Vault Package #13 also includes a red vinyl 7″ of the White Stripes first ever live performance recording from an open mic night at the Gold Dollar on July 14, 1997 and a tote bag featuring the iconic peppermint logo.
Relive the memories of Jack and Meg TOGETHER, with this clip from Under the Great White Northern Lights:
This is pretty damn awesome! In anticipation of the April 24 release of Jack White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss (Third Man Records/Columbia), on April 1st Third Man Records tied 1000 flex-disc records containing an unreleased Jack White album track “Freedom at 21″ to blue helium balloons and launched them from TMR headquarters in Nashville, TN.
According to the press release, similar balloon launches show a recovery rate of approx. 10%, so probably less than 100 of the 1000 records will actually ever be discovered. But if you do discover one of these balloons, a custom postcard with instructions on how to submit photos, the discovery location, and date are included and will be tracked at http://thirdmanrecords.com/balloon.
Some early reportings in Alabama indicate the winds must’ve been blowing south.
And for those of you worried about these balloons being bad for the environment, the label was sure to use biodegradable latex balloons and all-natural twine in the process.
As of 11:30pm, there were approximately 10 people lined up outside the Third Man Records pop-up store on Chrystie Street. No sleeping bags, no stools, just high spirits and a white battery operated mini boom box. The first person on line got there around 9:30pm.
Fans waiting outside the Third Man Records pop-up shop. Eerily enough, no one on the line had faces.
Meanwhile, Third Man helpers are still inside the store, putting up posters and setting up the store.
As you probably know by now, the Dead Weather will be performing a free in-store performance at 12 noon tomorrow (July 16th). Looks like you better start getting on line!
And according to the Dead Weather mailing list: “if you are in NYC, don’t miss the large outdoor projections being done of the “Treat Me Like Your Mother” short at the following locations:
This just in: Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced their very own social network and subscription service. The basic jist is this- it’s called The Vault and it’s a two tiered subscription service: Premium service is $7 a month and the Platinum membership is $20 a month, both with a minimum of a 3 month signup. Members will have access to presales and exclusive content and merchandise for bands that are on the label (including The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, and The Raconteurs).
Explains Jack in a blog post, “The community we are building here will be like no other you’ve been a part of in regards to music. We hope to have a place where positivity and beauty in music and art can be shared together as a community. A place that has content that you can only see if you truly want to explore the deepest depths of the third man records vault.”
Platinum subscribers who sign up between July 3rd and July 21st will receive a double album of The White Stripes LP Icky Thump. This will be an exclusive never before heard MONO mix of the album on 180 Gram Vinyl, with customized artwork in a gatefold sleeve. In addition to that behemoth, you’ll also receive a 45 of The Dead Weather performing two covers, Pentagrams Forever My Queen and The Downliner Sect’s Outside. This 45 will come with special labels and sleeves that you will only get through the Vault. Last but not least, you’ll get a Third Man Records T-shirt, with a new design that AGAIN you can only get through The Vault service.
Some people obsessively like to paint, others like to create a plethora of websites, Jack White likes to create musical supergroups. Mr. White’s record label, Third Man Records, has revealed its latest band- The Dead Weather, which is fronted by The Kill’s Alison Mosshart, and includes The Raconteurs‘ Jack Lawrence on bass, Dean Fertita from Queens Of The Stone Age on guitar and Jack White on drums and vocals.
The group recently christened the opening of the new Third Man Records in downtown Nashville by performing songs from their upcoming album, Horehound, to a crowd of 150 people.
Weren’t lucky enough to be one of those folks in the crowd? The album, which is scheduled to be released in June, features the song “Hang You From The Heavens,” which can currently be downloaded off of iTunes.