From Consequence of Sound:|
"Other than being musicians, Jack White and Dr. Dre really donít have much in common. For instance, White regularly puts out releases; Dre sells cognac. However, all that changes today as White joins Dre as a member of the prestigious club of musicians who hawk headphones (via Angels We Ainít).
The headphones are a result of a collaboration between Whiteís Third Man Records and accessories company Nixon. The black and yellow Nixon x Third Man Records Master Blaster are designed to resemble TMRís mini-45s and will be available for purchase at TMR in Nashville, TN, in a limited quantity. No word yet on any plans, if any, to expand that market. Between this and that triple-decker record, it seems like listening to records really is cool."
Here's the press release from Nixon:
"10.12.10 Nixon and Nashville's Third Man Records have partnered up and created limited edition headphones.
The Nixon x Third Man Records Master Blaster features custom packaging and artwork, in the likeness of Third Man Records' mini 45's, handcrafted leather ear cans and headband with lightweight metal speaker cabinets, ball and socket construction for a limitless range of motion and are limited in production.
"Third Man has an incredible roster of talent ranging from The White Stripes and Dead Weather to Karen Elson, Carl Sagan and Conan O'Brien to name just a few", stated Nixon co-founder Chad DiNenna. "When Third Man approached Nixon to create a custom headphone we were honored to work with them on the project."
The Nixon x Third Man Records Master Blaster is now available at the Third Man Records Nashville store which also serves as the label's one stop production house, rehearsal and photo studio, darkroom, and distribution center. All Third Man records are produced by Jack White then printed and pressed in Nashville.
Third Man Records 623 7th Avenue South Nashville, Tennessee 37203 (615) 891-4393"