I recorded an album. It’s a solo album, except that it’s not cause my friends @atomwillardisme & @yaytour did it with me. Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers. It’s going to come out this fall on @bshq. I’ll tell you more specifics about the album soon, I promise. pic.twitter.com/wFwO1GX1PP
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) July 31, 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!
Against Me! has toured with Bloodshot artists Murder By Death, William Elliott Whitmore, and Cory Branan and, in 2017, Grace appeared on the lead track “I Only Know” on Branan’s album Adios.
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers will be making the following appearances this November in support of the forthcoming album. Dates below.
- 11/02 – Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
- 11/03 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
- 11/04 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
- 11/05 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
- 11/08 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
- 11/18 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
- 11/29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall