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
Marc Maron said it best: "Ranking artists and making lists is a dead culture's version of intellectualism."
Well, we're holding onto that dead culture with cold, lifeless fingers. It’s that terrific/terrible time of year in which we think about the things we didn’t find to be trite, monotonous drivel and give thanks for the things that made us hold a...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!