CNN stopped by a Bottle Rockets show in Atlanta recently in an attempt to tell the masses that which we already know: that nobody writes and performs music about the regular guy like the Rockets.
Check it out HERE for an interview, watch live performances, and pat yourself on the back for knowing about them before all the CNN folks who are usually more interested in the Lady Gagas of the world.
Effective immediately, Bloodshot is the exclusive distributor of the re-launched, artist-run record label Misra Records. The Durham, NC-based indie has previously released music from the likes of Phosphorescent, Great Lake Swimmers, Shearwater, Centro-Matic, Destroyer, and many other exceptional up-and-comers.
We've been fans for a while and have been quite taken by their feisty outlook, their conviction, their deep love of music and their scrappy dedication to their artists. They kinda remind us of, well, us.
To celebrate their rebirth as an artist-operated company, Misra is releasing a free artist-curated compilation entitled Misra Legacy Compilation Volume I, celebrating veteran acts (such as the aforementioned) as well as the more current fare (The Black Swans, Hallelujah the Hills, and more), side by side. Download the whole thing for free by going the to label site.
Additionally, we are pleased to announce that we have signed artist Lydia Loveless to the label roster. Blessed with a blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice, the 20 year old native of Columbus, OH combines country classicism with punk rock candor--sometimes within the same song. Look for her debut Bloodshot release in the fall of 2011.
As her first appearance as an official Bloodshot artist, Lydia will be performing on February 20th at North Star Bar in Philadelphia, PA at our Philly Brew Bash, along with new labelmates Eddie Spaghetti (new album Sundowner released on 2/15), Whitey Morgan and the 78's, and Jon Langford . Tickets are available for the event HERE.
Stay tuned as we get the website up to date with photos, bios, music and more so we can, hopefully, get you as excited as we are with our new family members.
Bloodshot will be once again descending upon the SXSW festival in Austin Texas from March 16th to the 19th.
Our annual Yard Dog blowout is on Friday the 18th. Showcase times and venues TBD.
Scheduled to appear in TX are Exene Cervenka, Jon Langford & the Skull Orchard, Scott H. Biram, Eddie Spaghetti, Whitey Morgan & the 78's, Ha Ha Tonka, Lydia Loveless, Ben Weaver, Maggie Bjorklund, Waco Brothers and the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir.
As more information gets confirmed, we'll let you know. We just wanted to post this now, as many of you are already making travel plans.
We'll see you down there.
Check out THIS brilliant live version of Grey Skies by Dex and his sister and a new bass player. Captured in some evocative black and white footage opening for Wanda Jackson and Jack White, it's the band at their best.
In other Dex Duo news, they are heading into the studio in the coming weeks to record their next record. Rick Miller from Southern Culture on the Skids is providing the studio and handling the producer duties.