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MIssouri Loves Company

Missouri born and bred band HA HA TONKA's new album LESSONS hits the literal and digital shelves on September 24th.  Pre-order it now!  See a TEASER here

To celebrate, we're toasting all things MISSOURI in this month's sale--we're calling MISSOURI LOVES COMPANY (get it!!!)

So pick up some fine music from a fine state that's given us more than walnut bowls Robert Altman, Redd Foxx (you dummy!), VINCENT F'N PRICE and hiding places for Jesse James.




We've got the refreshing, thirst-quenching oasis you've been looking for as you crawl across the broiling summer pavement, baking in your sweat-drenched flowery button-down and dirt-addled Bermuda shorts. It's the shimmery, heavenly sent Bloodshot Records Summer 12 Pack Sampler. Allow new and upcoming tracks from Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, Eddie Spaghetti, Robbie Fulks, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, and many more to clean you up, hydrate you, and put a chilled, frothy beverage in your hand.

Download cards will be included in all orders from the Bloodshot online store this summer and passed along wherever Bloodshot minions be lurking.

P.S. Any similarity to the cartoon character and our own Retail Pete are purely intentional.



What do Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and Spice Girls have in common with Lydia Loveless?

1. they’d all lose to her in a bar fight, handily.

2. Google Play is highlighting them all, and a host of others in their Women in Pop promotion. Grab LyLo’s album Indestructible Machine for only $6.99


ALSO, JC BROOKS & the Uptown Sound's album Want More is on sale at Amazon for $5.99 through the end of April for their R& B Album Event.

Wayne Hancock catalog on sale at Amazon

In celebration of Wayne the Train's new release, Ride, Amazon has placed his entire Bloodshot catalog on sale, through March 5th.

Go git some!

12/12/12 Sale!

It's 12/12/12!!!

To highlight this auspicious calendar date (though, in the grand scheme, rather arbitrary given the errors the Gregorian monks made centuries ago concocting the calendar...but I digress), we're putting 6 LPs on sale for $12.

Murder By Death Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Graham Parker Imaginary Television

Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change...

Rosie Flores Working Girl's Guitar

Justin Townes Earle Midnight at the Movies

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound Want More


Name your favorite Tiger, pay with Paypal, and get 10% off your order!

Al Kaline

Bloodshot Rob's a lifelong Tiger fan. Growing up he thought Al Kaline was so revered the world over that they named alkaline batteries after him. Seriously.

Some nights, when he has trouble sleeping, he, rather than counting sheep, still imagines getting an urgent phone call from the Tigers manager asking if he'd be able to fill at first base in a pinch---they need his scrappy ability to hit to all fields AND it's a spot where being a lefty is an advantage! AND he hates Cal "The Streak" Ripken for stealing undue shortshop attention---big deal, I show up to work everyday and no one cares, so do most people---from MUCH DESERVED Hall of Famer Alan Trammell.

Go Get 'em Tigers!

To celebrate the joy in his heart with his team in the World Series, we're offering 10% off any Paypal order while the series lasts.

That's right, any order for any amount. We'll refund 10% of it to your Paypal account. You just have to name your favorite Tiger and why in the special instructions section.

Act fast! Cuz if the Giants end up winning, he may demand Bay Area residents pay 50% MORE for their orders.  AND he'll take his rage and torment out on his poor employees.

Game 1 postscript: Sigh.  Maybe I'll dress up as Valverde for Halloween and just let everyone hit me.

Game 2 postcript: Ugh.  My head is starting to hurt.  Prince Fielder slides with all the grace of a man falling down the stairs...

Game 3 postscript: TWO F'ING SHUTOUTS IN A ROW?  Way to make SF pitchers look like Koufax wrapped in Clemens and sprinkled with Maddux.

Game 4 postscript: Spent most of evening cleaning TV of all the Thai food i was throwing at screen.

Game 5 postscript:  Oh wait.  Nevermind.  That's what I get for caring...

Maybe Prince Fielder and Alex Rodriguez can give each other hitting tips on whatever diamond encrusted vacation island they'll be at this winter.  Where's Chet Lemon when you need him?



Today, January 20th, in 1978, the Mekons released their first single "Never Been In A Riot"  on the indie Fast Records.

That first incarnation of the The Mekons consisted of Kevin Lycette and Tom Greenhalgh on guitar, Jon Langford on drums, Mary on bass and Mark White and Andrew Corrigan sharing vocals.

It was described in NME as "making the Sex Pistols look like Paper Lace.'"

So, in honor of this day in music history, we're offering up ANY Waco Brothers or Jon Langford CD on a buy one get one free basis.  Order any of these fine albums, and then write in the comments section of the order form which freebie you'd like!

Act fast, this is for today only (I'll take down the offer whenever I wake up tomorrow morning, so as to give all you folks in UK and Australia who are already asleep a chance to act on this.)

And keep in mind, this is for CDS ONLY (no books, or LPs) Black Friday Deals

SHB Get yourself a Black Friday treat without even leaving the couch! For the next week, Amazon is offering deep discounts on the following MP3 albums:

Alejandro Escovedo, A Man Under The Influence ($5.99)

Old 97s, Wreck Your Life ($5.99)

Scott H Biram, Bad Ingredients ($6.99)

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Want More ($6.99)

Justin Townes Earle, Harlem River Blues ($6.99)

Go here for all Black Friday Deals.

It's The End of the World As We Know it, and We Feel Fine


Well, spring is in the air and that means baseball, BBQs and some group claiming the end of the world is nigh.

We thought it might be nice to help provide a soundtrack for the day AND (just in case they are wrong) give you a chance to pick up some music on a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE basis

Here's our list (with, cryptically enough, 13 songs):

Judgement Day by Scott H Biram from Something's Wrong/Lost Forever
Ain't Gonna Worry No More by Wayne Hancock from Tulsa
Take Me To The Fires by The Waco Brothers from Waco Express
No Way Out But Down by Graham Lindsay from For A Decade of Sin
Lost Soul by The Handsome Family from For A Decade of Sin
Highway To Hell by Red Star Belgrade from Down to the Promised Land
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive by Rosie Flores from Executioner's Last Songs
Forever to Burn by Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys from Executioner's Last Songs Volume 2
God's Eternal Love by Mark Eitzel from Executioner's Last Songs Volume 2
I See the Light by Scott H Biram from Dirty Old One Man Band
We'll Burn Together by Robbie Fulks from Country Love Songs
Get Right With Jesus by the Yayhoos from Fear Not The Obvious
Tomorrow Never Comes by Johnny Bond from Country and Western
You Don’t Knock by Detroit Cobras from Baby

Order ANY of these records before the "end of the world" and pick ANY other record off this list for FREE!!  Just put your choice in the Special Instructions section of your order.

No limit.  Pick 2, get 2 others for free.  We'll ship these out lickety-split so they get there "in time."

If they don't get there in time and the world DOES end, we owe you.....


Justin's Latest is Starting to pop up on Year End "Best of " lists..

It's starting to be that time of year when pointy-headed scribes pull together their faves.

Justin Townes Earle's Harlem River Blues has already made a splash on some biggies.

#15 on Paste Magazine's  Best of 2010

#7 Top 10 Country Albums of 2010 on Amazon

#40 Top 100 Songs of 2010 on Amazon for "One More Night in Brooklyn"

AMAZON ALERT!  Pick up Harlem River Blues CD at Amazon for $9.85 or the mp3 version for $4.99! thru the end of the month