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Boris - Amplifier Worship
Heather Trost - Petrichor
White Stripes, The - Get Behind Me Satan
White Stripes, The
Get Behind Me Satan
2LP | 2005 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
23,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
The White Stripes’ 2005, fifth studio album reminds listeners of the fundamental nature of their production. While still maintaining their iconic elements listeners can immediately identify with The White Stripes, White trades in his classic, guitarheavy elements for piano ballads, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and even some touches of marimba. The Rolling Stone declared this album so “wild, it could make you weep over how pitilessly the Stripes keep crushing the other bands out there.” Get Behind Me Satan ranked number 3 on both U.S. and U.K. charts, trumping their preceding albums’ rank on U.S. charts. The album’s fi rst track and single, “Blue Orchid,” became a fast radio hit in the U.S. and U.K., making it the band’s second UK Top 10 Hit. The album’s second single, “My Doorbell,” boasts a piano and drums charge, reviewed by NME as the “funkiest tune The White Stripes have ever put their name to.” Slant Magazine invites listeners to “take solace in the unbridled honesty of simple, solid rock n’ roll” of Get Behind Me Satan, while Pitchfork crowns the album as some of the White Stripes’ best work. Get Behind Me Satan is that raw, foot-stompin’, soulful sound that will take your imagination to that peaceful front porch in some cozy, southern cabin. So sit back and stomp your foot to the melodic acoustic guitar, piano, stirring vocals, crickets, and the creaking sound of that porch.
Coldplay - Arabesque / Orphans
Tenacious D - Blue Series: Don't Blow It, Kage Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Tenacious D
Blue Series: Don't Blow It, Kage Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The prophesy has come true! Tenacious D's Kyle Gass and Jack Black team up with Jack White on production to create a brand new single.
Distillers, The - Man Vs. Magnet / Blood In Gutters
Beck - I Just Started Hating Some People Today
Heather Trost - Petrichor Colored Vinyl Edition
Hives, The & Olivia Jean - Live At Third Man Records
France Gall - 1968
France Gall
1968
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
33,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
1968 dives further into the psychedelia that FRANCE GALL was hinting at on Baby Pop. Even with addition of sitars and echoes of The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks and Pet Sounds era Beach Boys all over this record it is still 100% French and could only have been made by France Gall. The addition of English expat producer/arranger, DAVID WHITAKER, brought a new and welcome airiness to the mix that was lacking on Gall’s earlier recordings. The album contains 2 of Serge Gainsbourg’s strangest and most out there arrangements, “Nefertiti” and “Teenie Weenie Boppie” about an LSD trip gone horribly wrong. 1968 is an absolutely essential addition to any record collection. 180-gram vinyl pressing in direct-to-board jackets.
France Gall - Baby Pop
France Gall
Baby Pop
LP | 1966 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
33,99 €*
Release:1966 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Baby Pop is not only an important album for FRANCE GALL herself, it is also a hugely important record for the entire yé-yé scene. Baby Pop hinted at the musical direction that yé-yé was headed in much the same way Revolver and Pet Sounds did in the UK and USA. Baby Pop is more mature and varied than her earlier more bubblegum releases. You will still find a wonderfully cheesy tracks like “L’Amerique” here and there but with the impossibly infectious title track and songs like the Serge Gainsbourg penned “Nous Ne Sommes Va-T’en” and the groovy Farfissa driven “Faut-Il que Je T’Aime” we welcome a new France Gall and say hello to some of the finest pop music ever released in French or any language. 180-gram vinyl pressing in direct-to-board jackets.
France Gall - Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son
France Gall
Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son
LP | 1965 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
33,99 €*
Release:1965 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
FRANCE GALL was a prolific French vocalist and performer, remembered as one of the central figures of the 1960s yé-yé pop movement. Aligning catchy, spirited rhythms with lighthearted lyrics and drawing from the beat music a la early Beatles and Hollies, the yé-yé artists promoted a sort of new freedom of expression and breaking down of social barriers in post-WWII France. Third Man Records is beyond honored to bring this music to a larger audience by issuing the first authorized North American vinyl pressings of these titles, some of the most brilliant highlights from Gall’s catalog. While France Gall had been releasing music since she was 16 it wasn’t until she took the Grand Prix at the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest with her rendition of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son” that she would be catapulted to the top of the swinging yé-yé scene alongside the likes of Francoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan and Bridgette Bardot. This record contains two of France’s most loved tracks, “Poupée de Cire” and “Laisse Tomber Les Filles” also penned by Gainsbourg. She recorded versions of the title track in French, German, Italian and Japanese and was now an international pop superstar. At the time France was dismissed by many as making fluffy ultra commercial pop hits but her music stands the test of time far better than most, as not many were making music of this consistent high quality. Highly recommended. 180-gram vinyl pressing in direct-to-board jackets.
Boris - Feedbacker
Algebra Mothers, The - Strawberry Cheescake / Modern Noise
John Lee Hooker - Early Recordings: Detroit And Beyond Volume 2
John Lee Hooker
Early Recordings: Detroit And Beyond Volume 2
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!
Third Man is ecstatic to present the first re-issue of John Lee Hooker's seminal and rare Detroit and Beyond recordings on vinyl since their initial release in 1973. These tracks have been heralded by many fans as his best overall collection of recordings as well as his some of his earliest, apart from the 6 recorded by Bernie in 1961. Split between two double-LP volumes and remastered using original master recordings from Detroit’s legendary United Sound Systems (not even 2 miles from Third Man Detroit!), these collections are a must for blues and music lovers. Volume 2 includes the amazing Baby Please Don’t Go as well as Two Voice Original Mood (I’m In The Mood).

Packaging: Direct-to-board double pocket gatefold LP jacket, 180 Gram weight vinyl
Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Earl Peterson - Boogie Blues / In the Dark
Earl Peterson
Boogie Blues / In the Dark
7" | 1954 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:1954 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
The label on this single hits the nail on the head - Michigan's singing cowboy! Despite a very long 45-year career in country music as a promoter, radio station operator, artist and label owner, very little is known about Earl Peterson. In late 1952, he formed Nugget Records with his mother, basically as a means of self-releasing his music.
While shopping his music down South, he met Sam Phillips and agreed to release his song on Sun Records in the spring of 1954. This bouncing, twangy single would prove to be a cult hit and original pressings still command a lofty price. As the first remotely contemporary country single on the label, Peterson's single paved the way for Sun to later pivot into the country genre.
From there, Peterson's story becomes a bit murkier. He recorded the same song for Columbia in the fall of 1954, strangely disregarding his contractual agreements with Sun. He went on to release a couple more singles with Columbia and by the '60s, was holed up in rural central Michigan to run a radio station (WPLB) with his family.
Raconteurs, The - Steady, As She Goes / Store Bought Bones Black Vinyl Edition
Jack White - Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016
Jack White
Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Third Man)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 collects 26 acoustic songs from throughout White’s wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks. The album, arranged in chronological order, includes acoustic songs made famous by The White Stripes, beginning with “Sugar Never Tasted So Good” (originally found on The White Stripes’ second-ever 7-inch single) and then lighting upon favorites like “Apple Blossom” and “I’m Bound To Pack It Up” (remixed here from the original recordings on 2000’s De Stijl), “Hotel Yorba” and “We’re Going To Be Friends” (from 2001’s White Blood Cells), “You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket” and “Well It’s True That We Love One Another” (from 2003’s Grammy® Award-winning Elephant), “Forever For Her (Is Over For Me),” “White Moon” and “As Ugly As I Seem” (from 2005’s Get Behind Me Satan) “Effect & Cause” (from 2007’s Icky Thump), and the Beck-produced “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap,” first found on the B-side to The White Stripes’ final single, 2007’s “Conquest.”

Also featured are “Never Far Away” (recorded for 2003’s Cold Mountain: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture) and “Love Is The Truth” (written and recorded for Coca-Cola’s 2006 What Goes Around campaign) as well as the Bluegrass Version of “Top Yourself” and an acoustic mix of the epic murder ballad, “Carolina Drama,” both written by White and Brendan Benson for The Raconteurs’ Grammy® Award-winning 2008 album, Consolers Of The Lonely. White’s two chart-topping solo albums, 2012’s Blunderbuss and 2014’s Lazaretto, are represented by a remarkably diverse range of material including “Love Interruption,” “On And On And On,” “Blunderbuss,” “Entitlement,” “Want And Able,” and alternative mixes of “Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy,” “Just One Drink,” “I Guess I Should Go To Sleep,” and B-side, “Machine Gun Silhouette.”

The 26 tracks featured on Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 were remastered earlier this year by Andrew Mendelson at Nashville, TN’s Georgetown Masters. All songs were written and produced exclusively by Jack White, except “Never Far Away” (produced by T Bone Burnett), “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap” (produced by Beck), “Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)” and “Carolina Drama” (written & produced by White & Brendan Benson), and “Machine Gun Silhouette” (written by White & Rob Jones). The complete track listing is below.
Melvins - Stoner Witch
Melvins
Stoner Witch
LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
23,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Mastered directly from original analog tapes, pressed on 180 gram blck vinyl! The stellar seventh studio album by the Melvins is one of the most cohesive and beloved in the band's catalog. With fan favorites like ''Revolve'' and ''Queen'' balanced with the impressive sound explorations of ''Lividity'' and ''Shevil,'' the result is one of the most praised albums of the band's 30+ year career.
White Stripes, The - There's No Home For You Here / I Fought Piranhas
Jack White - Lazaretto / Power Of My Love
Jack White
Lazaretto / Power Of My Love
7" | 2014 | US | Original (Third Man)
10,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
1st single off Jack White's second album by the same name with non-album B-Side ''Power of My Love''.
Jack White - Sixteen Salteens
Jack White
Sixteen Salteens
12" | 2012 | US | Original (Third Man)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The 12-inch single of Jack White’s “Sixteen Saltines” comes complete with a playable etching on the b-side (designed by George Ingram)!

People, stay calm! This is NOT the one with the liquids inside but it's quite nice anyway!
Laura Marling - Blues Run The Game
Boris - Absolutego
North Americans - Roped In
Big Joanie - Cranes In The Sky / It's You
V.A. - How The River Ganges Flows - Sublime Masterpieces Of Indian Violin 1933-1952
That Dog. - Totally Crushed Out
That Dog.
Totally Crushed Out
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Third Man)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Conceived as a loosely-based concept album around the idea of crushes and young love, that dog’s sophomore album Totally Crushed Out! is a touchstone underrated classic in line with of-the-era releases like the Breeders Last Splash and Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville. From the Sweet Valley High reminiscent illustrated album cover, to the A minus rating given by the dean Robert Christgau, to the Jenni Konner songwriting credit (long before she was the showrunner for HBO’s Girls) this album is quirky, smart, well-written and most of all—enjoyable. that dog’s touring behind Totally Crushed Out! found them sharing stages with Foo Fighters, Weezer and Teenage Fanclub, their songs being covered live by Pearl Jam, collaborating with Beck, and the vid for “He’s Kissing Christian” achieving sub-Buzz Bin status on MTV. This 25th anniversary reissue marks the first Ever vinyl appearance for this album. Showing their attention to detail, Third Man Records sleuths got their hands on the original oil painting used for the front cover art and worked directly from that for all relevant artwork needs.
That Dog. - Retreat From The Sun
That Dog.
Retreat From The Sun
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Third Man)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Originally conceived as a solo album from that dog. frontwoman Anna Waronker, the third studio LP from the band arrived polished, constructed and aerodynamic for the late 90’s post-grunge haze it emerged from. While gems like “Hawthorne” quaintly imagine punk rock shows in car garages and “Minneapolis” recalls the “I only saw her for one second” ephemeral beauty of Citizen Kane, The album itself traverses a myriad of emotions and counts among its fans both Pat Smear of the Germs and the Vivian Girls. Touring in support for Retreat had that dog sharing stages with the likes of Counting Crows, The Wallflowers and Blur. A deep interview by Matt Pinfield on MTV’s 120 Minutes provided prime underground exposure. Boosted by a glossy music video, “Never Say Never” even found its way onto the Billboard Modern Rock charts. While a picture disc version of alternate mixes was self-released by the band 2017, this is the first-ever vinyl release of this album.
Albert Ayler - New Grass
Albert Ayler
New Grass
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Third Man)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 08.01.2021
Chandra - Blue Stage Session
Ghost Wolves, The - Crooked Cop / Fist & Day Will Follow The Dawn
Boris - Akuma No Uta
Boris
Akuma No Uta
LP | 2003 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
26,99 €*
Release:2003 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Official reissue of Boris' 2003 flawless release. Drone waves meet heavy guitar heroics in a satanic pinky violence gang fight at the schoolyard. This ones for the Heads.
Boris - Love & Evol
Boris
Love & Evol
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
23,39 €* 35,99 € -35%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The next chapter in Japanese rock legends Boris' story has arrived; their new double LP LφVE & EVφL is set for release on October 4th via Third Man Records. This double LP exists as two independent works, encapsulating conflicting connotations that interweave and become intricately entangled with one another, gradually eroding before becoming utterly singular. Continuing to tinker and toil with their sound since the 2017 release of DEAR, Boris have pivoted onward a more organic, non-grid literary style that LφVE & EVφL showcases. The album's first single, ''Love,'' is one of the most musically diverse in their career and showcases a snippet of what is to come on LφVE & EVφL.
Lillie Mae - Other Girls Black Vinyl Edition
Lillie Mae
Other Girls Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Lillie Mae announces her new album Other Girls will be released August 16th on Third Man Records. The album features eleven new, original songs written by Lillie Mae, produced by Grammy-winner Dave Cobb at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A.

From the new track's opening ''I ain't your baby,'' the Nashville singer, songwriter, downtown scene slayer, and most-wanted fiddler signals a reclaimed confidence and bold evolution, telling women's stories - including her own - that build on the strength of her ''nervy'' (NPR Music), 2017 Jack White-produced debut.

Lillie Mae led a sequestered childhood touring in a motorhome with her musician parents, constricted by religious boundaries. In her adolescence she busked from RV parks to the Rio Grande, swept through Nashville clubs, and achieved Top 40 country status in her sibling group Jypsi, but on Other Girls, a new side of herself emerges with more to say than ever before.

She embraces personal triumphs on ''I Came For The Band (For Show),'' breathes new perspective into ''Terlingual Girl,'' a song she wrote as a 19-year-old in the South-Texan desert, and professes brave truths as heard in ''You've Got Other Girls for That.'' After a vagabond past, crossing paths with hundreds of musicians, she limits the cast of Other Girls to just her brother, sister, and a few trusted collaborators.

Lillie Mae will debut songs from Other Girls live this summer, as she supports the Raconteurs across the west coast. She will also join Robert Plant on tour, both opening for him and playing in his band.

https://youtu.be/y9BJI05gvTw

Track List
You've Got Other Girls For That
Crisp & Cold
I Came For The Band (For Show)
Whole Blue Heart
How?
A Golden Year
At Least Three In This Room
Some Gamble
Didn't I
Terlingua Girl
Love Dilly Love
Long Hots - Give & Take / Nickle & Dime
Long Hots
Give & Take / Nickle & Dime
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Third Man is very excited to release the debut vinyl single from ''boogie trance'' trio Long Hots. What ink can we spill about this trio of Philadelphian rollers that hasn't already been hyperbolied in year-end lists worldwide? Their 'Monday Night Raw' cassette never left our deck since it's release and we're proud as all hell to release their first ever 7'' of fried zoner boogie blues.

Long Hots are the true Philly phrenetic, an unpolished combo of fuzzed out & agitated guitar, undercurrent bass choogle and bare bones drums. Theirs are the kind of long-form weighty psych jams that bring to mind heroes like Moe Tucker, Stooges and Dead Moon. Tasteful, smart, fun and fresh for your late summery nights.

A-side song Give and Take is 4 sturdy minutes of drone garage groove capturing the feeling of loose tension in between giving and taking and pushing and pulling. On the flip side, Nickel and Dime is a mucky pop song zeroing in on a dude unfit to pull his own damn weight and, from the sounds of it, not worth the trouble.

TRACK LISTING
A1. Give and Take
B1. Nickel and Dime
David Nance Group - Meanwhile / Credit Line
David Nance Group
Meanwhile / Credit Line
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
David Nance has been releasing songs for a few years now, including full-album covers of Beatles For Sale and Lou Reed's Berlin, and along the way has become a fixture of the American underground scene. Building a reputation on evocations of Creedence classic rock with bottom-heavy druggy attic bummer jamming, Nance and his Group rip through two new and true-to-form tracks for their first 7'' in proud partnership with Third Man.

Meanwhile is 4 minutes of post-everything rock n roll death race to the bottom of the sea of tape hiss and Wiper-ian broken space riffage. Backed with the honky tonk punk stance of Credit Line's 2019 debt wite-out anthem, this is an essential 2-sider for everyone who ever stared in their dad's closet at his faded denim jacket and DREAMED.

TRACK LISTING
A1. Meanwhile
B1. Credit Line
Bush Tetras - There Is A Hum / Seven Years
Bush Tetras
There Is A Hum / Seven Years
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,59 €* 7,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
BUSH TETRAS formed in 1979 out of NYCs No Wave/Post Punk/Art Funk/Dance Junk scene. The band's debut release TOO MANY CREEPS on the legendary 99 Records is one of that scenes defi ning moments, capturing perfectly the vibe of that very particular moment in NYC. BUSH TETRAS was one of the supporting acts for The Clash's mythical 17-show run at Bond International Casino in the spring of 81. Topper Headon also produced their Rituals EP for Stiff Records. In 1983, the members of BUSH TETRAS went their own ways and the band remained relatively quiet and elusive for the next several decades.

Original members Cynthia Sley, Dee Pop, and Pat Place now joined by Val Opielski taking over bass duties for the late Laura Kennedy. 2018 saw the release of Take The Fall ep on Wharf Cat Records the bands fi rst new music in 10+ years and the welcome return of BUSH TETRAS!!! This winter, we cleared our Cass Corridor showroom fl oor and enlisted the help of Third Man Mastering's Bill Skibbe and Warren Defever to record There is A Hum, Seven Years and Sucker is Born (Bandcamp exclusive).

It was quick and punk and magical.

BUSH TETRAS infl uence can not be overstated.
Enjoy and consider yourself lucky.

TRACK LISTING
1. There Is A Hum
2. Seven Years
Pow! - Live At Third Man Records
Teddy & The Rough Riders - I Found Somethin' / Neon Cowboy
Teddy & The Rough Riders
I Found Somethin' / Neon Cowboy
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Luckily for us, Teddy and the Rough Riders have been burning up the Nashville underground over the past few years. With roots deep in psychedelia, the group stripped back all the trimmings to a Velvets rhythm section and steeped it in a Music Row dive bar for their own brand of country rock that is poppy, precise, well-educated and completely self-aware. What, then, would be the point of an exaggerated drawl or a convenient new interest in roping cattle? The Teddys' sound is country that, somewhat paradoxically, lives and breathes in the city.

So, it is fitting that their A-side single ''I Found Somethin''' throws down a strong psych card, with bassist Ryan Jennings' vocals leading us through a vibrant and playfully painted scene filled with a can of worms, desk drugs and big wet dogs. The second track ''Neon Cowboy'', guided this time by guitarist Jack Quiggins, dives down a rabbit hole of self-reflection and social questioning, with Luke Schneider's atmospheric pedal steel and Nick Swafford's always-tasteful drums giving it real backbone. For fans of The Byrds, Link Wray and CCR. This one's not to be missed.

For fans of The Byrds, Link Wray and CCR. This one's not to be missed.
Stools, The - When I Left
Stools, The
When I Left
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Jesus Christ! The Stools! This is the kind of mangled barking terrifyingly manic garage that the Midwest pumps out better and more consistently than anybody and the Stools seem to be challenging every one of us to a frenetic fistfight for top spot. With 4 songs averaging 2 minutes, the When I Left EP feels like a whirlwind experience from its opening distortion to final feedback.

The title track When I Left is a garage punk banger a la Gun Club meets the Oblivians that tremors and nearly buckles under its own weight before it ends. American Convertible Stools chugs almost entirely on the same infectious blues riff, which could be repetitive with another group at the helm, but here is just incredibly fun and vital. The B-side? You've got the desperate and evil blown-out blues of Black Fly Stew butted up with the gone-before-it-was-here urgency wrapped up in a Bo Shitley beat of Don't Need Nothing.

Give this a spin and you won't need to care about what anyone has to say about anything anymore.
Oozelles - Every Night They Hack Off A Limb / Human Trafficking
Oozelles
Every Night They Hack Off A Limb / Human Trafficking
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Los Angeles supergroup Oozelles play weirdo punk rock with delightful saxophone and bongo accents, reminiscent of the Birthday Party boiling in a Death Valley heat or the Flesh Eaters experimenting with DC go-go tunes. Their live show is droll and nervy and danceable, and an essential sight to see.

The A-side of their debut single ''Every Night They Hack Off A Limb'' starts off like the opening overture theme to a forgotten spy fi lm, then surges into the percussion and sax-led, wired up titular refrain. The B-side ''Human Traffi cking'' is a keyboard-driven soul-punk number made especially delightful with bizarro gremlin backing vocals and contagious singalong post-chorus.

* Hometown:Los Angeles, CA
* Debut 7''
* Features members (and ex-members) of Warpaint, Detroit Cobras, Starlite Desperation, Dante Vs Zombies
* Full US tour summer 2019

TRACK LISTING
1. Every Night They Hack Off A Limb
2. Human Trafficking
AJJ - Live At Third Man Records
AJJ
Live At Third Man Records
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
AJJ (fka Andrew Jackson Jihad) is one of the staple groups of American folk-punk in the 21st century. Singer/guitarist Sean Bonnette and bassist Ben Gallaty, with a slew of other artists changing record-to-record, command a strong cult-like fandom that nearly ensure fist-clenched singalongs at every live show, and this, now their third live document of their moving and affective show, was a damn great encapsulation.

Track List

1. Rejoice
2. Brave as a Noun + Survival Song
3. Bad Bad Things
4. No More Tears + Bells & Whistles
5. Randy's House
6. A Song Dedicated to the Memory of Stormy the Rabbit
7. People II: The Reckoning
8. Personal Space Invader
9. People
10. American Body Rentals + Jesus Saves + Fucc the Devil
11. American Tune
12. Fuckboi
13. Children of God
14. Linda Ronstadt
Raconteurs, The - Help Us Stranger
Raconteurs, The
Help Us Stranger
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Standard weight black vinyl. The Raconteurs - Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler - have announced the release of their long-awaited new album, HELP US STRANGER, which is the GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band's third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White's uncompromising songcraft and the band's steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.
Death From Above - Heads Up Demos
Death From Above
Heads Up Demos
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Hot-off-the-Third Man Press, Death From Above’s completely unheard and previously unreleased early demos from the Heads Up EP gets the vinyl treatment.

This black vinyl 7'' comes with three cover art variants - distributed at random.
Bill Callahan - Live At Third Man Records
Bill Callahan
Live At Third Man Records
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The latest record in Third Man Records’ Live At Third Man Records series finds the label/ shop/ Jack White vanity project hosting famed alt-country sadster Bill Callahan. The autumnal poetry of The Artist Formerly Known As Smog is magnified in his spare live show. These recordings expertly capture concert Callahan.
Chuck Berry - Back In The U.S.A. / Memphis
Chuck Berry
Back In The U.S.A. / Memphis
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!
Released in June 1959, Chuck Berry dropped an absolutely classic hit single. The A-side ''Back in the U.S.A.'' was reportedly recorded after an Australian tour where Berry and his bandmates saw firsthand the dismal living conditions of Aboriginal Australians. Of course, it was later parodied by the Beatles with their White Album smash ''Back in the U.S.S.R.''. The B-side, ''Memphis, Tennessee'', hit #5 on the Billboard Pop chart and #4 on the R&B chart upon it’s release, and is one of Berry’s most covered tunes of his catalog, including diverse renditions by Bo Diddley, John Cale, Al Green, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Ernest Tubb and Silicon Teens.

Packaging: Die cut Chess Record company sleeve, standard weight vinyl
Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years / Moanin' At Midnight
Howlin' Wolf
How Many More Years / Moanin' At Midnight
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!
Recorded at Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service at the recommendation of Ike Turner in July 1951, this incredibly influential single is the first ever 7'' from legendary bluesman Howlin’ Wolf. Interestingly enough, the A-side ''How Many More Years'' was cited by T. Bone Burnett as ''in some ways...the first rock and roll song''. The single was later referenced by British blues pioneers Led Zeppelin, both in the title and in Plant’s vocals, on their debut album track ''How Many More Years.'' The B-side ''Moaning at Midnight'' is as heavy as it gets, described by Phillips as ''the most different record I ever heard.''

Packaging: Die cut Chess Record company sleeve, standard weight vinyl
Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Liza Anne - Take It Back / Overnight
Liza Anne
Take It Back / Overnight
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Recorded right before the release of her Arts & Crafts instant-fan-making debut Fine But Dying, both the A-side "Take It Back" and the B-side "Overnight" are from local popster Liza Anne's self-released album Two. "Take It Back" is moving, propulsive indie pop at its finest, somehow better with the strong conviction of their message captured live. "Overnight" starts out as a threadbare folk rock tune and compounds and builds up until, finally, the smoke clears again right before the finale, creating an impactful air around the last words sung.
Kevin Morby - Destroyer / Black Flowers
Kevin Morby
Destroyer / Black Flowers
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Formally a member of New York folk group Woods, Kevin Morby has made a name for himself with his four acclaimed solo releases. These songs, "Destroyer" and "Black Flowers", come from his third record Singing Saw, which was chosen for Pitchfork's Best New Music. "Destroyer" is an autobiographical minimalistic keyboard ballad, a distant cousin of the full band album version. "Black Flowers" on this single borrows less from the sweeping orchestras of Leonard Cohen's catalog and more from the melancholic austerity of Bert Jansch.
Jack White - Ice Station Zebra / Corporation
Jack White
Ice Station Zebra / Corporation
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The third single from Jack White's critically-acclaimed third solo album ''Boarding House Reach.'' Featuring artwork that connects with previous singles' artwork by The Third Man, Rob Jones & Nat Strimpopulos.
Jack White - Over And Over And Over / Everything You've Ever Learned
Jack White
Over And Over And Over / Everything You've Ever Learned
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The second single off of Jack White's acclaimed, challenging and diverse third solo recording Boarding House Reach. This 7'' features the anthemic Over and Over and Over on the a-side with buzzy, spoken-word track Everything You've Ever Learned on the b-side.
Waxahatchee - Greenville / La Loose (Third Man Live)
Waxahatchee
Greenville / La Loose (Third Man Live)
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Waxahatchee is the recording project of Katie Crutchfield, an Alabama songwriter long-steeped in the Rutgers/Philadelphia scenes. Having released albums on Merge Records and New Brunswick's beloved indie Don Giovanni Records, Crutchfield has carved out a distinct name for herself, both grassroots and now nationally, as a devastatingand whip-smart writer and performer.
Viva L'American Death Ray Music - Live At Third Man Records
Greenhornes, The - Stayed Up Last Night / Shadow Of Grief
Greenhornes, The
Stayed Up Last Night / Shadow Of Grief
7" | 1999 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:1999 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Although not technically a Detroit-based garage group, this Cincinnati band fit in as honorary Detroiters by the time this single was released. The Greenhornes were purveyors of period-perfect 1960s rock n roll a la the Pretty Things and the Kinks. Plus, they were immediately set apart by their grim reputation of touring in a '67 Cadillac hearse.

This single was recorded at Jack White's house in southwest Detroit right before the release of the Greenhornes' debut LP and the b-side is a re-imagined version of one of their 2nd LP's strongest tracks ''Shadow of Grief''. Band members Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler would go on to be the rhythm section in the Raconteurs while Brian Olive would later join the Soledad Brothers and make serious contributions to Dr. John's revered ''Locked Down'' album.

Stayed Up Last Night b/w Shadow of Grief
Soledad Brothers - Sugar & Spice / Johnny's Death Feat. Jack White
Soledad Brothers
Sugar & Spice / Johnny's Death Feat. Jack White
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Out of the ashes of Toledo's Henry and June arose the mighty Soledad Brothers. This recording is the Soledad Brothers doing what they did best - houserockin' blues in full Midwestern malaise. This single was recorded in 1998 at Jack White's house on Ferdinand Street in southwest Detroit and was the band's debut release.

As key players in a scene of like-minded minimalist garage groups, vocalist, guitarist and master of harmonica Johnny Walker and drummer/future Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank, were playing shows in Detroit so often, it eventually just made sense for Ben to pay Jack rent and become his roommate. This single features Jack playing a metal snow shovel on the B-side, ''Johnny's Death Letter''.

Sugar and Spice b/w Johnny's Death Letter
Rocket 455 - Ain't Right Girl / That's All You Get
Rocket 455
Ain't Right Girl / That's All You Get
7" | 1997 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
7,99 €*
Release:1997 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Rocket 455 is a Flamin' Groovies-loving garage rock band formed in Detroit in 1992 after the breakup of local scene essentials The Nervo Beats. Although this was Rocket 455's third single, it was the first that featured the new, longest and current line up, including founding member Marco Delicato back in the fold as well as Steve ''Disco'' Nawara from the Electric Six. This 7'' was released on Devil's Night in 1997 and is notable as the first record ever produced and released by Italy Records.

Ain't Right Girl b/w That's All You Get
Boris - Live At Third Man Records
Boris
Live At Third Man Records
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Third Man)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
There's no better way to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of your best record than playing it in full, twenty-nine nights in a row. Hailing from Tokyo, beloved psych-doom shredders Boris performed their critically acclaimed album PINK in full, live in the Blue Room at Third Man Records. They recorded it direct to 8 track, 2'' tape, providing an incredibly high fidelity document of an unforgettable night. Local weekly The Nashville Scene reviewed this show as ''at least in that moment... by far the greatest show Third Man Records has hosted to date.''
It's hard to disagree. Atsuo, Takeshi and Wata filled the room with foreboding smoke, dark red light reflecting off of the blue walls and, to this date, was our loudest performance yet. This is almost certainly the only time that we've handed out and required earplugs for every single audience member upon entry. And now you can keep the celebration of PINK going with the choicest tracks of the night - get this record!

Tracklist:
1A. Blackout
2A. Pink
3A. Woman on the Screen

1B. Just Abandoned My-Self
2B. Farewell
U2 - The Blackout / The Blackout (Jacknife Lee Remix)
White Stripes, The - The Complete John Peel Sessions
ZGTO (Shigeto & ZelooperZ) - A Piece Of The Geto
ZGTO (Shigeto & ZelooperZ)
A Piece Of The Geto
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Third Man)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
In a city famed for its disparate and varied musical excellence, the Detroit-based alignment of feted electronic artist and producer Shigeto aka Zach Saginaw and rapidly rising Bruiser Brigade member ZelooperZ is an entirely natural thing. Introduced by mutual friends in the city, an instant bond was formed, and ZGTO was born. A Piece Of The Geto is out August 4th on Ghostly International, with a limited edition vinyl pressing by Third Man Records.

For Shigeto, this is the first time he's musically stepped out of the box of a solo artist and worked with a vocalist on a project. There is a ''less is more'' philosophy with the production where the vocals of ZelooperZ are seamlessly interlaced into the fabric of the beats. It's minimal in a sense, but the emotion felt through the words of ZelooperZ makes the songs as a whole intense and heavy with sentiment.
Bob Seger System - 2+2=? / Ivory
My Bubba - Gone / You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Rayland Baxter & Dylan LeBlanc - Luck Mansion Sessions
Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex - Live At Third Man Records
Fucked Up - Live At Third Man Records
Fucked Up
Live At Third Man Records
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Third Man)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Fucked Up is a rare band. They’re a mutant strain of post-hardcore, arenapunk super-talents capable of reworking the strange and the beautiful into something cohesive, but never at the expense of their signature, addictive, furious entropy. They are truly a blitzkrieg of song and lyric.

Is it work-shy and lazy to call a live record whose songs fl ow seamlessly into one another ''epic?'' What if every track is a battering ram of rabid guitar, fugitive vox, death match bass and roaring drums? No matter how you dice it… one word won’t ever be enough to explain a band like Fucked Up. All substitutions will pale in comparison to the experience itself. That goes for every blurb and every pixelated cell phone video out there. But…our record does the show justice.

Fucked Up got their start as many often do, making the rounds on punk and DIY circuits in Toronto, around Canada and later into the USA. Punk is a genre known for its velocity, brevity and politics, although here we have an almost complete inversion of those core traits: songs don’t race the clock, mythology and storytelling weaving fully realized narratives, and a bipartisan set with a 100% approval rating.
Monks, The - Hamburg Recordings 1967
Lillie Mae - Forever And Then Some
Squrl - Third Man Live
Ashley Monroe - Third Man Live
Ashley Monroe
Third Man Live
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Third Man)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Hailing from Tennessee, this Grammy-nominee and member of Pistol Annies performed live at TMR during last year's Music Biz conference.
Jack White - That Black Bat Licorice / Blue Light, Red Light
Jack White
That Black Bat Licorice / Blue Light, Red Light
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Third Man)
8,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Third single off Jack White's second album Lazaretto with non-album B-Side "Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There)"
Jack White - Would You Fight For My Love?
Jack White
Would You Fight For My Love?
7" | 2014 | US | Original (Third Man)
8,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Produced by Jack White with a massive cast of musicians!
Tempest Storm - The Intimate Interview by Jack White
Tempest Storm
The Intimate Interview by Jack White
7" | 2013 | US | Original (Third Man)
16,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Third Man sexes things up with their latest spoken-word Green Series single from with the world's oldest burlesque dancer, Tempest Storm, released as a Deluxe Picture Disc that includes Bolt-A-Trope™ cut-out so you can watch a ''video'' in the form of an old-fashioned movie film and see the darling Tempest do her dance on this one-of-kind Magic Moving Record!
Black Lips, The - Third Man Live
White Stripes, The - Fell in Love With a Girl
Jack White - Freedom At 21
Jack White
Freedom At 21
7" | 2012 | US | Original (Third Man)
8,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The third single off White's critically-acclaimed album "Blunderbuss" pairs the grooving, motoring "Freedom" with the exclusive non-album b-side.
Dead Weather, The - Sea Of Cowards
Karen Elson - The Ghost Who Walks
Karen Elson
The Ghost Who Walks
LP | 2010 | US | Original (Third Man)
23,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Jack Whites wife & professional super model … she can sing, no doubt!
Dead Weather, The - Sea Of Cowards
Dead Weather, The - I Cut Like A Buffalo
Dead Weather, The
I Cut Like A Buffalo
7" | 2009 | US | Original (Third Man)
8,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The B-side is exclusive, a cover of "A Child of a Few Hours Is Burning to Death" by 60s psych act the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band!
Alison Mosshart - Sound Wheel
Luke Schneider - Altar Of Harmony
Broken Social Scene - Live At Third Man
Rostam - Live At Third Man Records
Raconteurs - Help Me Stranger / Somedays (Alternate Version)
Jonathan Fire*Eater - Tremble Under Boom Lights
Jonathan Fire*Eater
Tremble Under Boom Lights
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
In a world chock full of flame-outs, coulda-been contenders and great white hopes, the band Jonathan Fire*Eater are among the ''almost-est.'' Widely praised as the mid-Nineties next-big-thing, they are largely credited with being the earliest purveyors of the ''New York City Rock and Roll Revival'' circa 2001. Which would be great, if only the band hadn't imploded by 1998.

With the 2019 reissue, Third Man Records is proud to make these seminal songs available digitally and on vinyl for the first time in over two decades. All parties involved are beyond overjoyed to augment the running order of the Japanese version of Tremble Under Boom Lights to include the bonus track ''In the Head.'' Touted by the band members as the last song they ever recorded, it is wincingly brilliant, the most artful, dudes-in-their-early-twenties version of a swan song that one may ever hear.
Alexis Zoumbas - A Lament For Epirus 1926-1928
Alexis Zoumbas
A Lament For Epirus 1926-1928
LP+7" | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Alexis Zoumbas was one of the most sublime musicians to ever cast a shadow across the face of the Earth and no one has been able to translate the emotions of despair-of devastation-through an instrument as effectively as Zoumbas. Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few Pre-War musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces. A deep set of notes based on Christopher King's pioneering research from 2012 is accompanied by previously-unpublished photographs as well as original artwork by R. Crumb.

Originally issued in 2014 for Record Store Day, the limited release of the LP immediately went out of print. Faithfully remastered from the original 78s, Christopher King's original version of the LP has been enhanced for Third Man Records by the inclusion of a 7'' EP featuring two previously unissued and unheard alternate takes of the masterpieces Epirotiko Mirologi and Doina.
Video - The Entertainers
Video
The Entertainers
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Third Man)
6,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
There's no band that can lay claim to being the true best in the business,
except VIDEO. Crawling from the musical wasteland that is Texas,
their intentions are simple: they want to own the world. While the band
features members of Bad Sports, Wiccans, Radioactivity, and the Wax
Museums (just to name a few), VIDEO stands on its own as one of the
most powerful and visceral bands active today. Combining equal parts
snotty punk, hard rock, and melodic dissonance, VIDEO are pioneers of
their own subgenre, Hate Wave. Going well beyond the confines of paint
by numbers punk, and generic, flaccid garage rock, VIDEO forges a new
cult like movement. So pay attention, consumers, and don't miss out on
the best thing going today. Long Live The New Faith, Long Live VIDEO.

* Ads at Aquarium Drunkard, Stereogum, and Pitchfork.
* Publicity by Daniel Gill, Forcefield PR
* Radio Promotion by Syndicate College Radio campaign
* Top markets include Denton, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, New York,
Detroit, Philly, Tulsa, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Opening
2. The Entertainers
3. New Immortals
4. Drink It In
5. Nothing Lasts Forever
6. Shackles
7. No Art
8. Never Enough
9. Out of My Hands
10. I Will Wait
11. The End of It All
Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox
Boris - Love & Evol
Boris - Feedbacker
Boris
Feedbacker
LP | 2003 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
26,99 €*
Release:2003 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
First-ever US issue of this key 2003 release from Japan's shapeshifting heavy lords, Boris. The album title says it all. Immerse yourself in 43 minutes of sonic waves of slow-building fuzz, feedback and layered dimensions where lysergic solos and unintelligible vocals compete for their place deep inside your id.
Olivia Jean - Night Owl
Olivia Jean
Night Owl
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Olivia Jean is back on the beat with her second full-length (and first self-produced) album, Night Owl.
Night Owl is exactly what it sounds like: the wee-hour workings of an artist engrossed in a project, pushing against omnipresent forces of fear and judgment to do exactly what she’s always wanted to do and be exactly what she’s known she is. It's candy-coated and also bittersweet, fully aware and also full-hearted.
The album mines the shared spaces between bubblegum, beach pop undercurrents and fuzzed out garage a la B-52s and Dick Dale, lyrically diving headfirst into the frustrations of perfectionism, mental barriers, obsession and modern heartache. Unlike Bathtub Love Killings, on which we found Olivia playing every instrument on the vast majority of the album, Night Owl is decidedly more collaborative, with a studio band of buddies backing up her up.
V.A. - Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Part 2
V.A.
Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Part 2
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
35,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of America's first festival dedicated to the blues. Featuring previously unheard performances from Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, LIghtnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker.
V.A. - Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Part 1
V.A.
Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Part 1
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
35,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of America's first festival dedicated to the blues. Featuring previously unheard performances by B.B. King, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Son House, Big Mama Thornton and more!

Tracklist
Dirty Mother For You
So Glad You're Mine
Too Much Alcohol
I Wonder Why
Help Me (A Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson)
I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living
John Henry
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Iron & Wine - Live At Third Man Records
Iron & Wine
Live At Third Man Records
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Third Man)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Iron & Wine performed and recorded an absolutely captivating live set of songs in the Blue Room venue at Third Man Records in Nashville. Armed with spartan set-up of a guitar, microphone and his minimal backing band in front of a soldout audience, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam ambled through his discography, on touchstones like Naked As We Came from classic album Our Endless Numbered Days, The Trapeze Swinger from Around the Well and Winter Prayers from Ghost on Ghost. It was a heartfelt experience without sacrificing any charm, personality or gestalt crowd connection.

* Hometown: Durham, NC
* PR: Big Hassle Media
* First live vinyl release
* Spans Iron & Wine discography

TRACK LISTING
1.The Trapeze Swinger
2. The Desert Babbler
3. Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dogs)
4. Monkeys Uptown
5. Sodom, South Georgia
6. Southern Anthem
7. Call Your Boys
8. Winter Prayers
9. Song in Stone
10. Naked As We Came
Griot Galaxy - Kins
Griot Galaxy
Kins
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Third Man)
22,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Griot Galaxy is a ''secret'' jewel of Detroit's avant-garde jazz history - until now.

That is to say, they will always be a jewel of Detroit's avant-garde jazz history, their deeply passionate music a testament to experimentation, freedom, and blackness. But with the long-awaited reissue of their first album, the hard-to-find Kins, the secret is out.

Griot Galaxy doesn't strictly begin with Kins. It begins with visionary bandleader and saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey's musical and political awakening in the late '60s, when the 1967 Detroit Rebellion was tearing Detroit apart and Coltrane's untimely death was devastating the jazz community. Kins, recorded in 1981 and originally released in 1982, is a masterstroke of creative Detroit jazz. The freeness of the playing is anchored by a serious propensity for rhythm, evident in the way its members layered their collective backgrounds in bebop, funk, reggae, and other styles within the expansive possibility of sonic expression. And all but 200 or so copies of the original 2000 pressed were unintentionally trashed.

Griot Galaxy's willingness to push boundaries was as affectionate as it was fearless. Kins is Detroit's post-Coltrane, high-on-Sun-Ra bridge into the '80s. They certainly weren't the first to experiment with polyrhythms, odd meters, and tonal scales beyond the traditional concepts, but it was in part the combination of Shahid and Tabbal's previous experience with Sun Ra, as well as Tabbal's experience with one-time Arkestra trumpeter Phil Cohran, that allowed the group to blossom.

Donning silver face paint and spouting poetry on stage, the group gained notoriety for both impressive musicianship and theatrical proto-Afrofuturist flourishes as they played all over town, including Cobb's Corner, a jazz bar in the Cass Corridor.

We're lucky that lead engineer Ron DeCorte saved the original master tapes, from which these recordings came. Although most of the wider world didn't get a chance to experience the wonder of Griot Galaxy at the time, we will gloriously, happily, gratefully take what we can get now.

Matte direct-to-board LP jacket, standard weight black vinyl

Tracklist
A1 Xy-Moch 5:15
A2 Zycron 9:15
A3 Zenolog Aintro 6:20
B1 Androgeny 12:30
B2 Kins 8:20
B3 Xy-Moch Theme 2:25
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