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 writes a song “to embody a more regular rock ethos.”
All the latest crap we’ve posted to Twitter: 196 tweets.
Farrar and Gibbard cruise into Portland with a friend in tow: Jack Kerouac.
The Alt-Country King meets the Indie Pop King to take on the Beat King. Hilarity ensues.
The Austin Chronicle reports that Jay Farrar is working on the next volume of unpublished lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Archives.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
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
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
A bitter-sweet goodbye to the City of Broad Shoulders as a GLONO founder relocates to the Pacific Northwest.