Jack White’s Third Man Records Release 1000 Limited Vinyl Singles Via Biodegradable Balloons

April 2nd, 2012
Goto comments Leave a comment

Third Man Records is putting out some very special releases three weeks prior to the April 24 release of Blunderbuss.  Lots of exciting news about these records and Jack White’s recent Wonka-esque April Fools endeavor after the jump.

jack

There will be an onslaught of unique releases come April 21 on Third Man Records Record Store Day, and one of these releases actually makes world history.  This groundbreaking announcement revolves around how Third Man Records is releasing the 12-inch single of Jack White’s “Sixteen Saltines.”  Making history, TMR is including a George Ingram-disigned playable etching of their logo on the B-side of the vinyl.  As described by TMR, “the grooves of the record play through the image, making it the world’s first-ever playable etched record.”  As if that isn’t enough, there will be an alternate print of the record pressed on a clear vinyl and filled with a psychedelic blue liquid.  Unfortunately, these rare and groundbreaking records can only be purchased at Third Man Records national headquarters.  Check out the video below so see what these records actually look like.

On top of that, Record Store Day will debut the new single from Karen Elson, “Milk and Honey”, which is pressed on a conveniently colored milk and honey split-covered vinyl.  Third Man is also releasing a red vinyl with black wisps edition of the White Stripes “Hand Springs” and “Red Death at 6:14″.  In commemoration of last year’s Record Store Day, there will also be a CD/LP release of Jerry Lee Lewis Live at Third Man.

Since clearly these special releases and innovations in vinyl art weren’t enough for Jack White, he also chose to play the role of Willie Wonka on April Fools Day.  Only difference is that he hid his golden tickets in balloons and that this was no prank.  From the Third Man Records store in Nashville, 1000 flexi-disc records attached to helium balloons flew up in the sky on April 1 to celebrate the release of Jack White’s new single “Freedom at 21″.  Check out this video and watch the balloons soar in the sky.

Being considerate of the environment, TMR made sure to use biodegradable latex balloons and all-natural twine.  Along with the disc, each balloon also contains a custom postcards with specific instructions.  Anyone who should find a balloon should head over to this website that Third Man Records has put up that catalogues the discovery location and dates of the various findings.

This balloon endeavor highlights Jack White’s non-traditional approach toward music distribution.  As of now, only about 10% of the balloons have been found, which will make these records quite a valuable keepsake. For all we know, someone will find the remnants of a popped balloon in years to come.

Search for Jack White albums on Amazon
Watch Jerry Lee Lewis concerts on Qello Concerts:

By Carey Uhl Posted in News , , , ,


Related Jack White Content:

Features
mxdwn’s Top 40 Songs of 2012
mxdwn’s Top 40 Songs of 2013

High Fidelity
The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards

News
Jack White Bashes The Black Keys In Rolling Stone Interview
Dylan and White Team Up
WATCH: Jack White Performs “Fel In Love With A Girl” And Covers “I Wanna Be Your Dog” And “Where It’s At” In Dublin
Watch: Seasick Steve Performs “Write Me A Few Lines” with John Paul Jones, Jack White and Alison Mosshart
WATCH: Beck Releases New Live Video For “Heart Is A Drum”
Jack White Announces Debut Solo Album Blunderbuss for April 2012 Release
Beck to Release Special Third Man Records Single “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” with “Blue Randy” Featuring Jack White and Karen Elson
Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit to Feature Guns N’ Roses, Jack White and The Flaming Lips
Legendary Sun Records To Enter Partnership With Third Man Records, Announcing Release of Limited Edition Johnny Cash Single
Brendan Benson Announces New Album You Were Right Set for November 2013 Release
Governors Ball Announces 2014 Lineup Featuring OutKast, Jack White, The Strokes and More
Conan O’Brien Teams Up with Jack White for a Night of Oldies
Glastonbury Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Including Arcade Fire, Jack White, and Kasabian
Wanda Jackson Announces More Tour Dates (Update)
Jerry Lee Lewis to Perform at Third Man Records Store on Record Store Day
Listen to Soundboard Audio of Jack White’s Entire Set at Bonnaroo 2014
Raconteurs Plan First Show In Two Years
WATCH: Jack White and Beck Perform “Loser”, “Where It’s At” and “Pay No Mind” Live
Watch: New Video from Danger Mouse and Danielle Luppi’s ROME featuring Jack White for “Two Against One”
Jack White’s Third Man Records Release 1000 Limited Vinyl Singles Via Biodegradable Balloons
Watch: Jack White’s Interview and Performance on The Colbert Report
Virgin Mobile Freefest Offers Free Tickets to Volunteers
Jack White No Longer Composing For The Lone Ranger Movie Sountrack, Replaced By Hans Zimmer
LISTEN: Jack White Covers “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in Third Man’s New Recording Booth
Jack White’s Third Man Records to Co-Release Massive 800-Song Paramount Records Archival Project
The Dead Weather Announce Digital Release of “Open Up (That’s Enough)” and “Rough Detective”
Jack White Announces New Album Lazaretto for June 2014 Release
Fans React To Third Man Auction
Jack White Talks About Why Collaboration Tracks With Jay Z Still Aren’t Finished
Farm Aid Announces 2014 Lineup Including Jack White, Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson
Jack White’s Third Man Records Releases a 3 RPM Record That Includes The Label’s Entire Blue Series Singles
Jack White’s Blunderbuss Debuts at Number 1 on the Billboard Charts
Third Man Records Announces New ‘Vault’ Record Titled “Nine Miles From the White City” Featuring The White Stripes
Third Man Records Announce The Dead Weather Are Working On New Music
Jack White Finishing Second Solo Album
Neil Young Confirms Collaboration with Jack White on Upcoming Album
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present: ROME
LISTEN: Jack White Releases New Track Just One Drink
Stream Two New Songs from Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi’s ROME Featuring Jack White and Norah Jones
Stephen Colbert and Jack White to Sell Single at Highline in NYC
LISTEN: Jack White Covers Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” Live
Listen: Jack White and John C. Reilly Collab on Country Covers
WATCH: Jack White Releases New Video for “Would You Fight For My Love”
Listen: Stream Tom Jones’ “Evil” Produced by Jack White and Featuring Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence
Alabama Shakes Announce Summer 2012 Tour Dates
Watch: Jack White Releases Video “Blues on Two Trees”
Details Released for The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Including Tracks from Jay-Z, The xx, Lana del Rey and More
Jack White, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith and More Set to Perform at Inside Llewyn Davis Benefit Concert
Dead Weather Announces New Album’s Title
Webcast: Watch Livestream of Third Man Records Party at SXSW
Conan Is Back…With Jack
Neil Young and Jack White to Perform and Press Vinyl Record Live on the Jimmy Fallon Show
Black Milk And Jack White Collab For Live Album & Single
Jack White’s Lazaretto Debuts at #1
Watch Stephen Colbert Host Florence and the Machine, ‘Chat’ with Jack White
WATCH: Jack White Covers Jay-Z and Dick Dale Live
Hank Williams Jr. Publically Apologizes and is Dropped from Monday Night Football
WATCH: Jack White Performs “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”
Listen: Steam Jack White’s New Single “Sixteen Saltines”
Jack White Set to Score Disney’s The Lone Ranger
Watch: New Jack White Video For “Freedom at 21″ Released
Watch: Jack White Performs Acoustic Tracks From Blunderbuss for Neil Young Benefit Concert
WATCH: Jack White Sings “Love Interruption” and “Freedom at 21″ at 2013 Grammy Awards Ceremony
E-mail From Jack White to Ex-Wife Karen Elson Says White Doesn’t Want His Children Attending Same School as Dan Auerbach’s (The Black Keys) Children
WATCH: Jack White and Brendan Benson Perform Two Raconteurs Songs in Nashville
Jack White Enters into Public Spat With Guinness Book of World Records
Osheaga Music Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Headlined By Outkast, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys
Danger Mouse Collaborates with Jack White
Jack White Announces Lazaretto Ultra LP, Including Two Hidden Tracks and a Hologram, For June 2014 Release
Watch Jack White’s Two-Song Set from SXSW
WATCH: Jack White Releases New Video For “Lazaretto”
Jack White Not Participating in Kinks Film Project
Listen: Jack White and Insane Clown Posse Collaborate Over Mozart Melody
LISTEN: Beck Song Reader Releases New Track “I’m Down” Featuring Jack White
Watch: New Jack White Video for “Sixteen Saltines”
iTunes Festival Announces 2012 Lineup Featuring Jack White
Black Lips Release New Live Album The Black Lips Live At Third Man
Gibby Haynes and Jack White Collaborate on New Valentine’s Day 3-Song 7-Inch Release
Karen Elson Files Restraining Order Against Ex-Husband Jack White
LISTEN: Dead Weather Preview New Single “Open Up (That’s Enough)”
Forecastle Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Featuring Outkast, Jack White, Beck and More
Laura Marling Single Produced By Jack White
LISTEN: Jack White Releases World’s Fastest Released Album Lazaretto on Record Store Day
Jack White’s Third Man Records to Reveal Rolling Record Store at SxSW
WATCH: Jack White Unveils New Song “Temporary Ground” Live
Karen Elson and Jack White to Divorce
Jack White Covers Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead”
Raconteurs Announce First Show of 2011
Jack White Sprains Ankle, Insists On Continuing With Tour
Hangout Festival Announces 2012 Lineup Including Jack White and Red Hot Chili Peppers
Roskilde Festival Announces 2012 Lineup Featuring Bjork, The Roots, Jack White and More
Radiohead Teases A Possible Collaboration with Jack White + Watch Their Entire Bonnaroo Performance
Watch: Jack White’s New Video for “I’m Shakin’”
WATCH: Jack White and Willie Nelson Perform “Red Headed Stranger”
Third Man Records Announces Full Contents of Paramount Records Cabinet-of-Wonder
Jack White’s Third Man Records is Having A Party With Jenny and Johnny And We’re Invited!
Young Releases New Album A Letter Home Featuring Jack White
Jack White Releases Two Singles From Green Series
Corona Capital Announces 2014 Lineup Including Jack White, Massive Attack and Beck
Jack White May Be Involved with Kinks’ “Schoolboy in Disgrace” Film Score
WATCH: Jack White Covers Metallica at Glastonbury
Dylan, White, and More Cover Hank Williams
Lazaretto Gets Jack White The Top Selling Vinyl Since 1994
Jack White Announces Adds Even More 2012 Tour Dates
Jack White’s Saturday Radio City Show Intentionally Cut Short, Longer Set For Sunday Show
Third Man Records Vault Subscription Series to Release Live Album from Jack White & The Bricks Featuring Brendan Benson
Medicine Releases Stream of New Track “It’s Not Enough” and Announce New Album To the Happy Few Set for August 2013 Release
Third Man Records Announce New Songs “Open Up (That’s Enough)” and “Rough Detective” from The Dead Weather To Be Released on 7″ Single
Free Press Summer Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Featuring Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Above & Beyond and More
Jack White Producing Upcoming Wanda Jackson Album
Jack White Announces Spring/Summer 2014 Tour Dates
Wanda Jackson Adds New Tour Dates

Reviews
The Black Belles – The Black Belles
Bonnaroo 2014: Day Three
Outside Lands Day 3: Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Santigold
Jack White – Lazaretto
The White Stripes – Icky Thump
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi – Rome
Ferocious: Jack White and The Peacocks Live at The Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles 5/31/12 (Photos, Set List and More)

Top Story
Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Announced Featuring Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Jack White and More
Austin City Limits Music Festival Announces 2012 Lineup Featuring Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, Jack White and More
Nominees for 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 Announced, Album of the Year Candidates Actually Relevant Including The Black Keys’ El Camino, Mumford & Sons’ Babel, and Jack White’s Blunderbuss
Jack White, Karen Elson and More From Third Man Records to Perform at SXSW 2012 Texas Stand-Off
Bonnaroo Announces 2014 Lineup Featuring Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White and More
Outside Lands Festival Announces 2012 Lineup Featuring Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Jack White and More

Related Third Man Records Content:

News
Third Man Records Vault Subscription Series To Release Recordings of First Ever Concerts From The White Stripes
The Greenhornes Announce New Album on Jack White’s Label
Third Man Records Releases Winter Vinyl Bounty
Third Man Records Announces SXSW 2014 Day Parties at The Museum of Human Achievement
The Black Lips To Perform Live at Third Man Records After Bonnaroo
Third Man Records Announces Live Records From The Shins, The Kills, and Seasick Steve Set for June 2013 Release
Third Man Records Vault Package Includes New Songs from The Dead Weather
The Dead Weather Releases Details of New Album
Third Man Records Reveals New Musical Inventions
Third Man Records Releases Single From Black Milk in Their First Foray Into Hip Hop
Third Man Records SXSW Pop Up Store
Cold War Kids: Upcoming Tour And Album Debut
Third Man Records Reveals Two Previously Unreleased Early White Stripes Tracks
WATCH: Trailer Released for The Color of Noise, Documentary on Founder of Amphetamine Reptile Records
Third Man Records Opens The Vault!
The White Stripes Offer Crazy Christmas Package
Third Man Records Vault Subscription Series to Release New Package With Jack White Live Double LP and Freedom at 21 B/W Love Interruption & Hypocritical Kiss 7″ Demo
The Melvins Release Live Performance at Third Man Records

Reviews
Seasick Steve Live at the Third Man Records Mobile Record Store SXSW

Related Karen Elson Content:

News
Karen Elson Announces Special Acoustic Performance
A Message From Karen Elson

Reviews
M. Ward with Karen Elson Live at The Orpheum Theatre

Related Record Store Day Content:

News
Arctic Monkeys Announce Single From New Album, ‘Suck It And See’
Boards of Canada Release Mystery 12″ Vinyl On Record Store Day
Radiohead Announce 12″ for Record Store Day
LISTEN: The Hold Steady’s “The Bear & The Maiden Fair” Featured on Game Of Thrones Episode
The Black Angels Announces New Album Clear Lake Forest For July 2014 Release
Warner Brothers Records Announces Vinyl Releases for Record Store Day
LISTEN: Moby and Mark Lanegan Release New Track Titled “The Lonely Night”
LISTEN: Sunny Day Real Estate Releases New Track “Lipton Witch”
Crystal Castles To Release New Single
Pulp Announces New Album After You Set for April 2013 Release
David Lynch To Release Remix Album With Moby and Bastille for Record Store Day
Smashing Pumpkins Announce “Record Store Day” Performance
Conor Oberst Announces New Album Upside Down Mountain for May 2014 Release + New Track “Hundreds Of Ways”
Dr Dog to Release 7 Inch Single Black Friday
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Announce Summer 2014 Tour
Radiohead Make Record Store Day Single Available for Free Download
Record Store Day Announces Complete List of Black Friday 2013 Releases

Top Story
Boards of Canada Reveal New Album Title Tomorrow’s Harvest out June 11th

Related Jerry Lee Lewis Content:

News
Jerry Lee Lewis’ Bassist B.B. Cunningham Shot to Death In Memphis, TN

Comments