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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.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bloodshot Records artist: Bobby Bare Jr.'s YOUNG CRIMINALS' STARVATION LEAGUE - Undefeated - New release Review

I just received the newest release (4/15/14), Undefeated, from Bobby Bare, Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League and it's interesting and quite diverse. Opening with an catchy track, North Of Alabama By Mornin', Bare and his troop of musicians show that they mean business with grinding beat and gripping guitar riffs. If She Cared is a straight up pop track featuring bare on lead vocals blended nicely with Carey Kotsionis on backing vocals. Matt Rowland on keys takes a easy pace in a sort of Paul Hornsby fashion. The Big Time is another track with a light poppy sound with Richie Kirkpatrick and David Vandervelde on guitars/bass. Don't Wanna Know has a really melodic sound with a hit of a Pink Floyd melody. A very nicely blended vocal with Kotsionis and some cool guitar effects makes this one of the releases most memorable. The Elegant Imposter has a really unusual rhythm pattern and a cool melodic interlude. Title track, Undefeated, has a really interesting sonic backing with simple guitar, drums and bass. Backing vocals from Kotsionis along with Bare and Jordan Caress make this track an immediate track for airplay. Loosely ripped guitar solo in this track is the star of the release instrumentally. Excellent! My Baby Took My Baby Away is a quirky little ditty with a touch of the Beatles and a touch of Harry Nilsson (and possibly Tiny Tim). Blame Everybody (But Yourself) has some real soundtrack like characteristics and a poppy overtone but with a bit of David Bowie bite. Interesting. As Forever Became Never Again is another track with a strong melodic line, in this case really reminiscent of an Apple band with caliope feel. Don't Stand At The Stove wraps the release with a more rocking feel and floating guitar riffs. Overall this is a curious release with a lot of strong songwriting and interesting instrumental work. Check it out.

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