Exclusive Download: Scott H. Biram, ‘Graveyard Shift’
What a time to be alive for the legendary independent label Bloodshot Records. Not only is Bloodshot celebrating its 20th anniversary -- complete with an amazing double-LP compilation -- but one of its grittiest and most authentic artists is celebrating his own 10th anniversary with the outfit, Scott H. Biram. We're not sure how we'd describe Biram's unique take on blues-soaked-alternative-country-meets-heavy-metal, but we know we love it ... and that's all that matters.
In celebration of Biram's decade with Bloodshot, the label is reissuing his first two full-lengths, The Dirty Old One Man Band and Graveyard Shift, on vinyl for the first time ever. Today (June 1), Diffuser is excited to offer fans a free download of the title-track for the latter record -- you can grab "Graveyard Shift" and take it for a spin in the audio player below:
"I wrote this one morning in Bellingham, Wash., in 2005 in my van while I waited for my food at a taco truck," Biram tells us about "Graveyard Shift." "It's loosely based on a creep that stays up late scoring drugs, getting high and driving drunk and running over as many roving animals as he can find. It's really an uplifting anthem for stayin' up late and sleepin' late!"
The deluxe, 180-gram, clear purple vinyl reissue of Graveyard Shift will begin shipping on July 10. Don't forget: This is the first time this album has ever been pressed on wax, so needless to say, it won't last long. You can find more information on how to pre-order the album at this location.
Biram is on the road throughout Europe right now, so make sure to grab his complete live itinerary (and stay current with his general whereabouts) at his official website.