Yesterday Rolling Stone debuted “Killing The Blues”, side A of BCR’s Record Store Day seven-inch release on the two artists. Side B is a cover of Waylon Jennings’ iconic song “I’ve Always Been Crazy” and features Lee Roy Parnell on the lead guitar. “Killing The Blues” will be available on April 18th in brick-and-mortar record stores on white vinyl. There is only a limited amount of these being made, so if you want to secure your copy, speak to your local record store — They can still order now by calling AEC and placing a new order, or by calling 1-844-REACH-BCR today!
Check out Shooter’s new video “She Talks To Rainbows” on the Black Country Rock official Youtube Channel! The song is available on the limited edition “BCR Mixtape 2014” available NOW on CD and digital from BCR Los Angeles.
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“She Talks To Rainbows”, directed by Christoph Heuer and produced by Blake Judd for Juddfilms, is a cover of the Ramones tune that Joey Ramone chose for Ronnie Spector to cover when he produced a record on her in 1999.
“I saw Ronnie Spector play at the Roxy this year and she performed that song with such fire and passion, it hit me so hard. I went out and recorded the song a week later.” Shooter said, “We didn’t know what to really do with it at first. ‘I’m in the middle of a Giorgio Moroder tribute album that is a follow up to my George Jones tribute album, what do I do with a Joey Ramone song?’ But we found a place”
BCR Los Angeles flash-releases a brand new song from Shooter Jennings called “Nashville from Afar“. This single is the first taste of the forthcoming “BCR Mixtape 2014” album, available on 12/13/14. “Nashville from Afar” was recorded at Station House Studios in Echo Park, CA and features Ted Russell Kamp on the Bass, Aubrey Richmond on the Fiddle and Jaime Douglass on the drums.
The single will not be available on any streaming services but will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc this Friday (Nov 7). But, why wait? Buy it from us directly and get it before everybody else AND directly contribute to the BCR Del Taco fund.
The “BCR Mixtape 2014” is a collection of some of our favorite recordings from this past year including rare tracks that were part of our limited edition Record Store Day releases. On 12/13/14 it will be available on CD, cassette, and digital formats.
BCR Mixtape 2014 track list:
New York native band Last Daze, whose debut album Symbols & Snares will be released in 2015 on BCR Los Angeles, have released two digital singles, “Heaven Won’t Let You In” and “Kentucky” via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other digital music distributors.
The dual single package offers the first taste of this young new band. Produced by Shooter Jennings, Symbols & Snares shows off a diverse and inventive young roots band on their way out of obscurity and into the minds and hearts of music-lovers everywhere.
“The best thing about Katy (Cole) and her voice and songs is that, one minute it reminds me of something you would get from Florence & the Machine and the next minute it might be a beautiful country ballad. Then something reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails will pop up on the record. It’s so unpredictable, which is the way I like my music. I was really glad they asked me to be a part of this project and I’m very proud of the record we’ve been making this year.”
In case you missed last week’s Country Weekly article, here it is. Jon Freeman wrote a wonderful piece on Shooter and the record he created as a tribute to George Jones. “Don’t Wait Up (for George)” is available on 10″ white vinyl, CD & Digital Download from BCR Los Angeles.
Shooter’s tribute EP to the late great George Jones “Don’t Wait Up (for George)” is available NOW in the BCR official store. Select the format above and click the album cover to order your copy now. It’s available on CD and beautiful 10″ white vinyl directly from BCR Los Angeles.
Rolling Stone recently reviewed the album, giving it 3.5/4 stars:
“Whether country music tributes succeed or fail, they almost always err on the side of caution – keeping it trad even when saluting artists who mixed it up. Let’s cheer Shooter Jennings, then, for an EP dedicated to the late great George Jones that surprises with synthesized twinkles and bass lines nicked from Giorgio Moroder – the Italian disco wizard Jennings has said he discovered while listening to last year’s Daft Punk album. A Moroder-themed counterpart is supposed to be coming in January, but in the meantime, don’t sleep on the Jennings original “Living in a Minor Key”: Its arrangement is nothing fancy, but its songwriting holds up against the classic covers that follow.” – Nick Murray, Rolling Stone
Thanks RS! Get your copy today!
(July 9, 2014 – Nashville, TN) — Shooter Jennings proudly announces his forthcoming EP from his label BCR Los Angeles/Thirty Tigers: Don’t Wait Up (for George), a tribute to the late great George Jones releasing August 5th. The single “Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)” is available now.
Moved by his friendship with Jones, Shooter decided to put out a heartfelt, yet experimental tribute in his honor. “When people ask me about who I remember hanging around as a kid, I always say that I remember Tony Joe White and George Jones being the most frequent and consistent around the house. Very few people can look at a child and sees the full grown human inside them and make them feel important. George was always this way with me, making me feel like he took me seriously, no matter what age I was.” says Jennings.
The friendship of George Jones – one that started early in Jennings’ childhood – sparked the creation of this 5-track, heavy-hearted tribute record. “Very few people can look at a child and see the full grown human inside them and make them feel important. George was always this way with me, making me feel like he took me seriously, no matter what age I was.” Jennings says. This record serves as evidence of their serious, important bond as the title track, “Don’t Wait Up” was even initially written by Jennings for Jones’ next record, only to be unfortunately preceded by Jones’ passing.
“Honestly, I needed an excuse to write something that was very raw. And I couldn’t do it for myself.“ Jennings admits of the tribute.
“Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)” as well as the second track “Living In A Minor Key” are original Shooter Jennings tunes. Don’t Wait Up (for George), the complete EP will be available worldwide August 5th on CD, 10” white vinyl, and digital formats. The EP will also be available on Black Country Rock’s experimental digital distribution hub The BCR Bazaar, and each copy of vinyl will include an invite code for the Bazaar. Later this year, Shooter will be releasing a companion project, Countach (for Giorgio), a tribute to production pioneer Giorgio Moroder.
Don’t Wait Up (For George) Track Listing:
1. Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)
2. Living In A Minor Key
3. She Thinks I Still Care
4. If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me
5. The Door
Shooter Jennings On Tour:
July 9 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
July 12 – Summer Slam Music Festival – Lexington, KY
August 1 – The Warehouse – Bowling Green, KY
August 2 – The Shed – Maryville, TN
August 21 – Hat Tricks – Lewisville, TX
August 22 – Guller Hall – Frederick, TX
August 23 – Redneck Country Club – Stafford, TX
August 29 – Rockin’ The Road Campground – Hulett, WY
August 30 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
August 31 – Buffalo Rose Bar & Grill – Golden, CO
September 17 & 18 – Shooting Star Casino – Mahnonomen, MN
September 26 – 8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis, IN
October 17 & 18 – Tropicana Evansville – Evansville, IN
October 24 – Choctaw Casino – Pocola, OK
October 25 – Buffalo Run Casino – Miami, OK