"In the spirit of their infamous 1987 life-on-the road cassette, "Mekons New York," the new album is a document that turns the audience and the recording space into accomplices for the band's high-wire act. A single microphone is one of the few concessions to technology."
"I kind of told everyone that I’d kill them if they got involved in the recording and messed anything up. Because that’s the most important thing to me: making records and being uninterrupted."
"My confidence onstage is a bit of a joke. It's weird for someone who does not like to be the center of attention to do something...Read more
Lydia Loveless's Real is featured on the newest episode of Sound Opinions, and Greg and Jim give it uber high praise! They touch on the refined and honest songwriting, as well as the expanded stylistic range, "from pop to sparse acoustic to new wave, but all with her country flair in them."
Merry Lovelessmas! Listen to Lydia Loveless's new album Real in its entirety right now via NPR Music's First Listen! The album will be in your hands next Friday August 19th. Pre-order on CD, vinyl LP, and digital.
"This is a side of Loveless we haven't heard. By finessing her musical ideas and illustrating how...Read more
Lydia Loveless's scorching new song "Same to You" is on Vulture's list of the 6 Best New Songs of the Week! (And how cool do she and Miguel look together in this image?!)
"The Mekons see the Brexit vote as a grave mistake. 'A pint of fear, then home by teatime, for we are afraid.'" —Ken Tucker
The song is featured on the Mekons'...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
Bloodshot descended upon Newport Folk Festival this year, with Freakwater and Banditos representing us at the iconic, historic festival. No Depression was there to document the monumental musical moments with a spot-on write-up, which you can read here.
"Although some might think less of an early time slot, it’s become a badge of honor at Newport. In fact, guitarist Jeffrey Salter noted 'Kris...Read more
The Fader had a real nice chat with Lydia Loveless about her upcoming album Real, and Lydia gets...er...um...real about songwriting and a number of other noteworthy topics. Worth a read for both new and seasoned LL fans. And the photos are pure summer FUN.
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
“I took Robbie’s class on a whim,” Fey said. “I’m not musical. I was onstage at The Second City, and I thought it would be helpful if I could play the ukulele or the guitar in one of the sketches, the one called ‘Grandma’s Records.’"
"Stay away from any "tacqueria" with reclaimed wood counters, Ball jar light fixtures, and single word names." —Al Scorch on finding good tacos on the road
The Bluegrass Situation asked Sir Scorch for all of his on-the-road favorites across America, from snacks to truck stops, and car games to driving music (Joni Mitchell AND Wu-Tang Clan). It could be...Read more
Robbie Fulks met up with Wall Street Journal writer John Jurgensen at a Chicago cafe (we heard it was the Map Room in Bucktown - so was it coffee or high-octane craft beers?) and laid down some truth in an interview about his latest album Upland Stories.
"You get to that point in life where there’s more behind you...Read more
As we're mourning the loss of The Purple One, Lydia Loveless chatted with Rolling Stone about Prince's impact on her, as well as what it was like recording "I Would Die 4 U" for last year's Record Store Day single with Cory Branan.
Two years ago we made a lot of you angry by way of an April Fool's...Read more