"It's a masterfully played, richly layered look back at America's bad old days (have those days ever ended?) punctuated by almost-just-as-devastating love songs."
The stream is coupled with a worthwhile interview with Robbie about the influences on the album...Read more
The highly anticipated Who Is Lydia Loveless? documentary will premiere in Chicago on April 16th at the Logan Theatre as part of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest)! There will also be a Q&A! Get yer popcorn ready.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Our newest recruit Al Scorch's Bloodshot debut album Circle Round the Signs is coming May 13th! Hear the rip-roarin' banjo-blastin' shout-along "Everybody Out" right now via PopMatters!
Al says: "This song is for radical people everywhere to shake their asses to after a long day of fighting the good fight."
Robbie Fulks's new song "Aunt Peg's New Old Man" is now streaming via Guitar World! Robbie's pickin' and Jenny Scheinman's fiddlin' make this song a thrilling listen while the Fulks storytelling is firing on all cylinders.
"A beautifully shot lyric video for the song, which goes well beyond the standard lyric video and feels a lot more like a short film. Chicago filmmaker Dave Anderson made the video and filled it with...Read more
"Dark storytelling married with soulful, rootsy arrangements they’ve been honing since they first formed in the late ‘80s." - The Wall Street...Read more
The Waco Brothers have returned, and they're ready to take over the world for the TENTH time. To whet your Waco whistle, here's a totally rippin' new song "Receiver" streaming via Rolling Stone! Listen here. It's from the band's upcoming album Going Down in History, out Feb. 26. Pre-order on CD, vinyl LP, or digital...Read more
Rolling Stone says: "Each track brims with the knowledge that existence is rarely ever simply black...Read more
As you hopefully know by now, Freakwater is back. Their first album in a decade, and first Bloodshot Records release, Scheherazade hits Feb 5th. The Fader is streaming brand new song "Number One with a Bullet," and you can hear it right here. And yes, it does, indeed, rule.
Released ahead of their annual 'Tonksgiving' shows, the EP was recorded during a 2014 show at Off Broadway in St. Louis. KDHX has the scoop along with a stream of the live version of "Caney Mountain" and an interview with frontman Brian...Read more
Bloodshot's Thanksgiving present to you! When the turkey's dry, but your racist old uncle's glass is always wet, when the everyone's talking about the other, more SUCCESSFUL sibling, or when a battle royale is waging over the TV remote, football versus Dancing with the Stars, the Bottle Rockets new video "Dog" is something everyone can agree on: cute dogs.
Freakwater's trippy new music video for "The Asp and the Albatross" is now playing via The Bluegrass Situation! View with your third eye here. Vocalist/guitarist/mandola-player extraordinaire Janet Bean provided some excellent commentary on the song and video, so make sure ya read that too. Might learn yourself something.
"The Asp and the Albatross" is from the band's upcoming Bloodshot...Read more
On Dec. 4th we're releasing a six pack of drinkin' song 7" singles! To celebrate our 21st birthday!
For the collection, our pals in Deer Tick covered The Pogues' "If I Should Fall From Grace with God" (!!!!!), and you can hear it now on Stereogum! Pre-order the set here.
Packaged in a SUPER COOL custom six pack carton with handle...Read more
Here's another new song by The Mekons & Robbie Fulks from their upcoming collaborative album Jura, streaming on NPR Music! LISTEN HERE. The album will be released on limited edition vinyl LP and digital on Black Friday Record Store Day (11/27). Pre-order on iTunes and Bandcamp here.
NPR says it's "an album comprised of old sea chanteys...Read more
The Rolling...Read more