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  • 333 ft. UNDERGROUND

    Posted by on 12 September 2017

    Tennessee Tourism and Third Man Records are bringing you 333 ft. Underground for One-of-a-Kind Music Experience with Margo Price, Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, and Joshua Hedley at Tennessee’s Famous Cumberland Caverns!

    We've teamed up with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development for a one-of-a-kind concert experience Friday, Sept. 29 as an extension of the state’s Snapchat Concert Series. The event will take place at Cumberland Caverns, a national natural landmark in McMinnville, Tennessee, longtime home of Bluegrass Underground and one of the longest caves in the world, located 333 feet underground. 

    Margo Price, Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, and Joshua Hedley will perform, billed together for the first time with Jack White hosting. Tickets to the underground show will be free and available exclusively through Tennessee’s Snapchat. By following “Tennessee” on Snapchat, fans can also access exclusive content pieces with Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank and each of the four performing artists.

    “Between Nashville, Memphis and the Appalachian Mountains, there is so much musical history in the state of Tennessee. It's what drew me here. I'm proud to call Tennessee my home,” said Margo Price. "Both Lillie Mae and Joshua Hedley are long time friends and I've always admired their musicianship. This will be our first time all sharing a bill since we signed to Third Man Records. I can't wait to play with them!"

    For more information, visit tnvacation.com and follow “Tennessee” on Snapchat.

     

    Tennessee Tourism and Third Man Records are bringing you 333 ft. Underground for One-of-a-Kind Music Experience with Margo Price, Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, and Joshua Hedley at Tennessee’s Famous Cumberland Caverns!

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  • NEW MARGO PRICE RECORD COMING OCTOBER 20

    Posted by on 6 September 2017

    ALL AMERICAN MADE OUT OCTOBER 20

    2018 ‘NOWHERE FAST’ HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED

    Margo Price has announced the October 20 release of her new album All American Made! Delivering on the promise of her 2016 debut Midwest Farmer’s Daughter – an album that took her from country underdog to breakout star - Price raises the stakes considerably on ‘All American Made,’ offering twelve new, original songs that explore long nights and hard days, wild women and cocaine cowboys, politics and sexism, with plainspoken poetry and cutting insight.

    Listen to first track with a slideshow from Margo's recording session at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis “A Little Pain” below:

    “A Little Pain” will be included as an instant download for all digital album pre-orders, in addition to her recent single “Weakness”. Pre-order ‘All American Made’ on CD, LP or digitally today. 

    Participating independent record stores will be the only retailers to carry a limited edition, sky blue vinyl version of All American Made with an LP jacket and insert, both screenprinted and assembled by hand, available on release date.

    Sessions for ‘All American Made’ commenced shortly after the 2016 election with Price and her hard-touring band – Kevin Black (bass), Jamie Davis (electric guitar), Micah Hulscher (piano), Jeremy Ivey (acoustic guitar/bass/harmonica), Dillon Napier (drums), and Luke Schneider (pedal steel) – returning to Memphis to work at Sam Phillips Recording, just down the street from the original Sun Studios where she cut her debut. Once again, Grammy-winner Matt Ross-Spang and Alex Munoz helmed the sessions, co-producing with Price and Ivey. It proved an incredibly fruitful period, yielding over thirty new songs. From those, Price selected all the tracks that appear on ‘All American Made’ plus her recent surprise-release ‘Weakness’ EP, which earned praise from the New York Times, NPR and Pitchfork, who hailed the title track’s “fiery country-soul” and “gritty momentum.” Last week, Price released a hell-raising, fire-starting, liquor store-robbing video for “Weakness,” watch here.

    Real-deal country music may be the most prominent touchstone on All American Made, with the genre’s éminence grise Willie Nelson dueting with Price on the heart-stopping “Learning to Lose,” but touches of classic soul and R&B inform many of the arrangements here, fusing two of Tennessee’s greatest musical exports. The funky “Do Right By Me” grooves with gospel legends The McCrary Sisters on backing vocals, and the driving “A Little Pain” features sweeping orchestration by Memphis legend Lester Snell (the man responsible for the string arrangements in “Shaft”).

    Margo and her band are pleased to also announce the ‘Nowhere Fast’ headline tour for early 2018, in addition to fall festivals and shows with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, and Eric ChurchAll album pre-orders through Third Man Records before Sunday, September 10th at midnight CST will receive a code for access to an early exclusive Nowhere Fast tour ticket pre-sale on Tuesday, September 12 at 10am local time. Tickets will be available for general on sale on Friday, September 15 at 10am local time. See full dates below. 

    Nowhere Fast Headline Tour:

    (pre-order from thirdmanstore.com for early access to tickets!)

    Sept 7 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
    Sept 8 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ**
    Sept 9 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Jones Beach, NY**
    Sept 10 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA**
    Sept 16 – Farm Aid 2017 – Burgettstown, PA
    Sept 17 – CityFolk Festival – Ottawa, CA
    Oct 1 – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival – Columbia, MO
    Oct 5 – iWireless Center – Moline, IL^
    Oct 6 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA^
    Oct 7 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN^
    Oct 26 – KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY^^
    Oct 27 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY^^
    Jan 20 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
    Jan 21 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
    Jan 23 – Knucklehead’s – Kansas City, MO
    Jan 24 – ACM@UCO – Oklahoma City, OK
    Jan 26 – Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX
    Jan 28 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
    Jan 30 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
    Feb 1 – Manship Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
    Feb 18 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
    Feb 20 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
    Feb 21 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
    Feb 23 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb 24 – The Olympic – Boise, ID
    Feb 25 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
    Feb 26 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
    Feb 28 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
    Mar 1 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
    Mar 2 – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
    Mar 3 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA

    ^ = w/ Chris Stapleton and Brent Cobb
    ** = Outlaw Music Festival Tour w/ Willie Nelson & Family
    ^^ = w/ Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Soul2Soul Tour

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  • OCCULTING THE SUNN RECAP VIDEO

    Posted by on 22 August 2017

    photos by Jamie Goodsell

    Yesterday, we gazed upward and fell awestruck as the Sun was obscured by the Moon. Day turned hastily to evening, temperatures dropped dramatically, light streamed across the sky around the silhouette of the moon and we insignificant humans with our small feet planted on planet Earth were overwhelmed with an understanding of the vastness of the cosmos and how we are but small spectators in the great cosmic ballet. Those who watched the total solar eclipse from Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee, also heard the eclipse thanks to Quintron's Weather Warlock, a weather activated synthesizer. Light, temperature, wind, electricity, and moisture all effect the sounds emitting from the condition-controlled analog instrument, providing viewers with a musical experience that was dictated by the solar eclipse itself. With an invocation from Third Man Books poet Janaka Stucky, and a street packed with our awestruck fellow man (and a few four legged friends), we shared an experience that united and inspired. Have a look at Occulting the Sunn in the recap video above...

    ...And, listen to Nashville Public Radio's piece on our event here

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  • MARGO PRICE "WEAKNESS" VIDEO

    Posted by on 22 August 2017

    Margo Price out runs the law in the music video for her new single "Weakness." Directed by Curtis Wayne Millard, watch the Nashville breakout rob a liquor store, start fires, and raise hell on the back of a motorcycle: http://smarturl.it/WeaknessVideo   

    "Weakness" is the title track off Price's latest EP, out now. The 4-song collection has earned praise everywhere from the NY Times, Pitchfork, People + more. Margo sat down with NPR Music to talk through each of the new tracks, read/listen here: http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/07/27/539326805/margo-price-explains-her-new-ep-weakness-track-by-track

    Margo just kicked off a run of tour dates with Chris Stapleton, and later this year she'll also play dates with Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and others. Full routing and ticket info here: http://margoprice.net/tour/

    Purchase the "Weakness" EP HERE.

     

    Margo Price takes "outlaw country" literally in the music video for her new single "Weakness." Directed by Curtis Wayne Millard, watch the Nashville breakout rob a liquor store, start fires, and raise hell on the back of a motorcycle: http://smarturl.it/WeaknessVideo   

     

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  • THREE NEW LIVE 7”s FROM SPRAY PAINT, THE REBEL, & DATENIGHT

    Posted by on 18 August 2017

    All three AVAILABLE TODAY!

    S P R A Y   P A I N T  
    A Side: “Cussin” / “Rest Vs Rust”
    B Side: “Bad Times” / “Spock Fingers”

    The Third Man team has been fanatics of Spray Paint’s sound for a minute. Their sound hits the sweet spot between the atonal movement of no-wave and nihilistic post-punk, like Mark E. Smith covering MARS. This chronicle of their live set in the Blue Room in August 2016 is excellent evidence. The first track, “Cussin’”, previously released by the band as an A-side in 2014, is even more tense and volatile in this live recording, held together by the loose glue of its hypnotic rhythm section. In light of the noxious political present, these live songs are only MORE urgent and necessary.

    Get it.

    T H E   R E B E L 
    A Side: “Riding In The Sun”
    B Side: “Why Must I Pay?”

    Known best as the frontman of Scottish arty punks the Country Teasers, Ben Wallers has been expanding his smart and avant-garde deconstruction of punk music as The Rebel. With these songs, there is distinct focus on the state of being on the outside looking in. This is not music burdened by the hustle and bustle; rather, it's measured and critical and it feels rooted outside city pressures.

    The songs, recorded in our Nashville Blue Room in July 2016, are characterized musically by drum machine and synth stabs with loose-handed guitar, that is to say desolate and questioning. On the b-side, “Why Must I Pay?” carries a biting critique; all macrostructures, not just punk or music, come into a disassembling, blinding spotlight — healthcare, monetary systems, humankind's “gains.” Leave preconceived notions at the door and take notes.

    Get it. 

    D A T E N I G H T
    A Side: “Bad Times”
    B Side: “Not Myself”

    We are proud to release the second ever vinyl release from garage stomping, punk slugging rockers Datenight, recorded to tape last July. Datenight have been playing what feels like every good show in Nashville for the past couple years. Their manner of smearing punk music with extra distortion and a dollop of pop, in the vein of Toy Love, Descendents, and the Oblivians, is incredibly contagious and just fun to see live.

    Anchored by impenetrable brickwall drumming, their A-side single “Bad Times” is an energetic maelstrom centered around the chorus mantra “can’t do it all by myself!“, which acts as an invitation to the crowd to yell along.

    Get it. 

    BUY AS A BUNDLE HERE.

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  • LUCK MANSION SESSIONS PT 2: JOSH HEDLEY, ERIN RAE, JOHN PAUL WHITE, RODNEY CROWELL

    Posted by on 17 August 2017

    Available for pre-order today at thirdmanstore.com 

    Last September during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI Coolers, Lagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

    In March, we shared with the world the encounters between Sarah Jarosz and Parker Milsap, Lilly Hiatt and Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Dylan LeBlanc and Rayland Baxter. (Watch these live recordings with bits of conversation between the artists here.) Next Friday, August 25th, we are pleased to release the recorded coming together of Josh Hedley and Erin Rae and John Paul White and Rodney Crowell.

    Hedley and Erin Rae’s performance included Hank Williams Jr.s’ “Old Habits and a thoroughly haunting rendition of Guy Clark’s “My Favorite Picture of You.” Hedley and Rae, both top respected voices in the Nashville local country scene, have never been more in their elements: trad country crooning, tight harmonies, and the most lonesome set of songs Third Man recording equipment has ever captured. Hedley, a mainstay on Nashville’s most respected lower broadway honky tonk Robert’s has recently been signed to Third Man Records. Details of the release of his forthcoming debut solo record to be announced soon.

    Pre-order “Old Habits” b/w “My Favorite Picture of You” here via Third Man Records.

    John Paul White and Rodney Crowell performed Crowell’s “The Girl On The Street as well as one of three original tunes penned for the Luck Mansion Sessions, Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone.” About the new song, John Paul White says, “It’s the first song we attempted to write.. It gave us both an excuse to sit down and write a song. It was literally the only times we’ve ever played those songs. We didn’t rehearse them ahead of time, we didn’t work out harmony parts and guitar parts… you pretty much captured all of that process.”  

    “Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone” is White and Crowell’s first co-write, but not the first collaboration for the pair. White joined Rosanne Cash on vocals for the song “It Ain’t Over Yet” off Crowell’s 2017 release Close Ties (New West). The song and the record have been nominated by the American Music Association in the categories of Song and Album of the Year.

    Pre-Order “The Girl On The Street” b/w “Don’t Think that I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone” here via Third Man Records.

    Watch their live recordings on the Luck Reunion YouTube channel.

    Black vinyl versions of these recordings will be available beginning August 25th at an indie retailer near you, with pre-orders starting today via thirdmanstore.com. For those who have their heart set on a limited edition, Third Man Records will have limited, white label, hand stamped editions of these 45’s available at their Americana 2017 Showcase (details TBA).

    Stay tuned for the final installment of Luck Mansion Sessions, featuring Lillie Mae with Langhorne Slim and Margo Price with Shovels and Rope, coming later this year.

     

     

     

    Last September during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI CoolersLagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

    In March, we shared with the world the encounters between Sarah Jarosz and Parker MilsapLilly Hiatt and Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Dylan LeBlanc and Rayland Baxter. (Watch these live recordings with bits of conversation between the artists here.) Next Friday, August 25th, we are pleased to release the recorded coming together of Josh Hedley and Erin Rae and John Paul White and Rodney Crowell.

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