Third Man Records has posted a video teaser claiming that they will “making vinyl history again” with an announcement set for 7/30. The video shows an image similar to the slow crawl opening Star Wars credits, and it ends with a gold vinyl version of Carl Sagan’s A Glorious Dawn — which Third Man released as a 7″ featuring Stephen Hawking back in 2009 — flying toward the screen before declaring “more details soon.” Check it out for yourself below.
Could this possibly be the result of the “secret project” Jack White hinted at in his 2012 Interview Magazine discussion with Buzz Aldrin?
We have a secret project at Third Man where we want to have the first vinyl record played in outer space. We want to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player, and possibly that Carl Sagan record, and figure out a way to drop the needle with all that turbulence up there and ensure that it will still play.
The teaser sure seems to hint that White might have achieved his goal. We’ll find out for sure next Saturday.