November 3, 2005

SON VOLT

OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT REVISITED: On the Road and on the Radio

New 2-CD version of Son Volt's recent acclaimed album ships to radio on November 15, 2005 with bonus tracks and live recordings from recent concerts and radio visits.

Click here to request your copy of Okemah Revisited.

In the spirit of Graham Parker's legendary Live Sparks promo record, Okemah Revisited features a bonus live disc of all 12 album tracks, sequenced as they are on the original Transmit Sound/Legacy release.

There are also two bonus tracks on the live disc - "Joe Citizen Blues" from their 2005 AAA Noncomvention set at the Tower Theater (Upper Darby, PA) and a surprise cover of the reggae classic, "Armagideon Time," taped before a sold out crowd at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC.

Disc one contains the full original CD plus three bonus studio tracks - "Joe Citizen Blues," "Exurbia," and "Anacostia" - written by Jay Farrar.

Okemah Revisited - Disc 2 Tracks:

1. Bandages & Scars (live on World Café/WXPN) 2. Afterglow 61 (live on KEXP) 3. Jet Pilot (live at The Orange Peel) 4. Atmosphere (live on KUT) 5. Ipecac (live on World Café/WXPN) 6. Who (live on WDST) 7. Endless War (live at The Orange Peel) 8. Medication (live at Housing Works) 9. 6 String Belief (live at The Orange Peel) 10. Gramophone (live on WFUV) 11. Chaos Streams (live at The Orange Peel) 12. World Waits for You (live at The Orange Peel) 13. Joe Citizen Blues (live at Non-Commvention) 14. Armagideon Time (live at The Orange Peel)

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Son Volt's live TV special premiers nationwide this December, followed by more US Tour dates in 2006!

While the Okemah Revisited bonus disc lets you experience Son Volt live on CD, you will also have the opportunity to check out their concerts on TV, online, and in-person.

Their new Music Choice Concerts TV special premieres this December on DirecTV Freeview (Ch. 124) and cable systems nationwide. Check your local listings or the click here for exact dates in your area. This show was filmed at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, which was also the source of six of the live tracks on Okemah Revisited.

Before Jay Farrar and the band return to the road through the Southeast and Midwest in early 2006, you can also hear their 10/21 concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC online via the NPR Live Concert Series at npr.org.

----------------------------------------------------------------------- Tentative Son Volt Tour Schedule Dec 2005 - Feb 2006 (updated Nov 28, 2005)

  • 12/2 Meridian, MS -- Peavy 40th Anniversary
  • 12/10 St. Louis, MO -- Mound City Music Festival
  • 12/12 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
  • 1/25 Disco Rodeo Raleigh, NC
  • 1/26 The Handlebar Greenville, SC
  • 1/27 Music Farm Charleston, SC
  • 1/28 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
  • 1/29 Common Grounds Gainesville, FL
  • 1/31 Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL
  • 2/1 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
  • 2/2 Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
  • 2/3 Blue Cats Knoxville, TN
  • 2/4 Headliners Louisville, KY
  • 2/6 The Dame Lexington, KY
  • 2/7 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga, TN
  • 2/8 Newby’s Memphis, TN
  • 2/9 Juanitas Little Rock, AR
  • 2/10 George’s Majestic Fayetteville, AR
  • 2/11 The Rockwell Springfield, MO

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1 comment:

Cahn Media said...

Recent Son Volt raves...

"The right mix of pastoral beauty and bar-band swagger... Farrar turns out thirteen elegantly wasted, begrudgingly tuneful songs"

- Rolling Stone

"Farrar's perfectly ramshackle voice still delivers his oblique lyrics, but now it's backed by a tighter, revamped line-up"

- Entertainment Weekly

"From the first track, "Bandages & Scars", a beautiful, warm, tube-amplifier sound asserts itself; you know you are in an idealized corner of pop music."

- The New York Times

"Farrar's warm rich vocals have never been in finer form, soothing while he sings his mind, and the band hasn't rocked the guitars this much ever."

- The New York Post

"Okemah fuses gorgeous melodies with thrashing country-punk tunes."

- Dallas Morning News

""Farrar returns with a more extroverted stance . . . melodies to run riot through Farrar's best-ever songs."

- Newark Star Ledger

"Farrar continues his bold capacity for weaving historic references, progressive images and political jabs into his lyrics, then drives them home ... Artistically potent, forever changing, he continues to build on his repute as one his generation's most important artists."

- Amazon.com