Friday, June 17, 2011
Recommended Listening - Jason Isbell & the 400 unit - Here we Rest
Belated rec since it was released in April but former 'trucker' Jason Isbell's new one (third 'solo' album, 2nd with the 400 unit) 'here we rest' has something to appeal to just about everyone, from bluesy, southern soul inspired tracks, to melancholy ballads, to some very nice sing along anthemic rockers. It's been on heavy rotation here. Also, saw him at the rock n roll hotel recently and the live show doesn't disappoint.
Here's what some other people think of it (mp3s on these sites as well)
"We’ve already come up on a bunch of great albums in 2011, but I promise you that this one is one of the best I’ve EVER heard . . . It’s one that you should love. You should buy it on vinyl. You should send it to your parents, they’ll feel hip and ask you where you got it, just like the pot you sometimes bring home. Maybe that’s just a California thing." frontporchmusings.com
"A cliff notes version goes like this: Jason Isbell has released a new album. It’s got 11 tracks that crush. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. The more I like it, the more I think it could on top of the year’s end version of the Essential Listening list" ninebullets.net
Isbell's Official Site