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Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig

Wednesday, March 18, 11:30am – 8pm

Billy Reid is proud to announce its partnership with Third Man Records to host the Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig, presented by K-SWISS. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 18, from 11:30 am – 8 pm at Weather Up, located at 1808 E. Cesar Chavez.

This is the fifth annual Austin Shindig for Billy Reid and media partner American Songwriter Magazine, and the third year the Alabama-based fashion company will return to Weather Up in East Austin. Weather Up provides ideal indoor and outdoor spaces for guests and artists, as well as a top-notch staff that will serve up signature Woodford Reserve cocktails and much more.

In the past, Billy Reid’s Austin Shindigs have garnered much attention for curating stellar lineups, including performances by Dawes, Kurt Vile, John Hiatt, Civil Wars, Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, Delta Spirit, Phosphorescent, Punch Brothers, Heartless Bastards and Hayes Carll, among others. The Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig will feature nine performances by must-see artists including Natalie PrassSteve GunnBullyLaura Marling and Third Man Records’ own Olivia Jean. The exceptionally cool Third Man Rolling Record Store will also be on site the day of the Shindig, selling specialty products and exclusive vinyl from their stable of recording artists.

RSVP to the Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig starting March 5 at and Get up-to-the-minute coverage of the BR/TMR Austin Shindig on the day of the show on Instagram at @billy_reid and @thirdmanrecordsofficial; Twitter at @billy_reid, @thirdmanrecords and @thirdmanrrs; and on Facebook at @billyreid, @thirdmanrecords and @thirdmanrrs.


11:30 La Luz
12:00 Steve Gunn
12:50 Bully
1:40 Gill Landry
2:30 Hurray For The Riff Raff
3:20 Olivia Jean
4:20 Broncho
5:20 Natalie Prass
6:25 Laura Marling

BLUEPRINTS + Grand Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 18th, 8pm – 11pm

Following Wednesday’s showcase, Third Man Records will host the grand opening reception for their installation BLUEPRINTS, an exploration of Paramount Records and the birth of American Music as well as a Third Man Records pop-up shop. BLUEPRINTS will be located in Billy Reid’s Austin retail space at 1122 W. 6th St. The installation serves as a tribute to the music, musicians, and record label that changed the sonic landscape of our country in the early 20th century, and encourages visitors to learn about Paramount Records and interact with the Grammy winning “Cabinet of Wonder” box sets released by Third Man and Revenant Records over the past two years. The grand opening will feature the musical stylings of Up Around The Sun (Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagins), as well as food, drink and merriment and the opportunity to create your own Spirit-o-graph (shadow silhouette!) with Bryce McCloud, the Nashville artist responsible for much of the stunning design of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records box sets. One of the masterminds behind the Paramount reissues and Revenant Records founder, Dean Blackwood, will also be at the event to discuss the project and answer questions.

BLUEPRINTS will be open to the public from March 12th through May. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10-7, Sunday 12-6. Exclusive records and merchandise will be available the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of SXSW, with additional retail surprises and events to follow throughout the life of the installation. Keep an eye on the Third Man Twitter (@thirdmanrecords) for daily updates.

The Third Man Rolling Record Store will be rollin’ and chooglin’ into Austin and making its way around and about the city throughout the festival with limited, RRS-only merchandise, exclusive records, and… live performances! The big yellow truck will begin its journey at the Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig and the Blueprints opening, and from there will buzz around Austin hosting some of our favorite up-and-coming bands for short sets. Stay tuned to the Rolling Record Store Twitter page (@thirdmanrrs) for updates and exclusive offerings each day, or eat our dust!

Full list of Rolling Record Store SXSW Stops and Performances:

THURSDAY: 1-6pm @ Antone’s Records
3:00 Lazy
3:30 Lee Bains III & The Gloryfires
4:00 Girlpool
4:30 Webster X
5:15 Screaming Females

FRIDAY: 12-8pm @ Home Slice
3:00 Thee Oh Sees
3:50 Growwing Pains
4:40 Video
5:30 Chastity Belt

SATURDAY: 12-8pm @ Home Slice
3:00 Blind Shake
3:50 Lucern Raze
4:40 Pujol
5:30 Nots

SUNDAY: 12-5 @ Hangover Brunch at Franks
12:45 Juan Wauters
1:30 Ultimate Painting
2:15 Jacuzzi Boys
3:00 Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
3:45 Pile

For media inquiries, please contact Libby Callaway ( / 615-403-2053), Shelly Colvin ( / 310-266-3635) or Third Man Records ( / 615-891-4393)



Get Behind Me Satan
Get Behind Me Satan

Third Man Records is so pleased to announce that the day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived.

In honor of the ten year anniversary of The White Stripes” Get Behind Me Satan, Record Store Day 2015 will mark the release of the first ever commercially available version of the pivotal record on vinyl. This 180-gram double LP features disc one pressed on red vinyl with disc two pressed on white vinyl and includes a full-size, 12” x 12”, gatefold lenticular jacket. Newly-created artwork reprising online casino themes of the original promo-only version of the Satan LP will be exclusive to this release, and an MP3 download code will be included.

Watch the teaser video introducing this long-time-coming release here:

This limited and exclusive pressing of Get Behind Me Satan will be available at participating record stores as well as Third Man Records only on Record Store Day, April 18th, 2015, with a non-exclusive, standard-artwork, black vinyl release to come later this year.

A running order exclusive to the vinyl format will be as follows:

Side A:
Blue Orchid
The Nurse
My Doorbell

Side B:
Forever For Her (is Over For Me)
As Ugly As I Seem
The Denial Twist
White Moon

Side C:
Instinct Blues
Passive Manipulation
Take, Take, Take

Side D:
Little Ghost
Red Rain
I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)

For more information, check out



Janaka Stucky
Janaka Stucky

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015. NASHVILLE, TN –– Third Man Books is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of The Truth Is We Are Perfect (April 14, distributed by Consortium; $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9913361-1-1), the debut full-length collection of poems by Janaka Stucky and TMB’s first single-author title.

“Stucky’s verse has the power of the best East European poets — some of his poems seem to be perfect, magnificent, and instantly anthologizable. He is a forceful, cogent, incisive phrase-maker.” – Bill Knott

Janaka Stucky is the publisher of Black Ocean as well as the annual poetry journal, Handsome. He is the author of two chapbooks: Your Name Is The Only Freedom, and The World Will Deny It For You. His poems have appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Fence and North American Review, and his articles have been published by The Huffington Post and The Poetry Foundation. He is a two-time National Haiku Champion and in 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in The Boston Phoenix.

Stucky will go on a 30-city national tour to promote the book, including dates at the AWP Conference in Minneapolis, Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, and the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

“When Third Man Books released our first literary publication Language Lessons: Volume I, the anthology included, naturally, an ex-mortician named Janaka Stucky alongside writers who moonlighted as bartenders, taco chefs, and software developers, or were Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists such as C.D. Wright, Adrian Matejka, and Dale Ray Phillips, or were punk rock progenitors like Richard Hell and Tav Falco,” said Third Man Books editor Chet Weise. “For Third Man Records and Third Man Books, poetry is another genre of music, and that Janaka Stucky is one of our favorite writers should be no surprise.”

Check out Janaka Stucky reading his poem “The Art of Loss Is A Lost Art” recorded live and straight to 7” vinyl via Third Man Record’s Record Booth.

Third Man Records was founded by Jack White in 2001. Third Man Records’ physical location opened in Nashville in 2009 and quickly evolved from a music label into a complete in-house hub for art-making and dream-chasing. Third Man’s mission is to support the creation and distribution of any and every form of expression, from music to poetry, comedy to film. In this spirit, Third Man Books was established in 2014 to further explore the music of language.

Third Man Books has previously published Language Lessons: Volume I, a vinyl record and print box set anthology. Forthcoming titles include Pain: The Board Game by Sampson Starkweather and Hidden Water by Frank Stanford (special edition, in collaboration with Copper Canyon Press).



Parquet Courts: Live at Third Man Records
Parquet Courts: Live at Third Man Records

Third Man Records is excited to announce the March 3rd release of Parquet Courts: Live At Third Man Record – the latest addition to the Live At Third Man series.

Parquet Courts brought a sweltering performance to the hallowed grounds of Third Man’s Blue Room onJune 5th of last year – and very fortunately, TMR was able to lovingly capture it with their one-of-a-kind, direct-to-acetate recording process. The set included a dynamic selection of songs from last year’s critically acclaimed album Sunbathing Animals, as well as the 2013 EP, Tally All The Things That You Broke. The end result? A record that will have your feet stompin’ and body rockin’ as soon as the needle hits. Track listing included below for your perusal.

1. Duckin & Dodgin
2. Bodies
3. Black & White
4. Vienna II
5. Always Back In Town
6. Dear Ramona
7. Descend
8. Instant Disassembly
9. Raw Milk
10. Into the Garden
11. Sunbathing Animal

For a tasty sample, check out clips of “Sunbathing Animal” and “Vienna II” HERE. Look out for the pre-order, which will be available in February at

Stay tuned to for the latest.


Vault #23
Vault #23

As 2015 marks ten years since the release of the White Stripes’ Get Behind Me Satan album and tour, Third Man Records is proud to use that as the focus of its 23rd Vault package. Completely dedicated to the White Stripes and highlighting their time in South America in 2005, this release should leave fans beyond satisfied.

Anchoring the box is the double LP Under Amazonian Lights recorded live in Manaus, Brazil on June 1st, 2005. Described by the local press as “deliciously irresponsible” and the first rock concert ever at the grand Teatro Amazonas Opera House, the performance that night was nothing short of amazing. Featuring a sublime cover of Bob Dylan’s “Lovesick Blues”, two versions (one electric, one acoustic) of “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known,” two versions of “Passive Manipulation” (both sublime), a snippet of Howlin Wolf’s “I Asked For Water” and ample marimba on “The Nurse” and what you have is one of the most iconic and memorable shows the White Stripes ever played. Both LPs will be pressed on blood red vinyl with stark black wisps.

So it should come as no surprise that we’d pair this LP with DVD footage from that performance. Words do not ably describe the beauty of the Teatro Amazonas nor the furor riled up by the White Stripes appearance. Not only was there fear that the amplification of the band would cause the plaster in the building to crack and possible fall and injure attendees, but out of custom/fear/lord-knows-what the crowd remained seated until being explicitly asked to stand from the stage by Jack White himself. If that wasn’t enough, during the show Jack and Meg ventured outside the venue to play an entirely unamplified version of “We Are Going to Be Friends” for the assembled multitude of fans unable to purchase tickets and watching the performance via closed-circuit feed. The resultant melee was arguably a riot and was lovingly captured by the film crew documenting that evening’s importance.  All together what it makes is one of the best true rock and roll moments of the past decade. Heck, Jack White even got married that day.

The accompanying 7” single is a perfect example of the material the Vault was explicitly created to release. “Let You Down” is a solo recording done by Jack White roundabout the year 2000. Featuring both electric guitar and electric bass, the true meat here is the multi-tracked four-part harmony voiced by White throughout the song. The entirety of lyrics here “No I’m never, no I’m never, no I’m never gonna let you down now” would be repurposed into the White Stripes 2005 recording “The Nurse” and the overall germination illustrated here is devilishly insightful. The b-side “Ain’t No Sweeter Than Rita Blues” is a quintessential White Stripes guitar/drums outtake instrumental that was recorded during the tracking of Get Behind Me Satan and subsequently unused and forgotten for the past ten years. Dare we say it’s everything you hope it would be, pressed on wonderful white vinyl and ready for your love.

If that was not enough (and really, it should be) Third Man has decided to throw caution to the wind and absolutely overload this package with more extras than any sane record label would ever consider. We’ve poked the Grammy Award-winning designer Rob Jones to put together a collection of newly designed postcards celebrating the White Stripes performances in Brazil in 2005. In one word…stunning. Rob was gracious enough to throw in a badass death head monkey design that was so tasty we had to turn it into substantive enamel pin. A silk-screened White Stripes poster with some super-secret hidden glow in the dark graphics was a no-brainer. If you’re wondering where you’ll keep this vast assortment of sundries, worry you no longer…a soft touch, telescoping box with the same devilish death head monkey graphic on the cover will become a new member in Vault households worldwide. Join the family now.

LP tracklisting:

Blue Orchid
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Black Math
Love Sick (Bob Dylan)
My Doorbell
Passive Manipulation
Hotel Yorba
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known (electric)
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known (acoustic)
Little Ghost
When I Hear My Name
I Asked For Water (Howlin Wolf)
Fell in Love With a Girl
The Nurse
Little Bird
Death Letter (Son House)
St. James Infirmary (traditional)
Passive Manipulation (reprise)
I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time (Albert Von Tilzer/Neville Fleeson)
I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself (continued)
Seven Nation Army



Angels Watching Over Me
Angels Watching Over Me

“I was very reluctant to put this stuff out because there’s a ton of rootsy cornballs out there doing this kind of stuff and all of them play guitar way better than me. But I think I have something here that doesn’t really sound like anything else. The numbers that bounce really bounce. The numbers that drone really drone. I’m excited about this.” – Danny Kroha

We are too! The founding member of THE GORIES tried his hand at the banjo, dulcimer, diddley bow, washtub bass, jug and mouth organ for his first release under his own name, Angels Watching Over Me, and the result is a distinct step forward for gospel and folk. Kroha has consistently pushed himself to reinvention, and has influenced countless imitators and poseurs along the way. His guitar work with Rocket 455 is the most quintessentially “Detroit” rock and roll this side of the MC5. The record was recorded in a 100-year-old, vacant house in Detroit, and features songs popularized by the likes of Son House, I.D. Stamper, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Brother Will Hairston. This is a decidedly different Danny Kroha than we’ve seen in his past projects with Demolition Doll Rods and Danny and the Darleans, and we have to say… we like him. With Angels Watching Over Me, he firmly establishes himself as one of the pre-eminent practitioners of a genre we hold so dear.

The record will be available for pre-order mid-January with an official release date of January 27th. Check out a sneak peak of the song “Run Little Children,” the only Kroha original on the record, below.

“I was sitting by a pond in a park in Rochester, New York, playing my diddley bow, and this one came to me. Son House lived in that town for some years; I like to think he was smiling on me.” – Danny Kroha


Lillie Mae Rische
Lillie Mae Rische

Closing out an exceptional year at Third Man Records is a release that’s pretty near and dear to us. It should come as no surprise to the TMR faithful that Lillie Mae Rische is a complete bad-ass and an all-around powerhouse of melody. She first joined the TMR family a little over two years ago and ever since – whether onstage with Jack White and his band or in the studio – she’s been, how you say, delivering us from evil with fiddle playing so stupefying as to propel listeners into the jaws of heavenly awe. Feel me on this, y’all?

Here we have Lillie Mae Rische center stage. Her contribution to our Blue Series showcases two original songs, charming and plaintive, with the B-side hitting us with a story of hearts on the road, having to reconcile distance and desire. Meanwhile, the A-side is a gentle yet stern anthem about the sweet and sour circumstances of being alone. All in a voice that’s sweeter than peach brandy.

Joining her are some longtime Third Man contributors Carl Broemel, Dominic Davis, Jack Lawrence, and local drum god, Whip Triplet.

The 7” inch vinyl is now available for pre-order and we be made available in fine record stores worldwide on December 9th.

Lillie Mae Rische teaser


Vault Package #22
Vault Package #22

On June 14th of this year, Jack White unleashed arguably the single best performance in the 13 year history of the Bonnaroo festival.

In an expansive field in Manchester, TN, filled with approximately 70,000 fans, White let loose a tour-de-force, 26-song, two-hour and forty-five minute career-spanning set. From White Stripes songs like “Hotel Yorba” and “Icky Thump” to Raconteurs numbers such as “Top Yourself” and “Steady, As She Goes” through “Blue Blood Blues” by the Dead Weather…not to mention a wide selection of his solo material and covers of two surf rock classics “Pipeline” by the Chantays and “Misirlou” by Dick Dale. And Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song”? He did that too.

In order to celebrate a show of such historical heft, Third Man Records has decided to dedicate the entirety of it’s 22nd Vault package to this performance.

Three vinyl LPs (white, blue and black), housed in a soft-touch, telescoping box, topped off with a lenticular television on the cover…this is by far the most ambitious Vault package yet. The audio has been mixed by Third Man’s in house engineer, three time Grammy Award-winner Vance Powell and stands as a marked improvement over the on-the-fly board mix heard in webcasts, YouTube uploads and shady downloads.

In addition, there will be a DVD of the FULL performance, re-edited from the original raw footage by Brad Holland (filmmaker extraordinaire), for a truly memorable visual document of the evening.

We could’ve stopped there…but anything worth doing is worth overdoing, right?

Also included in the package will be four high-quality 8×10 photographs from the evening shot by David Swanson. Suitable for framing, timeless, these will increase the value of your home tenfold.

(said to the guys in production) “Is that all? NO?!?!? Are you kidding me? What else could we offer?”

Apparently we’ve lost our minds and gone as for to include a customized Jack White patch, a replica backstage pass sticker AND a poster in this beast of a package.

You want a custom-designed USB with super-secret extra added bonus materials too? Have at it.

If this package doesn’t make you happy…nothing will.

Subscriptions are open now, get yours in before the October 31st deadline.

Jack White Live From Bonnaroo setlist:

Icky Thump
High Ball Stepper
Hotel Yorba
Temporary Ground
Missing Pieces
Steady, As She Goes
Top Yourself
I’m Slowly Turning Into You
Freedom at 21
Three Women
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)
We’re Going to Be Friends
Alone in My Home
Ball and Biscuit
The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin)

The Hardest Button to Button
Hello Operator
Pipeline (The Chantays)
Misirlou (Dick Dale)
Sixteen Saltines
Blue Blood Blues
Love Interruption
Little Bird
Seven Nation Army




Scion Audio Visual offers an exclusive preview of music from Third Man Records artist Olivia Jean and her debut album, Bathtub Love Killings, with a digital single titled “Reminisce” which can be downloaded for free at

The single features an A-side of the same name, which is also the lead single from the Oct. 14 release. Exclusive to Scion AV is the B-side: “Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo’ Bye),” a non-album track that can also be downloaded via the link above. A limited run of 500 seven-inch vinyl and a video for “Reminisce” are forthcoming.

A Twitter-based ticket giveaway for Olivia Jean’s upcoming tour dates with Jack White, which runs through Sept. 24, is currently ongoing. Entries should be submitted through with complete rules available at

Olivia Jean tour dates (all dates supporting Jack White):

09/17/14 – Boston, MA – The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park
09/20/14 – Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
09/21/14 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
09/22/14 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
09/24/14 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
About Olivia Jean:

Bathtub Love Killings (Oct. 14, Third Man Records) is the debut solo LP from Olivia Jean, the multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles. Jean has accrued a lifetime of experience in a few short years, from highlight performances on The Colbert ReportConanLate Show With David Letterman and the Grand Old Opry stage to having one of her songs used as the theme for the television series Elvira’s Movie Macabre.

Produced by Jack White, Bathtub Love Killings showcases Jean as a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Playing damn near every instrument she could get her hands on, the result is a well-rounded, catchy record that’s chockfull of earworm moments.
About Scion Audio Visual:

Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates seven broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit
About Scion:

Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd. With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations. Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways. For more information, visit

Press Contacts:

Geoff Sawyer
Beyond Marketing Group
(949) 660-7972 x.18

Emilee Warner (for Olivia Jean)
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Monica Seide
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(818) 363-1315

Nancy Hubbell
Scion Public Relations



Album Captures Burr’s 2011 Carnegie Hall Performance

Bill Burr: Live at Andrew's House
Bill Burr: Live at Andrew’s House

Comedian Bill Burr will release the vinyl album, Live From Andrew’s House, recorded live at Burr’s legendary 2011 Carnegie Hall performance, on September 30, 2014 from Third Man Records. The LP will be available for pre-sale on September 16 at, and on sale everywhere records are sold on September 30.

“As a stand-up comedian, to get to perform at Carnegie Hall is a milestone; so when I found out that I got that gig I knew I wanted to document the performance,” stated Burr. “Most of the material on this album is the same material that eventually became the special You People Are All The Same and I didn’t want to screw over people by putting out two DVD’s with similar material. So this is a special release of that performance that will be on vinyl only.”

Live At Andrew’s House was recorded at Carnegie Hall on November 11, 2011, four months before Burr taped his third hour-long special, You People Are All The Same, on March 3, 2012. The album gives fans the opportunity to experience a landmark performance in Burr’s career and the early workings of a set that became Burr’s critically-acclaimed third special.

Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as the live stage. Selling out theaters internationally, Burr is a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts on iTunes. Burr’s fourth hour-long comedy special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, will premiere December 5on Netflix. He will be seen alongside Kevin Costner in the upcoming film Black and White, and earlier this year he was seen alongside Elizabeth Banks in the film Walk of Shame. Burr guest starred in several episodes of Kroll Show on Comedy Central, was seen in the Paul Feig film, The Heat, alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and in the Al Pacino and Christopher Walken film Stand Up Guys. He received raves for his recurring role as “Kuby” on the hit AMC-TV show, Breaking Bad, and guest starred on Fox TV’s New Girl. His third hour-long special, You People Are All The Same, is available for download exclusively through his website and streaming on Netflix; his two critically acclaimed hour Comedy Central specials are available on Netflix and DVD. For more visit and follow Burr on Twitter – @BillBurr.

The Live From Andrew’s House LP will be available for pre-sale September 16that, and everywhere records are sold on September 30th.