Back in November 2015, word went out that Third Man Records would open a vinyl pressing plant in label boss Jack White’s adopted hometown of Detroit. Just over a year later, the label has released a video teasing its imminent opening.
There is no confirmation as to who has access to the pressing plant, but the necessity for another outpost in the US is undeniable. As we learned earlier this week, Third Man Pressing’s neighbors Underground Resistance will be taking their music to Bandcamp to compensate for vinyl pressing plant lag times.
No word on when the plant will officially open, but it will be part of Third Man’s Detroit shop in the Cass Corridor neighborhood. It will be, according to the ad the “most incredible vinyl pressing plant in the world.” (We’re not going to address the whole “label that made vinyl important again” thing.)
Third Man’s biggest feat of 2016 was playing the first vinyl record in space. Revisit their successful mission below.
Lobenfeld, Claire. " Third Man Records slated to finally open vinyl pressing plant in Detroit ." Fact: Music New, New Music. http://www.factmag.com/2017/01/14/third-man-records-announce-vinyl-pressing-plant-detroit/.