William Elliott Whitmore will release his eighth full-length album I’m With You on October 16th. On his first release of original material since 2015’s Radium Death (ANTI-), Whitmore widens the horizon of his True North folksongs and twangy punked-up country, aided by his raspy voice, country-baked banjo and hard-strummed guitar.
It's a digital collection of 17 limited or never-before-released tracks by Murder By Death, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, William Elliott Whitmore, Cory Branan, Ruby Boots, Ramblin' Deano & Jon Langford, Ha Ha Tonka, Scott H. Biram, Kelly Hogan, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Freakwater, Robbie Fulks, ROOKIE, Banditos, The Yawpers, and Jason Hawk...Read more
We are elated to announce that we will be reissuing Seven, Sarah Shook's 2012 debut EP, with her former band The Devil, on vinyl for the first time on May 22nd! Pre-order on 180-gram marbled copper vinyl with newly updated artwork.
It's a rough-and-ready seven-song chronicle of a band putting down their roots, but foreshadowing realized...Read more
The new music video for ROOKIE's rippin' rock number "I Can't Have You But I Want You" is here, and it's the cutest thing you've seen today. Watch it right now on Billboard! This tune's not leaving your head anytime soon.
"The clip, directed by Adam Moorman and filmed around Chicago, shows an eight-year-old girl (a...Read more
DA DA DA DA! Vandoliers took on the tall order of covering the Scottish pub rock classic earworm! Hear their punk-and-countrified version of The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" via Rolling Stone.
Fiddles, trumpets, distorted guitar, gang vocals!
It's a RIOT. Hoist...Read more
ROOKIE is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who play rock-n-roll that’s more at home next to their parents’ battered LPs than on their friends’ streaming playlists. Their self-titled, debut full-length album—out on March 13th and available to preorder now—deftly reformats the classic rock landscape with blowtorch hooks, enthralling harmonies, evocative touches of cosmic country, and...Read more
HARD TIMES CALL FOR HARD COUNTRY!
Chicago's original punk cowboys the Waco Brothers will release RESIST!, a collection of epochal protest songs from their formidable catalog on Friday, February 28th on digital and limited edition red vinyl LP. Pre-order here.
Songs about the folks getting shoved down, and songs about the system that’s doing the shoving. The...Read more
For our 25th anniversary album Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots, new school rock-n-roll guitar heroes ROOKIE recorded a fuzzed-out, swampy, T-Rexified version of a beloved new wave classic from Tears for Fears. Hear it now via New Noise Magazine.
Bloodshot Records is releasing its 25th anniversary compilation, entitled Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots on Friday, November 8th. The album is a modern-day redux of our first-ever album For a Life of Sin: Insurgent Chicago Country. 22 Chicago artists running the spectrum of classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly, folk, and rock-n-roll! All never-before-released tracks.
Pre-order now on...Read more
Watch the video below!
The poignant country/folk tune is from Jason's debut album Love & the Dark, out now on digital, CD, and vinyl LP.
As a follow up to his well-revered holiday album Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar, Joel Paterson will release a collection of vintage instrumental, guitar-centric covers of songs from the Beatles’ catalog, entitled Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles. The album—out on September 20th—features the guitarist’s signature blend of vintage jazz, exotica, blues, rockabilly, western swing and country, and...Read more
Hear "The Smoke & the Stars," the album opener from Jason Hawk Harris's upcoming debut album right now via Paste Magazine. The astounding record is coming out in about two weeks. Pre-order on digital, CD, or ghost white vinyl LP.
"If Jason Hawk Harris isn’t selling out the Ryman within the next year or so,...Read more
Jason Hawk Harris's new song "I'm Afraid," a "high-speed honky tonk burner," is now playing via Billboard! Listen here.
Jason told Billboard the basis for the song: "He was telling me this story about how his mom had hung up all this really scary Catholic iconography of Jesus above his bed
As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, Robbie Fulks's landmark 1996 debut album Country Love Songs will be made available on vinyl LP for the first time ever on July 26th!! Pre-order the 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl with liner notes and drawings by Mr. Fulks himself.
The surprise hit of 1996, it served notice that: a) Country music did...Read more
Houston-born-and-raised, Los Angeles-based orchestral country/rock/folk mastermind Jason Hawk Harris's debut album 'Love & the Dark' is coming August 23rd!! Hear the first single "Cussing at the Light" right now via Rolling Stone.
And yes, the music video has corpse paint.
"A lush, two-stepping number...Read more
"Its centerpiece is “In the Desert,” which makes reference to the Iraq War, George W Bush, Tony Blair and Ozymandias, and features lead vocals from Sally Timms and drummer Steve Goulding."