It's "off-the-beaten-path Americana." It's the simple meeting the complex, traditional meeting modern, stick-to-your-guns resoluteness meeting adaptation. It’s what Bottle Rockets have always done, but with a fresh take. Bit Logic breaks new artistic ground but remains in character.
William Elliott Whitmore’s first long-form release on Bloodshot Records is a collection of 10 cover songs from artists who have influenced his 15-plus-year career. Each of the tunes offers a glimpse into how his attitude and aesthetic were formed, like a series of tattoos, scars, or other time-accumulated personal markings. It’s punk rock without the breakneck tempos; it’s rock-and-roll without turning it up to 11.
The duality of big and broad vs. microscopic and narrow is ever-present, especially as the group explores untapped genres, dynamic and emotional touches, intersecting and introspective storylines, and remote edges of the galaxy.
Wild! Wild! Wild!, the new collaboration between Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks and rock-and-roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis, gleefully lives up to its title. Subversive as it is reverential, the album confidently jumps the genre tracks of nitty-gritty rock-and-roll, Americana, country-and-western, rockabilly, and their offshoots.
Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. Both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.
Years solidifies the point: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have moved from getting people’s attention to commanding it. The album–with its sharpened songwriting, unique perspective, deepened sound and roll-up-your-sleeves attitude–will grab you by the collar and put a defiant finger to your chest. It is resolute, blunt, and unflinching.
A 6 song vinyl-only Record Store Day release of Lydia and her band performing a hometown show at Skully's in Columbus OH.
It’s a wild, electric phantasmagoria of blues, rock, garage, and soul; it blasts off into diverse orbits only to come back together into a singular Savage cosmology. Soul Flowers of Titan is about people shooting guns, separating, coming home (someday), falling in love, running around, leaving this earth, going crazy, drinking coffee, and thinking about Sun Ra.
13-song compilation of off-kilter original Xmas songs and unlikely covers by Bloodshot artists and friends. The collection runs the gamut of garage rock, doo-wop, honky tonk, surf, and more. From the traditional to the subversive, there's something for everyone's stocking.
Informed as much by the wide-open landscapes of her homeland as the intimate writing circles of Nashville, 'Don't Talk About It' may range far and wide but always maintains a firm sense of place. Echoes of first wave UK power pop and jangly punk intersect with the every(wo)man indie and pop-inflected muscle of Best Coast.
Hey all you witches, warlocks, goblins, ghouls, DC comic nerds and sexy lumberjacks!
Have we got a trick or treat, emphasis on TREAT, for you!
Collection of Lydia Loveless’s summery 5-song EP Boy Crazy, on vinyl LP for the first time, plus six non-album singles and B-sides.
In light of the recent unfortunate and disastrous events of Hurricane Irma in Charlie Pickett's home state of Florida, the Miami garage rock hero releases a new track with fellow Southeastern guitarist Peter Buck (R.E.M., The Baseball Project, The Minus 5) to pay tribute to Pickett's humble begin
Four Lost Souls is pure Americana, not just because of where it was recorded or who played on what track, but because it is beyond the news of the day. It is a travelogue of sorts; it goes to a place where the differences between country, soul, blues, and rock-and-roll are blown aside by the warm languid breezes.