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  • Introducing... Vault Package #30

    Posted by Third Man on 5 October 2016

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    Third Man is happy to announce the contents of our 30th Vault package, our final offering of 2016. This time around we wanted to showcase something special from every one of Jack White's wide berth of musical projects, as well as some really cool extras from a pretty special event that fans were able to catch a glimpse of during Sunday's Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Nashville episode, but weren't able to hear in full. We got so excited putting this package together we decided to break with tradition and offer 2 full LPs for the first time.

    Read on, readers...

    Live at Disgraceland: From Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown LP

    Anthony Bourdain and his team descended on Nashville hungry for culture and knowledge (as well as hot chicken, tasting plates, and tequila); they visited every nook and cranny of this town, hung with the locals, ate like czars, partied like rock stars, and woke up every morning fresh as daisies and ready to do it again. Parts Unknown does not come to your city in order to present a slide show of tourist spots and magazine cover spreads. Bourdain wants to understand what makes a city tick. He has a knack for getting down to the marrow of how a town's denizens think and live, why they do what they do in their community, and how that relates to the country at large in this time and place, Earth 2016. This is a man after our own heart and we were so happy to welcome him into our world for a few, too-short days. Their time here culminated with a rager of party at Disgraceland (location... unknown) where The Dead Weather, The Kills, and William Tyler all played jaw dropping electric live sets, living room style, to a house full of well-fed, newly tattooed, appreciative friends. Wish you could have been there? Wish granted: we present the night's musical entertainment in full for your listening pleasure...

    The Dead Weather
    1. Hang You From The Heavens
    2. Gasoline
    3. I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)

    The Kills
    1. Heart of a Dog
    2. Impossible Tracks
    3. Whirling Eye

    William Tyler
    1.We Can't Go Home Again
    2. I'm Gonna Liver Forever (If it Kills Me)
    3. Area Code 601

    Listen to a clip of "Gasoline" from the Dead Weather's set below...

    The Raconteurs - Live at Irving Plaza NYC April 7th 2006 LP

    It's been just over ten years since the first Raconteurs show on American soil. This release celebrates that momentous occasion with another hard slab of wax from the infamous Third Man Records tape vaults. Featuring cover art inspired by the original concert poster by long time visual collaborator Rob Jones, and featuring a set of songs that would prove to be classics, this album is a solid testament to the early fury and energy of those nascent and exciting times when The Raconteurs were first introduced to the world on the live stage.

    Full set list:

    Intimate Secretary
    Steady, As She Goes
    Store Bought Bones
    Call It A Day
    Yellow Sun
    Broken Boy Soldier
    Five on the Five

    Jack White / The White Stripes Double A-Side split 7" "Love is the Truth (acoustic mix)" b/w "City Lights"

    Two previously unheard, beautiful, and haunting Jack White compositions recently released on the Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 compilation paired together for this Vault only blue and red splatter 7" vinyl in a heavy paper stock sleeve. This will be the only physical version of this 7" available... ever.

    Third Man Records Silk Screened Pennant

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    Posted by Third Man Books on 4 October 2016


    "Transformative, wise and vivid with the quality of fantasy and fable."
    —Sheree Renée Thomas, editor Dark Matter

    "Kiini Ibura Salaam’s short stories (and the characters who inhabit them) are vital, fantastic in all senses of the word, audacious and tender."
    —Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen

    Excited is not the right word, maybe it's ecstatic, or maybe it's an otherworldly word that we have yet to experience, but might discover while exploring all the worlds and beings in Kiini Ibura Salaam's new collection of speculative fiction short stories, When the World Wounds. In this eagerly-awaited collection, Kiini Ibura Salaam continues her exploration of the dark, the sensual, and the mysterious with fiction that disturbs, delights, and dazzles. The five stories and one novella collected in When the World Wounds examine the tumultuous nature of the human condition through such wild imaginings as sensual encounters with deer, escapism in a dystopia prison, and volcano women. In “The Taming,” a lupine creature is trapped by beasts whose nefarious nature is beyond their prey’s understanding. In “Hemmie’s Calenture,” a woman escaping enslavement is thrust into a war between gods. “The Pull of the Wing” is the prequel to Salaam’s wildly popular "Of Wings, Nectar, and Ancestors" trilogy. “Because of the Bone Man” transports readers to the desolate landscape of post-Katrina New Orleans and the struggle of the city’s culture bearers to carry on. A welcome follow-up to Salaam’s award-winning Ancient, Ancient, When the World Wounds is perceptive and engaging as it examines our world’s callous and perilous landscapes while tickling the imagination and startling the senses.

    Street Date November 1 // AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALES NOW!

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  • Neil Michael Hagerty Show - FRIDAY!

    Posted by Third Man on 20 September 2016

    Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
    A battering ram of mangled glamor is on its way.
    We at Third Man are proud to host the dementia-inducing, kintsugi circus gazerock of Neil Hagerty & The Howling Hex (members of Royal Trux, Pussy Galore, Dan'l Boone). Hagerty was, and still continues to be, a force of nature in underground music. Not to mention, we've got this let's-try-it-for-a-lark Australian GLITTER_BOOGIE PUB_ROQ outfit called POWER doing all they can to harness the dead moods of Rocket from the Tombs meets Dead Moon, while huffing the smoke from a smoldering pile of Slade wax in a Ran-style epic battle for your soul over your brain. The only real local freaks Deluxin' open the show to your visual and audio delights. Bring acid. Buy your tickets in advance HERE. 
    Tickets available NOW!

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  • Jack White Acoustic Recordings Chart Debut

    Posted by Third Man on 18 September 2016


    JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016 charted at No. 1 for Vinyl Albums via Billboard with 12,000 copies now spinning on turntables across the US, a chart position Lazaretto also achieved in 2014. The acoustic compilation also charted at No. 8 in the Top 200, with 32,000 sold. 

    Full list of top chart positions below:

    US Vinyl Albums: #1
    Billboard Top 200: #8
    US Top Album Sales: #5
    US Physical Album Sales: #3
    US Digital Albums: #10
    US Alternative Albums: #3
    US Americana/Folk Albums: #2
    US Top Rock Albums: #4
    Canada: #9
    UK: #12
    Ireland: #10
    Germany: #11
    Australia: #13

    Third Man Records congratulates Jack, The Raconteurs, and the White Stripes (all of whom have songs on the compilation, including a previously unheard White Stripes track “City Lights” and an unreleased version of The Raconteurs’ “Carolina Drama”) for this much deserved release week success.

    In support of the release, Jack recently performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Later with Jools Holland. Head to to watch clips, and view his performance "Sugar Never Tasted So Good" and Just One Drink" on Later with Jools Holland now via Pitchfork

    If you haven’t already purchased JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016, choose your format and do so here.


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    Posted by Third Man on 15 September 2016

    If you haven't already picked up your copy of JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016, all signs point to "GET ON IT!" Check out some of the initial praise the record has received this week in the press below...

    Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 reviews!

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    Posted by Third Man on 13 September 2016

    Third Man Records has a theory: It's impossible not to like Autolux. Because Carla Azar. Because of the soundtrack-of-the-otts symphony of their first two records. Because of their recent release PUSSY'S DEAD, which sounds more like the future than the score to TRON. Because two of the band's members met while composing the music for a Nobel-prize winner's play. Because Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records is their new label home (and we love us some Danger Mouse.) Because this. And this. And this. Following that logic, it’s impossible not to also like Autolux’s first live record, captured direct-to-acetate on Third Man Records’ 1955 Scully lathe on March 26th, 2016.

    Eugene Goreshter, Greg Edwards, and Carla Azar made the Blue Room stage feel small that evening, Azar standing atop her drum throne, projections kaleidoscoping on the acoustic tiling behind them. It was one of their first live shows together in the years since their last record, Transit Transit, was released (in 2010), the in between of which saw each band member pursuing other worthy projects. No time to lose, the band’s cohesion was immediate, their sense-of-self solid, and their energy infectious.  

    Some of the best tracks of PUSSY’S DEAD made it into this live set, to the delight of the ecstatic Nashville audience that Saturday night: “Soft Scene,” “Anonymous,” “Brainwasher,” to name a few. Combine with a few well-placed gems from their previous releases (“Plantlife!” “Blanket!”), and the result is one of the most fun (and one of the more nuanced) records in the Third Man Live catalog. 

    Autolux Live at Third Man Records is officially out and available at a record store near you on September 30th, 2016.

    Have a listen to “Brainwasher” (track 4 off the live record) below, and pre-order the LP now.

    Autolux Live at Third Man Records is officially out and available at a record store near you on September 30th, 2016.

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