The Yawpers (those eloquent bastards) were guest editors for MAGNET Magazine for the last couple weeks and every piece is worth reading. From vinyl record collecting to sociopolitical issues in their hometown of Denver, to Bob Dylan's dark times in the '80s, they cover it all. No one ever accused The Yawpers of being narrowly focused. And yes, drummer Noah wrote...Read more
This Pitchfork piece on the ties between punk and country hits the nail on the head, and it hits close to home. The Mekons truly are the model and the provost for what we do here at Bloodshot. (And thank Lux this piece mentions The Knitters!) Read it here.
As mentioned, The Mekons are releasing...Read more
They say the album is reminiscent of Elvis and MC5, with some Hunter S. Thompson sprinkled about...and we don't disagree.
Make sure you snag the album on CD, 180-gram...Read more
If you are at all wondering what to expect from The Yawpers' Bloodshot debut album American Man before it drops on Friday, look no further than this spot on, nail-on-the-head No Depression review.
"Populist lyrical themes of golden era folk-Americana are contrasted beautifully against the majestic rhythms of heavy metal and punk...Like America itself, The Yawpers will be both intensely loved...Read more
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages guitarist and Cincinnati/Boston punk scene stalwart Peter Greenberg chatted with Cincinnati Magazine for a fascinating (and hilarious) interview about all sorts of things from his stints in DMZ, The Lyres, and The Customs to his famous chili (which Barrence loves). There's also some insight on how Peter and Barrence linked up to create The Savages...Read more
We are thrilled and elated to announce that Chicago's own intrepid songwriter and lightning-fingered banjoist/guitarist Al Scorch has joined the Bloodshot ranks! We will release Al's (outstanding!) new album in early 2016. The Bluegrass Situation has the scoop here.
Scorch is a staple of the Chicago DIY music scene, and we've seen him entertain at all sorts of venues with all...Read more
The piece also includes an interview with lead Bottle Rocket Brian Henneman about the making of the song, and it sounds like ...Read more
The Mekons played on NPR/WXPN World Cafe!! Yes, the whole band! Hear the ol' punks perform songs from throughout their discography and chat (candidly) with David Dye about the band's wayward career, the Revenge of the Mekons documentary, and why Chicago rules(!!).
"Have you been waiting for the return of the Bottle Rockets? If you love indie-minded roots music, you have — even if you're not...Read more
"Barrence Whitfield lets loose some ungodly screams in the song “I’m a Full Grown Man,” a track on the new album by his band the Savages..."
The Wall Street Journal is streaming a howlin' new Barrence Whitfield & The Savages song on their Speakeasy blog! The song is from the band's upcoming Bloodshot album Under the Savage Sky,...Read more
Noisey / VICE published a fascinating long-read interview with Sally Timms of the Mekons, who are now on tour supporting the DVD and digital release of the film Revenge of the Mekons. Click here for dates.
Noisey / VICE has a new Barrence Whitfield & The Savages ripper for you! The band's new song "The Claw" is here to lock you in a kung fu grip of gritty garage soul mayhem.
"Mary Beth Richardson has the classic blues wail of a bad woman feeling good and her band races her to the finish line in this rollicking roadhouse tune." - NPR
If you haven't...Read more
For the second year running, Chicago has bestowed upon us the title of Best Record Label in the Chicago Reader Best of Chicago poll. There are many worthy and deserving Chicago independent rock-n-roll record labels (from Thrill Jockey Records to Drag City Records to HoZac Records to Red Scare Industries to Alligator Records to Carrot Top Records, Inc. and beyond) whom we would be thrilled to see awarded.
Thank you to our...Read more
Our best pals at Lagunitas Brewing Co sponsored our SXSW day party this year and dropped the infamous couch in the front of Yard Dog Art (during the rainstorm) and Luke Winslow-King sat down to play some tunes. Watch him perform "As April Is to May" via PopMatters RIGHT HERE!
You'll notice some chaos as folks take cover amongst various ...Read more