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Today is September 22nd, which means tomorrow is the 23rd, and Thursday is the 24th, and Friday is the 25th, which, if our reasoning is correct, means we are THREE DAYS AWAY from the release of DODGE AND BURN, the new record from THE DEAD WEATHER. That sounds to us like cause for celebration, so we have planned just that for this Friday. Do you have the day off? Do you want an excuse to take the day off? Come on down to our headquarters in sunny Nashville, TN and toast to rock n roll with your friends in yellow, black and white.
Beyond new Dead Weather wares (some of which are VERY fancy!) and tasty treats, we will be creating limited edition (meaning, FRIDAY ONLY) super-soft t-shirts in three exclusive designs using the "Dodge and Burn" printing technique after which the record takes its name. The technique (as demonstrated in the video below) uses varying degrees of opacity on a stencil and good, ol' sunlight to imprint an image onto a surface — in this case, a t-shirt. The Dead Weather may be "sun people" after all.
Here's the full list of what we've got planned... though, knowing us, there may be a few surprises up our sleeve/in our stacks. The fun begins at 10am, and lasts as long as our supplies do.
So, stop on by during the day on Friday to toast to the launch of one of our most electrifying releases to date and hopefully take home some one-of-a-kind finds! If you can't make it Friday, we are giving away free Dead Weather t-shirts with a purchase of $20 all week! See you soon!
Third Man Books is proud and humbled to announce that we will be partnering with longtime Nashville institution The Contributor, a weekly newspaper published and distributed by our city’s homeless and formerly homeless population, to bring you a joint book release and event close to our hearts. In the last two weeks, we have spent a great deal of time with the poetry featured in paper. We have read through hundreds of submissions dating back seven years and compiled a selection that provides a window into the lives of The Contributor’s vendors and a valuable perspective on the city we all call home.
On October 3rd, Third Man Books will be hosting a poetry reading featuring poets who are both current and former vendors of the paper sharing their pieces from our new chapbook, Acknowledge: An Anthology of Selected Poems from The Contributor. Hot dogs and drinks provided by The Stone Fox will be available for everyone attending, and food is complimentary for all Contributor vendors. We encourage everyone to come ready to give to this important cause. Admission is free, and with a donation of $20 or more, you will receive a copy of the chapbook.
Please join us at 7 PM on October 3rd, 2015 at Third Man Records for An Evening with Poets from The Contributor.
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.
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:
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.
7pm Doors/Grill Out
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!
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.
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.
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
Fingerprints - Long Beach, CA - 7pm
Origami Vinyl - Hollywood, CA - 7pm
Silver Platters - Seattle, WA - 6pm
Used Kids - Columbus, OH - 6pm
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
Touch Vinyl- Houston, TX - 3-5pm
Cactus - Houston, TX - 3-5pm
Landlocked - Bloomington, IN - 2pm
Boo Boo Records - San Luis Obispo, CA - 4pm
Darkside Records & Gallery - Poughkeepsie, NY - 7pm
Everyday Music - Portland, OR - 12pm
Good Records - Dallas, TX - 8pm
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
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
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