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JERRY LEE LEWIS TO PERFORM LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS IN NASHVILLE FOR RECORD STORE DAY ON APRIL 16

Third Man To Commemorate RSD 2011 With Singles From The White Stripes, Karen Elson, and  Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi’s ROME

Rock & Roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis will perform a special one-off live concert on Saturday, April 16th at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville, TN.  The show will be recorded direct to analog tape at the Third Man complex in downtown Nashville, with Jack White producing, as with all the Third Man recordings.  Lewis’ live show will then be pressed and packaged locally at United Record Pressing just down the street from Third Man and will be sold at the label’s retail outlet within weeks, reminiscent of the spontaneous releases of Lewis’ early career. It has been over half a century since true American original Jerry Lee Lewis first rocketed to the top of America’s pop, country and R&B charts with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” While those iconoclastic performances still define the essence of rock ‘n’ roll for millions, The Killer himself continues to thrill audiences around the world with his unique, scorching blend of rock, blues, country and gospel–and will no doubt do so at Third Man, backed by a stellar band of Steve Cropper (guitarist of Booker T & The MGs and Stax catalogue acclaim), Jim Keltner (drummer for all four Beatles’ formative solo efforts, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more) and Jack Lawrence (bassist for The Raconteurs, Greenhornes, Loretta Lynn and The Dead Weather).

Tickets will be $30 and are on sale tomorrow, 12 noon Tuesday, April 4th, at the Third Man store front at 623 7th Avenue South in Nashville and online at www.thirdmanrecords.com. Doors will open 4pm and the show will begin at 5pm on Saturday, April 16th.

Jerry Lee Lewis’ sure to be historic set will be the culmination of Third Man’s Record Store Day festivities which begin Saturday, April 16th at 11:30am, during which The Third Man Rolling Record Store as well as the label’s storefront outlet will be selling the following four incredible Record Store Day vinyl offerings:

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The White Stripes
“Let’s Shake Hands” b/w “Look Me Over Closely”
The much-awaited reissue of the White Stripes first-ever release from 1998. This pressing corrects a channel inversion and audio glitch present in the 2002 reissue by manufacturing from the original pressing plates from 1998. Quantities on Record Store Day will all be on a custom red vinyl with black whisps while subsequent re-pressings will be on black vinyl. Says Jack White, “We finally got the right tone of red on the front cover. I’ve been waiting 13 years for that.”

TMR-089
The White Stripes
“Lafayette Blues” b/w “Sugar Never Tasted So Good”
Unavailable on vinyl since 2001, this is the reissue of the White Stripes 2nd-ever single originally released in 1998. Record Store Day quantities will be on a custom white vinyl with black whisps while subsequent repressings will be on black vinyl.

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Karen Elson
“Vicious” b/w “In Trouble With the Lord”
Limited to 1000 copies pressed on clear vinyl with peach-colored rose pedals encased inside the record. Features Elson’s inimitable take on Lou Reed’s solo classic “Vicious” coupled with a captivating outtake from her “The Ghost Who Walks” LP. Copies pressed on black vinyl with a standard picture sleeve will be available at a later date.

TMR-093
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi present ROME starring Jack White and Norah Jones
“Two Against One” b/w “Black”
The debut release from this unprecedented assortment of talent. “Two Against One” features White on lead vocals and Jones takes the lead on “Black.” Both songs will be included on the full-length version of ROME available May 17th worldwide.

All titles will be available for purchase at Third Man Records on Record Store Day, as well as at finer independent record shops the world over.

Finally, anyone who shows up for Third Man’s Record Store Day extravaganza will be able to purchase the Jerry Lee Lewis Live at Third Man limited edition black and blue vinyl edition.


For further information re: Jack White, Third Man, or Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, contact Laura Eldeiry laura@nastylittleman.com

For further information re: Jerry Lee Lewis, contact Maureen O’Connor MOConnor@rogersandcowan.com

For further information re: Karen Elson, contact Chloe Walsh chloe@pressherepublicity.com

FOO FIGHTERS PREMIERE FULL ALBUM STREAM ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE

WASTING LIGHT IN STORES APRIL 12TH

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH DOCUMENTARY ONE NIGHT ONLY THEATRICAL PREMIERE FOLLOWED BY 3D STREAMING PERFORMANCE APRIL 5TH

Foo Fighters have premiered their brand new album, Wasting Light, on their official website nearly two weeks before its April 12 release on Roswell/RCA.

Upon hearing news of inferior sounding leaks surfacing in recent hours, Foo Fighters took to Twitter to announce the album stream, tweeting:

“Leak? Rad. Was starting to think no one cared. Our version sounds better. http://bit.ly/wastinglight”

You can see the trailer for the band”s upcoming documentary film Foo Fighters: Back and Forth also on their official site. The film will show in theatres for one night only, followed by an exclusive streaming live performance–in 3D no less–across the US on April 5th. For theater location and ticket info, go to http://www.foofightersfilm.com

For further updates from the Foo Fighters be sure to check out their official website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/foofighters

Pre-order Wasting Light:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/foofighters

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY TAKING CARE: 6 VISUAL INTERPRETATIONS SOLD OUT APRIL HOLLYWOOD FOREVER DATE TO BE PRECEDED BY APRIL 23 ART & LISTENING EVENT

Explosions In The Sky’s April 30 date at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which sold out within 72 hours, will now be preceded by a very special outdoor art and listening event taking place exactly one week prior to the band’s performance at the same site:

On April 23, Hollywood Forever Cemetery will be host to Taking Care 6: Visual Interpretations, an installation set up on the cemetery grounds consisting of works by six different visual artists, each created in response to one of the six songs on Explosions In The Sky’s forthcoming Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, out April 26 on Temporary Residence Ltd.

Tickets to Taking Care 6: Visual Interpretations are free with RSVP at www.ticketweb.com/hollywoodforever while supplies last. The event is Rain or Shine. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the cemetery closes at 11 p.m.
The tracks from Take Care, Take Care, Take Care and the artist interpreting each are as follows:

“Last Known Surroundings”        Matthew Lessner

“Human Qualities”                     James Fields

“Trembling Hands” Matt Amato

“Be Comfortable, Creature” Jesse Fleming

“Postcard from 1952” Chris Lipomi

“Let Me Back In” Alexis Disselkoen

Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX by John Congleton and produced by the band, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care will be Explosions In The Sky’s fifth album and first since 2007’s All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone. The record was mixed by Congleton at Austin TX’s Public Hi Fi studio and features artwork by longtime visual collaborator Esteban Rey. The rare Hollywood Forever appearance is the latest date to sell out in a tour that begins April 1 at the Lyric in Oxford MS and features Explosions In The Sky’s biggest headline engagement to date, April 6 at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall as well as numerous worldwide headline and festival dates, as well as a recently added pair of shows supporting Arcade Fire in Austin and Houston.

Pre-orders for Take Care, Take Care, Take Care are now being accepted at  www.explosionsinthesky.com andhttp://temporaryresidence.com/descriptions/trr199.php. The album’s first single, “Trembling Hands,” can also be previewed in its entirety at Pitchfork, and downloaded for free at www.explosionsinthesky.com.

THREE LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS ALBUMS OUT MARCH 29

Reggie Watts, Cold War Kids, 5.6.7.8’s Release Latest In Vinyl-Only Series

Third Man To Host Upcoming Live Performances By White Denim and Black Milk

Third Man Records has confirmed the March 29 release of three new Live at Third Man albums:  Reggie Watts (TMR 80–who will perform two shows March 30 at New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, tickets for the second of which are still available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004667F611BB3A?artistid=978243&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=4), Cold War Kids (TMR 081), and the 5.6.7.8.’s (TMR 076–which features a guest appearance by Third Man founder Jack White, playing guitar on “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield”).

All releases will be vinyl LP only, no digital. Limited Black & Blue vinyl editions will be available at Third Man’s Nashville retail location for those who attended the shows.

Third Man has also confirmed the next two live performances to be hosted within the walls of its Nashville HQ:

Friday April 1st, From Austin TX, White Denim will appear at Third Man ahead of the release of their fourth album “D,” out this May on Downtown Records. New tracks from “D” are currently streaming at http://whitedenimmusic.com/ and the Third Man crew could not be more excited to give folks a chance to preview new White Denim music in a live setting a month before the new album drops.

Then on Friday April 8th, Third Man’s favorite rapper/producer from Detroit, Black Milk, will bring his distinctive controlled yet emotional delivery and live band to perform  at TMR. Having worked with J Dilla, Slum Village, Phat Kat and many more, Milk is a legend on the Detroit hip hop scene. His fifth self-produced solo album, “Album Of The Year,” was released last year, and he’ll be following it up by dropping into Third Man Studios to record a single with Jack White co-producing, for future release as a Third Man 7-inch and digital single.

For further information and tickets, go to www.thirdmanrecords.com

For further information re: Jack White and Third Man, contact:
laura@nastylittleman.com

For further information re: Reggie Watts: sheila@rightonpr.com

For further information re: Cold War Kids: brittany@freshcleanmedia.com

For further information re: 5.6.7.8’s: kodama2@timebomb.co.jp

For further information re: White Denim: dana@biz3.net

For further information re: Black Milk: hexmurda@gmail.com

EXTRA! EXTRA! RADIOHEAD PRESENTS THE UNIVERSAL SIGH

Free Newspaper To Be Distributed In Select Locations In Conjunction With Traditional Release Of The King Of Limbs,

Out March 29 In The U.S. On tbd records

www.theuniversalsigh.com

n commemoration of the traditional vinyl, CD and digital release of the new Radiohead album The King of Limbs–March 29 in the U.S. on tbd records–Radiohead have produced THE UNIVERSAL SIGH a newspaper to be given away free from a multitude of locations in the USA, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, France, Italy, Slovakia, Finland, Greece, Norway, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Australia, Latvia, Iceland, Romania, New Zealand, the UK… Dedicated teams of newspaper delivery people will be handing out copies of THE UNIVERSAL SIGH to anyone who wants one, while supplies last.

THE UNIVERSAL SIGH vendor locations will be detailed at www.theuniversalsigh.com, as will various other information and a photogallery where lucky owners of the gratis tabloid are invited to post pictures of themselves and their friends reading the newspaper in locations diverse and unusual.

In addition to a wealth of exclusive artwork by Zachariah Wildwood and Donald Twain, THE UNIVERSAL SIGH features contributions from acclaimed writers Robert MacFarlane (author of the award-winning Mountains of the Mind and The Wild Places, as well as The Old Ways, due out 2012 via Penguin) and Jay Griffiths (winner of the Discover award for best new non-fiction award for Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time, and whose other acclaimed works include Wild: An Elemental Journey, Anarchipelago, and A Love Letter from a Stray Moon).

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This newspaper IS NOT the newspaper that accompanies the Newspaper Album version of The King of Limbs.

This event WILL NOT be repeated.

This event IS NOT a live performance by Radiohead.

FOO FIGHTERS GARAGE TOUR 

Garage Tour Contest presented by BlackBerry

Band To Play Fans’ Garages In Eight North American Cities

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This April, Foo Fighters will be playing songs from Wasting Light, the new album they recorded in Dave Grohl’s garage, in the garages of eight lucky fans in eight North American cities.

Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear have teamed with BlackBerry® and local radio stations to create a once in a lifetime opportunity for the ultimate fan to host a Foo Fighters live performance in his or her actual garage for these eight dates only.

Fans who want a shot at making their garage one of these eight intimate venues can either enter the contest directly by explaining, in 25 words or less, why they (and 50 of their friends) deserve to win  and then sending in a picture of their garage. For detailed  instructions go to www.foofightersgaragetour.com/contest. Listeners of local radio stations will also have a  chance to attend the garage show in their town.   BlackBerry is also  sponsoring a Concert Sweepstakes, in which winners will receive tickets to see the band in concert, an autographed copy of Wasting Light and more. For full details and additional prizes etc., visit www.foofightersgaragetour.com/sweepstakes

Foo Fighters new record Wasting Light, out April 12, 2011 on Roswell/RCA, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, the no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From  the opening one-two punch of “Bridge Burning” and lead single “Rope” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that has headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with a world class band’s finest hour.

The full list of Foo Fighters Garage Tour Markets and affiliated radio stations are as follows:

April 8 New York (RXP 101.9)
April 13 Washington DC (DC 101)
April 14 Toronto (102.1 The Edge)
April 19 Chicago (Q101)
April 20 Minneapolis (93X Rocks)
April 25 Denver (Channel 93.3)
April 26 Dallas (102.1FM The Edge)
April 27 Seattle (107.7 The End)

THIRD MAN RECORDS SIGNS SEASICK STEVE TO ONE ALBUM NORTH AMERICAN DEAL

Two-Song Third Man Blue Series Single To Be Released Soon

Third Man Records proudly announce the signing of a one album North American record deal with Oakland-born, Tennessee-reared UK sensation Seasick Steve.

Having previously made his way variously as farmhand, carnie, cowboy and hobo, Seasick Steve’s unique arsenal of instruments includes the Three-String Trance Wonder (a custom-tuned three-string guitar  with a Harmony pickup attached by duct tape that he’s described occasionally as the “biggest piece of shit in the world”), the One-Stringed Diddley Bow (don’t ask) and the MDM or Mississippi Drum Machine (a wooden box stomped on to provide percussion).

Seasick Steve has risen to national prominence in the UK, where his albums including I Started Out With Nothing And I Still Got Most Of It Left and Man From Another Time have charted in in the Top 10 and his sold out tours have featured headline gigs at such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall, the Manchester Apollo, the Grand Opera House in Belfast, and appearances at the Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury festivals.

Seasick Steve’s forthcoming album will be released later this year in North America via Third Man Records and will be preceded by a two-song single for the label’s Blue Series. He will also be playing a small run of U.S. gigs prior to the album’s release, including March 17 at the Belmont lounge in Austin TX, March 31 at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland OR, April 4 at Slim’s in San Francisco, April 5 at the Blank Club in San Jose, and April 7 at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.

BEASTIE BOYS HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART TWO MAY 3 RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

The wait is over, again: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, Beastie Boys’ long anticipated eighth album, will be released May 3 by Capitol in the U.S.

After going back and mixing the album one last time, the final sequence of the forthcoming HSC Part Two has now been confirmed as:

1. Make Some Noise
2. Nonstop Disco Powerpack
3. OK
4. Too Many Rappers [new reactionaries version] (featuring NAS)
5. Say It
6. The Bill Harper Collection
7. Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (featuring Santigold)
8. Long Burn The Fire
9. Funky Donkey
10. The Larry Routine
11. Tadlock’s Glasses
12. Lee Majors Come Again
13. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
14. Here’s A Little Something For Ya
15. Crazy Ass Shit
16. The Lisa Lisa/Full Force Routine

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar. The new record will mark Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock”

Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.

FOO FIGHTERS “ROPE” VIDEO PREMIERE MARCH 10 ON MTV AND MTV.COM WASTING LIGHT OUT APRIL 12 MEDIUM RARE COVERS COMPILATION OUT TO COMMEMORATE RECORD STORE DAY ACTUAL “WHITE LIMO” TO TOUR THE U.S. THROUGH END OF MARCH

The Dave Grohl-directed video for “Rope,” the first single from Foo Fighters’ forthcoming seventh studio album Wasting Light, has been confirmed for an MTV/MTV.com premiere 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10.

Wasting Light will be released April 12 on Roswell/RCA, while “Rope” is available now both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of the full record.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light’s no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From first single “Rope” to the frenetic opener “Bridge Burning” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with its finest hour.

Following hot on the heels of Wasting Light’s release will be Medium Rare, a vinyl-only compendium of the Foo Fighters’ arsenal of classic cover tunes, released to commemorate this year’s annual Record Store Day at participating stores only. Medium Rare is a must for every serious Foo Fighters fan who’s thrilled to the band’s versions of Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Band On The Run” recorded at Abbey Road, seen them bust out Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar,” Gary Numan’s “Down In The Park” or Mose Allison’s (by way of The Who) “Young Man Blues” in live sets over the years, or scoured the digital and physical worlds for their versions of Husker Du’s “Never Talking To You Again,” The Ramones’ “Danny Says” or Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.” Medium Rare marks the first and only time all these and more have been compiled in one place, along with previously unreleased versions of  Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation” and The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year.”

In other news, the namesake of the “White Limo” video (which has surpassed one million views at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ) will soon be embarking on a cross-country tour of record stores, radio stations, gas stations and more, playing Wasting Light for those lucky enough to find it. Yes, the same vehicle that co-stars in the smash vital video along with Foo Fighters Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, and the legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, will be traversing the country and spreading the rock. Follow it here http://whitelimotour.tumblr.com/ and here http://twitter.com/WHITELIMOTOUR

Finally, Wasting Light’s release will be preceded by the release of a feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), produced by Nigel Sinclair (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who, The Last Play At Shea) and financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records.   Moll’s documentary, from Spitfire Pictures, chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ MOBILE RECORD SHOP, LIVE VENUE, DJ BOOTH ETC. TO DESCEND ON AUSTIN FOR SXSW MARCH 16-20

The one-of-a-kind mobile record shop, potential live venue, DJ/merch booth and more that is THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ will begin a roving celebration of  the  Third Man label’s two year anniversary by rolling into Austin TX and setting up shop in various locations throughout the March 16-20 music portion of SXSW.

Since opening doors in Nashville two years back, Third Man Records has had an enormously productive run, releasing over 80 records in a mind-boggling array of limited editions and vinyl innovations, hosting an incredible live venue where bands can record direct to analog tape, launching The Vault subscription service, opening a succession of pop-up shops.

And now for their latest and greatest feat, the good folks of Nashville will be bringing the Third Man experience to the people in the form of THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™. A brief glimpse of the store at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGkDhQKHTZo can give viewers an idea of how much blood, sweat, and tears went into this machine. THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ is a one-of-a-kind, true innovation in the world of record distribution and retail and the TMR staff can’t wait to get it out on the road. Some of the truck’s features include:

  • A full menu of Third Man merchandise including 45s, LPs, just like the label’s record shop in Nashville, and all new (and exclusive to the truck) Rolling Record Store™ collectibles and souvenirs including t-shirts, tote bags, drinking accessories and all kinds of flare
  • two turntables and a microphone, the store will be playing from vinyl records from the TMR catalog as people shop, with guest DJs doing special sets
  • a high quality PA and amplification system with 8 channel mixer and electric outlets so singers and even full bands can plug straight into the truck from the outside and play wherever and whenever  the truck parks.
  • Fully customized styling designed by Jack White in conjunction with an auto custom shop to reflect the look, feel, and panache of Third Man Records’ Nashville location and its famous pop up stores.

Following its debut at SXSW (details, locations etc. to be announced shortly), THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ will be out on the road regularly, hitting shows and festivals and more. For its SXSW run, those who track the store down can expect musical performances, guest DJs, exclusive records and merchandise (including 4 different tri-colors), giveaways and plenty of surprises.

Be vigilant, SXSW attendees. You don’t want to let THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE™ pass you by…