by Andrew Sacher
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.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.
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.
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...
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