Bloodshot Records News

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


It's not too late to enter the "I L-U-V THE DETROIT COBRAS" contest! The due-date for submissions was tomorrow, Thursday, March 1st, but for all of our comrades-in-writers-block, we've extended it one more day, so get writing and get those submissions in by Friday, March 2nd at 3 PM EST/2 PM CST/12 PM PST!

We wanna know just how much do you looove the Detroit Cobras! What is your greatest/funniest/wildest Detroit Cobras story? What do the Cobras mean to you? Did you get turned on to them by the one you love, or by the dirtbag who broke your heart? Did you find yourself lost in a Motor City flophouse before or after the show? Start pounding away on those special stories and send 'em to us here at the stronghold that is Bloodshot Records HQ. We want to hear your personal Cobras-related stories--the funniest, the craziest, the most embarrassing--and know why the Detroit Cobras have been the band that's been there for you through the times, the good and the blue!

What's in it for me, you may ask? Well, the eight best submissions (chosen by a discerning panel of judges over here at BSHQ) receive one of these fantastic prizes:


-An advance copy of the Detroit Cobras' new CD, Tied and True(in stores April 24!)

-A Detroit Cobras work shirt

A slot on the guest list for you and your sweetheart next time the Detroit Cobras come to your town


-A copy of the Detroit Cobras' first Bloodshot release, Baby

-An honest-to-goodness Bloodshot T-shirt!


Send your submissions to by FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND (IMPORTANT: submissions MUST be sent to this email address! No Myspace messages/comments will be accepted as entries.) We will choose our top eight entries and hit the winners back with details of their prizes!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom Passes Away

On February 22nd, Kirk Rundstrom, the singer/songwriter/guitarist for Split Lip Rayfield and Scroat Belly, passed away after a lengthy and heroic battle against cancer.

Kirk was, without debate, one of the most dynamic and passionate performers we have ever seen. To see him on stage was to see a man totally focused on, totally POSSESSED with, the music of the moment. He never ever took his audience for granted and delivered the goods with a ferocious energy that flowed through the room. I had personally seen him play some 75 times and it was never boring, it was never phoned in and it was hard to take my eyes off him. If you left a show of theirs without sweating, without losing yourself in the joyous abandon of music, it wasn't from his lack of trying. Standing still at a Split Lip show just wasn't an option. His gift was the ability to let rock and roll well up from its purest emotional state and give it to the room in all its liberating glory.

When Kirk was diagnosed last spring, he was given just a few months. It is a testimony to his incredible spirit that he was performing into this month.The fans that came out during this time filled the venues with palpable love. To have played a part in this accumulation of affection, in this tight knit community of Split Lip lovers, over the years is truly a humbling honor. He loved playing and it showed, and the fans loved him back.

Kirk is responsible for a lot of people having a LOT of fun over the years; if everyone could have that on their resumes, the world would be a much better place.

He is missed already.

Bloodshot Records
February 22, 2007


Donations for Kirk's family can be made via Paypal at the band's website:


Are Bloodshot bands coming to your town this weekend? Don't miss these shows!

The Bottle Rockets
Sat 02.24.07 - Clear Lake, IA @ The Surf Ballroom

Paul Burch
Sat 02.24.07 - Baton Rouge, LA@ Chelsea's Cafe

Devil In A Woodpile
Fri 02.23.07 - Chicago, IL @ Buddy Guy's Legends

Graham Parker
Sat 02.24.07 - Phoenixville, PA @ Steel City Coffee House

Scott H Biram
Fri 02.23.07 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's
Sat 02.24.07 - Lafayette, LA @ Blue Moon Saloon

Wayne "The Train" Hancock
Sat 02.24.07 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Silos' Come On Like The Fast Lane now available!

The Silos' debut Bloodshot release, Come on Like The Fast Lane doesn't hit stores until tomorrow morning but you can head over to the Bloodshot site right now, avoid the rush and order a copy. Go here to order a copy right now!

For hear two advance mp3 downloads from the album, subscribe to the Bloodshot Song of the Week podcast feed on Odeo, here!

To check out the Silos on Myspace, go here. The band will be heading out on a massive spring CD release tour co-headlining with Jon Dee Graham in just a couple of weeks, go here to find out when they're coming to your town!

“The band’s austere style inflects the astringent twang of The Velvet Underground with the drone of R.E.M. and adds countryish echoes that recall Gram Parsons…” Stephen Holden The New York Times

" With equal parts twang and rock, and enough ferocious guitar feedback to make Crazy Horse grin, the Silos sizzle with tightly packaged songs bristling with unbridled energy." David McPherson Exclaim

"A ragged scorcher of an attack that combines the mercurial feel of the Velvet Underground with the assertive middle-finger of Exile-era Stones." Lee Zimmerman Amplifier

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


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Friday, February 09, 2007

Bloodshot Shows This Weekend!

Bloodshot's Coming to Town...check out these great shows this weekend!

Devil in a Woodpile TONIGHT, FEB 9 at The Cubby Bear in Chicago

Nora O'Connor TONIGHT, FEB 9 at the Hideout in Chicago

Scott H. Biram TONIGHT, FEB 9 at Pilot Light in Knoxville and SATURDAY, FEB 10 at Hideaway BBQ in Raleigh

Split Lip Rayfield TONIGHT, FEB 9 at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland and SATURDAY, FEB 10 at Madison Theatre in Covington, KY

Waco Brothers TONIGHT, FEB 9 at Fitzgerald's in Chicago

Cordero SATURDAY, FEB 10 at Cafe Nine in New Haven

Paul Burch SATURDAY, FEB 10 at The Grey Eagle in Ashville

Wayne "the Train" Hancock SATURDAY, FEB 10 at Executive Surf Club in Corpus Christi

For more tour info, go to!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


The Silos' upcoming release Come On Like The Fast Lane won't hit the streets until Tuesday, February 20th, but why wait and risk the chance of your local independent record store selling out on the first day? We're now accepting preorders for the CD through the Bloodshot site, to be delivered on or around the release date! (Your entire order will be filled at once, so if you order any other items, they'll all be sent together at the same time as Come On Like The Fast Lane .)

For more info about the Silos, go to their Bloodshot page (with details about their upcoming Bloodshot CD Release Tour), or download this exclusive mp3 preview off the new album: "Behind Me Now" [MP3]

“The band’s austere style inflects the astringent twang of The Velvet Underground with the drone of R.E.M. and adds countryish echoes that recall Gram Parsons…” Stephen Holden The New York Times

"...their no frills rock style suits east Texas every bit as much as the Lower East Side." Absolute Sound

"Certainly the band's best effort as a trio…proof positive that even (obscure) alt-country legends can age gracefully and continue to be relevant." Darryl Smyers Dallas Observer

"Mr. Salas-Humara’s compositions, which include rave-ups and tender ballads enriched by Drew Glackin on lap steel, are direct and compact with a true pop sensibility." Jim Fusilli The Wall Street Journal

"Around for 20 years or more now, and always good for distinctive, quality rock." Ken Barnes USA Today

Friday, February 02, 2007

Bloodshot Announces...Free Show in Chicago with the Detroit Cobras and the Blacks


Bloodshot Records Presents...

Friday, March 2: Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago
Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm

PLUS AT THE SHOW...FREE BLOODSHOT SAMPLERS/digital downloads, including tracks from Bobby Bare Jr., Neko Case, Ryan Adams, Deadstring Brothers, Scott H. Biram and MORE!


Don't miss the Detroit Cobras' new album on Bloodshot, Tied and True, available April 20th!

Bloodshot Shows This Weekend!

Don't miss these great Bloodshot shows coming to your town this weekend:

The Bottle Rockets

Fri 02.02.07 Tampa, FL @ Skipper's Smokehouse w/ Otis Gibbs

Sat 02.03.07 Macon, GA @ The Hummingbird w/ Otis Gibbs

Jon Langford

Fri 02.02.07 Melbourne (AU) @
Prince of Wales w/ Neko Case

Sat 02.03.07 Melbourne (AU) @
House Party

Scott H. Biram

Fri 02.02.07 Houston, TX @
Continental Club

Sat 02.03.07 Lake Charles, LA @
Rikenjaks Brew Pub 

Scroat Belly

Sat 02.03.07 Lawrence, KS @ the Bottleneck 

To keep up on the latest, go to the Bloodshot tour page!

Bloodshot Records Garage Sale the Entire Month of February!

We do it once a year and YOU, the canny web surfer are the beneficiary. That's right, we've made our annual attempt to organize the workplace and turn it from a disheveled vortex of chaos into a pleasing and well mannered office humming with pure and decent industry.

Thus, we have come across piles of promotional or refurbished CDs that have accumulated over the past year and we are offering them to you at embarrassingly low prices for the entire month of February! Now, to be clear, these CDs are UNPLAYED and offer the same exact audio and artwork as the regular CDs, they are just without shrink wrap and the top spine stickers, so we cannot sell them to stores. We lose, but YOU win!!

The list below contains the titles that we have to offer you. Some are extremely limited and first come first serve. All are $7 apiece.

For a list of titles and to order, go here!