Tag Archives: Jay Farrar

RAPTURE – Go out in style

Go out in style with the Beat Surrender RAPTURE mix, you only live once.

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Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

From his last album A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) get it at Amazon

Two Cow Garage – Burn in Hell

From the out of print CD The Wall Against Our Back, download at iTunes and eMusic

R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

From the bands 5th release Document now remastered, get it at Amazon

The Duke & the King – The Morning I Get to Hell

A live version of the track from their fantastic début Nothing Gold Can Stay, get it at Loose

The Rockingbirds – Hell

From Whatever Happened to the Rockingbirds, available at Amazon

Uncle Tupelo – Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down

Classic from Jeff & Jay from March 16-20, 1992, available at Amazon

Whiskeytown – Ten Seconds ‘Til the End

From the unreleased album Those Weren’t the Days

6 Day Bender -Hellbound

Mountain rock n roll from the bands self titled début, buy at the bands webstore

Cary Ann Hearst -Hells Bells

Country Strong, With An Outlaw Streak” buy at Amazon

Hells Bells – AC/DC

Classic from the Aussie rockers 1980 album Back in Black

AA Bondy – Rapture (Sweet Rapture)

From his début solo album American Hearts, available direct from Fat Possum

Blondie – Rapture

Well what did you expect.

Hank Williams – The Battle Of Armageddon

And a late entry, bonus track from the upcoming Edgehill Avenue release Just Out of Sight

Edgehill Avenue – Reckoning Day by Edgehill Avenue

Ben Gibbard / Jay Farrar – One Fast Move or I’m Gone


In support of their homage to iconic American beat poet Jack Kerouac One Fast Move or I’m Gone, Farrar and Gibbard cut a four track session with NPR that aired in December ‘09, the album itself took a few spins to sink in with me, but it’s rewarding of your patience and is well worth adding to your wish list.

Low Life Kingdom

These Roads Don’t Move

California Zephyr

Big Sur

Listen to the album here

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Jay, Jack & Ben "One Fast Move Or I’m Gone"

Son Volt’s “American Central Dust” is one of my favourite albums of the year so far and won’t be Jay Farrar’s only release of ’09, Paste has an update of the collaboration with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and their soundtrack to the new Jack Kerouac documentary “One Fast Move or I’m Gone Kerouac’s Big Sur“, the full article is here and you can check out details of the DVD at the documentary website here. Could be one of the surprise releases of the year, looking forward to listening to this one which is due to be released October 20th.

Minimalism Set to Music Son Volt’s Jay Farrar learns the virtues of restraint

Wall Street Journal article.

On Son Volt’s latest album, “American Central Dust” (Rounder), we hear evidence of Jay Farrar’s evolution as a composer. Compared with what he wrote for the band Uncle Tupelo’s 1990 debut, “No Depression”—in which his words run together, fail to find a seat on the melody and never let the composition coalesce into a complete statement—the 12 songs on the new disc, Son Volt’s eighth, are minimalism set to music.

Cheers bonnerj

Son Volt – American Central Dust

What “they” are saying.

“the melodic succinctness of the band’s debut album Trace”

“his finest work yet”

“rarely does a musical work do powerfully capture the zeitgeist of it’s historical moment, while also honoring the traditions of rock & roll with such rawboned grace”

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