Posted in music | tour dates on April 4, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Pokey LaFarge

Jack White, who has a new album on the way, will yet again attempt to break a world record. This time it's by recording the "World's Fastest Released Record." We'll let his label Third Man explain:

On April 19th, Record Store Day, Third Man Records will present Jack White recording the World's Fastest Released Record, studio-to-store, in the history of mankind.

You heard correctly. First thing in the morning, Jack White will take the stage in Third Man's blue room and record direct-to-acetate what will serve as the limited edition version of his next single, a live rendition of the title track from his upcoming LP Lazaretto. The masters will be rushed over to United Record Pressing who will immediately begin pressing 45s. The sleeves will be printed from pictures taken at the show. The finished records will be whisked back to Third Man to sell to awaiting fans. All in the same day. All in a matter of mere hours. As long as there are fans in line waiting to buy the single, United will continue to press and deliver them to Third Man to sell. Even if it takes all day.

Also at the Third Man store on RSD, Whirwind Heat will play their first show since 2006, and of course there will be tons of records and RSD exclusives on sale. Tickets for Vault members are available here, and more info on the event here. Flyer below.

Jack also plays NYC's Governors Ball, to which you can get individual day tickets starting today (4/4) at noon.

In related news, Third Man Records artist Pokey LaFarge has announced he'll be going on a tour this year. While many artists may look the part of an old timey folk musician, Pokey sounds it, with unpolished acoustic instrumentation that sounds decades-old and is far from trendy. On his relationship to Jack White, STL Today writes:

His connection with White has been fruitful. They met after White sought out LaFarge after hearing his music on an AM radio station in Nashville three years ago. He says White is attracted to "rough around the edges vocals and performances, stuff that's really vibrant, and roots-based music. He thought I was fitting for his label."
You can listen to tracks from his last self-titled album, which came out in 2013 via TMR, here and watch the video for its opening song, "Central Time," below.

Pokey's tour hits NYC on July 9 at Bowery Ballroom with Sturgill Simpson. Tickets for that show go on sale today (4/4) at noon.

All of his dates are listed, with the song streams and Jack White flyer, below...

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Pokey LaFarge - "Central Time" Official Video

Pokey LaFarge -- 2014 Tour Dates
May 01 Roots & Roses Festival Lessines, Belgium
May 02 Paradiso Grote Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 03 Moulin Blues Ospel, Netherlands
May 03 Rhythm & Blues Night Groningen, Netherlands
May 04 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
May 05 Bevrijdingspop Haarlem Haarlem, Netherlands
May 05 Bevrijdingsfestival Utrecht Utrecht, The Netherlands
May 24 Acoustic Cafe Amphitheater Haleyville, AL
May 29 John Hartford Memorial Festival Morgantown, IN
May 30 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH
Jun 07 Ready Room St Louis, MO
Jun 08 Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Kirkwood, MO
Jun 14 A Prairie Home Companion - Broadcast from the Fox Theater! St Louis, MO
Jun 28 ROMP Bluegrass Festival Owensboro, KY
Jul 01 The Shitty Barn Spring Green, WI
Jul 05 TURF: Toronto Urban Roots Festival Toronto, Canada
Jul 06 Ottawa Blues Fest Ottawa, Canada
Jul 07 Petit Campus Montreal, Canada
Jul 09 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Jul 10 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Jul 11 Red Wing Roots Festival Mt Solon, VA
Jul 31 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge, United Kingdom
Aug 01 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge, United Kingdom
Aug 02 Les Nuits Secretes Festival Aulnoye-Aymeries, France
Aug 03 Les Nuits Secretes Festival Aulnoye-Aymeries, France
Aug 29 Muddy Roots Music Festival Cookeville, TN
Sep 06 Wheatland Music Festival Remus, MI
Sep 07 Wheatland Music Festival Remus, MI

Jack White

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Comments (17)

Jack White and James Murphy should go buy an island in the middle of the indian ocean and go live there for a couple of decades.

How tiring.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 9:50 AM

I guess when you can't write good songs anymore, you get people to care about you via a series of gimmicks. Noted.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 9:51 AM

Has anyone ever seen Pokey Lafarge and Stevie Janowski in the same room?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 10:08 AM

Pokey's band is anything but unpolished.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 10:23 AM

Wow, looks like Jack White has AIDS there. He went all scarf on us.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 10:27 AM

It is a gimmick, but I find it appealing. Not a fan, but I would buy it since I like the idea.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 10:41 AM

Congrats, 10:41. You're just the type of dweeb Jack White is trying to rope in.

Also, laughing really hard at the Pokey LaFarge guy. Nice costume. How much of a schmuck do you have to be that painfully derivative? I'm truly embarrassed for him.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 11:00 AM

Jack's the man, like Mr. FF.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 11:10 AM

Wow, I've been waiting 8 weeks for those sacks of shit at United to send me my test pressings. Same day pressing? Sheeeeee-iiiit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:00 PM

Because the existing world record is...?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:01 PM

It must be be awesome to live in a world where you hate everything.
Dude wants to try something fun and you negative nancys start whining about it.
I can't wait for you to go out there and do something some people might enjoy rather than whining about other people.

Posted by Angry Old Man | April 4, 2014 12:32 PM

anyone who says 'negative nancy' is most definitley not making $70K a year and probably moved here from Pensacola.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:59 PM

Mumford, Pokey, Jack White. All fucking costumes. As least Coldplay has the decency to change their costumes every album.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 1:10 PM

this song is fucking horrendous.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 3:14 PM

Looks like Mick Jones.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 3:25 PM


Great song from a very professional and polished band.


Posted by miller | April 6, 2014 6:48 PM

Jack White was my idol when I was still young, but meeting Jared Leto, I was more amazed.

Posted by Lindsay Rosenwald | April 11, 2014 10:17 AM

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