Bloodshot Records and Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are excited to announce the Friday, November 9 release of the band’s full-length debut album titled Bought to Rot (pre-order). 14 tracks spanning Grace’s fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end, Bought to Rotstands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date.
Inspired in large part by Full Moon Fever, the first album Grace ever owned, Bought to Rot finds her at the same age Petty was when he created his solo debut masterpiece. In light of his recent passing, Grace was motivated to pay homage to one of her lifelong heroes. Leading the showcase is the album’s first single, “Apocalypse Now (& Later),” a touching track about witnessing the end of the world with the person you care about the most, can be streamed on all digital platforms HERE.
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard, andMarc 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!
Bloodshot Records previously announced the working partnership with Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, in which Grace said the following:
“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 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.”
In support of Bought to Rot, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers have recently announced a run of November tour dates. Tickets can be purchased HERE, featuring a special bundle including all three Chicago shows which are close to selling out.
Bought to Rot track listing:
Born In Black
The Airplane Song
Apocalypse Now (& Later)
Amsterdam Hotel Room
The Friendship Song
I Hate Chicago
The Acid Test Song
The Hotel Song
The Apology Song