The singer-songwriter celebrates 20 years of Bloodshot Records
The woes of the music industry are well documented, so it’s always nice to hear about an independent record label that’s thriving.
This year, Chicago’s Bloodshot Records — who has released albums by artists like Ryan Adams, Neko Case, the Old 97s, Justin Townes Earle, Ben Kweller and many more — is celebrating their 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, they’re releasing an compilation album with tunes from artists like Andrew Bird, Blitzen Trapper, Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters), Frank Turner, Into It. Over It., Nicki Bluhm, and Ted Leo, all covering songs from the respected label’s storied back catalog. The album, While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records, hits retailers Nov. 18th.
Today, TIME premieres a track by Andrew Bird. Here, he’s teamed up with Chicago singer Nora O’Connor, best known as a member of the band for both Neko Case and Iron & Wine, for a rousing cover of alt-country singer Robbie Fulks’ “I’ll Trade You Money for Wine.”
In turn, Fulks recorded an Andrew Bird’s 2001 song “Core and Rind.” Bloodshot will release both songs on a limited edition 7″ single, which will be available at independent record stores on Black Friday (11/28) of this year.
Listen to Andrew Bird’s take on “I’ll Trade You Money For Wine” here: