2011 has been a year of unique collaborations for Third Man Records; Stephen Colbert and garage rock goth girl group The Black Belles, Insane Clown Posse and Mozart, and now our newest mash up, vinyl and the iPhone. Nothing goes together better than vinyl records and technology. With that in mind TMR teamed up with Griffin Technology to create a unique product for a unique generation of music lovers who own one of the most popular smart phones on the market. The Third Man 45 iPhone Case. The Third Man 45 iPhone Case comes in a variety of options and features components made from 7” vinyl records from Third Man’s extensive catalog, all pressed at United Record Pressing in Nashville.
Along with the folks at Third Man, the team at Griffin shares a love of all things vinyl – the immediate and tangible aspect of a record and the experience each listener shares with the music that lies within the grooves of the record. Griffin also calls Nashville home, which made this collaboration all the more accessible and natural. The Griffin team has worked tirelessly with Third Man to bend and mold each piece of this custom project and facilitated the creation of the most accurate reflection of what Third Man represents in a very new and exciting form.
To create The Third Man 45 iPhone Case for use with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, we incorporated a genuine 7” vinyl record, pressed by United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN. The records were then die-cut to create the backs of each case. A molded bumper frame snaps around your iPhone, holding the interchangeable record insert in place and protecting the controls, edges and screen of your precious iPhone.
The Third Man 45 iPhone Case is available in three different variations. You can purchase your Third Man case with a yellow, black, or white frame and each version of the frame comes with 1 black vinyl record back featuring our classic Third Man printed label.
But that’s not all. We went a step further and created three additional record backs featuring some of our prominent Third Man artists. The Interchangeable iPhone Record Inserts come packaged as a set and are for use with yourThird Man 45 iPhone Case. This add-on accessory set for your Third Man iPhone 45 Case includes:
· 1 white vinyl record back cut from The White Stripes “Candy Cane Children” single
· 1 black vinyl record back cut from The Raconteurs “Steady, As She Goes” single from their first album Broken Boy Soldiers. These Raconteurs inserts represent the first pressing of this single soon to be available as a reissue from Third Man.
· 1 yellow vinyl record back cut from The Dead Weather single “Treat Me Like Your Mother” from their first album Horehound
The Third Man 45 iPhone Case and Interchangeable iPhone Record Inserts will be available for pre-order fromwww.thirdmanrecords.com starting tomorrow, December 1st. Both components will begin shipping the 9th of December and will be available for purchase in person at the Third Man Records Nashville store beginning December 10th.
The Third Man 45 iPhone Case – $29.99
· Custom made polycarbonate frame with volume, headphone, hold switch and dock connector cutouts holds each record insert in place
· Frame available in yellow, black, or white – EACH SOLD SEPARATELY
· 1 frame / 1 black vinyl record back included
Interchangeable iPhone Record Inserts – $19.99
· 3 custom vinyl record backs included in each set:
o The White Stripes “Candy Cane Children” record back insert cut from white vinyl 7” single
o The Raconteurs “Steady, As She Goes” record back insert cut from black vinyl 7” single
o The Dead Weather “Treat Me Like Your Mother” record back insert cut from yellow vinyl 7” single
· Only for use with The Third Man 45 iPhone Case
The iPhone makes it possible to carry thousands of songs in your pocket. The Third Man 45 iPhone Case reminds you of where it all began.