Can not wait for this.
My Jason Isbell thread died instantly in here but as I recall a couple people were into Sturgill Simpson's last album. New album drops on tax day and he has released two videos off of it, including his cover of Nirvana's "In Bloom" which I'm not totally sold on but I definitely like the other song.
Can not wait for this.
his last album was great, its way outside what I normally listen to. looking forward to this.
Just heard about this a few days ago, really looking forward to it.
I really dig the In Bloom cover. I've been debating pre-ordering the album to get special blue vinyl and turntable slip mat. It looks pretty sweet. He's got some Tool video thing going on this time around.
Sturgill Simpson has some pretty fantastic stuff.
I bought the album on Friday and listened to it about 3 times over the weekend. It's a pretty big departure from the last album to say the least. Not bad, but there are a shitload of horns in it and surprisingly little guitar or anything that sounds very "country" aside from Sturgill's voice. I'm a lyrics guy and it's going to take me a few more listens to really figure out the lyrics of some of the songs but as of now I can't really imagine this being anywhere near as good as "Meta-modern Sounds in Country Music" for me.
One lyric is "get high, play a little Golden Eye, that old 64" which is amazing.
On the horns, from that NPR review above:
In both "Keep It Between The Lines" and "All Around You," and throughout the album, Simpson takes as his cue the sounds of the late 1960s, when white and African-American musicians interwove rhythms in classic tracks that reflected the promise of the Civil Rights Movement. Simpson partnered with the historically minded horn section The Dap-Kings for five of the album's nine tracks, and his own band, especially the organ player Bobby Emmett and the stellar guitarist Laur Joamets, fully embrace the funky mood. "Brace For Impact (Live A Little)" goes for the greasy country blues of Tony Joe White; "Welcome To Earth (Pollywog)" begins as a tender ballad only to jump into a serious Memphis groove halfway through. This is one way Simpson challenges those listeners who liked what he did last time; his country inflections remain strong, but without becoming a full-fledged blue-eyed soul singer, he's insisting that his roots grow in the same ground where Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding once stood.
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