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.”
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
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?
Farrar and Gibbard cruise into Portland with a friend in tow: Jack Kerouac.
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
Even indie rock snobs who hate hippies and their music would have had a good time at Rothbury this year.
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
You 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…
Stream “The Search” (QT) by Son Volt from The Search, due March 6 on Sony Legacy. A few more songs are streaming on their web site. Sounds like Son Volt. Via cw.