Here we are. Today is the 20th Annual Bloodshot Records Yard Dog Art Day Party at SXSW! Back in 1996, Bloodshot and Yard Dog Folk Art Gallery in Austin, TX joined forces to bring some organic, homespun fun to the craven, corporate glad-handing and back-slapping nexus of the music industry: the South by Southwest music conference. We slapped together a stage, got...Read more
At the end of every year since the dawn of time, critics and pundits around the world tell us what works of art they liked in the past year (or rather, they tell us what we should have liked in the past year – since, after all, it’s their job). There were many mentions of Bloodshot releases in said best-of lists at...Read more
In honor of Cory Branan's new Bloodshot album The No-Hit Wonder (out now - get it here), we asked YOU to take the "green-screened" photo of Cory dozing off (from the album cover) and "Photoshop" him into any photo you want. We received dozens of entries, and we posted our favorites in a photo album on our Facebook page. We could...Read more
We announced our upcoming compilation album While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records (out November 18th) two weeks ago via Rolling Stone Country/Rolling Stone along with a stream of the first song, Blitzen Trapper's cover of Ryan Adams's classic "To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)." Today, right here on our blog or on...Read more
It's a contest! Use your Photoshop skills (or imagination and shoddy MS Paint skills) to win signed items, vinyl, and Bloodshot Records gift certificates!
20 years and 200-some records in, we've put out a lot of music. On all those records, we've put out a lot of cover songs. We love cover songs, and we know you do too. But how do you go about finding all the cover songs in the Bloodshot catalog? Read the liner notes for each album? Google it? We'll...Read more
The modern traveling speed of information creates the illusion of time moving more quickly than it once did. SXSW was just a little over two weeks ago, but it seems like it was in 1914 (perhaps if it were 1914, we wouldn't have had to walk by SXSubway (yes the sandwich chain had a stage) and see drunken brand ambassadors...Read more
Though we at Bloodshot are sometimes caught being outwardly (and overly) snarky, cynical, and jaded (some of us) throughout the year (editor's note: we are, for the most part, pleasant, however), we still count our blessings every so often. Thanksgiving seems like a perfect time to remind ourselves that we...Read more
Bloodshot co-honcho Rob accompanied the band to London to wield his considerable influence, check up on Bloodshot's vast UK "business interests" and make...Read more
After reading our resident movie buff band Murder By Death's list of their favorite horror films in VICE/Noisey magazine, we were inspired to create our own guide. We had each Bloodshot staff member pick his/her favorite film in the "horror" genre (quotes denote loose definition of "horror," as you'll...Read more
Jeremy Mackinder, bassist for Deadstring Brothers (formerly of Whitey Morgan & the ’78s), just wrapped of six months of touring with the band, and with that, the band charted new territory and learned new lessons. Jeremy recounts and reflects below.
Today officially marks six months of touring for Deadstring Brothers in 2013. A lofty goal for any band, and we...Read more
Jeremy Mackinder, bassist for Deadstring Brothers (formerly of Whitey Morgan & the '78s), just played with the band at their 100th show of 2013 and wrote an account of 2013 so far, what touring with the Bros. has meant to him, and what's to come for the second 200 of 2013.
Last night, Deadstring Brothers played our 100th show of the...Read more
The delegates have reported in and the electoral college points have been votes have been counted (except Florida!). We now have the official results of the Eddie Spaghetti Photoshopped into Anything Challenge!
Without further ado...
The winner of the popular vote is: "Eddie Aerobics"
The winner of the Bloodshot Records staff vote is: "Eddie Auditions for Bob"
AND the winner...Read more
Jeremy Mackinder, bassist for Deadstring Brothers (formerly of Whitey Morgan & the '78s), had a night off in Nashville and wrote this love letter/forewarning to Nashville. We just had to post it so you all can enjoy Jeremy's knack for writing, standing up for what he believes in, making new friends, and thankfully, not going to jail.