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
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.
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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
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.
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"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."
Ruby Boots returns with new song "Might Be Losing My Mind," a collaboration with Mississippi-via-Nashville rock-n-rollers Indianola! Hear the "blackened whirl of punk’s raw noir and late '70s/early '80s jukebox glory" right here via Glide Magazine.
The song hits all digital music platforms tomorrow. Pre-save on Apple and Spotify here.
Ruby Boots and...Read more
New song from roving bluesman Luke Winslow-King! The Bluegrass Situation is streaming Luke's tropically jazzy take on New Orleans folk classic "Going to New Orleans" ahead of his appearance at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this Friday.
The Yawpers new album 'Human Question' is coming April 19th. Pre-order on digital, CD, or jungle swirl vinyl LP.
Denver's resident blues-punk renegades The Yawpers will release their new album Human Question on April 19th! Hear the first song, "Child of Mercy," now via New Noise Magazine. It's a cyclone of highly dangerous rock-n-roll.
You know these marauders are hitting the road....Read more
Polar vortex be damned! The mighty Mekons are back!! The iconic art-punk-folk collective's first proper album in 8 years, Deserted, is coming March 29th. Hear the first song "Lawrence of California" right now via the mega Mekon fans at Rolling Stone!
Deserted will be on digital, CD, and limited edition translucent teal vinyl LP....Read more
The fast-livin' Vandoliers get a little tender on new song "Cigarettes in the Rain," which you can hear now from American Songwriter Magazine. The Texas outfit's Bloodshot debut record Forever, is coming February 22nd on digital, CD, and vinyl LP. Pre-order here.
Vandoliers have arrived!! The Texas crew's Bloodshot debut album(!) Forever is coming February 22nd. It's a mix of youthful and defiant punk, rugged Red Dirt country, and vibrant Tejano. Hear the band's rowdy-as-all-hell new anthem "Troublemaker" right now via Rolling Stone!
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Another Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers shredder has landed! "Reality Bites," from the band's upcoming debut album Bought to Rot, is co-written by Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit. Read more and hear the track via Billboard.