Tag Archives: Son Volt

New Son Volt video: Back Against the Wall

Video: Son Volt – “Back Against The Wall” From Notes of Blue, out now on their own Transmit Sound label. The best thing about this video besides the gnarly Dustbowl-era footage is Jay Farrar’s badass sideburns. I can’t think of a more overtly political Son Volt song. Then again, it’s easy to hear everything as … Continue reading New Son Volt video: Back Against the Wall

Did you know Wilco used to be called National Dust?

Look what I stumbled across in the May 7, 1994 issue of Billboard. It’s a blurb about the break up of Uncle Tupelo who had played their final show just a few days earlier on May 1. “Say Uncle: Uncle Tupelo is dissolving, with core member Jeff Tweedy and drummer Ken Coomer forming a new … Continue reading Did you know Wilco used to be called National Dust?

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

Rothbury 2009

Rothbury 2009Even indie rock snobs who hate hippies and their music would have had a good time at Rothbury this year.

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

Lollapalooza 2007: Hit it and quit it

Lollapalooza 2007You can’t see everything, and with 130 bands over three days, you wouldn’t want to. Words and photos of what we saw in Grant Park this weekend…

Son Volt Reforms and Returns to the Studio

“No one ever said it was over.” Son Volt, with songwriter Jay Farrar at the helm, will begin recording their fourth full length album at the end of September. Update: Whole new line-up…