We were very excited to hear the news that Butthole Surfers front-man Gibby Haynes has returned with a special 3-song release from Jack White‘s Third Man Records! The record features 2 original songs, ‘You Don’t Have To Be Smart’ and ‘Horse Named George,’ and the A-side, which is a Adrenalin OD cover of ‘Paul’s Not Home.’ Check out the album art above and stream the fullA-sdie below:
On top of that, limited edition versions of the 7-inch will be pressed on FLEX-RAY DISC, which are flexi discs (similar to the pressing that TMR did when Jack White’s single was distributed via blue balloons last Spring — See details here), but pressed on OLD MEDICAL X-RAYS! These will only be sold via Third Man’s Rolling Record Store at Austin’s SXSW festival. Here is a visual of what the final product will look like via Gizmodo:
And if that wasn’t enough, the record not only features Gibby Haynes, but Mr. Jack White on guitar, Ben Swank (Soledad Brothers, Ultras S/C, Third Man Record manager) on drums and Fats Kaplin on bass…. The record drops on Valentine’s day (2/14), so if you won’t be at SXSW this year, or just prefer your tunes pressed on black wax, pre-order the record HERE!
It’s that time of the year again here at The South Rail and we never like kicking off a new year without recognizing the past year in great music. This is our 4th addition of top albums of a year – We started with a top 10 in 2009, moved up to a top 15, and then to honor 2011, a top 20… So to keep our inconsistent rankings consistent, we give to you our TOP 13 ALBUMS OF 2012!
And as always, next to each album title is a “Purchase from the band or label” link, which takes you directly to the best possible way to purchase each album… directly from the band! If the artist doesn’t sell directly, the link will take you to their label. Support the arts, and keep these great musicians’ careers in-check for 2013!
Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson recently finished the follow-up to her Jack White produced full-length, ‘The Party Ain’t Over’ which will be called ‘Unfinished Business.’ The LP is set to drop October 9th via Sugar Hill Records and is produced by yet another start-studded musician turned producer, Justin Townes Earle!
So what do you do to promote such a highly anticipated album? You compliment the record’s first single, ‘Tore Down’ with a killer video that is slam-packed full of Nashville’s finnest up-and-coming artists, or course! The video features Erin Belle (model and ex-member of The Black Belles) as the lead roll who’s very distressed by her character’s ex-love interest Jonas Stein of Turbo Fruits… oh, and not to mention tons of cameos by people like Nikki Lane, Tristen, Ron Jeremy, comedian Chris Crofton (Alcohol Stuntband) and many many more! Keep an eye out and the pause button ready!
Check it out below and pre-order your copy of ‘Unfinished Business’HERE:
Third Man Recordsjust dropped a new video for the single ‘Railroad Track’ that comes from New Zealander (by the way of the UK) Willy Moon. We never heard of Willy until today, but were instantly mesmerized and are hungry for more from this track alone (and not just because of our love for railroad culture)… The video, obviously was shot in Nashville, but also features brief set appearance from local Nashville haunt Santa’s Pub. Killer stuff! Check it out:
Once we started digging into who Willy Moon is, we saw the common ground that both Willy and Jack White have that probably brought these 2 together… The covering of Little Willie John’s song ‘I’m Shakin.’ Check out all the videos below and pre-order the ‘Railroad Track’ 7-inch HERE:
A couple weeks ago, stand-up comedian Marc Maron drove down to Nashville’s Third Man Records to do a one hour, one-on-one podcast interview with Jack White… And that podcast is now available on Marc’s WTF podcast for free download today!
We went into this interview pretty lighthearted, not thinking we’d be this blown away with its content… but no joke, this is the best Jack White interview we’ve ever heard (or read)! Take an hour out of your day and stream/download this sucker, you won’t be sorry:
On April 1st, Jack White‘s Third Man Records posted a video that featured the TMR staff releasing blue helium balloons in the air. Each balloon having a flexi-disc 7-inch single of Jack White’s ‘Freedom at 21’ attached … a video that at the time, we took as an April Fools joke [watch here]… The next morning, we discovered that this was no joke, but reality!
Not only that, but we found that the wind that day took the balloons for a ride south-east of Nashville towards Chattanooga. And since that morning of Monday the 2nd… we have been obsessed, using every spare second looking for popped blue balloons on the ground or hanging from a tree. This video can fill you in:
Using TMR’s balloon website, you can see where balloons have been found by using a Google Map that show all the locations along with a photo of the lucky scavengers with their prize. Check the balloon site HERE to learn more… and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see where balloons have been tracked… But, let us warn you, searching for these things start to become an obsession. Especially when you see pictures LIKE THIS!
In other Jack White single news, the official video for ‘Sixteen Saltines’ dropped yesterday…. And WOW… We can’t stop watching. Very dark and the complete opposite to his first single ‘Love Interruption’ from his upcoming LP ‘Blunderbuss.’ Compare and contrast both videos below and pick-up 7-inch of the single HERE:
Oh, and if you’re in Nashville for Record Store Day on April 21st, you can pick up these 2 different versions of the ‘Sixteen Saltines’ single ONLY at Third Man Records’ physical location, which includes the Liquid Filled Record 12″ vinyl version of the single! Check out details to that and all the other TMR Record Store Day releases right here:
Natural Child don’t lie, they truly are hard workin’ men (hence the song)… It was just revealed in an interview with The Taste of Sound that the Nashville-based 3-piece will be dropping, not 1, not 2, but 3 LPs in 2012! Two of those albums via Burger Records — ‘Bodyswitchers’ in March (originally released on cassette via Infinity Cat) and ‘For the Love of he Game’ in May — And the final LP ‘Hard in Heaven’ dropping “before the world ends in 2012.”
Learn about Natural Child’s favorite foods and how to make a drink called a “Jack White” by reading the full Taste of Sound interview HERE. Pretty cool stuff…. Also check out their February tour dates below (bring it back to Chattanooga sometime boys):
1/31/2012 Double Down Gainesville, Florida w/JEFF The Brotherhood
2/2/2012 The Hub Tampa Bay, Florida
2/3/2012 Alabama Music Box Mobile, Alabama
2/4/2012 Siberia New Orleans, Louisiana
2/9/2012 Pilot Light Knoxville, Tennessee
2/10/2012 529 Atlanta, Georgia
2/11/2012 Farm 255 Athens, Georgia
2/13/2012 Voodoo Lounge Huntsville, Alabama
2/15/2012 Strange Matter Richmond, Virginia
2/16/2012 Little Bar Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
2/17/2012 Cake Shop Manhattan, New York w/ Habibi
2/18/2012 Suny Purchase Purchase, New York w/ Habibi
2/19/2012 Golden Harvest Baltimore, Maryland w/ Habibi
2/20/2012 Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, Virginia
2/29/2012 Santa’s Pub Nashville, Tennessee
The Jack White solo album we’ve heard rumored the past yeah is actually a reality! Check out the first single, ‘Love Interruption,’ from White’s debut solo album ‘Blunderbuss’ which drops April 24th via Third Man Records!… In the LP’s announcement, Jack has said: “I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”
We can’t wait! Pre-order the ‘Love Interruption’ 7-inch HERE and stream the track below: