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