After spearheading the alt country movement with Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar pursued his vision with Son Volt, who recorded three landmark albums in the ’90s before the groundbreaking artist put the band on extended hiatus and cut three solo LPs. Missing the free exchange of ideas and the surprises that inevitably occur when a group of simpatico musicians lock together, Farrar assembled a new lineup of Son Volt in 2004.
American Central Dust, Son Volt’s third album in four years (Rounder, July 7), marks the apotheosis of both the Son Volt dynamic and the rigorous aesthetic that distinguishes Farrar’s entire body of work, in which classic and contemporary elements are fashioned into arresting new shapes. Fiddle, pedal steel, lap steel and sparkling piano add an atmospheric nuance to Son Volt’s Americana inspired rock, surrounding band leader Jay Farrar’s stream of consciousness lyrical imagery.
|Song Title||Val's Playlist||Genre||Tempo||Length||Hear Song|
|Promise the World||LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted!; LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted!||3:20||Hear Song|
|Promise the World||LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted!||3:20||Hear Song|
American Central Dust