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  • Introducing... MARGO PRICE!

    Posted by Third Man Records on 18 September 2015

    We hear so much about the cultural battle for Nashville's SOUL these days, and whereas yes, it's true there are more condos then ever before and you're less likely to know the folks eating the open faced roast beef sandwich next to you at Rotier's, there is little denying that there are things about this funny little town that will never change simply because they are part of our DNA.

    Hard work, stick-to-it-ivness, grit, and pristine musicality drenched in real life experience from the school of hard knocks... THAT'S Nashville. That's Country Music. That, ladies and gentleman is MARGO PRICE, and we here at Third Man Records are damn proud to announce that we'll be releasing Margo Price & The Pricetags debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter in March of 2016.

    And, while we could wax poetic for days about how much we love this record (and how we think Margo is here to save us all from the Starbucking of America with her stupefying voice that could tumble buildings and how her songs have one foot firmly planted in Nashville's past and their whole heart somehow gracefully existing in 2015), instead we'll let the music do the talking. Here's Margo pickin' and croonin' live and solo here at our favorite Opry after spot, the infamous Nashville Palace:

    Speaking of Margo Price live and solo, she'll be playing an in-store TONIGHT at 7pm, just before festivities kick off in our Blue Room for the Americana Fest. And you can see her with the full band — awesomely monikered The Pricetags — right across the street from Third Man tonight at The City Winery at 11pm.

    Third Man Records are damn proud to announce that we'll be releasing Margo Price & The Pricetags debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter in March of 2016.

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  • Wolf Eyes Digs Deep

    Posted by Third Man on 17 September 2015

    Stop counting the hours until you can get your hands on a copy of Wolf Eyes' I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces. We'll save you the trouble. You have 43 days and you're not gonna make it. We can see it in your face. You look ill, my friends, and it is NOT flattering. The thing is you're finally in luck because our friends and fellow shriekers in the WE camp are going through their EXTENSIVE CATALOG and reissuing the rarest and fairest material. They're digging deep once a month and sharing the fruit of their labors. Think one-off tour CD-Rs. Think tapes made on a shoestring budget to get through a quick jaunt up the east coast in 2001. The kind of recordings that capture special moments in the band's history and the supreme intensity of live shows mid-tour and a glimpse into mutant sketches of bastardized, industrial jazz. Stuff that SHOULD have seen a wide release but simply sat shelved and dormant. This is your chance to explore the most tremendous, prolific bands of our time. Check out the stacks HERE, including:

    • Live at Banfields East
    • Live Frying: Chicago May 28 2004
    • Sept 3
    • Asylum Style 2
    • Live in Providence: Not our Laws
    • Time of Clearing

     

    Welcome to the buffet of AUDIO SOCIAL DISSENT. Save your wheat pennies while you can because on October 30 will see the release of I Am A Problem: Mind in Pieces from Wolf Eyes, Heartless Heathen from Timmy’s Organism, and The Entertainers from VIDEO. Lead singles available HERE.

    This is your chance to explore the most tremendous, prolific bands of our time.

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  • Not Your Average Plasticine Rager... DEVIL'S NIGHT 2015

    Posted by Third Man on 16 September 2015

    $20 
    10/30/2015 
    18+
    7pm Doors/Grill Out
    8:30pm Bands

    Folks, I'm wondering. Whatever happened to the good ol' days of seasonal fright and legitimate, spiritual FEAR? I'm not talking about that wacky beef baloney band, either. I'm getting at something waaaaay back, like in the 50s, right after electricity was invented but there still wasn't any GPS. Back when the limits of science and the edge of reason were totally frayed, yet laced with a hint of old magic. Back when you might still spot someone lighting a torch at dusk on the way to the apothecary. Back when a chill in the air meant something. Things are v diff right now. It's like every contemporary Halloween is the same sad, choreographed plasticine rager and a phoned-in historical reenactment of the previous year. Remember last year when a friend of a friend tried in vain to whip up some sort of counterfeit Kevorkian Narnia potluck with an oil-stained bucket filled with tap water and gritty apples? Remember the silly string? Remember the Monster Mash? Well, we're here to fix that.

    This year for Devil's Night THIRD MAN RECORDS will keep it simple and keep it real. We still have LOTS of details forthcoming but for now let's CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THREE BRAND NEW LPS by VIDEO, TIMMY'S ORGANISM, and WOLF EYES with a party-type live performance kinda thing. How does that sound?

    The pre-show festivities will commence at 7:00pm. Come hang out, have a snack, and get spooky with your buddies while the TMR team preps for total insanity! The music will start at 8:30pm sharp with local bleakbeat occultists, ESSENTIAL TREMORS, leading the charge with a sound like dystopian freezer burn with a hint of disgruntled pollution. This band is rattled in their fascination with tension and humor onstage. Weirdos that shred and bop all cool, maaaan, that's some of our favorite stuff! Where did they come from? How do I learn more? Whatever it takes: sign me the frigggggg up 'cause I'm sweatin' already. From dancing!
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    Playing second (but technically second to none) we have our favorite favorite FAVORITE lonestar Austin punks. None other than VIDEO who will lead us all not only BACK into temptation, but also into true #tripmetalapproved disarray. They're a proper punk rock band and, baby, it's a 50/50 split guaranteed. To be clear, that's 50% PUNK and 50% ROCK... Are you with us? Are you still reading? No rookies in the mix, just the pure and effortless showmanship of TV's Daniel on vox, the best drumming you ever saw, and an almost bloodthirsty abandon negotiated by two of the riffiest and strappingest lads on guitar and bass to ever grace our stage. Period. You check out that single yet? Have a peek at a vid of these lunatics performing "Nothing Lasts Forever" the AMAZING b-side to their first 7'' on TMR right here.

    Up next we got us Detroit's FINEST rock 'n' roll slumpunks TIMMY'S ORGANISM. Fronted by the inimitable Timmy Vulgar (Human Eye, Clone Defects), whose bands continue to make so many others look like an adorable blend of synthetically bashful and utterly weak. I'm looking at you 90% Of Active Musicians. They remain the perfect collision of ACTUAL EFFORT and RAW SEWAGE. While you're at it go ahead and launch that sucker into the deepest space you can find, the stuff BETWEEN stars. Now you're on the right track. Scuzzy, vile rock all the way and the far reaches of the known universe! Did you check out that single yet? No? Wow. It's available HERE.

    Lastly, we are pleased to present the world renowned, neo-noir trip metal majesty of WOLF EYES who are also from Detroit. Post-industrial, post-noise, post-haste, post-ego. To hell with rudiments. Advanced listeners only. This is the rebel sound of young America, old America, and all that lies between. These are the makers of battle hymns. Here's the soundtrack to the powerless hours of life that pile up over decades. Here's your personal peace of mind twisting in the wind. Here's your chance to break the chains that keep you shackled to a list of ad hoc Fall Favorites that make you whine when you need to wince. Did y'all grip that single yet? NO?!?! Now's the time. Get it HERE.

    Anyway, you know the drill. There's absolutely NO ENTRY unless you dress up. We'll have snacks and drinks. Let's all have a good time and be cool to each other. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW (Available online and in our Nashville storefront).

    And... If that's not enough for all you mega-scoundrels, we've gone ahead and arranged a SECOND SHOW for the following night (that's right! Halloween itself!) at The Earl in Atlanta, GA for everyone that might consider Nashville "too far" or for anyone who has already sacrificed their wild social life at the Altar of Maybe. Doors at 9:00 PM / $10

    More info on that show HERE and HERE.

    Devil's Night 2015... This year THIRD MAN RECORDS will keep it simple and keep it real. We still have LOTS of details forthcoming but for now let's CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THREE BRAND NEW LPS by VIDEO, TIMMY'S ORGANISM, and WOLF EYES with a party-type live performance kinda thing. How does that sound?

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  • THE DEAD WEATHER PREMIERE SECOND OF FOUR TECHNIQUE AND INSTRUMENT DISCUSSION VIDEOS

    Posted by Third Man on 16 September 2015

    EPISODE 2:

    "BASS TECHNIQUE AND DISCUSSION WITH DEAD WEATHER BASSIST JACK LAWRENCE"
    DIRECTED BY JACK WHITE
    LIVE NOW ON MOJO 

    PLUS EXCLUSIVE LISTENING PARTIES TO ROCK INDEPENDENT RETAILERS THROUGH ALBUM’S RELEASE

    The Dead Weather have released the second of four technique and instrument-based videos. In this second episode, bass deconstructionist, Jack Lawrence, reveals the secrets of how he achieves his distinct bottom end sound for The Dead Weather. Lawrence demonstrates some of his most head nodding bass lines and leaves no question that without the bass, there would be no Dead Weather. The video, directed by Jack White, concludes with an incendiary live performance of "Mile Markers" from the new album Dodge And Burn. Each band members' technique videos showcases a different song from the band’s career, including tracks from their forthcoming album Dodge and Burn (out September 25th). Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the remaining two videos of the series from The Dead Weather and Third Man Records.

    WATCH EPISODE 2 HERE ON MOJO

    The Dead Weather and Third Man Records have also announced a series of exclusive listening parties at select record stores across the country, with attendees also getting the chance to win limited edition DODGE AND BURN prizes. Full details – including a complete list of participating retailers – are below. Additional locations will be announced soon. Contact your local retailer (listed below) for additional details.

    DODGE AND BURN LISTENING PARTIES

    SEPTEMBER 16

    Fingerprints - Long Beach, CA - 7pm

    SEPTEMBER 18

    Origami Vinyl - Hollywood, CA - 7pm

    Silver Platters - Seattle, WA - 6pm

    Used Kids - Columbus, OH - 6pm

    SEPTEMBER 19

    Dearborn Music - Dearborn, MI - 5pm

    Lunchbox Records - Charlotte, NC - 7pm

    Neptoon Records - Vancouver, BC - 5pm

    Cabin Fever - Toronto, Ontario - 9pm

    Obsolete Records - Halifax, NS - All Day

    Soundscapes- Toronto, Ontaio - TBD

    SEPTEMBER 20

    Touch Vinyl- Houston, TX - 3-5pm

    Cactus - Houston, TX - 3-5pm

    Landlocked - Bloomington, IN - 2pm

    SEPTEMBER 21

    Main Street Music - Philadelphia, PA - 10pm (at Lucky's Last Chance)

    SEPTEMBER 22

    Boo Boo Records - San Luis Obispo, CA - 4pm

    Darkside Records & Gallery - Poughkeepsie, NY - 7pm

    Everyday Music - Portland, OR - 12pm

    Good Records - Dallas, TX - 8pm

    Music Millennium - Portland, OR - 7pm

    Songbyrd Record Café - Washington, DC - 7pm

    Upper Playground - Portland, OR - 5pm

    Mindbomb Records - St. Catherines, Ontario - TBD

    Cherry Cola's - Toronto, Ontario - 12am-2am

    Hum On King - Sydney, Australia - 5:30pm

    Goldmine - Melbourne, Australia - 4:30pm

    SEPTEMBER 23

    Exiles Records- Buenos Aires, Argentina - 7pm

    Amoeba - San Francisco, CA - 5pm

    Ear Candy - Missoula, MT - 6pm

    Park Ave CD - Orlando, FL - 8pm

    Waterloo - Austin, TX - 1pm

    The Odd's And Sods Shoppe - Ottawa, Ontario - 7-9pm

    Dead Dog Records- Toronto, Ontario - 7-9pm

    SEPTEMBER 24

    Baby's All Right - New York, NY - 7pm

    Criminal Records - Atlanta, GA - 7pm

    Gallery of Sound - All 3 PA Locations - 7pm

    Seasick Records - Birmingham, AL - 6pm

    Radio-Active Records - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 6pm

    Strictly Discs - Madison WI - 6pm

    Cheapies - Hamilton, Ontario - 6-7pm

    Ditch Records - Victoria, BC - TBD

    Listen Records - Edmonton, Alberta - TBD

    Kops Records- Toronto, Ontario - 5pm

    *****

    Plus, many more to be announced soon, including:

    Aux 33 Tours - Montreal, Quebec

    Blackbyrd Myoozik - Edmonton, Alberta

    Compact Music - Ottawa, Ontario

    Encore Records - Kitchener, Ontario

    Frequences Le Disquaire - Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

    Grimey's - Nashville, TN

    Looney Tunes - Burlington, Ontario

    The Record Centre - Ottawa, Ontario

    Tonality Records - Toronto, Ontario

     

     

    THE DEAD WEATHER PREMIERE SECOND OF FOUR TECHNIQUE AND INSTRUMENT DISCUSSION VIDEOS. EPISODE 2: “BASS TECHNIQUE AND DISCUSSION WITH JACK LAWRENCE" DIRECTED BY JACK WHITE LIVE NOW ON MOJO. EXCLUSIVE LISTENING PARTIES TO ROCK INDEPENDENT RETAILERS THROUGH ALBUM’S RELEASE.

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  • Americana 2015

    Posted by Third Man on 15 September 2015

    September 18th marks the second year of Americana invasion of our Blue Room, and we couldn't be more excited to host up-and-coming American Roots acts as well as Americana Music Association members a night of music. Miss Margo Price will do a special in store set at 7pm in the storefront to kick off the evening, to be followed by Barna Howard, William Elliot Whitmore, John Paul Keith, Low Cut Connie and Steelism in the Blue Room. 

    This AMA event requires a wristband for entry, but space-permitting, we will be selling tickets for $15 at the door the night of the show.

    Please visit the AMA website for additional details about the festival and organization, and see our full line-up for next Thursday and Friday below:

    FRIDAY, 9/19

    8pm - Barna Howard
    9pm - William Elliot Whitmore
    10pm - John Paul Keith
    11pm - Low Cut Connie
    11:59pm - Steelism

    Now THAT'S Americana!

    September 18th marks the second year of Americana invasion of our Blue Room, and we couldn't be more excited to host up-and-coming American Roots acts as well as Americana Music Association members a night of music. Miss Margo Price will do a special in store set at 7pm in the storefront to kick off the evening, to be followed by Barna Howard, John Paul Keith, Low Cut Connie and Steelism in the Blue Room.

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  • WOLF EYES ARE DOOMED

    Posted by Third Man on 15 September 2015

    Feast your ears on the latest piece of infuriated gloom from the Wolf Eyes camp. The second peek at their upcoming full-length, I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces is called “T.O.D.D.” and it’s now streaming over at NPR’s All Songs Considered. It’s a song inspired by the life and work of Tod Dockstader, the mastermind musique concrète composer who passed away while the album was being recorded. Just another taste of majesty to ease the common ache. The first single, "Enemy Ladder" is now available HERE and it includes the equally stunning anti-groove anthem of “Dull Murder 2” as an exclusive, non-album b-side. It’s my personal favorite and it’s TRIP METAL APPROVED.

    According to Viking’s Choice at NPR: ”T.O.D.D.” sounds like a crumbling Velvet Underground bootleg that's been burned to ashes and smeared into Pentagram frontman Bobby Liebling's banshee eyeliner. Now two years after declaring noise over ("Completely, 100 percent"), here Wolf Eyes embraces the metallic side of its self-christened genre/lifestyle "trip metal" with a washed-out, doomy guitar buried under a monotone chant and the most primal kick drum imaginable."

    Well, I’m not sure I could have said it any better myself. This will hold us over until the next wave of unreleased material is posted on to the Wolf Eyes Bandcamp. I wonder what else they have planned… In the meantime, head over to All Songs Considered...

    Feast your ears on the latest piece of infuriated gloom from the Wolf Eyes camp. The second peek at their upcoming full-length, I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces is called “T.O.D.D.” and it’s now streaming over at NPR’s All Songs Considered.

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