Since 1994, Bloodshot Records has championed music that lurks between genres; the good stuff nestled in the dark, nebulous cracks where punk, country, soul, pop, bluegrass, blues and rock mix and mingle and mutate. Bloodshot artists work over American roots forms with chains and velvet gloves with little regard for formality or protocol; they aren't afraid to molest and caress these forms to take music into uncharted and exciting waters. Bloodshot and it's artists share a punk/DIY ethic of expression. Bloodshot's artist roster includes: Bobby Bare Jr., Detroit Cobras, Scott H. Biram, The Bottle Rockets, Deadstring Brothers, Gore Gore Girls, Wayne Hancock, Graham Parker, The Silos, Waco Brothers, and Wee Hairy Beasties. From Bloodshot's shabby offices on a bleak stretch of the Northwest Side of Chicago, the label forges ahead in an environment hostile to the little guy, keeping its steel-toed boot on the throats of the forces responsible for the free fall decline of the contemporary music scene.
Epitaph is an independently owned and operated record label with an extremely diverse roster of top Punk, Indie & Hardcore bands. Founded in 1981 by Bad Religion guitarist/songwriter Brett Gurewitz, Epitaph established itself as an "artist friendly" label and experienced a great deal of success over the past fifteen years. Epitaph also owns and operates two sister labels: Hellcat Records, which specializes in Street Punk, Psychobilly & Ska, and ANTI- Records, which represents distinguished artists such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Elliott Smith, Neko Case and Jolie Holland.
Side One Dummy Records is a Los Angeles-based independent record label whose roster includes The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello and may other internationally known artists. Founded in 1995 by Joe Sib and Bill Armstrong, SideOneDummy has received multiple gold platinum and silver records throughout its sixteen year history.
Temporary Residence Ltd. is an independent record label based in Brooklyn, NY. It was founded in 1996 in Baltimore, MD by Jeremy deVine. To date the label has released over 200 albums in a variety of genres that can best be summed up as "the weird side of slightly normal." It is home to an array of innovative and influential artists, including Explosions In The Sky, Pinback, the Books, MONO, Eluvium, Zammuto, The Black Heart Procession, Ultraísta, William Basinski, Grails, Maserati, Coliseum, Young Widows, and more.
The Savant Guard is an independent 12" and digital-only label based in Brooklyn, NY and run with great ardor by NYC's favorite multimedia punks, the earthprogram ltd.™ known for their legendary NYC-defining underground parties in the 90's, highly sought-after design aesthetic, releases on their previous imprints - house label Warmth and drum n bass label Sound Gizmo, and their design book on the history of American rave flyers, Searching For The Perfect Beat.
12" releases feature custom artwork on beautiful color jackets, heavy loud european vinyl, and limited to the first and only pressing. Available at all finer record shops worldwide and direct through mail order. The coinciding digital release is available from all finer digital outlets globally, of course.