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  • WOODS LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS

    Posted by Third Man on 28 November 2016

    Officially out December 9th

    Available NOW for Pre-Order

    There are certain bands in this supersaturated, hyper-fragmented, temperamental internet era that rise above ephemeral popularity because they deserve it. Woods is one of those bands, and their wheelhouse is a decidedly mellow blend of "campfire folk," psych, soul, and funk that's wise beyond its years in timbre and lyric and takes influence from many a surprising source. Woods brings songs into the world that are at once comforting and challenging, and the band's members take their job as music makers seriously, pumping out nine full-length studio records in the past 10 years and running their own label Woodsist out of Brooklyn.

    With over ten years and nine studio records under their belt, Woods joined us for a meditative masterclass of a live taping in our Nashville Blue Room this past May, performing to a packed house of loyal fans, happy to go on whatever journey the band had planned for them. (View photos from the show here.) Frontman Jeremy Earl's soul-quieting falsetto stylings are the center of Woods' sound, in the studio and on this live record. But, the shamanic folk vibes of their earlier records gain an urgency and anxiety here, as they have on their newest release City Sun Eater In The River of Light, thanks to a horn section, African jazz influence, and the clear inspiration of the increasingly chaotic world in which we find ourselves living.

    The journey we all took with Woods at the helm on May 2nd, 2016 has been immortalized now as part of Third Man Records' Live LP series, and it's a journey we highly recommend taking in the comfort of your own home — with a glass of your favorite beverage in hand, fire roaring, and mind malleable. Check out "Suffering Season," an updated version of an older tune that happens to be our favorite from the 9-song set (as well as particularly poignant to the here and now) below, and pre-order the record (officially available December 9th) now.

    Woods Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Kurt Vile and the Violators and Nathan Bowles:

    Wed-Dec-28 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    Thu-Dec-29 Boston, MA @ Royale
    Fri-Dec-30 Boston, MA @ Royale
    Sat-Dec-31 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

     

    Pre-order available now and officially out December 9th

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  • Black Friday Exclusive and New Releases

    Posted by Third Man on 17 November 2016

    While we could take or leave the November "tradition" of speeding to your nearest big box retailer in the middle of the night, belly full of turkey and thanks forgotten, we have a very special place in our hearts for record stores, so any chance to turn selling records into a party is a opportunity we wouldn't dare miss. This Black Friday, Third Man Records is pleased to bring into existence not only a long overdue colorful Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusive, but also two new standard vinyl releases. Check with your local independent retailer for availability details.

    RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE:
    THE RACONTEURS – “Steady As She Goes” 7” Single on Emerald Green Vinyl

    For our official Black Friday Record Store Day offering, Third Man Records is pleased to finally fulfill the destiny of the mysteriously unused catalog number TMR120. We are equally pleased to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of one of the most popular tunes on the Third Man imprint, loved by all and pressed only briefly as a single by V2 in 2006. The time has come for The Raconteurs “Steady As She Goes” b/w “Store Bought Bones” to be given the Third Man Records treatment. So, without further ado, we present this apple of our eye, this still-fresh-finer-with-time-never-gets-old exception of a song — the record your shelf has long longed for.

    “Steady As She Goes” b/w “Store Bought Bones” for Black Friday will only be available at participating Record Store Day retailers on “Hermitage Hotel Men’s Restroom Emerald Green” vinyl to match the oft-since-selfied location of its cover photo. Each 7” also contains one of two reproduction backstage credential stickers from past Raconteurs tours and the clout to go with them.

    The black vinyl will follow shortly after this November 25th release, never to go out of print again… Rejoice!

    BLACK FRIDAY NEW RELEASES:
    THE WHITE STRIPES GET BEHIND ME SATAN ON BLACK VINYL

    Black Friday also marks a new era of availability for The White Stripes pivotal double LP Get Behind Me Satan. Previously released for the first time commercially on Record Store Day 2015 on red and white vinyl in celebration of its 10-year anniversary, the record has never (yes, that’s right — NEVER) been available commercially on black wax.

    This new era we’re ushering in means you can listen to “Blue Orchid” and “My Doorbell” on repeat without worrying about wearing out your precious colored grooves… this record will remain in print in perpetuity and will always, always, always be available from November 25th on into the great unknown. This double LP includes an MP3 download code as well as the same newly-created inner artwork featured on the 2015 limited edition.

    YUSUF / CAT STEVENS "I Love My Dog" / "Matthew and Son" Double A-Side 7" on BLACK VINYL

    On September 27th of this year, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, took to the most sacred stage in Nashville to awe the sold-out Ryman Auditorium crowd with his persistent musical transcendence. The day prior, Yusuf took to another Nashville stage entirely and performed to no one in particular - a set for himself, of two songs from his earliest days. That stage was the Third Man Records Blue Room, and that set, consisting of the A-sides from Stevens' first two singles, was recorded direct-to-acetate on our 1955 Scully lathe and is now set for release as the second offering in Third Man's Blue Room Sessions series.

    With artwork by world renowned illustrator Jess Rotter, this double A-side 7" features "I Love My Dog" and "Matthew and Son" performed by Yusuf and his pared-down touring band with palpable intimacy and a rare calm in the midst of a busy world tour.

    The 7" single will be available worldwide on black vinyl on November 25th.

    THIRD MAN RECORDS BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY SALE

    The Third Man online store will offer Get Behind Me Satan and the Yusuf / Cat Stevens' 7", as well as 30% off EVERYTHING (gift cards, vault subscriptions, new & limited releases, and tickets excluded) beginning Black Friday and lasting through "Cyber Monday." No coupon code necessary. Both Third Man Records physical locations will also offer 30% off orders (same exclusions apply) as well as the limited Black Friday "Steady As She Goes" 7", while supplies last.

    Raconteurs "Steady As She Goes" Emerald Green Vinyl! Get Behind Me Satan on Black Double LP! Cat Stevens Blue Room Sessions 7" And, to top it off... a SALE!

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  • YUSUF/CAT STEVENS BLUE ROOM SESSIONS 7" SINGLE

    Posted by Katie Studley on 14 November 2016

    On September 27th of this year, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, took to the most sacred stage in Nashville to awe the sold-out Ryman Auditorium crowd with his persistent musical transcendence. The day prior, Yusuf took to another Nashville stage entirely and performed to no one in particular - a set for himself, of two songs from his earliest days. That stage was the Third Man Records Blue Room, and that set, consisting of the A-sides from Stevens' first two singles, was recorded direct-to-acetate on our 1955 Scully lathe and is now set for release as the second offering in Third Man's Blue Room Sessions series.

    With artwork by world renowned illustrator Jess Rotter, this double A-side 7" features "I Love My Dog" and "Matthew and Son" performed by Yusuf and his pared-down touring band with palpable intimacy and a rare calm in the midst of a busy world tour.

    The 7" single will be available worldwide on black vinyl on November 25th, but for those lucky enough to live in the UK, both the black vinyl version and the limited edition transparent blue vinyl version will be available at Yusuf/Cat Stevens' London show at Shaftesbury Theatre on November 20th and a very special signing the following Tuesday the 22nd at Rough Trade West.

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  • It's TURKEY DRIVE TIME again... in Nashville AND Detroit!

    Posted by Third Man on 11 November 2016

    We're excited to expand our efforts to Detroit this year, so not only will we help our Nashville neighbors, The Nashville Rescue Mission, but also the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. The Nashville Rescue Mission sets a goal to collect 1,000 donated turkeys and foodstuffs required to throw their annual banquet, and the Detroit Mission has an increased need for canned goods especially during the holiday season. Help us provide a little help for the disadvantaged... 'Tis the season, after all, and we all need to be there for each other now more than ever.

    Here's the deal: Anytime in the next two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, drop off your donation (see options below) to the Nashville Rescue Mission (616 7th Avenue South, across the street from TMR headquarters, and entry by the American flag) or the Detroit Rescue Mission in the Cass Corridor (150 Stimson Street, Detroit, MI 48201) during regular business hours. Bring your donation receipt to the corresponding Third Man Records storefront and immediately receive 10% off your purchase, a free standard 7" of you choosing, PLUS be entered to win one of TWO big Thanksgiving Prize Packs (one for each location, detailed below).

    One Prize Pack entry will be allotted for each donation of either:

    a) One turkey (fresh or frozen), of sizable weight

    — or —

    b) Three of the following items:

    • Cranberry Sauce
    • Green Beans, Corn, Mixed Vegetables (#10 cans please)
    • Corn Bread Mix
    • Cheddar Cheese
    • Dinner Rolls
    • Sausage
    • Coffee
    • Dessert Pie
    • Stuffing
    • Sugar
    • Coffee Creamer

    In planning your donation, please be mindful of what you'd like on YOUR Thanksgiving table, and shop accordingly.

    Each Thanksgiving Prize Pack includes 3 extremely limited and exclusive items: a Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 White Label Promo, and a special edition Total Chaos Iggy Pop Biography (with a limited edition, very exclusive 7" included), and a tri-color 7" to be revealed at a later date. The winners will be chosen at random on Monday. November 28th.

    For those of you who would like to contribute but don't live in Michigan or Tennessee, feel free to give to the Nashville Mission directly online using our dedicated link. Your donation of $15 or more will automatically enter you into the Thanksgiving Prize Pack drawing.

    We THANK YOU in advance for your generosity!

    We're excited to expand our efforts to Detroit this year, so not only will we help our Nashville neighbors, The Nashville Rescue Mission, but also the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. The Nashville Rescue Mission sets a goal to collect 1,000 donated turkeys and foodstuffs required to throw their annual banquet, and the Detroit Mission has an increased need for canned goods especially during the holiday season. Help us provide a little help for the disadvantaged... 'Tis the season, after all!

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  • New Margo Price Video for "Hands Of Time"

    Posted by Third Man on 31 October 2016

    Margo Price has shared a new music video for "Hands of Time" off her acclaimed debut LP Midwest Farmer's Daughter. Filmed across several locations in Price's hometown of Aledo, Illinois (pop: 3,640) and directed by Ben Chappell, the video premiered via CMT this morning, watch below... 

    Midwest Farmer's Daughter has been met with historic praise - in the past month Price took home the Emerging Artist of the Year award at AmericanaFest, performed with Jack White on an episode of A Prairie Home Companion, and was chosen for CMT's Next Women of Country, Class of 2016. Price and her band are currently in the middle of their first-ever US tour, full dates here.

    Earlier this year, Price landed performances on Saturday Night Live, Colbert, Conan, CBS This Morning, as well as major profiles in NY Times Magazine, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, NPR, Fader + more. 

     

    Margo Price has shared a new music video for "Hands of Time" off her acclaimed debut LP 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter,' out now via Third Man Records. Filmed across several locations in Price's hometown of Aledo, Illinois (pop: 3,640) and directed by Ben Chappell, the video premiered via CMT this morning!

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  • THIRD MAN RECORDS PARTNERS WITH YWCA NASHVILLE FOR DENIM DRIVE

    Posted by Third Man on 19 October 2016

    Third Man Records has partnered with YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and the non-profit’s 2616 Resale Boutique for an expanded "Good Neighbor Day." From October 22nd through 28th (EXTENDED TO  NOVEMBER 4th!), Third Man Records will collect women's jeans to donate to 2616 Resale Boutique, located in the heart of East Nashville. During the month of December, 2616 Resale Boutique will “resell” those donated jeans. All proceeds benefit YWCA programs, including its domestic violence shelter and prevention services. Third Man Records has taken a particular interest in the YWCA's MEND Nashville program, an innovative, primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging and educating men and boys. Watch the powerful "We are the Lions" video the YWCA produced to launch the campaign in July below...

    For this "Denim Drive," Third Man Records requests high quality, gently used denim pieces. Each donated pair grants the donor the chance to win a "Blue Vinyl Exclusive Instant Record Collection," containing limited pressings of some of the label's most popular releases from Jack White, The 5.6.7.8's, The Racontwoers, and more. Donations will be collected in person at Third Man Records' Nashville storefront (623 7th Avenue South), and can also be mailed in. Mailed contributions must arrive by October 28th to be eligible for the chance to win the Instant Record Collection. (Ship donations to 623 7th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, attn: DENIM DRIVE.)



    "Denim Drive" donations will be stamped as having originated from a Third Man fan before making their way to 2616 Resale Boutique for sale a few weeks after the drive ends. Acceptable donations should be clean, gently used (no destroyed denim, please), and preferably of a high original quality and current style.

    “Good Neighbor Days” take place during the last Saturday of each month at Third Man Record’s storefront, with 10% of the day's sales donated to a local non-profit.

    YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA is on a mission to ensure those in need are supported along the continuum of prevention, safety, self-sufficiency, and success. The following programs are offered regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or gender identity. Girls, Inc. at YWCA, MEND, Domestic Violence Services, Family Literacy Center, Dress for Success Nashville, and Women Presidents’ Organization. For more information, visit www.ywcanashville.com.

    Third Man Records has partnered with YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and the non-profit’s 2616 Resale Boutique for an expanded "Good Neighbor Day" ...

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