Bloodshot Records News

Justin Townes Earle finishes Midnight at the Movies

Justin finished up his follow-up to The Good Life for us and it has all of us in the compound walking around all bug-eyed. How a guy that did such an amazing job on his first record could take an even GREATER leap forward is pretty exciting. The album is called Midnight at the Movies and it will hit the street in March 09 on CD and LP. Justin continues to tour his ass off, both domestically and internationally. Between US shows, he hits Australia soon and revisits the UK in January. Here’s the video for “The Good Life”  

Ha Ha Tonka Hitting Studio for 2nd Bloodshot album

Ha Ha Tonka are starting work on their 2nd Bloodshot album very shortly in St. Louis at Sawhorse Studios. Jason McIntire is at the helm; his most recent success was producing the St. Louis buzz band, Ludo. Ha Ha Tonka’s incredible animated video for Caney Mountain is here:  

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Recording Now

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir are in the studio currently working on their new album, titled “And The Horse You Rode in On”. Expect the follow up to their critically acclaimed self titled album in stores in mid-2009. Elia wrote the majority of the album in Wales, and calls it “An angry, comically heart wrenching record, alternately venting spleen and touching on the poignancy of betrayal and loss.”

Bottle Rockets Record with Eric “Roscoe” Ambel

The Bottle Rockets celebrated their 15th anniversary by recording a spanking new album with producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, producer of their renowned album, The Brooklyn Side. The new album will be released in spring 2009.  

Scott Biram zeros in on completion of new album

The one band destruction machine, Scott Biram, is closing in on the completion of his next album. Highlights include a cover of “I Feel So Good” by Muddy Waters with The Black Diamond Heavies guesting. John Meyers from the Heavies also contributed some keyboards on one of Scott’s tunes, titled “Why You Give Me Such a Hard Time?”  Album art is slated to be by Mark Todd, known for his work for Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard. In other news, Scott has a dialed-out new website – visit him here: – it is most excellent.

Bobby Bare Jr & Sr Producing Tribute to Shel Silverstein

Bobby and his dad are executive-producing a tribute to Shel Silverstein that will be released on Sugar Hill/Vanguard in mid 2009. The two of them have the following bands slated to contribute (and quite a few are already recorded):

Emmylou Harris

Black Keys

George Jones & Ray Price

Allison Krauss

Band of Horses

Dr. Dog

Andrew Bird

Kris Kristofferson (backed by members of the Silver Jews)

My Morning Jacket


Cordero to Play West Coast Shows

Cordero hits the West Coast next week in support of their new album, De dónde eres. For tour dates visit:

Singer Ani Cordero explained the genesis of her new album in an interview with Venus Magazine: Here is their fetching new video for “Ruleta Rusa”


Charlie Pickett’s “Overtown” video – The Real Story

Pickett and his cohorts made a bizarre, disturbing video for their song, Overtown, which regales listeners with tales of scoring drugs in Miami’s most infamous ghetto. The real story behind this insane video is here:


Wayne Hancock to record w/ Lloyd Maines

Wayne Hancock will be recording a new album with Lloyd Maines producing, at The Zone Recording Studio in Dripping Springs TX. 


I’m Not Jim’s Jonathan Lethem talks music on eMusic

I’m Not Jim’s author half Jonathan Letham talks music on eMusic. It’s a great, in-depth interview on the process of recording  the album and of Jonathan’s longstanding obsession with music.


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