in old fashioned good time Rhythm and Blues. And what's more we'll have The Dough Rollers from Los Angeles playing their gritty Southern style Rock N Roll Soul for their first ever Nashville show live on stage. It's going to be a real hum dinger of a party and it's all FREE!

    Check out the classy poster below for all the information, and we'll see you all tomorrow night on the dancefloor. Things get started at 8pm!

    Dough Rollers



    Third Man Records is as excited as we are proud to announce a once in a lifetime pairing of two of modern music's leading ladies, as Brittany Howard and Ruby Amanfu join forces for the "I Wonder" b/w  "When My Man Comes Home" Single (TMR 201).

    The new single features the Grammy-nominated Alabama Shakes frontwoman teaming up with the Third Man family member who first caught our ears on Jack White's "Love Interruption" for two reinterpretations of boldly contrasting source material: Side A features their take on "I Wonder," originally performed by Rodriguez, subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching For Sugar Man, while side B finds Howard also picking up her acoustic guitar as the two sing their version of "When My Man Comes Home," originally recorded by Memphis Minnie, the immortal composer of "When The Levee Breaks" among others.

    The single also features The Buzzards' Dominic Davis on electric and upright bass, Daru Jones on drums, Cory Younts on piano, Ikey Owens on keys and Hammond B3 and Fats Kaplin on electric guitar, lap steel and mandolin. Pre-order the 7" single here, available March 12th. Hear the A Side "I Wonder" Below: