Bought To Rot is out on 9 November via Bloodshot Records.
Bought to Rot spans 14 tracks and focuses on Grace’s fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end. The record stands 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.
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 for the US. So fingers crossed they’ll be bringing their new music to the UK soon.