" The Mekons aren’t a band in any normal sense, may not exist, and can be accurately described only by using the sort of superlatives that would make most normal people throw up their hands in skeptical exasperation, all of which makes them a problem for those who love them. After all, I can tell you that at their... Read more
We always look forward to reading the Paste Magazine foodie interviews with bands. We knew Murder By Death had great taste, and this one lived up to the hype. Read Adam and Sarah's thoughts on eating on the road, family recipes, bad shrimp salad, and more here. (Plus a recipe for Sarah's mom's famous lentil soup! We'll be trying that... Read more
Rolling Stone has the story on the making of Revenge of the Mekons, the documentary about everyone's favorite cult first wave punk/country/art/etc. band that's playing in select US theaters now. The piece includes comomentary from Jon Langford, Sally Timms, and director Joe Angio. Read it here.
Cory Branan's 3D(!!) "You Make Me" music video just premiered via Rolling Stone/Rolling Stone Country! If ya got some red/blue 3D specs lyin' around, put em on! If not, it still looks real sweet in 2D. Watch it and read the slick write-up
AND you can get your own Cory Branan custom 3D... Read more
We can't imagine a better way to sum up the simultaneously debilitating and invigorating #SXSW experience than with these Gapers Block tour diaries by Deano of The Waco Brothers, the undisputed, undefeated, unofficial champions of SXSW. Amidst the debaucherous accounts, Deano hits the nail on the head in terms of what it's like for us and our brethren at the giant... Read more
Murder By Death's "Send Me Home" is the Song of the Week on The Bluegrass Situation! This song has resonated particularly strongly with listeners since its release earlier and TBGS gets at the core of why.
"Thank goodness that Murder By Death can make sonic structures that hold up the lyrics' heft and heaviness. If “hard work”... Read more
The fact of the matter is that we still feel bad about last year's April Fools' Day joke. We're making it up to you by releasing a split 7" single featuring Lydia Loveless and Cory Branan covering The Purple One himself for Record Store Day. On purple vinyl, limited to 1000 copies, only available... Read more
Well, here it is, folks, just in time for the sun to start thawing us out in the next few weeks... our newest pledges Banditos will release their self-titled Bloodshot debut (and overall debut) album on May 12th! To properly ring in their coming out party, NPR Music is streaming Banditos' new song "Cry Baby Cry" with a spot-on write-up... Read more
Mekons frontwoman and Bloodshot songstress
Sally Timms interviewed the infamous
Kim Gordon of
Sonic Youth for this week's Chicago Reader Artist on Artist piece (well, it sort of turned into them interviewing each other...as these things tend to go). Go on and learn yourself somethin from these two independent rock pharaohs...
READ IT... Read more
Before last weekend's appearance at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Maggie Bjorklund performed a house concert for Daily Record writer John Dingwall, which was captured on video and posted on the magazine's website. Click HERE to watch Maggie play songs from both of her Bloodshot Records releases, along with a cellist and guitarist (and in turn mesmerize a bunch of Scots),... Read more
Banditos were featured today on AOL's Rise daily morning news show as an Artist on the Rise.
The feature starts at the 2:00 mark.
Since it's a short clip, here's the full video of Banditos playing "No Good":
We suggest you hop on the Banditos train, as these guys (and gal) are charging ahead. You... Read more
Lux Interior of The Cramps died six years ago today, so it’s only fitting that the year’s first installment of Aquarium Drunkard's Diversions features Bloodshot co-captains Rob Miller and Nan Washaw chronicling their own respective musical histories with a list of their essential, most influential songs and albums and "in turn cite the artists that helped form what would eventually define the label’s ongoing... Read more
Our resident pedal steel empress
Maggie Bjorklund and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop DIY'd their new music video for duet "Fro Fro Heart" and
The Bluegrass Situation is streaming the video today!
The song is from Maggie's new album Shaken and she says of the video: “I went to Nashville with just a small camera in my bag. He picked me up at my... Read more
Chicago TV station TouchVision was at our 20th Anniversary Blowout at Metro in Chicago and also interviewed our co-commanders Rob & Nan at our headquarters to put together this story on the past, present, and future (fingers crossed?) of Bloodshot. The piece also features snippets of live performances (and spirited banter) by Bobby Bare, Jr. and Banditos!