Since setting up shop in Chicago, the Bloodshot Records outreach centre for ex-punks on a country kick has always done things differently from other labels. So instead of the typical self-congratulatory retrospective release to celebrate a decade of twangy triumphs, the label's marking its 11th anniversary with two discs of mostly unreleased material by artists who aren't even on Bloodshot. An odd concept, but the scope of contributors underscores the point that Bloodshot is more than just a Chicago-based indie label -- it represents the whole alt-country community. While the voices of Bloodshot's empire builders Jon Langford, Neko Case and Alejandro Escovedo are conspicuously absent, the space left for the Handsome Family, Carla Bozulich, My Morning Jacket, Matt Mays and Wayne Hancock w/ Hank III is a happy windfall. Highlights include Mary Lou Lord's emotionally raw Cold Company and Paul Burch's fantasy collabo with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys on Glass Of Wine. Long may the flannel fly.