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Cory Branan, Murder By Death, and Jim & Jenny and the Pinetops on New Jason Molina Tribute Album

A handful of Bloodshot artists will contribute songs to a new compilation paying tribute to the late Jason Molina (of Songs Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.), out April 22nd via Rock the Cause. Proceeds will benefit our friends at MusiCares, a non-profit organization for musicians in need of healthcare. 

Murder By Death will take on "7th Street Wonderland."

Cory Branan tackles "Memphis Moon."

And Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops cover "Hammer Down."

Other friends, including My Morning Jacket, The Black Swans, Water Liars, and more, will also be included on the release.

Pitchfork has the scoop.

Red Bull Music Interviews Lydia Loveless

Red Bull and Lydia Loveless...seems like a perfect match. Both are young and full of energy, eh? Well, it appears they get along well in this interview on Red Bull Music. 

Read it here.

Our favorite part is Lydia's take on current pop music: "I live next to a radio station, and the signal invades my computer speakers -- the speakers just randomly pick up the signal. It's really loud, like I-can-hear-it-from-the-other-room loud. So, all day, I hear this weird 'Lion King' shit. It drives me fucking nuts."

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Jon Langford Talks Politics, Honky Tonk, and Roger Knox in VICE

Jon Langford chatted with VICE about almost everything under the sun, including drone warfare, astronomy, his upcoming new album, and his buddy Roger Knox

Read it here.

There are some good tidbits about The Mekons too. 

Lydia Loveless Featured on Slate.com

Slate prominently featured Lydia Loveless in an article titled Young Women, Old Music alongside Angel Olsen and Hurray for the Riff Raff

Read it here.

Slate poses the question "How does adopting anachronistic styles serve an artist in her early 20s, in a day when the life span of now seems ever shorter?" 

As for Lydia, it concludes that "the purpose of placing herself in the lineage of everyone from Rosie Flores and Loretta Lynn to Exene Cervenka and perhaps Natalie Maines seems to be to find points of comparison and companionship." 

Whether that's true or not, it's quite the company to keep. We know this music will stand the test of time. It's had a pretty good track record thus far. We're still here, after all. And so are you! 

For further evidence, Somewhere Else is out now. Get it here.

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New Bobby Bare Jr. Album 'Undefeated' Announced by SPIN Along with New Song Stream

Bobby Bare, Jr. returns to the Bloodshot fold to release his first new album in four years, 'Undefeated,' on April 15th! SPIN announced it along with a stream of the opening track "North of Alabama My Mornin'."

Listen here.

This track is just the beginning. We promise this album is an unbridled sonic adventure - a set of raw emotional ups-and-downs strapped to a Molotov cocktail. It's ten songs of reality checks, clever wordplay, and daring arrangements, the aural companion to that buddy who pulls up a bar stool next to yours to help soak away your sorrows.

Pre-order on CD or LP here.

Jon Langford and Skull Orchard "Drone Operator" Video Premieres on USA Today

USA TODAY premiered Jon Langford & Skull Orchard's new music video for "Drone Operator." It's a trippy, spacey, political art explosion with floating, singing Langford faces, bomber jets, explosions, and riots. What more do you need?

Watch it below this post, and read the article here.

The song is on Langord & co.'s upcoming album Here Be Monsters, out April 1st. Pre-order here.

AND the song is on a Bloodshot 7" (the..."Drone Operator 7") that is still available here.

 

Rosie Flores, Wayne Hancock, and Whitey Morgan Win Big at Ameripolitan Music Awards!

The inaugural Ameripolitan Music Awards were held in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, and Bloodshot won big!! 

Rosie Flores took home two awards, one for Best Honky-Tonk Female Artist and one for Best Rockabilly Female Artist.

Wayne Hancock was awarded Best Honky-Tonk Male Artist.

And Whitey Morgan and the 78's were given the award for Best Outlaw Group

See the rest of the results on USA TODAY.

The Ameripolitan Music Awards were created to to benefit and acknowledge artists whose work does not readily conform to the tastes of today's "country" or other music genres and organizations. Cheers to that! 

More info on Ameripolitan here.

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STREAM HA HA TONKA'S WORLD CAFE SESSION ON NPR

Soundtrack your Wednesday afternoon with Ha Ha Tonka's fabulous World Cafe session on NPR

Stream it here!

The band plays stand-out tracks from their newest Bloodshot album 'Lessons' and participates in an interview with David Dye, in which they cover the main muse for the album (a Maurice Sendak interview on NPR's Fresh Air, coincidentally), Ozark culture, and scrapped album titles. 

Buy HHT's 'Lessons' here.

DEX ROMWEBER DUO ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'IMAGES 13' WITH NEW SONG PREMIERE ON POPMATTERS

The legendary Dex Romweber Duo will return with new album Images 13 on March 18th! 

PopMatters has the scoop and a premiere of scorching new track "Roll On!" 

Listen here.

PopMatters says: "You can hear that kinship between Romweber and Jack White, not to mention the The Black Keys and in-their-prime The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, on 'Images 13‘s first single, “Roll On.'"

Pre-order the album.

THE BOTTLE ROCKETS TO JOIN STEVE EARLE ON SIRIUSXM OUTLAW COUNTRY

The Bottle Rockets will join Steve Earle on his SiriusXM Radio show 'Hardcore Troubadour!' 

Catch the collaboration between two legendary acts on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, Channel 60. The first broadcast will be tonight at 9PM ET; then it will re-air tomorrow at 9AM, Monday at 1AM, Tuesday at Midnight, and Wednesday 2/19 9PM. If you're a subscriber, you can also listen on demand at sirusxm.com or on the SXM mobile app.

This should be one for the books.

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