SON VOLT - The Search CD

$ 15.00


01. SLOW HEARSE *  
02. THE PICTURE +  
03. ACTION +  
04. UNDERGROUND DREAM +  
05. CIRCADIAN RHYTHM +  
06. BEACON SOUL +  
07. THE SEARCH +  
08. ADRENALINE AND HERESY +   
09. SATELLITE +  
10. AUTOMATIC SOCIETY +  
11. METHAMPHETAMINE +  
12. L TRAIN +  
13. HIGHWAYS AND CIGARETTES +  
14. PHOSPHATE SKIN *  
   
 

JAY FARRAR - vocal, guitars, piano, electric bouzouki
DAVE BRYSON - drums, percussion 
DERRY deBORJA - piano, organ, keyboards
ANDREW DUPLANTIS- bass, backing vocal
BRAD RICE - electric guitars, baritone guitar, electric sitar, e-bow

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS:
Chris Deusinger  - saxophone on “The Picture”
Keith Moyer – trumpet on “The Picture”
Eric Heywood – pedal steel on “Methamphetamine” and “Highways and Cigarettes”   
Shannon McNally – acoustic Nashville guitar on “Methamphetamine” and backing vocal on “Highways and Cigarettes”

Recorded by John Agnello in St. Louis, MO
Engineering assistance by Cody Renaldo
Additional recording in St. Louis, MO with Scott Norton

+Mixed by John Agnello at Sawhorse Recording Studio, St. Louis, MO
Engineering assistance by Jason McEntire

*Mixed by Roger Moutenot at Phat Buddha Productions, St. Louis, MO
Engineering assistance by Nathan Hershey and Ross Vanderslice

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound with Digital Editing by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

All instrumentals by JF and AP © 2006 Atronado Songs (BMI) All songs and instrumentals (except *) administered by Bug Music 

All songs by Jay Farrar © 2007 Grain Elevator Songs (BMI) / Administered by Bug Music

(Transmit Sound/Legacy - 2007)

'The Search,' the intriguing new album from Son Volt, is set for release on March 6 on Transmit Sound/Legacy, and it's by far the band's most daring and diverse album yet. The follow-up to 2005's acclaimed 'Okemah and the Melody of Riot,' 'The Search' is a startlingly powerful and inspiring departure from the band's alt-country laden records, employing an exceptional variety of sounds, melodies, and arrangements.

"Instrumentally, the electric guitar was the focus of the last record 'Okemah', but for 'The Search' we wanted to try something new, " says songwriter Jay Farrar. "This time, we utilized different instrumentation to fit each song -- from guitar pedal loops to various keyboard sounds to horns."

The piano of 'Okemah's' gorgeous closing ballad "World Waits For You" returns here to open 'The Search' with the beautifully haunting processional "Slow Hearse." Laced with Eastern-style electric guitar and Farrar's signature vocals, the tune fades out to silence only to dive into 'The Picture,' a track that features an upbeat Memphis-style horn section combined with stirring lyrics that reflect on the current and future state of things, "when war is profit and profit is war."

There's the buzzing, Zeppelin-esque guitar of "Action"; the hypnotic, other-worldly riff of "Circadian Rhythm"; the vocal harmonizing of chanteuse Shannon McNally on "Highways and Cigarettes"; and the Big Brother commentary of title track "The Search," a solid rock song delivered as only Son Volt can.