Record Store Day 2017 is Saturday April 22nd! And this year Bloodshot's Chicago HQ storefront pop-up shop will be open for business! An oasis in the chaos! No two-hour lines for a special boxed set that contains a vial of Eddie Vedder's sweat! No mob scenes! No elbow-throwing! We'll have free refreshments and maybe even some snacks so you can rest between your...Read more
Sadly, there are no Bloodshot releases for Record Store Day this year, but alas! Lydia Loveless sings on this 12" single with Neko Case, Aimee Mann, Norah Jones, and Queen's Brian May! That's a seriously stacked supergroup. The release will be in U.S. record shops this Saturday. The song is for the documentary A Dog Named Gucci, which is directed by...Read more
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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
EDIT: Now available for order RIGHT HERE.
We're ecstatic to release a very special limited edition Andrew Bird/Robbie Fulks 7" single release featuring their respective covers of one another, available this Friday at select independent record stores for Black Friday Record Store Day!
Head to one of these participating retailers to grab a copy…
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Only the lucky 1000 who found Lydia Loveless's Record Store Day 7" have heard the A-side "Mile High," but you can now hear it via BrooklynVegan today and own the MP3 on May 27th!
We heard Lydia play the song at SXSW and hot damn, it SMOKES! It's certainly in line...Read more
Lydia Loveless's cover of Kesha's "Blind" was featured on todays episode of NPR's All Songs Considered along with some great commentary along with other Record Store Day songs from Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer, and Devo.
Hopefully someone will take note from the episode and actually get a tattoo of Lydia Loveless with a Kesha tattoo. (*head explodes*)
(Hint: the Lydia...Read more
Record Store Day 2014, a day for celebrating the many brick-and-mortar stores that keep indies like us off of life support, includes many in-store performances, exclusive releases, and sales. Here is your guide to the Bloodshot happenings on April 19th.Read more
Record Store Day 2013 is fast approaching. The annual lovefest for Indie record retailers, the lifeblood of labels like us, and often the anchor businesses for the "cool part of town" throw one helluva party every year. Loads of sales, special releases and in store performances. SUPPORT LOCAL! SUPPORT INDIE!!!
Seriously, do you really want another Quizno's to open...Read more
As you may or may not know, April 16th is Record Store Day and we've got a boat load of activities and releases to help celebrate the existence of your local neighborhood purveyors of music. Support them, dammit!
Anyway, here's a few things that have popped up this week hyping it.
Last Saturday was Record Store Day, and by all accounts it was a rousing success all across the country. Perhaps folks are coming to a greater realization that shopping for records is WAY more fun than downloading a bunch of ones and zeroes onto their hard drives in the bubble of their bedroom or office.
Several Bloodshot folks participated with in-store...Read more
Just in time for Record Store Day--the DVD release of the independent documentary, "I Need That Record! The Death (and Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store" featuring Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore, Mike Watt ... and Rob from Bloodshot! You can...Read more
Today marks third annual Record Store Day -- the celebration of independently-owned record stores which continue to thrive amongst Bit Torrents and Big Box retailers. To honor them, here's some of our favorite indie record stores as picked by Bloodshot staff and artists. Thank you to all the independent records stores that...Read more