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LYDIA LOVELESS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'SOMEWHERE ELSE' WITH NEW SONG STREAM AT SPIN MAGAZINE

Lydia Loveless's new full-length album 'Somewhere Else' will be released February 18th, 2014! SPIN announced the album along with a stream of brand new song "To Love Somebody" here

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ROLLING STONE NAMES ROBBIE FULKS 'GONE AWAY BACKWARD' #10 COUNTRY ALBUM OF 2013!

Add this to the long list of praise for Robbie Fulks's 2013 Bloodshot album 'Gone Away Backward': Rolling Stone has named the album their #10 Best Country Album of 2013!

Read the spot-on write-up and see the rest of the list here.

HA HA TONKA'S "DEAD TO THE WORLD" MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE ON AMERICAN SONGWRITER

Ha Ha Tonka's "Dead to the World" is set to a brilliant depiction of undead (see: zombie) romance in the new music video now playing via American Songwriter Magazine. 

Watch the video at American Songwriter or below. 

The song is the opening track on the band's newest Bloodshot album Lessons (which was just named #12 in PopMatters' Best Americana Albums of 2013 list!). 

5TH ANNUAL STUFFED ANIMAL DRIVE

So, every year I do the Letters to Santa charity thru the Chicago Sun-Times (and so should  you!!). I get a few letters from kids asking for Bratz dolls, Barbies, trucks, cars, Hot Wheels and the like. I make a harrowing run to Toys R Us or wherever, wrap them up, and send them away.

In 2008 (remember that year?  When the economy was cratering?) I got a letter from a girl who asked for a warm hat. She was SIX and was asking for A HAT. A toy or a stuffed animal didn't even make her radar. Since then, shopping for toys for a couple of Santa letters hasn't seemed like enough.  Even in these difficult times, most of us are doing pretty ok comparatively. I find it unconscionable that any child in this country, a country of so much, should be wanting for something so basic as a stuffed animal at this time of year (or any time, really).

Thus, we are once again reaching out to you all, our friends and fans in Chicago, to perhaps spend some time going thru back closets, or overloaded toy boxes and shelves for gently used stuffed animals.

The recipient will be Nicholson Technology Academy. NTA is pre-school thru 8th grade school in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago where Hideout co-owner Katie Tuten works. 

Last year, we collected enough so that EVERY child in the kindergarten thru 2nd grade program received their own stuffed animal.

We'll be collecting at the Bottle Rockets Album release show at the Hideout on December 13th. 

If you can't make it, you can drop off at Bloodshot Records, 3039 W Irving Park Road, our office hours are M-F, 10a-6P---a lot of the time we are here later, so call to check (773-604-5300) .

Either way, in exchange, we'll give you a little goodie in the form of a Bloodshot sampler, or super cool BS 2014 calendar

We'd like to have the donations in our mitts by Friday, December 13th so they can be distributed in a timely manner

PLEASE HELP

Thanks

Rob

Bloodshot Records 

Here are the general guidelines for stuffed animals,

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION AND DONATE ONLY ITEMS THAT FIT THE BILL. 

THIS ISN'T A GARAGE SALE.

NOTE: 

We are ONLY accepting stuffed animals.  No toys, games, clothing or other items.  Gotta stay focused...

a) New or very gently used and in excellent, unsoiled, condition;

b) Must be soft and cuddly, not stiff;

c) Not smaller than 6'' or bigger than 18'' tall (they can be a little

taller if they are squishy-soft and can pack down;

d) No Beanie Babies;

e) Not animated or talking (battery operated);

f) No TV cartoon characters (i.e.: Sponge Bob, Sesame Street characters, Action Characters, etc.) Exceptions: soft classic Disney characters like Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore; Snoopy, etc.;

g) No sea animals, bugs, or reptiles;

h) Holiday-styled animals with seasonal trimmings removed are OK (snip off Santa hats, Valentine hearts, etc.).

BARRENCE WHITFIELD AND THE SAVAGES' "THE CORNER MAN" UP FOR "COOLEST SONG IN THE WORLD 2013" ON LITTLE STEVEN'S UNDERGROUND GARAGE

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages' song "The Corner Man" is nominated for "Coolest Song in the World 2013" on Little Steven's Underground Garage! (Yes, Little Steven is Steven Van Zandt from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Sopranos, and Lilyhammer) The song was featured on his national radio show in October. 

VOTE for Barrence here! 

As we always say in our Chicago way, vote early and vote often (you can vote once a day).

"The Corner Man" is the opening track on Barrence & Co.'s Bloodshot debut 'Dig Thy Savage Soul.' Get it here.

HA HA TONKA'S 'LESSONS' IS #1 ON THE KDHX CMJ CHART!

Ha Ha Tonka's newest Bloodshot album Lessons is now #1 on the KDHX CMJ chart! Take that Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire! (Lydia Loveless is on there too!)

 

HA HA TONKA INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE ON HUFFINGTON POST

Ha Ha Tonka is featured on Huffington Post's 'A-Sides with Jon Chattman,' on which they perform two songs from their newest Bloodshot album 'Lessons' and chat about touring, promoting music on the internet, and more. 

Read the article.

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BOTTLE ROCKETS PIECE IN 'THE TENNESSEAN'

“I’m talking to people who were 6 years old when ‘The Brooklyn Side’ came out. It’s like their fathers passed it down, and there’s fables surrounding it or something. It’s funny to hear the younger people talking about it, in terms of thinking things were way more awesome than they actually were. When you’re eating at the Waffle House and sleeping four guys to a room, you don’t feel awesome.” 

- Brian Henneman of The Bottle Rockets in an interview with The Tennessean on the new deluxe reissue of their first two albums 'Bottle Rockets' and 'The Brooklyn Side'

Read it here.

Get the reissue.

MURDER BY DEATH GUEST STARS ON 'LIL BUB'S BIG THANKSGIVING SPECIAL'

It's a Thanksgiving miracle! Everyone's favorite feline YouTube host Lil Bub was all alone for Thanksgiving dinner, but it turns out Murder By Death live only a block away! Lil Bub made her way over to join Adam and Sarah for turkey, stuffing, and...fishes. Check out the special Thanksgiving episode of 'Lil Bub's Big Show' featuring Murder By Death (with a little performance at the end, too) below! 

 

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