Jack White‘s record label Third Man Records is set to open its own vinyl pressing plant in Detroit.
This will be the first new pressing plant in the city since the mid-60s.
As well as printing the label’s own records, Third Man are keen to open their plant up to smaller local acts, with label co-founder Ben Blackwell telling Pitchfork “Part of the concern in this world is that vinyl can very easily turn into an exclusionary thing… But this is going to make it easier for a little punk band to make 300 copies of a 7?”
There is no confirmed date for the opening of the new plant just yet.
Meanwhile, Courtney Barnett has unveiled a cover of “Shivers“, by Roland S Howard, which has been produced by Jack White.
“Shivers”, originally recorded by The Boys Next Door, will appear on the B-side to Barnett’s new Jack White-produced single.
The release forms part of Third Man’s Blue Series. The A-side is “Boxing Day Blues Revisited” — an epilogue to the Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit track “Boxing Day Blues”.
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