Third Man Records Attempts To Play First Phonographic Record In Space
July 29, 2016 at 11:52 AM (PT)
To mark their seventh anniversary, JACK WHITE's THIRD MAN RECORDS will attempt to play the first phonographic record in space -- a gold-plated 12" master of CARL SAGAN's "A Glorious Dawn" -- on SATURDAY, JULY 30th.
This record marks the label's 3 millionth record pressed! The vessel tasked with the mission -- the ICARUS CRAFT -- is a custom-built "space-proof" turntable attached to a high-altitude balloon designed by KEVIN CARRICO, who is responsible for assisting in the restoration of many of THIRD MAN's machines (including the THIRD MAN RECORDING BOOTH) to working order. KEVIN and the THIRD MAN team are aided in their endeavor by SATINS (STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN NEAR SPACE).
To celebrate the occasion, THIRD MAN RECORDS will be hosting (literal) launch parties at both its CASS CORRIDOR and NASHVILLE locations, where the viewing of the mission -- as well as live bands, exclusive, commemorative merchandise, and limited edition 12" gold vinyl copies of the 3 millionth pressing, "A Glorious Dawn" will be available for purchase -- as well as a few other limited, exclusive LP offerings. In DETROIT, the ICARUS CRAFT will be on exhibit with its creator KEVIN CARRICO answering questions, and in NASHVILLE, the gold-plated record will be displayed. Visitors can take THIRD MAN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT instant-photos with the ICARUS CRAFT, gold-plated record, or with designer CARRICO.
Both parties will feature live music and DJs and will begin TOMORROW (7/30) at 11a (ET), with a takeoff time of exactly 12p (ET).
The pre-recorded launch will be shown at both locations and streamed online.