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!
Hear Murder By Death's new song "Natural Pearl," from the band's upcoming album Big Dark Love (out Feb. 3rd), on CMT Edge! Click HERE to listen to the song and read some commentary from singer/guitarist Adam Turla.
"A quick, unrelenting rhythm evokes the frantic pace of raising a child and watching her grow, while playful steel guitar...Read more
If you're out in the frozen tundra that is Chicago this evening, pick up a copy of the Chicago Reader because we're the B-Side cover story! Bloodshot co-commanders Rob & Nan give insight into everything from our beginnings to this Saturday's Bloodshot 20th Anniversary Blowout at Metro Chicago featuring Ben Kweller, Lydia Loveless, Rhett Miller (of Old 97's),...Read more
This past weekend Bloodshot co-founder/owner Nan Warshaw stopped by WGN Radio with Jon Langford to chat with David Hoekstra about Bloodshot's 20th anniversary (and many of Nan and Jon's adventures in Chicago in the early '90s, including the first time they met - at The Empty Bottle), which you can listen to via the link below. Jon also plays a few songs and talks...Read more
Our pals Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis at WBEZ NPR flagship show Sound Opinions interviewed our co-leaders Rob & Nan about the history of the label, our 20th anniversary compilation album, how the release of Ryan Adams's Heartbreaker came to be (multiple bar bathrooms in Austin are involved), and what it's like operating an indie label in 2014.
You gotta listen to this one! Lydia Loveless chatted with film writer/director Brian Koppelman (Rounders, Ocean's 13, etc.) for the Grantland / ESPN podcast and came out with one of the best interviews we've heard in some time. Listen here.
Seriously, this dude knows how to conduct an interview. You'll most certainly learn something....Read more
More Mike Watt's Watt From Pedro Show podcast for you: this time with guest Jon Langford! The two punk legends talk Wales, the story of the Mekons and The Waco Brothers (and Watt's love for both), T.Rex, Captain Beefheart, the Chicago scene and Bloodshot, and tons more, all while Watt picks his favorite Langford-related tunes (and other weird stuff).
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AllMusic had Bloodshot co-commander Rob Miller pick his top 13 favorite Bloodshot songs...perhaps to be festive we'll say it's the songs he's most "thankful for." They aren't necessarily what he's calling the BEST songs (that would be impossible), but they carry a cultural and Bloodshot-autobiographical significance. The list is complete with video embeds for each song, so you can listen while...Read more
American Songwriter Magazine conducted this in-depth interview with our co-founder/head honcho Rob Miller to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Rob gets pretty detailed about how our 20th anniversary compilation came together (including what he loves about some of the tunes), what we look for in new artists in the "digital age," and finally... Rob's thoughts on this whole Spotify debacle.
Yet another worthy read. Our fearless co-leaders Rob & Nan, along with Bloodshot stalwart Robbie Fulks, give an oral history to Chicagoist on the BEGINNINGS of Bloodshot Records. Read all about the conversations and libations in Chicago dive bars that birthed the label and the subsequent luck, sweat, and tears that raised it into the 20-something we are now....Read more
Here's some more quality Bloodshot literature for you, this time from Chicago Tribune! The piece includes a brief history of our label; interviews with co-fearless-leaders Nan Warshaw & Rob Miller, Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, and The Reverend Peyton; and some background on how the 20th anniversary album, While No One Was Looking, came together. The album comes...Read more
Here's a creative and outstanding read about the history of Bloodshot Records, as told by our co-fearless-leaders Rob & Nan, longtime fan and writer Raphael Maurice, Robbie Fulks, and Brian Roberts of Ha Ha Tonka, published by The Bluegrass Situation. Give it a read here while you wait for the punch clock to expire so you can get to...Read more
Maggie Bjorklund's "Missing at Sea" is the Song of the Week on The Bluegrass Situation! In addition to totally gushing over the track and Maggie's playing, TBGS also chats with her about the story behind the song. Read & listen here.
Click HERE to listen to an exclusive stream of Whitey Morgan and the 78's playing a live version of "Where Do You Want It?", Dale Watson's tune about that one time Billy Joe Shaver shot a guy in the face in Waco.
The track streaming on Saving Country Music is from Whitey's forthcoming live album Born, Raised & Live from Flint, out...Read more
Hear Chicago's Into It. Over It. play a stark, haunting version of Neko Case's classic "Deep Red Bells" via Esquire HERE. Also included is an interview with our co-commander-in-chief Rob Miller.
This is the final song we are sharing from our upcoming 20th anniversary compilation While No One Was Looking before its release one week from today. The album also features Blitzen Trapper, Chuck...Read more
Our fearless leader Nan Warshaw graces the cover of this month's DEMO Magazine. If you're in Chicago, pick up a copy. If not, read the comprehensive story on Nan and Bloodshot Records for our 20th anniversary here on the interweb.