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Bloodshot Briefing | New Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Project; Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Williams Just Lived A Country Song

1. Bloodshot Records is very excited, humbled and somewhat giddy to announce a working partnership with Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers.

The label will release the group's debut album in the fall of 2018. While a release date and album details are still to come, the band announced Wednesday they will play a run of special shows in the Midwest this coming November. A full listing of dates can be found below and on Bloodshot's official site with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday.

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"I've been a longtime fan of Bloodshot and the artists they work with," Grace said. "Having spent the past year working on a record without knowing where its home was going to be, when I discovered that the Bloodshot offices were only a couple of blocks away from my apartment I went in and asked if they'd consider giving the songs a home. They were cool enough to hear me out and oblige. I couldn't be more happy about the work we're going to do together and sharing it with the world."

For Bloodshot's part, the chance to work with such a compelling artist at a point in her career when she is expanding her creative energies was pretty well irresistible.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard and Marc Jacob Hudson.

Grace is a musician, author, and activist best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me!.

Willard, also of Against Me!, is a drummer who has played in iconic punk bands such as Rocket from the Crypt, Social Distortion, and The Offspring.

Devouring Mothers bassist Hudson is a recordist and mixer at Rancho Recordo, a recording studio and creative space in the woods of Michigan, and the sound engineer for Against Me!

Against Me! has toured with Bloodshot artists Murder By Death, William Elliott Whitmore, and Cory Branan. In 2017, Grace appeared on the lead track "I Only Know" on Branan's album Adios.

Tour dates so far:

02 - Rock Island, IL - Rock Island Brewing Company
03 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
04 - Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar
05 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
08 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
18 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
29 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

Tour poster:

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2. Chicago roots icon Robbie Fulks and Memphis rock-n-roll queen Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee's little sister!) have released a new song from their upcoming collaborative album Wild! Wild! Wild!


"I Just Lived a Country Song" is a perfect slice of honky tonk balladry, sung by two absolute greats. Hear the new song via the lyric video by Nina Stiener:

Wild! Wild! Wild! is out August 10th on digital, CD, and a limited edition rock-n-roll red vinyl LP.

Robbie & Linda will tour the U.S. this fall:

9/11/18 Nashville TN American Legion Post 82
9/16/18 Asheville NC The Grey Eagle
9/18/18 Vienna VA Jammin Java
9/19/18 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live
9/20/18 New York NY Hill County Live
9/21/18 Boston MA City Winery
9/22/18 Albany NY The Linda - WAMC Performing Arts
9/23/18 Buffalo NY Sportsmen's Tavern
9/25/18 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
9/26/18 Colombus OH Natalie's
9/27/18 Newport KY Southgate House Revival
10/19/18 Berwyn IL FitzGerald's
10/20/18 Urbana IL C-U Folk and Roots Festival
10/21/18 Springfield IL Bar None


3. William Elliott Whitmore will release his Bloodshot Records debut Kilonova on September 7th (PRE-ORDER).

The 10-song covers record is his first long-form release since 2015's critically acclaimed Radium Death.

To commemorate the announcement, Whitmore has released the album's first single, his take on Magnetic Fields' "Fear of Trains."

"This collection is something I've been wanting to put forth for a long time," Whitworth said. "A handful of these tunes I've been doing in my live sets for years, and it just felt right to give them a little home. A place where my interpretations can live and hopefully be enjoyed."


1. Fear of Trains (Magnetic Fields)
2. Busted (Harlan Howard)
3. Don't Pray on Me (Bad Religion)
4. Hot Blue and Righteous (ZZ Top)
5. Five Feet High and Rising (Johnny Cash)
6. Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
7. One Glass at a Time (Red Meat)
8. Run Johnny Run (Jimmy Driftwood)
9. Country Blues (Dock Boggs)
10. Bat Chain Puller (Captain Beefheart)

In support of Kilonova, William Elliott Whitmore will be on the road in the late summer and early fall, including a run of dates with his new label mates Murder By Death.

Tour dates so far:

7/21 North Iowa Events Center Mason City IA
9/7 Meow Wolf + Santa Fe NM
9/8 Crescent Ballroom + Phoenix AZ
9/11 Belly Up + Solana Beach CA
9/12 Regent Theater + Los Angeles CA
9/13 Fillmore + San Francisco CA
9/14 Ace of Spades + Sacramento CA
9/15 Wonder Ballroom + Portland OR
9/16 Showbox + Seattle WA
9/18 Metro Music Hall + Salt Lake City UT
9/20 Ogden Theatre + Denver CO
9/21 Washington's + Ft Collins CO
9/22 Granada Theater + Lawrence KS
9/29 River City Throwdown Muscatine IA
+ with Murder By Death


Comments welcome.


Posted on August 2, 2018

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