Third Man Records launches new print magazine ‘Maggot Brain’

Jack White’s label, Third Man Records, has built a worldwide reputation since its creation in 2001. In addition to producing fantastic records, this family-owned company is known for many accomplishments in the industry, always looking for new ways of thinking and doing music.

The latest in their repertoire is a brand new print magazine, titled Maggot Brain – presumably after the 1971 Funkadelic single and album of the same name.

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Jack White’s label Third Man Records is becoming one of the greatest advocates of music’s heritage. Their latest project is a print mag called Maggot Brain

Some of Third Man’s greatest achievements date back to 2017, when the label opened a sustainable vinyl pressing factory in Detroit, promoting manufacturing jobs in a city that was built on that line of work.

Or in 2016, when the label launched and played the first phonographic record in space using a custom “space-proof” turntable called the Icarus Craft. Carl Sagan’s record, A Glorious Dawn, became the first vinyl ever to be played up there.

You get it, Third Man Records never runs out of ideas. The label just launched a new quarterly print magazine called Maggot Brain, edited by veteran Detroit music journalist Mike McGonigal (Spin, Pitchfork, Yeti).

The first issue features Alice Coltrane on the cover and includes pieces about Daniel Johnston, J Dilla, and many more. It’s 100 pages packed with phenomenal content; art, music, literature, and unpublished archival stuff. It’s out now.

It doesn’t stop there for the insatiable Jack White. A few weeks ago, he released Striped: The Story of The White Stripes, a podcast series hosted by Sean Cannon. You can listen to the trailer here, and check out the first two episodes of first season wherever you consume podcasts. Also, Don’t Blow It, Kag, Jack White’s much-talked-about collaboration with Tenacious D, came out yesterday.