Effective immediately, Bloodshot is the exclusive distributor of the re-launched, artist-run record label Misra Records. The Durham, NC-based indie has previously released music from the likes of Phosphorescent, Great Lake Swimmers, Shearwater, Centro-Matic, Destroyer, and many other exceptional up-and-comers.
We've been fans for a while and have been quite taken by their feisty outlook, their conviction, their deep love of music and their scrappy dedication to their artists. They kinda remind us of, well, us.
To celebrate their rebirth as an artist-operated company, Misra is releasing a free artist-curated compilation entitled Misra Legacy Compilation Volume I, celebrating veteran acts (such as the aforementioned) as well as the more current fare (The Black Swans, Hallelujah the Hills, and more), side by side. Download the whole thing for free by going the to label site.
Additionally, we are pleased to announce that we have signed artist Lydia Loveless to the label roster. Blessed with a blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice, the 20 year old native of Columbus, OH combines country classicism with punk rock candor--sometimes within the same song. Look for her debut Bloodshot release in the fall of 2011.
As her first appearance as an official Bloodshot artist, Lydia will be performing on February 20th at North Star Bar in Philadelphia, PA at our Philly Brew Bash, along with new labelmates Eddie Spaghetti (new album Sundowner released on 2/15), Whitey Morgan and the 78's, and Jon Langford . Tickets are available for the event HERE.
Stay tuned as we get the website up to date with photos, bios, music and more so we can, hopefully, get you as excited as we are with our new family members.