Dave Chappelle 8:46 Third Man Records, launched by Jack White, releases a special limited edition vinyl of Dave Chappelle’s viral video, 8:46. The video was YouTube's top trending video of 2020 with over 30 million views on the official post and 7.5 million views on Chappelle’s Instagram (@davechappelle). “Every portion of this project, from the performance, the directors, the sound mix and mastering, the design and photography, everything...was from artists who graciously donated their time and efforts. The proceeds will go primarily to the Duke Ellington school of the arts, my Alma mater. While I was a student there they instilled in me the notion of activism through art. We need more soldiers for great causes on the stage,” Dave Chappelle The video and subsequent album, is a searing rumination in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd that ingited worldwide outrage and led to protests on race inequality, police brutality and the criminal justice system. Filmed in Ohio on June 6, during the COVID-19 lockdown, 8:46 addresses one deadly plague, while in the grips of another. The B-side of the album features poet Amir Sulaiman’s performance of “My Insides Out” and “We Must Win,” also recorded in Ohio. It also includes “White Noise,” 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence in remembrance of George Floyd and the countless victims of police brutality and systemic racism. The album cover and artwork features performance, backstage photos from Chappelle’s concert as well as images from various George Floyd protests in Los Angeles, CA, all taken by Grammy-nominated artist and photographer Mathieu Bitton. Third Man Records 12"
Lillie Mae Over The Hill And Through The Woods 7" single taken from the Jack White produced album ‘Forever and Then Some' by Lillie Mae. Lillie Mae has a voice as pure as gold, her Texan-esque vocal style is something to be admired and Over The Hill And Through The Woods is her latest release. The single can be described as a classy combination of folk and country with elements of modern singer-songwriter pop. Third Man Records 7"
Bonny Doon Blue Stage Sessions Third Man Records release a live album recorded at the Third Man Detroit location from Motor City's sweetest psych-folk groovers, Bonny Doon. Hot off the heels of their Woodsist Records album Longwave, this live LP features beautiful live takes from their full discography. Third Man Records LP
Bob Dylan Blind Willie Mctell A long-awaited release, this is the 7” version of the Bob Dylan Classic “Blind Willie McTell”, out exclusively on black vinyl on August 20, 2021. The record will be available only at indie record stores and the Third Man Records online and physical stores. The 7” features two previously unreleased takes of the song, with the A-side being exclusive to this vinyl release. The B-side (take 5) will be included as part of Spring In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985). The recordings on this single feature a formidable lineup of session musicians, including Mark Knopfler, Mick Taylor, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. “Blind Willie McTell” was the first track seriously worked on at the Infidels sessions and the last attempted as recording concluded almost a month later. In the end, it did not make the Infidels album, but in 1991, the acoustic piano-guitar version that Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler recorded the last day was released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3. The full band version from the first day of the sessions will now see the light of day as part of Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985). Third Man Records 7"
CASH & SKYE No More Candy / Sweeping Wet Floors In 2017, two teenage high school lovebirds who bonded over a love of classic country and rock n roll decided to write and record their own songs for the fun of it. 4 years later, Cash & Skye was officially born, featuring Henri Cash, guitarist and founding member of the L.A. rock band Starcrawler, and the debut of Sophia Skye, daughter of Rilo Kiley bassist Pierre de Reeder. Recorded during 2019 and 2020 at L.A.’s 64Sound, this is their exciting first release Third Man Records 7"
Boris Flood Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. This is the first-ever and particularly-anticipated official vinyl release of Boris's essential 2000 album, Flood. The album was originally released in Japan, only on CD. Delivered in four equally important movements, Flood is simultaneously delicate, dense, undulating, devastating, emancipating, hypnotic and triumphant. Each season of the album has its own sense of place, best revealed listen-by-listen. With the album, Boris broaden their vision of musical possibility, with a notable and imaginative influence from visionary American minimalist Steve Reich, weaving in prog, drone and slowcore into a multifaceted symphony. There simply has never been another piece of music like Flood. Third Man Records LP
Boris NO Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Furiously recorded in the early days of the covid-19 pandemic and surprise-released in July 2020, NO was met with immediate and widespread praise. Meant to serve as a mirror that redirects the negativity of the global lockdown to something more positive, the content on NO can be characterized as “extreme healing music”. Musically, it draws from influential noise-heavy hardcore group Gudon, even including a cover of their song “Fundamental Error”. NO is a classic hardcore thrash record and is one of the band’s strongest efforts from start to finish. This will also serve as the release of NO on streaming services worldwide. "Their most compelling album in more than a decade." - Pitchfork Third Man Records LP
(Sandy) Alex G Live At Third Man Records Third Man is absolutely ecstatic to be releasing the excellent live document of (Sandy) Alex G's Blue Room performance. Recorded on the 2017 US tour supporting his critically-acclaimed album Rocket (Pitchfork Best New Music) and not long after a notable feature on Frank Ocean's album Blonde, this standalone LP is his first live set to be captured and made widely available for his very loyal fanbase to enjoy. Third Man Records LP