Cinematic and widescreen in its sonic scope and with a live band immediacy, Deserted is the Mekons at their finest. It's folk music by folks who are pissed and disillusioned, lost and longing to be found, but only on their terms.
Youthful and defiant punk, rugged Red Dirt country, and vibrant Tejano. Emblematic rock ‘n’ roll with bold horns, violin, and a slather of twang reflecting where the band is from, where they’ve been and, eventually, where they’ll be headed.
Fished from the creative well of the Years sessions, these previously unreleased Disarmers tunes continue the kissoff attitude and greasy chops of the band's most recent album.
14 tracks spanning Laura Jane Grace’s fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end, 'Bought to Rot' stands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date.
It's "off-the-beaten-path Americana." It's the simple meeting the complex, traditional meeting modern, stick-to-your-guns resoluteness meeting adaptation. Breaks new artistic ground but remains in character.
A collection of 10 cover songs from artists who have influenced WEW's 15-plus-year career. 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.
This 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.
Mixes country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully. 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 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.
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.