NEW, somewhat limited and supa dang nice —
VARIOUS ARTISTS WHILE NO ONE WAS LOOKING: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records, 2CD set
DELUXE LP is a VERY limited of 500 with RED VINYL. 3 LP Vinyl set includes digital download card for album MP3s and bonus artwork.
With a heady brew of resilience, stalwart dedication, Cervantes-level delusion and mulish determination on behalf of music and artists we love, and luck-serendipity, even-Bloodshot Records has improbably survived 20 years in the venal snake pit that is the music industry. Sooooo: 38 artists, including Andrew Bird, Blitzen Trapper, Superchunk, Hiss Golden Messenger, Chuck Prophet (my man!), Ted Leo, Ben Kweller, Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters), Minus 5, Andrew Bird/Nora O’Connor, two Gallants, Samuel Fogarino (of Interpol), Kvin “Shinyribs” Russell. Into It. Over It. Shakey Graves, and more covering songs from Bloodshot’s 20-year history. 38 songs from the Bloodshot catalog reemerge covered by friends and heroes of ours in oft-head-craning styles from gritty punk to back porch folk, dark bedroom new wave to straight up honky tonk, and lush power pop to new emo.
on 2CD/3LP — tasty!