Dear friends, family, fans, and followers (known as the 4Fs in the "Biz"…),
We at Third Man HQ are gearing up for a flurry of activity and releases beginning no sooner than… right now. Let's dive right in, shall we?
Released today, Aug. 20th
Pokey LaFarge - Central Time 7" - Pack up your portable record player and sit by the Ohio River blasting this gem of a tribute to living in the good ol' Midwest. Featuring super snazzy artwork and non-album B Side "St. Louis Crawl." Sitting at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing, these two homegrown tracks are enough to make any damn yankee, mountain man or California dreamer reconsider their stomping grounds. Purchase here.
King Tuff - Live at Third Man Records LP - At long last the Live at Third Man LP from hyper enigmatic rock n roll pop guitar god King Tuff hits the shelves. Recorded back on lucky Friday the13th of July, 2012, we are super excited to have this epic set as a part of our live series of records from Third Man available to and for the people.
Check the shred-tastic groover "Just Strut" right here and now and try and tell us it doesn't make you wanna spray paint "Tuff Enough" on your locker and then kick-flip off the back of an AMC Ambassador and skate off into nighttime oblivion… Get your live vinyl now and get revved up for the mighty King Tuff headed out on tour starting next September and hitting Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Philly, NYC, DC, Carrboro, Atlanta, Dallas, Scottsdale, Santa Ana, LA, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Check all the dates here!
Aug. 27th - The White Stripes - Elephant Reissue LP - This is the official release date for the long-awaited reissue of The White Stripes fourth album and major label debut. Pleased to announce 180 gram black vinyl version has been mastered direct from the original, analog source for the 2002 recordings at Toe Rag Studios. The 180 gram black vinyl discs come housed in a double-gatefold sleeve, with printed inner sleeves and an MP3 download card. This album is dedicated to the death of the sweetheart and is still as poignant today as when it was originally released 10 years ago. We draw a firm line here… you can't consider yourself a White Stripes fan without this record on your shelf. Pre-orderhere, now.
Sept. 3rd - Volume 3 Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi Sheiks Complete Recorded Works Document Records Reissue LPs - The much anticipated 3rd volume from our re-issue series of the complete works of Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and The Mississippi Sheiks hits the shelves. Casual fans of American Music and history and blues completists alike, this is your time to rejoice.
Sept. 17th - The Melvins - Live At Third Man LP - The mighty Melvins stomped through Third Man last May and threw down an epic live set on ourDirect To Disc live to acetate system. The results of that evening of legends doing a legendary set are coming your way on Sept. 10th on glorious vinyl. Tell the people.
All that and a whole lot more coming your way over the coming weeks and months. As always, stay tuned for all the excitement coming your way from the most recklessly fun label in the business (us)… And if you're in Nashville this Thursday don't forget to come by The Light & Sound Machine for our rare 16mm screening of psychedelic Brazilian Western masterpiece, Antonio Das Mortes. It's going to be a good one!