As I've mentioned here before, Jay Farrar and Son Volt have a new album due out at the beginning of March. From the tracks available for listen right now, the album sounds fantastic! Okemah and the Melody of Riot was a fine record, but these tracks from The Search sound a little more rootsy and country, just how I like it. Stream two of the songs below (sorry, no mp3s).
Son Volt - Methamphetamine
Son Volt - Highways & Cigarettes
While we're at it, check out some of the songs that will be on Jason Isbell's (of the Drive-By Truckers fame) solo record that's been in the works for a while but we've yet to see released. Cruise on over to this myspace page for a sneak peak of three songs. Sounds great, especially Birmingham Tonight! Hopefully this album will see the light of day sometime this year.