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Showing posts with label Bloodshot Records. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bloodshot Records. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mekons Announce New Album Deserted + New Single + Tour


Mekons Announce New Album Deserted,
Out on March 29


L-R: Dave Trumfio (bass), Susie Honeyman (violin), Jon Langford (vocals/guitar), Steve Goulding (drums), Rico Bell (accordion/vocals), Tom Greenhalgh (vocals/guitar), Lu Edmonds (saz, cumbus, oud), Sally Timms (vocals).

Photo credit: Ricky Malpas (hi-res)

Plus, RollingStone.com Premieres Video For "Lawrence of California" and
Announces New European and U.S. Tour Dates

British folk-punk collective the Mekons will release a new album Deserted (PRE-ORDER HERE) on March 29. It is their first formal studio album since 2011's Ancient & Modern. RollingStone.com announced the album, along with a 2019 tour spanning Europe and the United States, and the launch of a new music video for the song "Lawrence of California."



Emboldened by a sold-out tour and a surge of interest in the States after the release of the documentary Revenge of the Mekons, the Mekons retreated to the fringes of Joshua Tree National Park and popular culture to record their new album Deserted. Singer/guitarist Jon Langford said of the recording experience:

"There are deserts everywhere. We took time to ponder the vastness and the weirdness of the desert. Going to the country to get your head together is a ripe old rock cliché. We went to the desert to have our brains scoured... We went from one desert to another. A more hopeful place where we arm ourselves with spikes and endure.”

The band will tour extensively throughout April and July and all currently announced tour dates are included below. 

Deserted album artwork: hi-res

Track listing:
Lawrence of California
Harar 1883
Into the Sun
How Many Stars
In the Desert
Mirage
Weimar Vending Machine
Andromeda
After the Rain


Tour dates:
April 2 – Newport, United Kingdom –  Le Public Space Newport (tickets)
April 3 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club (tickets)
April 4 –  Brighton, United Kingdom – Patterns (tickets)
April 5 – London, United Kingdom – 100 Club (tickets)
April 6 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Cinetol
April 7 – Berlin, Germany – Music & Frieden
April 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
April 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Alice
April 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Mousonturm (tickets)
April 11 – Linz, Austria – Stwst Stadtwerkstatt
April 12 – Vienna, Austria – Chelsea (tickets)
April 13 – Reutlingen, Germany – Franz.K (tickets)
April 14 – Bad Salgau, Germany – Franziskaner (tickets)
July 14 – Chicago, IL, United States – Hideout (tickets)
July 15 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (tickets)
July 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol Entrance Space (tickets)
July 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s (tickets)
July 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets)
July 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room (tickets)
July 23 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library (tickets)
July 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel (tickets)
July 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern (tickets)

All dates collected on the band's tour dates page.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Bloodshot Records Signs Jason Hawk Harris


Photo credit: Daley Hake (download)

Full-Length Debut To Be Announced Soon

Bloodshot Records is excited to announce the signing of Houston, TX-raised/Los Angeles-based artist Jason Hawk Harris. The singer/guitarist – formerly of LA-based indie outfit The Show Ponies – self-describes his sound as "meta-apocalyptic country/Americana grief-grass," a tongue-in-cheek amalgam combining his background in music composition education, impassioned song content, and the influence of growing up listening to traditional country, folk and rock singers.

In 2017, Harris released his first solo effort, a five-song EP Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips, and has been on the road in support of or writing its follow-up ever since. Bloodshot first caught him at Folk Alliance in 2018, when he gave goosebumps to everyone within the dingy walls of a tiny hotel room with his evocative, powerful, and unrestrained live duo set. Later in the year, he opened up for our Sarah Shook & the Disarmers on a run of tour dates, after which Sarah relayed her wholehearted approval.

JHH will release his full-length debut with Bloodshot in 2019.

Video for “I’m Afraid”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRvdKiX_mmY


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Bottle Rockets: new album, song, tour!




The Bottle Rockets announce new album, song, tour

The Bottle Rockets will release their new album Bit Logic on October 12th, 2018. The forthcoming full-length is the St. Louis quartet's first since 2015's South Broadway Athletic Club. The band recently teased a sneak preview song premiere of the album title track via Wide Open Country.





In support of Bit Logic, the Bottle Rockets will continue to tour across the country, including an upcoming appearance at AmericanaFest in Nashville.

Aug. 16 — El Dorado, Ark. — The Griffin
Aug. 17 — Pocola, Okla. — Gilley’s at Choctaw Casino
Aug. 18 — Reeds Spring, Mo. — Living Room Show
Aug. 30 — New Albany, Ind. — Living Room Show
Aug. 31 — Manchester, Ky. — Manchester Music Fest
Sept. 7 — Crystal City, Mo. — Twin City Days Party on the Cobblestone
Sept. 14 — Nashville, Tenn. Bloodshot Records Backyard Bash
Oct. 11 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill
Oct. 12 — Cleveland, Ohio — Beachland Tavern
Oct. 13 — Buffalo, New York — Sportsmen’s Tavern
Oct. 14 — Toronto, Ontario CA — Lee’s Palace
Oct. 16 — Northampton, Mass. — Iron Horse Music Hall
Oct. 17 — New York, N.Y. — Hill Country Live
Oct. 18 — Washington, D.C. — Gypsy Sally’s
Oct. 19 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Milkboy
Oct. 21 — Charleston, W.V. — Mountain Stage
Nov. 7 — Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. — Showboat Saloon
Nov. 8 — Milwaukee, Wisc. — Shank Hall
Nov. 9 — Three Oaks, Mich. — Acorn Theater
Nov. 14 — St. Paul, Minn. — Turf Club
Dec. 1 — Macomb, Ill. — Tri States Public Radio Show
Dec. 7 — Bloomington, Ill. — The Castle Theater
Dec. 8 — Springfield, Ill. — Bar None

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers sign with Bloodshot Records + Sidelong out on 4/28



Sarah Shook & the Disarmers sign with Bloodshot Records + Sidelong to be released on 4/28


Chapel Hill, NC natives Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have signed with Bloodshot Records and will release their album Sidelong on April 28. The band is also working on a brand new album for release in 2018. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have been heralded by No Depression, Alternate Root, and Rolling Stone Country, with the last saying, “Honest to a fault and as foul-mouthed as a drunken sailor, she's a nonconforming spitfire who's proud of not fitting in with mainstream country music.”

PRE-ORDER LINK: https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/sidelong

PopMatters announced the signing and release, saying, "Yeah, they’re a country band, but not of the sort currently dominating the mainstream Nashville country scene. Sarah Shook and the Disarmers are outsiders and proud of it."

SoundCloud link to “Keep the Home Fires Burnin’”: https://soundcloud.com/bshq/keep-the-home-fires-burnin-by-sarah-shook-the-disarmers-1/s-OSV6C

SS&tD will be touring in 2017, including their first trip down to SXSW, where they will perform at Bloodshot’s annual showcase and Yard Dog day party. All additional dates are included below or on SS&tD’s tour dates page.

2/24 Wake Forest, NC - Rockin the Forest
2/25 Raleigh, NC - Kings - WKNC benefit
5/19 Beaufort, NC - Beaufort Music Festival
5/20 Beaufort, NC - Beaufort Music Festival

Current dates: https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/tours-events/15493

       



Sidelong track listing:
Keep the Home Fires Burnin'
The Nail
Heal Me
Sidelong
No Name
Dwight Yoakam
Misery Without Company
Solitary Confinement
Nothin' Feels Right But Doin' Wrong
Fuck Up
Make It Up to Mama
Road That Leads to You

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Scott H. Biram: new album + song premiere via Rolling Stone Country

Scott H. Biram announces new album and premieres song via Rolling Stone Country

Credit: Nate Burrell


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Scott H. Biram will release a new album, entitled The Bad Testament, on February 24. This will be his 10th album overall and 6th with Bloodshot Records, his first since 2014's Nothin' But Blood. The Bad Testament lands somewhere west of the Old Testament and south of the AA handbook, straddling the chasm between sin and redemption. It’s a record of hard-grinding lost love, blues and deep, dark Americana.


Rolling Stone Country announced the release this morning, along with a premiere of a new song "Long Old Time", saying, "Biram evokes the haunted bluesmen and country singers of the past on the greasy blues number, singing as a man out of options and trapped by his bad decisions."







The Ameripolitan Award-nominated, Austin-based Dirty Old One Man Band will be on the road relentlessly touring in support of The Bad Testament in 2017, of which a few dates are listed below. His tour date page will announce an extended mid-March through mid-April tour run into the western U.S. in the coming weeks.

Current dates:
1/26 - Lafayette, LA @ Blue Moon Saloon
1/27 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
1/28 - Beaumont, TX @ The Gig
2/16 - San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint
2/26 - The Outlaw Country Cruise



The Bad Testament track listing:

1. Set Me Free
2. Still Around
3. Red Wine
4. TrainWrecker
5. Long Old Time
6. Swift Driftin'
7. Righteous Ways
8. Crippled & Crazy
9. Feel So Wrong
10. True Religion

Bonus tracks: (Lost On The River) EP
11. Hit The River
12. Pressin' On
13. What Doesn't Kill You...



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2017 Grammy Nominations for Robbie Fulks! Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song

Robbie Fulks Nominated For
Two Grammy Awards


Fulks, selected for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song categories, is the first Bloodshot artist to be nominated
 
The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced this morning and Bloodshot Records artist Robbie Fulks has been nominated for two Awards in the categories of Best American Roots Song for “Alabama At Night” and Best Folk Album for Upland Stories. These are the first nominations for Fulks, and first for an artist on the record label.
 

Both nominations are for music of Fulks’s latest album Upland Stories, which received critical acclaim from a varied and widespread list of publications, including Rolling Stone Country (“With his new album Upland Stories, Robbie Fulks furthers his reputation as one of the most observant and wry songwriters of the past two decades”), NPR Fresh Air, NPR Music, New Yorker, Guardian UK, Noisey, FADER, Acoustic Guitar Magazine and many more.

The Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday, February 12.

Watch Robbie perform “Alabama At Night”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMmReNAf5o

Upcoming tour dates:
https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/tours-events/200


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bobby Bare Jr. Consequence of Sound Song Premiere | Live Album Soundtrack out 7/31



BOBBY BARE JR - “THE BEGINNING OF THE END” 



Bloodshot Records is proud to release the soundtrack to the Bobby Bare Jr. documentary Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost). The album will be released through digital retailers and via a limited edition screen printed poster with digital download code. Pre-orders are available now. The lone studio recording on the live collection, a previously unreleased track titled “The Beginning of the End,” is streaming on Consequence of Sound.

Back in 2010 and 2011, visionary, charismatic singer/songwriter and musician’s musician Bobby Bare Jr. was followed on tour by a film crew led by filmmaker William Miller. What resulted is Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost), a touching, funny, and genuine rock doc about the struggles of maintaining a modestly successful touring career (which is a hell of a task in and of itself) whilst remaining a loving family man back in his hometown of Nashville. The film, which features appearances and commentary by Justin Townes Earle, My Morning Jacket, Hayes Carll, Bobby Bare Sr., and more, was released in a limited capacity in 2012, and then in 2014 screened in theaters and clubs in major U.S. cities, including a stint at Austin’s South By Southwest music festival. It is now widely released online (Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, etc.) and on DVD.

What also resulted from those months of documenting Bobby Bare Jr. on the road is a film soundtrack, consisting of some of Bobby Bare Jr.’s most energetic and sonically sharp live performances put to tape. Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes new versions of fan-favorites and deep cuts from Bobby’s classic Bloodshot albums like The Longest Meow and From the End of Your Leash, as well as songs from his 2010 Thirty Tigers album A Storm, A Tree, My Mother’s Head.  Recorded at beloved venues like Portland, OR’s Crystal Ballroom, Chapel Hill, NC’s Local 506, and Nashville’s The Basement, these songs span the genre-busting gamut that Bobby is known to trample, while evoking many of the emotions felt by viewers of the documentary - love, heartbreak, joy, homesickness, anticipation, despair, and hope.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bloodshot Records artist: Murder By Death - Big Dark Love - New Release Review

I just received the newest release (February 3, 2015), Big Dark Love, by Murder By Death. This is not a blues release but adventurous and well written. Opening with I Shot An Arrow, Adam Turla on lead vocal, Matt Armstrong on bass, Sarah Balliet on cello, Dagan Thogerson on drums and David Fountain on piano set quite a stage. A cool but odd melody with Frank Black like characteristics features a solid anchor in Balliet and Fountain that is quite appealing. Strange Eyes has a driving pop beat and atmospheric backing. Title track, Big Dark Love is a really nice ballad with a haunting guitar riffs over a really solid melody and warm cello bottom. Very cool! Dream In Red has more of a club feel but with dark classical overtones. Solitary One has some of the nicest vocal harmonies with Fountain. The most air friendly track on the release, this is a track that is certain to collect followers. Send Me Home is a solid rocker with cool guitar reverb. A pinch of country gives the track a cool flavor. Last Thing, although floating a bed of synth, has banjo, violin and a country western beat. This has a modern feel not unlike another of my favorites bands in this genre, Camper Van Beethoven. Natural Pearl continues with the western flavor but this time with a light 2 step rhythm. A drum shuffle leads the way and vocal duets between Foutain and Turla with the latter adding some solid guitar riffs. Very cool track. It Will Never Die sets an easy folk track with a light poppy feel, balancing cello with mandolin. Breaking into one of the heaviest jams on the release with a wall of sound it is definitely on the the releases milestones. Wrapping the release is Hunted, seems quite a simple folk track until Turla steps up with his fat reverb filled western style guitar riffs. This is a cool track to complete an unusual and interesting release.  

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