"With his honeysuckle drawl and unrivaled knack for lyrical detail, Jason Isbell is arguably the most revered roots-rock singer-songwriter of his generation.” – Rolling Stone
Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Jason Isbell and his mighty band, The 400 Unit, have announced the June 16th release of the highly anticipated new album, ‘The Nashville Sound’ on Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers.
Jason Isbell is widely recognised as one the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation with his previous album 2015’s critically acclaimed Something More Than Free, winning two Grammy Awards (Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song, “24 Frames”) and two Americana Music Association Awards (Album of the Year & Song of The Year, “24 Frames”).
The new album was recorded at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who produced ‘Something More Than Free’ and Isbell’s celebrated 2013 breakthrough album ‘Southeastern’.
‘The Nashville Sound’ features 10 new songs that address a range of subjects that include, politics and cultural privilege (“White Man’s World”) longing nostalgia (“The Last Of My Kind”), love and mortality (“If We Were Vampires”), the toxic effect of today’s pressures (“Anxiety”), the remnants of a break up (“Chaos and Clothes”) and finding hope (“Something To Love”). Songs such as “Cumberland Gap” and “Hope The Highroad” find Jason and his bandmates going back to their rock roots full force.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit tour the US extensively this summer before and playing the following UK dates with support from Tift Merritt:
Wed 25th MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Thu 26th GLASGOW, O2 ABC
Sun 29th BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome
Mon 30th LONDON, Roundhouse
Tue 31st BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
The new record is the first official Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011’s Here We Rest. The 400 Unit features Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). The group have also just announced a five-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium October 10,11,13-15.
‘The Nashville Sound’ full tracklisting below:
1. Last Of My Kind
2. Cumberland Gap
4. White Man's World
5. If We Were Vampires
8. Chaos and Clothes
9. Hope The High Road
10. Something To Love