Tag Archives: Jay Farrar

New Son Volt video: The 99

Video: Son Volt – “The 99” From Union, out now. I don’t spend a lot of time on negativity anymore, and that includes writing negative reviews. I mean, really…we’re surrounded by a shitstorm of Trumpist negativity and we are a music site of, by and  for fans. So it pains me to write this: This … Continue reading New Son Volt video: The 99

Jay Farrar recording Mermaid Avenue Vol. 6

The Austin Chronicle reports that Jay Farrar is working on the next volume of unpublished lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Archives. Farrar, along with Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Will Johnson (Centro-matic), recorded the album in New York in March, and it “is currently in the mixing stage.” “Jay sent me … Continue reading Jay Farrar recording Mermaid Avenue Vol. 6

Gibbard and Farrar Team for Kerouac Bio

If someone had asked me what Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Son Volt’s Jay Farrar have in common I might have answered, “They both have unique voices?” As it turns out they have much more in common, including a shared passion for Jack Kerouac and it appears now, co-writing credits on the soundtrack … Continue reading Gibbard and Farrar Team for Kerouac Bio

New Son Volt – Down To The Wire

MP3: Son Volt – “Down To The Wire “ from American Central Dust, due July 7 on Rounder. No, it’s not the Buffalo Springfield outtake, although I can totally hear Jay Farrar singing that. Did Uncle Tupelo used to cover that? This one is an original that sounds like it would’ve fit nicely on 2007’s … Continue reading New Son Volt – Down To The Wire

Good Night Chicago: A Brief History

The Flag of the City of Chicago A bitter-sweet goodbye to the City of Broad Shoulders as a GLONO founder relocates to the Pacific Northwest.