Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Preview: Bonnie 'prince' Billy on new Valentine's album

Happy New Year from Louisville Is For Lovers! Here is a sneak preview of the new Bonnie 'prince' Billy duet featuring the Winger Brothers! The album is available to preorder now here. Order now and get an immediate download of the Little Darlin Duets EP featuring the Bonnie 'prince' Billy duet!

The 2018 Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's compilation (Release Date 2/2/2018) is now available for pre-order on CD and Digital Download online and at Guestroom Records. Pre-orders get an immediate download of the Duets EP 'Little Darlin' featuring Bonnie 'prince' Billy, Lacey Guthrie, The Winger Brothers, and others. Pre-orders of the Deluxe Edition (available at Guestroom only) will get an immediate cassette copy of the Duets EP.

The 2018 compilation has 22 exclusive tracks by Louisville artists including Adventure, Bon Air, Bonnie 'prince' Billy, Brenda, Frederick The Younger, and more.

The 2018 showcase will be Saturday Feb. 10th, Featuring AdventureSoft Self Portraits, and Mother Runaway at Louisville Free Public Library (301 York street) 6pm-10pm, and is FREE.

There is also an Instore performance at Guestroom records on Feb. 2nd with Brenda and Frederick The Younger at 7pm that is also free.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2018 Valentine's Compilation Line-Up Announced

We are very excited to announce the 2018 Valentine's compilation 'Darlin Beloved'! Release date is Feb. 2nd with Pre-orders available on this site starting Jan.1st.

Darlin Beloved (CD/Digital Download) features 22 exclusive tracks by Louisville Artists including Brenda, Bonnie 'prince' Billy, Frederick The Younger, Future Killer, Jaye Jayle, Tender Mercy, Winger Brothers and many more. View the complete lineup here.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Limited numbers of our 1st Editions released for original retail price!

Happy Holiday y'all! We have an early Christmas gift for you! Today we are releasing digitally remastered downloads of the Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Series vol. 3, 4, and 5 (Volumes 1 & 2 were re-released last year).

Each release has the original album in it's entirety (with contributions from Bonnie 'prince' Billy, My Morning Jacket, Papa M, Tara Jane O'neil, and many others) as well as bonus tracks of alternate song versions, hidden tracks, and/or bonus disc tracks and scans of the original artwork.

 But the big news is that We are also releasing a limited number of the original pressings long thought to be out of stock, and the the original hand packaged, numbered CDs, from the original pressings, will be sold for the original retail price at the time of release! Just $8 (+S&H)! Quantities vary greatly depending on availability.  Each will also come with an immediate download of the digitally remastered reissue with all of the bonus materials.

As part of Louisville Is For Lovers 15th Anniversary in 2016 we began the process of remastering our entire back catalog and releasing digital versions online. To date  half of our releases (nearing 40 total releases since 2001) are available digitally here for $5 or less, and half of the releases are free; Enjoy!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

New Protest Album by MC Hijack

Today, the 5th of November, Louisville is for Lovers is proud to announce the release of longtime Louisville hip hop recording artist (as a part of the electronic music duo Team Totoro) MC Hijack's first solo effort, the Truth Church EP. Released on November 5th in support of those who fight daily against injustice and inequality.

 This album was created by Hijack using the nearly forgotten art of break beat turntablism; This technique of music making was the catalyst for the early Bronx incubator of American Hip Hop. Funk, Soul, and Disco were the primary records used in break beating; as what was primarily used on this album.

 Truth Church was released on Nov. 5th by Louisville Is For Lovers in partnership with The Electric Church Of The Tambourine in an ongoing series of protest and activist music. All releases in this series are FREE of charge.

 Other releases in this series include:
The Gallery Singers 'Power to the Poor' 
Team Totoro 'Democrasexxy: Demand an End To Economic Slavery'

Friday, September 29, 2017

Submissions closed for 2018 comp.

Submissions are now closed for the 2018 Valentines comp. We would like to thank everyone who submitted a track! Please check back soon for a complete list of artists as well as release date information.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Deadline for Valentines comp extended!

We have pushed back the deadline for Louisville Is For Lovers 2018 back to September 25th.
Please review our guidelines here and let us know if we can be of any assistance.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Open Submissions for 2018 Compilation!

Submissions for the 2018 Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Comp has officially opened! You have 60 days (September 1st) to send in an original unreleased love song that will melt the hearts of our fair city! Please visit our Submit page for details. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Festival Pack & Cassette Cozy

Happy 4th of July Weekend! That means festival season is right around the corner! To get you ready for a whole summer of fun, We have put together these pocket-sized Festival Packs, that include everything you need for music festivities including sun screen, ear plugs, first aide gear, stickers, and a Guestroom Records/Louisville is for Lovers Summer Cassingle, all in a fashionable cassette tape cozy!

As a little gift we are giving away these Festival Packs to get you ready for summer! Just pick up any Louisville Is For Lovers release at Guestroom Records over the 4th of July holiday weekend to get one FREE (while supplies last) or you can one one in our online store.

Visit our Facebook Page for a chance to win our Festival Pack 
along with a 3 day pass to Poorcastle (July 7-9)!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Photos from the Louisville Is For Lovers Showcase 2017 at Guestroom Records

 Photos by Marife I. Bautista

Travis Searle, John King, & Lisa Foster

Cody Johnson of Soft Self Portraits and Jake Philley running sound

Jamie A. Barnes
Jamie Barnes

Cody Johnson playing a skateboard (like a pro)

Mark Kramer of Tender Mercy

Ocifer: Christopher deRome, Jesse Beckloft,  Greg Drury, & Christian Ballentine.

Christopher deRome of Ocifer

Axel Cooper of New Mother
shutaro noguchi of New Mother
New Mother

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ultimate Lovers Weekend Give Away!

We have a lot planned for Valentine's Weekend, and it could all be for you and your sweetie!
By entering to win the Louisville Is For Lovers Ultimate Lovers Weekend Give Away, you could win  2 tickets to the 2nd Annual Valentine's Brunch with The Winger Brothers at New Wave Burritos, a $25 Giftcard to Guestroom Records (redeemable at the 2017 Showcase on friday Feb. 10th), and a copy of the Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 Special Edition Box Set with the Keepsake thong! To enter just visit the Louisville Is For Lovers Facebook page and tell us who you would share the Ultimate Lovers Weekend with! 
Shadow Design Pillowbox
Special Edition 2 CD set
Keepsake with thong

Included in the Ultimate Weekend Give Away:

Just released feb. 3rd is the Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 Valentine's Compilation with over 25 original songs by Louisville artists, in a Special Edition two CD boxset in a Keepsake box with silkscreened collector's thong.
Friday Feb. 10th at 7:30pm, get a $25 Gift Card to Guestroom Records at the Louisville Is For Lovers Showcase (at Guestroom, 1806 Frankfort ave) with Tender Mercy, Jamie Barnes, Ocifer, New Mother, and Soft Self Portraits. The show is free and open to all.

And top off the weekend on Sunday Feb. 12th with Special couples tickets to the Second Annual Valentine's Brunch at New Wave Burritos with and endless brunch buffet and music by The Winger Brothers and Alanna Fugate. Tickets still available for just $30 for couples or single tickets just $16 and comes with a download of the new album.

And don't forget the Special Edition Keepsake unisex thong for him or her.. To enter just visit and sign up by telling us who your special valentine is.
Louisville Is For Lovers Keepsake Thong

2/10 Valentine's Showcase at Guestroom Records

The Louisville Is For Lovers Showcase this Friday, February 10th, will be at Guestroom Records!

Join us at 8pm on Friday February 10th Guestroom Records (1806 Frankfort ave!) for a Valentine’s Dance featuring New Mother, Tender Mercy, Ocifer, Soft Self Portraits, and Jamie Barnes! This event is FREE and open to all!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 has been released!

Today, Friday Feb. 3rd, the new Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Compilation has been released online and in stores! Order your CD, or get the download here on our web store, or pick one up at your favorite record store! In Louisville you can grab a copy at Matt Anthony's Record Shop, Better Days Records, or Guestroom Records. 
Volume 12 CD in a Shadow Design Pillowbox is only $12 

Our Special Edition 2 CD Box Set with Virgin Blue Thong
is only available in Record Stores.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 Special Edition 2 disc set

Introducing the Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 Special Edition two disc set in a Keepsake box with Virgin Blue panties for your someone special. Includes all 27 original love songs + bonus tracks!
Available only at Better Days Records (1765 Bardstown Rd) and Guestroom Records (1806 Frankfort Ave) and at our Valentine's events (see list here). Limited edition of 50. Available Feb. 3rd, 2017.

Monday, January 23, 2017

2/12 Second Annual Valentine's Brunch with The Winger Brothers

Join us for the 2nd Annual Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Brunch on Sunday Feb.12th at New Wave Burritos (3311 Preston Highway) with 'Brunch Country Music' provided by The Winger Brothers and special guest Alanna Fugate!

Ticket includes an endless brunch including chilaquiles, scrambled Eggs, sausage and bacon, cinnamon rolls, tater tot casserole, biscuits & gravy, cereal Bar, and a michelada!

Only $16 for a single ticket, or just $30 per couple! Reserve your seat now and get a FREE download of the new 2017 album with over 25 tracks by Louisville artists!  Have a copy of the brand new Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 CD waiting for your sweetie for just an additional $5!
 Two seating times available: 10am-Noon and 1pm-3pm. Seating is extremely limited, get your tickets now here.

Friday, January 20, 2017


We are excited to release the newest album by The Gallery Singers At The Electric Church Of The Tambourine today for free. The 6 track EP, called POWER TO THE POOR, is the long awaited follow up to the band's 2013 'We Won't Make It' EP (also free).

This album is being released on Presidential Inauguration Day as a socially conscious Class War Protest against the greed of the ruling class, and the coronation of billionaires into the highest seats of federal government. Together with  The Electric Church Of The Tambourine (the activist wing of Louisville Is For Lovers, that works with socially conscious bands and fans to create communities for social change) and The Gallery Singers, we are standing in solidarity against the fascist oppression and economic slavery of 50 million Americans. This is a call to action.  The dismantling of democracy and government mandated economic servitude will no longer be tolerated.

The Gallery Singers 'POWER TO THE POOR' EP can be played and downloaded right now for FREE here:

More about The Electric Church Of Tambourine and how to join the growing movement of musicians and community members working toward a free and equal society here.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

5th Anniversary Reissue of 'Memories Are Hunting Horns' by Saredren Wells

As part of our 15th Anniversary re-issue series we have just re-released Saredren Wells 1st LP 'Memories Are Hunting Horns' digitally and on vinyl! Downloads are just $5 and the LP is only $15 shipping included (within the U.S.)!

Listen to the full album and order a copy here.

Monday, January 2, 2017

We Need You (to help us make a music video)!

We need your help making videos for the new Louisville Is For Lovers Comp!

We have 3 themes: Love, Louisville, Music. Please send us photos (or short video clips under 15 sec) that relate to these themes and you could be featured in the next video!
Send us your pictures today! Visit our FB page for details:

We'll pick a winner for each theme to receive a signed copy of the next Valentine's Day comp due out next month!