Son Volt, the Americana-inspired rock group fronted by Jay Farrar, returns this summer with a new album and new label. “American Central Dust,” the band’s sixth full-length and its first since signing with Rounder Records, will be released on July 7.
“Rounder has shown a long term commitment to music forms, like folk and blues, that I have a lot of respect for,” said Farrar. “Going with Rounder has been a kind of a full circle continuum — the first Rounder person I met with was instrumental in booking Uncle Tupelo gigs years ago.”
Son Volt’s last album, 2007’s “The Search,” saw the band diversifying its musical palette to include ore electric atmospheres, horns and pedal loops. “American Central Dust” see the group returning to the melodic simplicity of its debut album “Trace.”
The album features Farrar on guitar, harmonica, and vocals; Dave Bryson on drums; Andrew Duplantis on bass and backing vocals; Chris Masterson on lead guitar; and Mark Spencer on keyboards and steel guitar.
Son Volt will being a national tour in July.
Son Volt’s “American Central Dust” tracklist:
“Down To The Wire”
“Cocaine And Ashes”
“Dust Of Daylight”
“When The Wheels Don’t Move”
“No Turning Back”
“Pushed Too Far”
“Strength And Doubt”
“Jukebox of Steel”