New Third Man Records Releases
Second batch of Jack White-Produced 45s available August 11
Transit – “C’mon and Ride” & “Afterparty”
Transit is a band whose membership is composed entirely of employees of the Nashville Metro Transit Authority. They are part of a long-standing folk tradition of people coming together to make something beautiful out of a shared external circumstance. From The Detroit Sanitary Worker’s Band or The American Watch Company Band, there is deep history of music that reflects employee’s shared experiences and brings them to the wider attention of the public at large.
Third Man Records presents two songs produced by Jack White that are about the Nashville bussing system, written and recorded by the people who know it best – the drivers, cleaners, mechanics, and office workers of the Nashville Metro Transit Authority. They are called Transit and this record is the fifth release in Third Man’s Blue Series.
Jack White – “Fly Farm Blues”
“Fly Farm Blues” is a song written on the spot by Jack White at the request of film director Davis Guggenheim while filming the impressive new guitar documentary It Might Get Loud. The film features in-depth looks at Mr. White, The Edge, and Jimmy Page‘s relationships with the six-stringed instrument. Jack recorded the song immediately to two-track, all while being filmed for the documentary.
“Fly Farm Blues” will be released on a special one-sided 45 RPM vinyl 7-inch by Third Man Records and on iTunes in conjunction with Sony Pictures Classics and the release of the feature documentary It Might Get Loud screened at selected theaters in New York and Los Angeles starting August 14th, 2009, and select theaters nationwide. Check itmightgetloud.com for full release schedule.
Dan Sartain – “Bohemian Grove” & “Atheist Funeral”
Dan Sartain started out in 2001 self-producing and self-releasing his first two albums, Crimson Guard and Romance in Stereo, before moving to Swami Records for the groundbreaking Dan Sartain vs. The Serpientes and Join Dan Sartain. He’s been called the no-wave Johnny Cash, and although it’s a title with a lot of flash, it’s also somewhat misleading. Comparisons to Johnny Cash are inevitably futile. What Dan is is another vital link in the rock & roll visionary chain stretching from Rufus Thomas to Glenn Danzig to O.D.B.
Third Man Records will release two Jack White-produced songs on 7″ records written and performed by Dan Sartain, that sound like nothing he’s recorded in the past. “Bohemian Grove” is an almost Ethiopiques-influenced jazz-style groover and the B-side’s title, “Atheist Funeral,” speaks for itself. For a limited time only, all three 45s can be purchased together for a special price at thirdmanrecords.com/store. Pre-orders are being taken now and will be shipped August 11.