Bloodshot Records have announced a working partnership with Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers. The label will release the group’s debut album in the fall of 2018.
Grace had the following to say about the partnership: “I’ve been a longtime fan of Bloodshot and the artists they work with. 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!
While a release date and album details are still to come, today the band have announced they will play a run of special shows in the Midwest this coming November. A full listing of dates can be found below.
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