Monday, July 11, 2005

jay farrar and the new son volt

A little while ago, I took a break from translating some Anselm to read my housemate's new issue of Harp Magazine. I was reading an interview with Son Volt's brainchild Jay Farrar about their new album, Okemah and the Melody of Riot. I came back into my room, where I had been listening to NPR on the internet, and there was the last ten seconds or so of a song playing, and I thought to myself "That sounds like Jay Farrar." To my surprise, as the song faded out, the announcer came on, saying "That was a track from the new Son Volt album, Okemah and the Melody of Riot." Weird. I think maybe the Lord wants me to buy the new album, which is released tomorrow (July 12).

From the Harp Magazine interview:

The album ends with the Neil Young-sounding "World Waits for You," a beautifully upbeat piano-composed tune ("I've been trying to do more of that" he mumbles) that I imagine, on first listen, is probably about [Farrar's] children.


The Common Anglican said...

Son Volt rocks. Actually, Farrar just rocks. Uncle Tupelo was so choice.

Jody said...

I didn't realize Son Volt had released a new one... thanks for posting this. I second what Common Anglican said...

ever listen to Whiskeytown?