The Soundscan Numbers Are In!

June 17th, 2011 by Rami

The Soundscan numbers are in for 2010 and we are proud to report that Bloodshot Records accounted for 3/100th of 1% of total US sales!


Bloodshot Records: Taking over American culture one one hundredth of one percent at a time!

Hey, the Grand Canyon wasn't created in a day, you know (unless you believe in creationism...). Thus, by the year 3216 we...Read more

Bloodshot Worker Bees' Best of 2010

December 30th, 2010 by Rami

It's been a pretty good year here at BSHQ--we were happy independently release eight records from artists we greatly admire like: Graham Parker, Jon Langford, Justin Townes Earle, Ben Weaver, Whitey Morgan and The 78s, Deadstring Brothers, Andre Williams and The Blacks. Here, the Bloodshot worker bees look back on 2010 and what stood out amongst the year in music,...Read more

Thanks for Helping with our Holiday Stuffed Animal Drive

December 16th, 2010 by Rami

A few weeks ago we put out the word that we were gathering stuffed animals and children's books for some local charities.

We're happy to say that over 200 stuffies and almost 300 books were donated.

The recipients were Inner Voice, an organization that does outreach to homeless families, the Chicago Sun-Times Season of Sharing fund (letters to Santa) and Nicholson...Read more

The Hard Working Bees in Bloodshot Hive Pick their Holiday faves

December 6th, 2010 by Rami

Yes, it's that time of year. You're all running out the clocks at work, waiting for the few precious days off that the holidays bring. Or, you are so sick of those damn dogs barking "Jingle Bells" or hearing "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" that you wonder what's it all about?

Thus, we thought we'd answer the burning questions...Read more

Bloodshot DJ Rob's Spooktacular

October 29th, 2010 by Rami

As you may or may not know, our Dear Leader, Kim Il Rob has a weekly radio show in SW Michigan. October 30th will be his 2 hour special Halloween edition, with all kinds of odd ball music about zombies and witches and goo goo mucks, from the Cramps to Screamin' Jay Hawkins to a load of folks you've never...Read more

BS Staffers pick their Classic Rock Faves!

October 15th, 2010 by Rami

In our ongoing attempts to answer the persistent questions: "who the hell works at Bloodshot and what is wrong with them? " we occasionally quiz the staff in the hopes of shedding light on what makes us tick. Perhaps, knowing us better, you will be more forgiving of our foibles, or even grow to feel something bordering...Read more

Just Another Friday...

April 9th, 2010 by Rami

Ah, Springtime in Chicago. Time for Baseball, flowers and.....unlicensed tree-trimming!

Several of us just spent an amusing/horrifying half hour looking out the window of our little warehouse. Next to us, between the vacant lot and the Ecuadorian restaurant, there was a large, mostly dead tree surrounded by all manner of wires, fences and US.

We couldn't believe it...Read more

Bloodshot Rob & Nan and the Blacks on the Interview Show

March 5th, 2010 by Rami

A few weeks ago, Nan and Rob appeared on Chicago's own talk show The Interview Show in front of, as they say in the TV biz, a LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE (or, in this case, The Hideout).

Now it's been edited and posted on the Huffington Post. Have a gander at Nan's silver space lady boots and purple hair. Marvel at the...Read more

Random End of the Year Staff "Best of" lists and Resolutions!

December 29th, 2009 by Rami

Ahhh, the end of the year. Time for lists and resolutions. Resolutions and lists. The busy staffers at Bloodshot are no different, so I when I stood creepily over their desks and demanded some thoughts from them on the end of year, they obliged with the following:


My top 10 records of 2009 list is as follows:
(In no particular order:)...Read more

The Bloodshot App!

July 14th, 2009 by Rami

Bloodshot iphone ppAnnouncing the Bloodshot Records iPhone / iPod Touch application! Click here to download, or just log into the App Store and search "Bloodshot" to find it (it's free)! The application will feature a different Bloodshot artist each month, connecting you to new (and sometimes...Read more

Bloodshot Celebrates Record Store Day!

April 17th, 2009 by Rami

Today marks third annual Record Store Day -- the celebration of independently-owned record stores which continue to thrive amongst Bit Torrents and Big Box retailers. To honor them, here's some of our favorite indie record stores as picked by Bloodshot staff and artists. Thank you to all the independent records stores that...Read more

Bloodshot SXSW 09 Rundown

March 11th, 2009 by Rami

We've got a whole heckuva lot of bands headed to SXSW this year (in fact, SXSW informed us we have the most bands showcasing this year of any indie label). Here's the low-down on our Friday Day Party and our official showcase on Saturday:

Bloodshot Records SXSW Day Party at Yard
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