Third Man details ‘direct to acetate’ live LPs by The Shins, The Kills And Seasick Steve

By | Published on Monday 24 June 2013

Third Man Records

Jack White’s hyperactive label, Third Man Records, has detailed a new release series featuring live LPs by The Shins, The Kills and Seasick Steve. Taped and mixed in real time at Third Man’s Nashville-based live HQ, the Blue Room, last October, all tracks were cut straight to vinyl on vintage gear, a practice the label calls its “one-of-a-kind direct-to-acetate recording process”.

It adds: “We believe that this new/old method of recording is as honest as it gets, bringing listeners as close to the experience of the performance as possible (of course, that is until our team of talented engineers and tinkerers manage to gather all the necessary parts to get our time machine and teletransporter back up and running)”. All three LPs will be released on twelve-inch vinyl on 25 Jun. Details here.

As previously reported, Nitin Sawhney recorded a retrospective record direct-to-acetate in London earlier this year, and that’s out today, and will be launched at his Roundhouse gig later this week.