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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:08 pm
by Beluga
Jake wrote:And came back with all different dudes in the band...


And are now playing calypso music to Jehovah's Witnesses and doing the do-see-do around the wood panelled Masonic dungeons of Elkhart, Ind.

The various mates in this psycho-tropical hellcruise answer to "Cap'n FarRAAAARRR..."


Tweedy Street Team, y'all!
The "Tweeties"

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:45 pm
by gdavis5446
trainwreck2 wrote:why has there been no mention that there is a new Son Volt today? As big as Wilco has gotten, Son Volts albums have gotten more play and are more consistently good although less "innovative" and wanky (and I am a big fan of both)


The new Son Volt record the Search is wonderful. Plenty different from Farrar's other albums. I have heard the new Wilco and it really put me to sleep.

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:25 pm
by Tim
gdavis5446 wrote:
The new Son Volt record the Search is wonderful. Plenty different from Farrar's other albums. I have heard the new Wilco and it really put me to sleep.


They are streaming some of it on their website and it sounds pretty good. You're right, its a bit different than their usual sound. I love that first song on the stream with the horns, 'The Picture.' Really good stuff.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:10 am
by Jake

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:13 pm
by jonas
Funny, I was just listening to a live download this morning ("At the Pines"...got it last year, not sure where) that has 3 songs from the new album. I had the same reaction as many...pleasant, but nothing extraordinary. Since I got over my expectations of every hearing another YHF (in fact, I don't think I'd want one) I've been fine with Tweedy's folky narcissism.

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:50 am
by Jake
And now a free, legit mp3 from the band.

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:14 am
by michaelvincent
The whole album is floating around the 'net as well. I've heard it. I definitely like it a whole lot more than 'A Ghost Is Born', but definitely not as much as YHF. It reminds me more of who the AGIB material from the live album, which I love (figure that one out).

And Nels Cline's playing makes my naughty bits tingle. It's sort of like having Jay Bennett back but the playing is tasteful*, and he doesn't make Jeff Tweedy want to throw up.

* I'm referring mostly to live Bennett-era Wilco, where he couldn't seem to ever stop soloing.

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:15 pm
by Adam2
yeah, that noisy, tweedly soloing at the end of Side With The Seeds really serves the song so well...

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:39 pm
by hebrew hammer
I just got Sky Blue Sky. I've only given it one listen, but it sounds very good. I like A Gost is Born a lot, and I have to say it sounds better than that. I can't fully assess it yet, but I can tell that this is gonna be in the rotation for a while.