Banditos' music video for "The Breeze" is posted for your viewing pleasure on Rolling Stone / Rolling Stone Country! Watch the video and then read the scoop on the making of it, as told by singer/guitarist Corey Parsons. (Take note that the performance shots are filmed at a riverside party thrown by a totally badass Alabama...Read more
"As far as the stuff on the radio stations today, that’s just pop music. Just drop the word “country” from Pop Country. Problem solved. People put way too much weight into titles. Music is music. You dig it or you don’t.” - Banditos singer/guitarist Corey Parsons in the band's interview with No Depression
Garage rock & soul titans Barrence Whitfield & The Savages will release their new album Under the Savage Sky on August 21st! Hear brand new scorcher "Incarceration Casserole" via Consequence of Sound HERE and preorder the album on CD, vinyl LP, iTunes, or Bandcamp HERE.
We PROMISE we're reading Playboy for the articles! Because Banditos are featured in this month's issue's Entertainment section! Frontman Corey Parsons lists his top five essential American songs for the column. It's on newsstands now, so pick it up and tell your girlfriend it's because your favorite band is in it....Read more
"Not to be confused with that lethal motorcycle gang that’s been making headlines, this jittery, jangling Southern rock band promises to remain “still sober after all these beers.” Believe it at your...Read more
"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 here.
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...
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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