Duane The Teenage Weirdo Blue Series 7″ (TMR 125) Out January 24th
Vault Package #11 Available For Subscribers Signing Up Before January 31st
Third Man Records is proud to announce the most virile entry in the history of its Blue Series singles: The man, the legend himself Mr. Tom Jones laying his unmistakable voice over Howlin’ Wolf’s “Evil” and the Frankie Lane classic “Jezebel” (as covered over the years by the likes of Edith Piaf and Anna Calvi). Both tracks were produced by Jack White at Third Man studios and will be available on 7” and iTunes March 5th.
Right around the corner and straight outta Detroit is a new Blue Series 7” from high flying DIY electro genius and self-described weirdo, Duane The Teenage Weirdo. Pop music in Depression-era 2012 doesn’t come any more legit then in Duane’s capable hands. Both tracks, “Postcard From Hell” and “Bubblegum Encore,” are the sound of Detroit pared down to a hard beat, feral vocals, synth stabs and real dance intent which all makes Duane our second favorite Detroiter to call himself a streetwalking cheetah. The single will be available as a Blue Series 7” and via iTunes January 24th.
And lastly, the latest Third Man Records subscription-only Vault package… #11:
2012 starts off with the label’s third and FINAL singles compilation, on three LPs pressed in Third Man’s standard three colors of vinyl: black, yellow and white–as well as the third in an annual series of fold-out posters depicting the covers of all the previous years’ TMR singles.
This quarter’s 7” is something literally from the vault: Recorded during the 1999 sessions for their self-titled debut, the White Stripes “Dead Leaves” and “Let’s Build a Home” are versions markedly different from the ones that would eventually be recorded and released on White Blood Cells and De Stijl. This piece is truly one for the fans and getting songs like these into their hands was this main reason the Vault was created.
The wild card item this quarter is a solar-reactive, color-changing Third Man Records logo t-shirt: yes, when exposed to sunlight, the color of the print switches from yellow to white, again reinforcing the THREE color scheme and complementing the triple LP set above. Finally… a reason for record collectors to venture outdoors!
The 3-LP set (TMR 133), “Dead Leaves”/“Let’s Build a Home” 7″ (TMR 134) and three-color Third Man shirt are available ONLY to Vault subscribers–so sign up now if you want ’em as the cut-off date of January 31st is fast approaching!