Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Son Volt's "The Search"

I recently picked up the new Son Volt album "The Search" having only heard one song (something I very rarely do these days) on an impulsive whim and was not sorry. It's very good stuff. I highly recommend it to anyone who digs the country-infused rock scene hailing from the northern Midwest. The Son Volt lineup features former members of alt-country pioneers, "Uncle Tupelo" - most notably Jay Farrar. As a sidenote, other Uncle Tupelo alumni went on to form the higher-profile alt-country-progressive-folk-rock band Wilco of "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" fame. For those interested, the new Son Volt material is resoundingly rootsy and organic, yet gracefully complemented with progressive subtleties and originality - all in all a worthy contribution to the warm country-rock trickling out of cold Minnesota.


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