It’s business as (un)usual over at Jack White’s Third Man Records. The latest idea to come from a label that recently brought us a animatronic music-playing monkey band? A pair of bizarre spoken-word 7″ releases, naturally.
Consequence of Sound points out that on February 22, Third Man will release the latest installment in its spoken word/instructional-focused “Green Series” (which previously included that Conan O’Brien single): a 7″ from impersonator and human meme Amy Walker, whose exactly-what-it-sounds-like YouTube clip “21 Accents” is currently running at over five million views.
According to the Third Man site, the A-side will feature Walker running through a selection of her accents; the B-side will feature her and White discussing “overuse of the word ‘like’ by modern teenagers, offending people by speaking in their accents and a wide-range of other topical subjects in an exploration of accents and dialects and how they relate to peoples preconceptions, and influence prejudices.” The label will issue the single in 30(!) different sleeves, each documenting a different persona of Walker’s. (That’s one of the sleeves above, on the left-hand side; check out the rest of them here.)
Also on February 22, Third Man will release another Green Series 7″, featuring the North Carolina auctioneer Jerry King (the right-hand picture above is the single art). The A-side will feature a dialogue between him and White on “the history, cadence, rhythm and speed of Jerry’s auctioneering;” the B-side, on the other hand, will contain two separate grooves, each featuring a mock auction– specifically, an automobile auction and a “tobacco/chocolate cake” auction. OK!