• With Sarah Shook in the mix, hard core country is alive and well, and dangerous as all get out.

    — No Depression
  • Her sound is a sneering fusion of punk-rock autonomy and say-it-like-it-is country from the classic era, paired with a timeless vocal warble and tons of attitude.

    — Rolling Stone
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers are a Country band out of North Carolina that wear its Rock’n’Roll smirk like a tattoo...[and] sing for sad smiles and hard-luck tales.

    — The Alternate Root
  • Honest to a fault and as foul-mouthed as a drunken sailor, she's a nonconforming spitfire who's proud of not fitting in with mainstream country music.

    — Rolling Stone

We are excited to announce the signing of Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. Bloodshot will release the group’s latest album Sidelong in April, followed by another new album in 2018. The band will hit the road over the next few months in support of the album and make their official Bloodshot live debut at SXSW in March. 

North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, and at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing.  You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, hard lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. She level-steady means what she says. The Disarmers, with their snarling boom-chicka-boom guitars and an Old 97’s swing in the rhythm section, keep it in the pocket. Tight and tough.

Sidelong rides in the middle seat, before seat belts, of a ’77 Buick Riviera blasting down a dirt road. Rowdy punk rock sneer to the right, a bottle in a bag; organic country three chords and the truth honesty on the left—one eye in the rear view mirror and one eye on the rough road ahead. It’s a hell of a ride.

Writing with a sense of urgency—so refreshing these days it's almost startling, Sarah's lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean and above all honest. Sly turns of phrase so spot on they feel as old and true as the hymnal. Anger that's confrontational as it is concise. Humor that's as wry and resigned as a fallen sage's.

SS&tD has been covered by the likes of No DepressionIndependent Weekly, and Rolling Stone, with the latter including the group on their July 2016 list of "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know."

Full Bio

Official Website: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Online

Contacts

Press
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Bloodshot Records
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Josh Zanger
josh@bloodshotrecords.com
Radio
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Bloodshot Records
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Elise Shell
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New Media
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Bloodshot Records
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Mike Smith
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Management
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Kathie Russell
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RedKats Artist Management
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Booking
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Prater Day
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Chris Rusk & Erin Smith
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