the journey we all took with woods at the helm on may 2nd, 2016 has been immortalized now as part of third man records live lp series, and it s a journey we highly recommend taking in the comfort of your own home ó with a glass of your favorite beverage in hand, fire roaring, and mind malleable.
kiwanuka, a 25 year-old uk native of ugandan heritage, was raised in north london where he split his time between session work and local gigs. along the way, having found footing as a solo artist, he was signed to communion records, then polydor, and has since performed throughout europe and north america too touring in direct support of adele. he made his way through nashville this past summer with just enough pause and aplomb to commit these morsels to tape. the a-side *you ve got nothing to lose* is an original composition, featuring the buzzards dominic davis on upright bass and cory younts on piano, joined also by fellow balladeer lillie mae rische on fiddle. their contributions transform his work into a stone-cold groove with almost orchestral underpinnings, making it a fitting extension of their previous blue series. the single also features a chilling rendition of townes van zandts infamous *waitin round to die* on the b-side, the perfect compliment to the timbre and mood of the a-side.
released in late november 2002, this christmas song is featured in the independent holiday-themed compilation surprise package volume 2, released in 1998. candy cane childrenis also a term used to describe die-hard fans of the white stripes.
playing and singing together since their school days in west sussex, smoke fairies (jessica davies & katherine blamire) create ethereal, dark and haunting left of center folk and blues songs wrapped in beautiful harmonies with the occasional psychedelic flourish. following an ep and two singles, they now release their first for third man records. the songs gastown and the river song were produced by jack white (white stripes / dead weather)!
continuing in the mission of reissuing the nuggets of the white stripes back catalog, third man plays dr. frankenstein / matchmaker to two stand-alone songs from the high time of the year 2000. >hand springs< was originally released as a split-single with the dirtbombs and included free in issue #19 of multiball magazine. >red death at 6:14< was initially released on the jack white-produced compilation sympathetic sounds of detroit< and was later made available as a one-sided single from the folks at mojo magazine. both songs are quintessential white stripes jams and finally pairing them together here makes (arguably) one of the best stripes singles ever.
repress in black vinyl, fold-over sleeve, poly bag.