Boomkat Product Review:
Third Man cough up a killer document of Adult. recorded in live performance at Jack White and co’s Nashville, TN facility in spring ’17. With the duo’s latest studio album, Detroit House Guests recently dispatched on Mute, Live At Third Man proves they’ve still got the live chops, and back catalogue, to claim their place among America’s eminent synth-pop acts.
Framed by audience applause/laughter and the sound of their fog machine blowing strong, Nicola Kuperus (vocals) and Adam Miller (electronics, bass guitar) deliver their set with military precision and deadly, punkish style, rinsing thru versions of Blank Eyed, Nose Bleed from their debut album, Anxiety Always, and a mean, sparking take on Pressure Suit off the Entertainment 12”, along with a searing rendition of their classic Hand To Phone, plus no less than two previously unreleased cuts in the cantering sino-electro-pop jags Misshaped, and Does The Body Know?
DJs may struggle to get away with playing these with proper amplification, but for home use the LP serves its purpose damn well.