If you didn’t catch the initial announcement: on November 18, we will release While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records, a collection of 38 musical acts covering songs from the label’s catalog. The news came out via Rolling Stone/Rolling Stone Country and included the stream premiere of the compilation’s first track, Blitzen Trapper’s cover of Ryan Adams’s original “To Be Young (Is to be Sad, Is to be High)” from his seminal solo debut Heartbreaker. 

Now, we are proud to announce the launch of a second song preview, from Foo Fighters’ lead guitarist Chris Shiflett and his band The Dead Peasants, and their take on “Look the Other Way” by Justin Townes Earle (from his most recent Bloodshot release Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now). 

Listen here: 

“I think I first heard ‘Look the Other Way’ when I saw Justin Townes Earle perform it on The Marty Stuart Show a few years back,” says Shiflett. “I instantly fell in love with the tune, so it was the obvious choice for me.” 

Additionally, anyone who pre-orders a physical copy of the compilation gets a free MP3 download of Shiflett’s track. 


The limited-edition double CD/triple LP/digital release (including pre-order only blood-red vinyl) celebrates the 20th anniversary of the venerable independent Chicago alt-country/roots/punk label. The genre-spanning collection features artists such as Blitzen Trapper, Andrew Bird and Nora O’Connor, Ben Kweller, Mike Watt, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Shakey Graves, Diarrhea Planet, Chuck Ragan, Superchunk, and many others covering Bloodshot current and former roster acts such as Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Adams, Neko Case, Scott H. Biram, Ha Ha Tonka, Lydia Loveless, Old 97’s, Murder By Death, Robbie Fulks, Cory Branan, and more. The entire track listing – including original album titles – is included below.

Full Album Track Listing:

Disc 1:

1. Blitzen Trapper - “To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to be High)”

Originally performed by Ryan Adams on BS071 Heartbreaker (2000)

2. Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants - “Look the Other Way”

Originally performed by Justin Townes Earle on BS193 Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now (2012)

3. Samantha Crain - “Cold Forgiver”

Originally performed by Ha Ha Tonka on BS207 Lessons (2013)

4. Chuck Prophet - “Dirt”

Originally performed by Andre Williams on BS185 Hoods & Shades (2012)

5. Hiss Golden Messenger - “Where I Fell”

Originally performed by Robbie Fulks on BS211 Gone Away Backward (2013)

6. Dave Davison (of Maps & Atlases) - “Things I Didn’t Say”

Previously performed by Bobby Bare, Jr.’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League on BS110 From the End of Your Leash (2004)

7. Ted Leo - “Dragging My Own Tombstone”

Originally performed by Waco Brothers on BS054 Electric Waco Chair (2000)

8. Into It. Over It. - “Deep Red Bells”

Originally performed by Neko Case on BS099 Blacklisted (2002)

9. Split Single - “My Backyard”

Originally performed by Nora O’Connor on BS116 Til the Dawn (2004)

10. Limbeck - “Sound of Running”

Originally performed by Old 97’s on BS066 Early Tracks (1995, 2000)

11. Tim Kasher - “Aspidistra”

Originally performed by The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir on BS148 The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (2007)

12. Shakey Graves - “Happy Birthday Julie”

Originally performed by Wayne Hancock on BS080 A-Town Blues (2001)

13. Ivan & Alyosha - “My Winding Wheel”

Originally performed by Ryan Adams on BS071 Heartbreaker (2000)

14. Chuck Ragan - “Survivor Blues”

Originally performed by Cory Branan on BS195 MUTT (2012)

15. The Minus 5 - “Cherokee Grove”

Originally performed by Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands on BS146 Cody’s Dream (2008)

16. Carolyn Mark - “Last to Know”

Previously performed by Alejandro Escovedo on BS027 More Miles Than Money (1998)

17. Daniel Romano - “Strange Birds”

Originally performed by Jon Langford & The Sadies on BS092 Mayors of the Moon (2003)

18. Charlie Parr - “Manifold”

Originally performed by Devil in a Woodpile on BS065 Division Street (2000)

19. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band - “St. Nick on the Fourth in a Fervor”

Originally performed by Ha Ha Tonka on BS145 Buckle In The Bible Belt (2007)

20. Possessed By Paul James - “I Came Around”

Originally performed by Murder By Death on BS200 Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (2012)

Disc 2:

1. Andrew Bird and Nora O’Connor - “I’ll Trade You Money for Wine”

Originally performed by Robbie Fulks on BS211 Gone Away Backward (2013)

2. Ben Kweller - “2:00 AM”

Originally performed by The Meat Purveyors on BS091 All Relationships Are Doomed to Fail (2002)

3. Frank Turner - “The Corner”

Originally performed by Cory Branan on BS195 MUTT (2012)

4. Superchunk - “Come Pick Me Up”

Originally performed by Ryan Adams on BS071 Heartbreaker (2000)

5. KOJI - “East Jefferson”

Originally performed by Ben Weaver on BS173 Mirepoix & Smoke (2010)

6. The Great Crusades - “Fake Out Jesus” (Live)

Originally performed by The Blacks on BS 063 Just Like Home (2000)

7. Mike Watt & The Missingmen - “Up to My Neck In This”

Originally performed by Jon Langford & The Sadies on BS092 Mayors of the Moon (2003)

8. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers - “Oh My Sweet Carolina”

Originally performed by Ryan Adams on BS071 Heartbreaker (2000)

9. Jerry David DeCicca - “Broken Bottle”

Previously performed by Alejandro Escovedo on BS027 More Miles Than Money (1998)

10. The Handsome Family - “1000 Dollar Car”

Originally performed by The Bottle Rockets on BS212 The Brooklyn Side (1994, 2013)

11. Warm Soda - “All Grown Up”

Previously performed by Gore Gore Girls on BS142 Get the Gore (2007)

12. James Leg (of Black Diamond Heavies) - “Is That You in the Blue?”

Originally performed by Dex Romweber Duo on BS186 Is That You in the Blue? (2011)

13. Two Gallants - “Truck Driver”

Originally performed by Scott H. Biram on BS122 The Dirty Old One Man Band (2005)

14. Diarrhea Planet - “Dry Land”

Originally performed by Waco Brothers on BS015 Cowboy in Flames (1997)

15. Kevin “Shinyribs” Russell - “All the Time”

Originally performed by Lydia Loveless on BS214 Boy Crazy (2013)

16. The North Carolina Music Love Army(featuring Caitlin Cary, Chip Robinson, and Kenny Roby) - “Stick to the Plan”

Originally performed by Graham Parker on BS140 Don’t Tell Columbus (2007)

17. William Elliott Whitmore - “I Wish I Was the Moon”

Originally performed by Neko Case on BS099 Blacklisted (2002)

18. Samuel Fogarino (of Interpol) - “Liked It a Lot”

Originally performed by Charlie Pickett on BS 154 Bar Band Americanus (1984, 2008)

New from TASCAM

TASCAM Introduces US-16x08 

16-in/8-out Audio/MIDI Interface

Rack Mounting Kit Included

The new US-16x08 Audio/MIDI interface features eight Ultra HDDA microphone preamps with the best performance in their class. All-new class-compliant drivers allow iPad compatibility. Visit the web page for more information and print-ready images, or download the US-16x08 press release

New TASCAM Recorders for Broadcast

The DR-10X clips on to your interview mic, turning it into a self-contained ENG recording system for interviews, news, and sports. Two new recorders for lavaliere microphones have also been announced, the DR-10CL and DR-10CS. These models fit Lectrosonics and Sennheiser microphones, and option cards are available for Shure, Sony, and RAMSA mics. Visit the TASCAM website for more information and images, or download the DR-10X and DR-10C press releases.  

Network-Ready Recorder and Player for Installation

TASCAM’s new HS-20 is built for installers and contractors who need a network-ready recorder. It can be automated to record on a schedule, then upload the recording as soon as it’s finished without supervision. The CD-240 is both a reliable CD player and a DLNA-compatible network audio player for installation. 

Visit the TASCAM website to learn about these contracting options – as well as the updated CD-A550mkII and 202mkVI CD and Cassette transports. Or download the press releases for the HS-20, CD-240, CD-A550mkII and 202mkVI.

The Neumann U47 fet is Back!

The 1960s and 1970s are considered to be one of the most innovative periods in the history of music. Many sound concepts of this pioneering time are currently being rediscovered and are regarded as a great enrichment – particularly in the digital audio world. The interplay among studio technologies of different generations forms the basis of unprecedented freedom for new sound experiments.
An icon of that era which was decisive in helping to shape the sound of the 1970s is the Neumann U 47 fet. As the transistorized successor of the U 47, it permitted the processing of very high sound pressure levels for the first time, for instance allowing positioning directly in front of loud amps. Due to this feature, and the capsule sound derived from its famous tube-based predecessor, the U 47 fet contributed to many legendary recordings of the time. the U 47 fet is back! For the new “Collectors Edition U 47 fet”, Neumann has resumed production of this classic mic, according to the original production documents and schematics. The Collectors Edition is supplied with a high-quality wooden case with special packaging, and an individual certificate with the serial number of the microphone.
In terms of technical design, the U 47 fet is a condenser microphone with a cardioid directional characteristic and fet 80 circuit technology. Among other things this technology, also used in the U 87, is characterized particularly by a wide dynamic range. The K 47, already employed in the U 47, is a double large-diaphragm capsule with a slight boost in the range above 2 kHz.
If required, a switchable low-cut filter raises the lower cutoff frequency electronically from 40 Hz to 140 Hz, and switchable attenuation can reduce transmission levels by 10 dB. In addition, to prevent overloading of the connected preamp, the output signal can be reduced by 6 dB via a switch on the bottom of the microphone.
Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann.Berlin, explains: “Today many new musical currents are defining themselves through the possibilities of digital production technology. The relaunch of the U 47 fet now provides the opportunity of using epoch-making technologies from different decades side by side. Vintage sound meets the modern world – providing ideal conditions for the realization of new creative soundscapes.”
The list of renowned artists who have created musical masterpieces with the sound of the U 47 fet – including AC/DC, Kate Bush, Bruce Springsteen, and later R.E.M, the Pretenders, a-ha, Dire Straits, Metallica, Michael Bublé and many others – can now grow longer …
The microphone, which available in classic nickel, is shipping now and costs $3,999.95. All information and images can be found at:
About Neumann
Georg Neumann GmbH, with its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, is well-known as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones. The company, which was established in 1928, has a long track record of world-leading product designs and has been recognized with a string of international awards for its technology innovations. From 2010, Neumann offers this expertise in electro-acoustic transducer technologies to the studio monitoring market, and will provide optimum solutions to its customers in the areas of TV and radio broadcasting, recording, and audio productions. Neumann is now the perfect partner for both the input and the output of the audio signal path. Neumann has manufacturing facilities in Germany (microphones) and Ireland (loudspeakers), and is represented in over 50 countries worldwide by Sennheiser subsidiaries, as well as by long-term trading partners. Georg Neumann GmbH is a Sennheiser Group company.
About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website.

Legacy Recordings Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters with Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Marshmallow-Scented White Vinyl

Ultimate Ghostbusters Exclusive Vinyl Collectible Revealed this Morning at New York Comic Con and Available Now at


Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Ghostbusters” with the release of the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Vinyl, the ultimate 12” vinyl collectible edition of the film’s Oscar-nominated #1 hit single by Ray Parker Jr. c/w Run-D.M.C.’s “Ghostbusters Rap”. 

The white 12” vinyl single is packaged in a luxurious, marshmallow-scented puffy gatefold sleeve and includes two 12x12 3D lenticular stills and one 12x12 3D motion lenticular of images from the film — iconic frame-able full-size depictions of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man during his climactic rampage through New York City. 

The Legacy Recordings 12” white vinyl marshmallow-scented Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition was revealed this morning at 2014 New York Comic Con where ten lucky Ghostbusters fans were the first people in the world to receive the exclusive vinyl. New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention hosting the latest in comics, movies, television, video games, toys, graphic novels, anime and manga for fans and members of the entertainment industry. 

A limited edition version, available now at includes one set of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man facial expressions with three individual emotions separated onto layers of unbound transparencies. The set is contained in a clear presentation pouch. The standard version without transparencies has an official release to wider retail on Tuesday, October 21. 

"Ghostbusters," the song recorded by Ray Parker Jr as title track to the groundbreaking 1984 blockbuster comedy starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, became an international crossover hit in its own right, bulleting up to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles charts while going Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary chart (#9) and Hot Dance Club Play chart (#6). 

The eminently danceable and hook-packed track (“Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!”) remains one of the world’s all-time great perennial party anthems.  Parker’s track was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Music, Original Song category. 

In 1989, Run-D.M.C. recorded a rap for a remixed version of the “Ghostbusters” single used in the “Ghostbusters II” sequel. 

Sony Pictures Entertainment is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its blockbuster franchise Ghostbusters with a series of special events and home entertainment releases.  As part of this celebration, both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II have been remastered in 4K and released in high-def on Blu-ray with all-new special features and are available in stores now. 

As an added highlight, the original 1984 film returned to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend), while Legacy Recordings has been offering 30th anniversary editions of the movie’s soundtrack on CD, 12” standard vinyl and a special glow-in-the-dark 12” vinyl picture disk. 

Fans can follow the action on social media with the hashtag #GB30 or visiting the following sites: