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      Let Loose!
      November 4, 2014
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    The Bloodhounds play Blues / R&B rock ‘n’ roll with a fresh, edgy, almost punk edge, and add a hint of a Latin groove to the mix. These guys are from East L.A., and if you haven’t heard the news, that’s where it’s all goin’ down these days!

    Though founded on electric sound, they also dig the old jug band style of playing. Picking up cheap acoustic guitars, turning ordinary household items into instruments and constructing a traditional washtub-broomstick bass, they often busk in the streets of downtown Los Angeles to the delight of large crowds.

    The band, formed by Aaron “Little Rock” Piedraita on rhythm guitar, Johnny Santana on bass, Branden Santos on lead guitar and Mark Schafler on drums and percussion, was discovered by Arthur Alexander (The Poppees, Sorrows) who has produced their debut album Let Loose!

    The Bloodhounds Let Loose! will be available November 4th, 2014 on CD, digital and limited edition colored vinyl through Alive Naturalsound Records.

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    LET LOOSE! TRACKLISTING:

    01 Indian Highway

    02 Wild Little Rider

    03 Saint Dee

    04 Dusty Bibles & Silver Spoons

    05 Crackin’ Up

    06 They Call ‘m The LSC

    07 The Wolf

    08 Hey Lonnie

    09 Security

    10 Try A Little Reefer

    11 Olderbudwiser

    12 Bottle Cap Blues

    FOR MORE INFO ON THE BLOODHOUNDS:
    https://www.facebook.com/The.Bloodhounds

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

    FOR MEDIA & INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    e: tony@pavementpr.com
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  • REVIEWS

    • “The Bloodhounds’ Let Loose! is a heady brew indeed. R&B/punk/Latin rock never sounded sweeter.” - BLURT MAGAZINE
    • “There's no denying that Let Loose! has authentic soul …classic R&B, early rock and garage punk … Like J Roddy Walston or Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, I want to blast The Bloodhounds from my busted speakers.” - ROUTES & BRANCHES
    • “The Bloodhounds play fresh, edgy R&B tinged blues with a hint of punk swagger and latin groove, but always with maximum emphasis placed on good old fashioned rock’n’roll.” - MAD MACKEREL
    • “Following in the footsteps of Cheech Marin, East Los Angeles Latino rockers the Bloodhounds kick off their debut album Let Loose! with the weed-centric track, "Try a Little Reefer,’ which has a Stones-y retro sound drenched in Farfisa organ and harmonica.” – CELEB STONER
    • “We’ll take a triple dose of this bluesy garage-rock! Recommended if you like early Stones, Yardbirds and Nuggets.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE
    • "The Bloodhounds draw from the greatest of influences but create one kickass record to call their own. Throw your shoulders back, roll up your sleeves, and buckle up for maximum rock overdrive." - GRIMY GOODS
    • "Obsessed with delivering sparsely-decorated but fiercely energetic tracks in a rootsy manner, the L.A. four-piece shines on their debut release, Let Loose!" - BLUES ROCK REVIEW
    • "The Bloodhounds’ new album Let Loose! is a non-stop rocker with retro vibes from Dylan and Stones mixed with an East Los Angeles punk vibe. Tight, fresh and original, The Bloodhounds often attract big crowds with their jug-band style street busking, and their new album delivers personality, orginality and energy. Check it out!" - RUST MAGAZINE
    • 4 STARS! "With their nod to classic blues and R&B, these up-and-comers resemble the earliest incarnation of The Rolling Stones throughout the 12-track release on their stellat new album 'Let Loose!'." - PITTSBURGH IN TUNE
    • "The Bloodhounds 'Let Loose!' is a mix of catchy, retro sounds." - AXS
    • "There's no denying that Let Loose! has authentic soul." - ROUTES & BRANCHES