New Music Not Exactly Flooding The Airwaves

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new CD by Jason Isbell is just that – a new classic. I can’t remember the last time I said that, and it’s possible I’ve never said that since this site’s inception.

Jason Isbell, of Drive By Trucker descent, and 400 Unit most recently, seems to have dug as deep down as anyone I’ve ever heard with the release of “Southeastern.” No subject is off limits, and the opening track, “Cover Me Up” sets the tone, a tone that’s hard to get past and on to the remaining tracks, but you will be rewarded by one of those classic journeys -should you choose to continue. “Traveling Alone” is another track that resonates, and sounds true to life when Jason Isbell sings it. “Elephant” is as heavy a song as has ever been written. Heavy. Heavy listening … indescribable … too short a song, just like life itself.

On a parallel plane is the new CD by Slaid Cleaves, and we will get to that review on a later date. There’s also a new release, a single, by the Kings of Leon … something that I never thought would happen after their rough landing from their flight to “instant” fame. I saw “Talihina Sky” on cable awhile back, and it easily ranks among the top rock documentaries I have seen. Rarely will you see such an inside, revealing, look at a band as in the DVD “Talihina Sky.”

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