Check out Garden & Gun for first listens to these tracks from the upcoming album “Notes of Blue” (out February 17).
Son Volt’s Notes of Blue pre-sale is live in the Son Volt store! In the pre-sale, we are pleased to present signed photographs from Jay Farrar which capture a slice of Americana and life on the road. The pre-sale also features the album download as well as standard and exclusive releases on cd and vinyl. The exclusive release is limited. Various bundles also feature a special woodcut, letterpress poster as well as t-shirt options. Take a look!
Beginning March 2, Son Volt will be on tour in support of Notes of Blue. Mark you calendar and set your alarm – tickets go on sale Friday, December 2! Visit the Son Volt tour page for links to venues:
We are excited to announce the release of Son Volt’s new album, Notes of Blue (Thirty Tigers), on February 17, 2017 (simultaneous release in UK, EU, Australia & New Zealand).
The 10 songs on Notes of Blue are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. The album opens with the country soul of “Promise The World”, followed by “Back Against The Wall”, a song that could stand alongside the great Son Volt songs of their early albums. However, Notes Of Blue reflects the blues as it resides in the folk tradition, but heavily amplified. The primal stomp of “Cherokee St”, the frenetic guitar on “Static” and the raw slide in “Sinking Down” exude grit and attitude. Conversely, tracks such as “The Storm” and “Cairo and Southern” seamlessly meld blues with hypnotic melodies that add a unique balance to Notes of Blue.
PRE-ORDER NOVEMBER 29 @ NOON PST
We are working on a Notes of Blue pre-sale chock-full of exclusive music, t-shirts, posters, and original photography from Jay. The pre-sale will be live in the Son Volt Store on November 29th.