Freakwater's beautiful music video for "What the People Want," directed and animated by Kathleen Judge, is an official selection at two upcoming film festivals! Yes, it's that good — music-video-shown-at-film-festivals good.
Paste Magazine wrote up a list of the 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time and included four Bloodshot releases on this outstanding list (Robbie Fulks's Country Love Songs, Justin Townes Earle's Harlem River Blues, The Bottle Rockets' The Brooklyn Side, and Ryan Adams's Heartbreaker). And other albums by current and former...Read more
Westword looks back on the legacy of Robbie Fulks's seminal, iconic debut album Country Love Songs, released on Bloodshot Records in 1996. Bloodshot co-owner/founder Nan Warshaw and Robbie himself lend their thoughts on the initial release of the album and the aftermath.
“We were aware that it was more traditional-country-leaning than the other records we released, and we knew we’d...Read more
Ann Powers nails it in her testimonial: "Longtime Chicagoan Fulks captures the fatalism of a heartlander who recognizes that, in a nation pledged to constant motion, to stay put is to be...Read more
Robbie Fulks's spectacular new album 'Upland Stories' debuted on two Billboard charts! Coming in at #15 on the Folk Albums chart and #22 on the Heatseekers chart, we owe it to you, Bloodshot army. Keep up the good work and the good fight by getting the album if you haven't already, and buying for a...Read more
The "Austin 100," NPR Music's annual SXSW playlist, is here! And Bloodshot's newest recruit Al Scorch made the cut!
The Chicago punk rock banjo assassin will perform at the Bloodshot Official SXSW Showcase at The Continental Club on Wednesday 3/16 and our Unofficial Day Party at Yard Dog Art on Friday 3/18. Sir Scorch will also perform at several other SXSW events. Stay up...Read more
At the end of every year in history (well, at least since the first lovelorn or oxytocin-deprived person sat down with a guitar and started singing stories over three chords), critics and pundits around the world tell us what works of art they liked in the past year (or rather, they tell us what we should have liked in the past year...Read more
The 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards ceremony is poking its Stetson-adorned head around the corner. Bloodshot's own Scott H. Biram is nominated for Best Outlaw Male performer and Wayne Hancock is nominated for Best Rockabilly Male performer. Toss 'em a vote to make sure they receive a nice shiny trophy for their abodes. They've provided you with endless musical gifts, now give 'em...Read more
DO YOUR DUTY, CITIZENS! Give Barrence Whitfield & The Savages a little checkmark in Little Steven's Underground Garage Coolest Songs in the World 2015 lineup! Little Steven Van Zandt is a huge BW fan, and he's been spinning them on his radio show for the better part of this year. Now let's make their romance official by voting "I'm...Read more
Noisey / VICE named Murder By Death's "I Shot An Arrow" the 38th best song of the year on their list of the top 50 songs of 2015. A lot of songs get made in a year, so that's pretty damn good, eh? (Too bad those Hoosier gothics couldn't beat out Bieber. Sigh... They're still #1 in our hearts.)
The song is...Read more
It just occurred to us that one year ago today we released While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records. We still CANNOT BELIEVE the friends and heroes (seriously...Mike Watt, Superchunk, Chuck Ragan, etc.!) of ours who came together to record songs from Bloodshot's 20-year history. We filled three vinyl LPs (and we mean FILLED...each side...Read more
The film, written by Amy Koppelman (whose husband Brian Koppelman conducted one of the best Lydia interviews we've heard), is in theaters now. More new Lydia Loveless...Read more