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07/17/15 – IRON & WINE AND BEN BRIDWELL: Sing Into My Mouth (Black Cricket/Brown Records via Caroline)
07/31/15 – TEENAGE TIME KILLERS: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Rise Records)






Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger are international men of mystery (they’re from Canada) who dip their toes into whatever damn waters they please (MSTRKRFT, Deserts/Bad Tits, Femme Fatale, The Mountains, Black Cat No.13), and who know how to pen a song that’ll get you off your ass and make you feel things. That’s all we really want in a song… how about you? A decade after a sudden break up (following the release of their rich and gritty first record You’re A Woman, I’m a Machine, tours with Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age, and one foot in the door of the mainstream) Death From Above 1979 reunited and released their second LP The Physical World last Fall. The duo has picked right up where they left off and are hitting the road this Summer. Amidst their resurgence in which they claim their rightful place among Bands Who Are Worth A Damn And Will Prove It To You, DFA 1979 are swinging through Nashville prepared to record direct-to-acetate in the Third Man Records Blue Room with ten years of lost time to recover and a fresh perspective. We can’t wait to see it, cut it, and share it with the world.

The show will take place July 16th. Tickets are on sale NOW at
Death From Above 1979 Live at Third Man Records
July 16th, 2015
Doors/Patio Grill Out at 7pm / Show at 8pm
18+ / $10



Hey everyone….

Your old pal, Dave here. Been a while, eh? It’s been one hell of a year, that’s for sure. Looks like we’ve got some serious catching up to do! Hmmm, let’s see…..where do I begin?

Drumroll, please….

The funniest thing happened to me the other day in Sweden!

Two songs into our set at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, I made a mad dash to the right of the stage during MONKEY WRENCH to shred some tasty licks for the kids up front. It was a beautiful night, beautiful stadium, 52,000 screaming people….dream gig! Well….wait for it….I definitely shredded something (ZING!) Wound up feet first over the Edge (pun intended), dropping about 12 feet, dislocating my ankle and snapping my fibula like an old pair of take out chopsticks. Whoopsie daisy. Not good. Without realizing the extent of my injuries, I stood up to get back onstage and crumbled like a sack of Joe Theismanns (look it up, kiddies). That shit was B-R-O-K-E.

As I lay there on my back, I just thought, “Are you kidding me? We haven’t even gotten to the screamy bit of the song and the gig is fucking OVER?” So, I asked for a microphone and told the audience I’d get fixed up and come right back to finish the show ASAP. Shock? Probably. But, I couldn’t stand the thought of such a perfect night going to waste! I looked at our drummer Taylor and said, “Bust out some Chevy Metal covers while they fix me up!” So, as the band kicked in to “Stay With Me” by The Faces, the medics poured me onto a stretcher, took me off to the side, cut my favorite pants off (so bummed) and popped my ankle back into place. I asked if I could get back onstage to finish the show, but they said I needed a cast (which was 20 minutes away at the hospital) to hold my ankle in place. So I looked my EMT, Johan in the eyes and said “Well, then you’re coming up there with me right now and holding it in place until they can bring the cast here. Ready?” He stared at me wide-eyed for a second and said, “OK, lets’ go…”

I don’t know who was more scared, me or Johan. 5 minutes later, I don’t know who was having more fun, me or Johan. (I actually looked at him in between songs and said “This is pretty fun, isn’t it?” He smiled and nodded yes.)

Like clockwork, the cast arrived, I walked offstage for a song or two as they put it on me, and then came back to finish the gig. Let’s just say that singing our song “Walk” with a straight face was pretty goddamned hard. “These Days” was a good one, too. (Easy for you to say! Your leg has never been broken!) All in all, it was without a doubt the single most bizarre Foo Fighters show in the entire 20 years of being a band. Hands down. What seemed like a tragedy at first turned into a triumph, and we all walked away with a new sense of appreciation for what we’ve got…

Straight to the hospital for x-rays, where we finally saw the extent of the damage. That’s when things got really real. I was told I needed surgery to fix the break. I decided to fly back to London and find a doctor that could see me ASAP. (Thanks for the recommendation, Paul!) An MRI and a few x-rays later, we set a date and prepared for the operation.

Operation went well. Had a great team and nice stay in hospital. Good curry, too! Thank you to everyone involved.

So….here I am, recovering with 6 metal screws in my leg, thinking about a lifetime of holding up TSA lines from here to Kalamazoo….damn.

Here’s the not so witty bit…….My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folks…

Which means, and it kills me to say it…..the doctors have told us to cancel shows. I’m really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I’m afraid it’s just not physically possible for me at the moment. We’re doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us….

You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Until then…my sincerest apologies.

Your friend, Dave

PS…….Kanye…..Imma let you have this one…..



Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe. After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.

It was previously announced that Foo Fighters’ June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival and June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland were cancelled. The following dates have now been cancelled as well:

June 19 & 20 - London, UK – Wembley Stadium
June 23 - Edinburgh, UK – BT Murrayfield Stadium
June 25 - Werchter, Belgium – Festivalpark Werchter
June 26 - Glastonbury Festival 2015



Tickets To Only U.S Appearances By Iconic Band On Sale June 20 at

The Magic Whip Out Now

Travel to Hong Kong with Blur Comic Book Out Now

“Ong Ong” Official Video Live at


“Blur’s classic lineup—singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree—has made its first new album in 16 years, one as quixotic and seductive in its modern searching and subversive pop highs as those Nineties winners… Blur have returned with inspiration to spare.” — ROLLING STONE

With 5-star rave live reviews for recent shows* and a historic fourth headline appearance at London’s Hyde Park set for this weekend and having recently performed its new album The Magic Whip at an exclusive NYC Converse Rubber Tracks Live gig, the classic Blur lineup–Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree—has confirmed a pair of iconic dates at two of America’s most famous venues: October 20 at the Hollywood Bowl and October 23 at Madison Square Garden.

Tickets to the shows–the biggest standalone headlines Blur has ever played in the U.S. and the band’s only currently scheduled Stateside dates—will be on sale 10am local time June 20 at

In other Blur news, the band has released its official comic book Travel to Hong Kong with Blur. Created by famed Hong Kong artist Kongkee of Penguin Lab and inspired by The Magic WhipTravel to Hong Kong with Blur is available for purchase at and will be sold at the U.S. dates.

Released April 28, The Magic Whip (Warner Bros) entered the Billboard 200 at #12—the highest U.S. chart position of Blur’s career—and generated unanimous critical raves, including:

“Something special happens when these four get in a room… Blur’s always been puckish in spirit, its greatest gift the identification and gleeful subversion of listener expectations, and in moments like these it re-emerges, untarnished by the passage of time.”—PITCHFORK

“A weird, lovely return to form… immersive, complex, and understatedly lovely… Sharp and uncompromising, The Magic Whip is here to deliver some good news: Blur is once again a four-letter word.”—NEW YORK

“The members of Blur have been connected — in some form or another — for four decades. Now, they’re officially reformed, in more ways than one, and as great as they’ve ever been.”—GRANTLAND

“It is hard to overstate how well the four core members of Blur complement each other… a communion of all that makes Blur indispensable in rock.”—ESQUIRE

“There isn’t a bad song in the bunch, and several are as good as anything they’ve ever done… there’s real joy here, too, the joy of a successful reunion… taps into the 1 + 1 = 20 chemistry that distinguishes the best rock bands.”—THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

“Most rock ‘n’ roll reunions are accompanied by great fanfare and, let’s face it, lousy music. Blur has turned that equation on its head.”—ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Magic Whip started life in Hong Kong in sessions during an unexpected break in touring in May 2013. The band spent five days at Avon Studios in Kowloon before putting the recordings aside and carrying on with their live dates and returning to their respective lives: Dave to his day job as a lawyer, Alex to his Oxfordshire farm, newspaper column and the hosting duties on The Big Feastival that he shares with Jamie Oliver. Graham, who has released eight critically acclaimed solo albums to date, continued to work on his own material and, in 2014, Damon released and toured his Mercury-nominated debut solo albumEveryday Robots.

Graham revisited the tracks in November 2014 and, drafting in Blur’s early producer Stephen Street (LeisureModern Life is RubbishParklifeThe Great EscapeBlur), worked with the band on the material. Damon then added lyrics to the 12 tracks, completing The Magic Whip—Blur’s eighth album and first since 1999’s 13 to feature the original Blur lineup.

For further information, contact:

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* The Times, June 11th 2015 Blur Barrowlands, Glasgow



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© Peter Hapak

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Beck unveils the new single “Dreams,” his first release since Morning Phase took Album of The Year honors at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. A 180-degree turn from that multiple-GRAMMY-winning “instant folk-rock classic” (Rolling Stone), the instantly and irresistibly infectious “Dreams” is a 5-minute dance party tour de force sure to delight summer jam connoisseurs of all stripes.

“Dreams” is classic Beck—unlike anything he’s done before yet clearly the work of the uncategorizable creative force that has brought us the likes of OdelayMidnite VulturesGuero and so much more. Vocals and instrumentation are provided entirely by Beck and Greg Kurstin—a veteran of Beck’s touring band circa Sea Change—and the track was written by Beck, Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt, produced by Beck and Kurstin, and mixed by Serban Ghenea.

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June 14 Pinkpop Festival & June 16 St. Gallen, Switzerland Shows Canceled

As witnessed by tens of thousands in attendance at Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium, Dave Grohl took a nasty spill during the second song of the set. With the help of on-site medical staff who patched him up temporarily, Dave was able to rejoin the band to complete that performance.

While the full extent of Dave’s injuries are still being determined, it was confirmed at a post-show hospital visit that he sustained at least one fracture.

As a result Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel their June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival as well as their June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland.







Following the release of “Barrio,” Teenage Time Killers have proudly teamed up with Noisey to unleash “Ode To Sean Hannity”—a fierce burst of punk rock fury featuring Jello Biafra on vocals—now live at

TTK’s own Reed Mullin explains the fortuitous inspiration behind the track:

“I saw John Cleese from Monty Python on an episode of Keith Olbermann’s old MSNBC show a couple years back, where he happened read his poem ‘Ode to Sean Hannity’ aloud. It was fucking hilarious—the rhythm, or cadence rather, and biting political comedy sounded just like a song Jello & the Dead Kennedys would have written back in the old days.

So, when we were getting our original 5 songs together for what later turned into Teenage Time Killers, I put Cleese’s poem to music, asked Jello to sing it, he said ‘yes’ and the rest is history.”

Teenage Time Killers’ debut album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is out July 31st, but grab your pre-order now at or through iTunes at





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On June 1st, Shinola founder Tom Kartsotis partnered with Detroit-native Jack White to purchase the building that currently houses the Shinola Flagship store at 441 W. Canfield in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. The deal marks new expansion for both Shinola as well as Jack White’s record label Third Man Records. For Third Man, this is a homecoming of sorts, since the label was originally founded in Detroit in 2001. This expansion signals the opening of their first retail store and offices outside of Nashville, TN. The new retail space is set to be in operation by Black Friday (November 27th, 2015), with many special surprises in store.

For Shinola, the deal comes on the heels of the brand’s investment into yet another category, rapidly honing in on the ability to manufacture speakers, turntables and headphones of audiophile quality, while creating more manufacturing jobs in the US — a top priority for the innovative and quality-focused company.

Third Man Records has long aspired to have a presence in Detroit and the constantly evolving Cass Corridor in particular, given White’s history in the neighborhood. It is the location of the first-ever White Stripes show, the home of White’s high school, and an area of the city that White says, “has always been the most inspiring area of Detroit for me as an artist and as a Detroiter. From the great visual artists like Gordon Newton to the music of the Gories, and the birth of the Detroit garage rock scene, the Corridor has nurtured Detroit’s soul and inventiveness for decades. That spirit pushes forward with Shinola’s passion and will come full circle for the artists of the Corridor that work with Third Man Records to plant a new foundation there to help keep that creative spirit alive for decades to come.”

The expansion for Third Man Records is both a return-to-its-roots as well as a reach forward into the future, and the possibilities with the additional space and the Shinola partnership are endless and exciting.

About the plans, Tom Kartsotis said, “Everyone at Shinola is so excited about Third Man Records moving into the Cass Corridor.  Unbelievable… There goes the neighborhood!”

This development means a move for current retail tenant Willy’s Detroit, a sister store to Shinola, but current plans are for the storefront to remain within the building.

In 2011, Shinola, a Bedrock Manufacturing Company, LLC brand was conceived with the belief that products should be built to last, and they should be built in America. As makers of modern, handcrafted watches, bicycles, leather goods, journals, and pet accessories, we are proud to be based in Detroit, a community-minded city with a strong manufacturing legacy. We built our watch and leather factories within the College for Creative Studies in the former Argonaut building. As a new company with a storied name, we stand for skill at scale, the preservation of craft, the beauty of industry. We are constantly working to, wherever possible, source as many domestically made components for our products. We are an American company doing everything we can to bring jobs and manufacturing back to America.

Third Man Records was launched by Jack White in Detroit, MI in 2001, and in 2009 opened its current Nashville, TN location which houses a record store, novelties lounge (featuring the Third Man Record Booth), label offices and distribution center, photo studio, and the world’s only live venue with direct-to-acetate recording capabilities. Third Man is an innovator in the world of vinyl records and a boundary pusher in the world of recorded music, aiming to bring tangibility and spontaneity back into the record business and issue releases that leave no doubt in the minds of listeners that music is indeed sacred.







We’re very excited to announce a new addition to the Third Man lexicon… A very cool collaboration with Red Digital Cinema Camera Company that we are calling The Blue Room Spotlight SeriesThe Spotlight Series features visually arresting, intimate performances in our Blue Room venue, shot by in-house film and video guru Brad Holland on RED cameras, and posted in 4K resolution. The Blue Room Spotlight Series will feature a variety of artists either local to Nashville or passing through town… They could be TMR recording stars or just artists we admire and respect. All genres of the musical spectrum will be represented, and artists are encouraged to re-interpret their material in ways that fans previously haven’t heard. Anything goes, and we’ll be there to capture it.

Since tomorrow is our Detroit Rock ‘n’ Roll hero Danny Kroha’s 50th birthday, we’re going to go ahead and launch this baby with his incredible version of Clarence Ashley’s Walking Boss on a baritone dulcimer that Danny tells us previously adorned a friends home as a purely ornamental display. A recorded version of Walking Boss is featured on Danny’s Third Man release Angels Watching Over Me. Danny, of course, is also one of the main wo/men in The Gories who are currently on tour in Europe, go and check them out if you can, and don’t forget we’ve just released a new single by the band which you can pick up right now, right here.






Live records. We love them. Why? Maybe it’s because our Blue Room is the most magical place we’ve ever seen a show. Maybe it’s because performers come alive and pull out all the stops and feel NERVOUS for the first time since they began touring when they know we’re putting it down on tape or acetate. Maybe it’s because our engineers capture every click, pop, cheer, idiosyncrasy, and yes, maybe even a mistake or two, and lock it into history — a moment impervious to time, a medium impervious to correction. Maybe it’s because we were there, and we cherish every moment we get to spend in the presence of greatness, at the place we call home, doing what we love.

We’ve got two such live records coming at you fast and hard from last July and October, respectively. The first is from God of the Guitar Peter Walker. He is the last living psychedelic guitar maestro in a long line of greats like John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Sandy Bull. His performance was nothing short of a master class for anyone who’s ever picked up a guitar. For the occasion Walker performed a handful of songs on piano, something he’s never done before or since, ending with an absolutely haunting and unreal version of “Chandranandan.” Peter Walker left doubt in no one’s mind that he is one of the most important guitar players ever. A transcendent evening.

A sample clip can be heard here:

Pre-orders live now here:



The second is from our dear friends The Dutchess and the Duke, whose self-described “campfire punk” is equal parts beautiful boy/girl harmonies, subdued finger-picked acoustic guitar pairings, and minimal percussive accoutrements. In short, it’s sublimely compelling. After a hiatus of a few years, they’re slowly creeping back into live performances and Third Man was thrilled to host one of the first, recording the set direct-to-acetate in the relaxed, intimate setting of the Blue Room.

A sample clip can be heard here:

Pre-orders live now here:



Both records are officially available June 9th, but are available for pre-order today! If you’re lucky, we might even start shipping them a little early… Pick your copies up at or head to your favorite local, independent record shop to snag them come the 9th.




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Third Man Records is proud to announce the forthcoming releases of jazz and roots legend Leon Redbone’s debut album On the Track and Long Way From Home, the never-before-released earliest known recordings of the mysterious performer. The news of the Third Man releases follows the recent announcement of Leon Redbone’s retirement from both public appearances and recording.

On the Track – Leon Redbone’s debut LP – was originally issued on Warner Brothers Records in 1975 and will be reissued exclusively on vinyl by Third Man Records. Long Way From Home was recorded in 1972 by Dave Benders for WBFO Radio at the University of Buffalo and features some of the earliest known Leon Redbone recordings. Long Way From Home was never released commercially and will finally be available in CD, LP and digital formats for all to enjoy. Specific release dates for the two offerings are forthcoming, but in the meantime, peruse the track listings below.


Redbone’s career has spanned over four decades and began with his earliest performances on the folk festival and club circuit. His numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson andSaturday Night Live and other outlets catalyzed his rise to international recognition. Over the ensuing years he has appeared throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan and released thirteen albums of his unique music, a panoply of early music styles that he delivered with his singular laconic idiosyncratic style.

A true champion of early American ragtime, blues and jazz, Leon Redbone has spent a lifetime preserving that musical tradition while exposing successive generations to a rich musical heritage of which they might not otherwise have become aware.

On the Track Tracklisting:

1.   Sweet Mama Hurry Home or I’ll Be Gone
2.   Ain’t Misbehavin’
3.   My Walking Stick
4.   Lazybones
5.   Marie
6.   Desert Blues (Big Chief Buffalo Nickel)
7.   Lulu’s Back in Town
8.   Some of These Days
9.   Big Time Woman
10. Haunted House
11. Polly Wolly Doodle

Long Way From Home Tracklisting:

1.   Looked Down the Road
2.   Mother Queen of My Heart
3.   T B Blues
4.   Don’t Let It Bother You
5.   Marie
6.   Me and the Devil
7.   If I Had a Possession Over Judgement Day
8.   Mississippi Blues
9.   Kind Hearted Woman
10. Love Letters
11. Hurry Home
12. Jailhouse Blues
13. Walking Stick
14. Catman
15. Gamblin’ Barroom Blues
16. My Good Gal’s Gone
17. Yodelling Cowboy
18. Bootleg Rum Dum Blues

Stay tuned to for updates.