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We Are Entering A Golden Age Of Pop Posse Cuts

Who knew the Moulin Rouge-era "Lady Marmalade," which pointed to the past in so many ways, would become such a prescient harbinger of the future?
Chris DeVille | June 29, 2017 - 1:27 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound

Jason Isbell seems like the sort of person who looks you in the eye when he talks to you. In his songs, Isbell says exactly…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2017 - 12:26 pm

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

More Jason Isbell stories

Watch Jason Isbell Have An Hour-Long Conversation With George Saunders

George Saunders, who published his novel Lincoln In The Bardo earlier this year, might be the best fiction writer we've got working right now. Jason…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2017 - 5:36 pm

Jason Isbell Named Artist-In-Residence At Country Music Hall Of Fame

Jason Isbell doesn't make country music, at least not in the traditionalist sense of the word, and exists entirely outside the mainstream music industry in…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2017 - 12:02 pm

Watch Jason Isbell Cover Two Tom Petty Classics At MEMPHO Fest

In the wake of Tom Petty's death, Jason Isbell was one of the many, many artists to post a small tribute on social media. "I…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2017 - 5:42 pm

Watch Jason Isbell’s Two Great Jimmy Kimmel Live Performances

A few months ago, the roots-rock monster Jason Isbell, along with his 400 Unit band, released The Nashville Sound, one of my favorite albums that's…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 9:55 am

Watch Jason Isbell’s Loose, Fun Tiny Desk Concert

Earlier this summer, Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit released the searching, erudite The Nashville Sound, one of the best albums that anyone…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2017 - 10:49 am

Ryan Adams Calls Father John Misty “The Most Self-Important Asshole On Earth”

Ryan Adams is on one! Last month, Adams hilariously roasted the shit out of the Strokes on Twitter. And now he's moving on to some…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2017 - 7:23 am

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “If We Were Vampires” Video

Earlier this summer, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit released their new album, The Nashville Sound, and today Isbell has shared a new animated video…
James Rettig | August 10, 2017 - 9:57 am

Premiere

Jason Isbell – “Hope The High Road” Video

Jason Isbell put out his excellent new album The Nashville Sound last month. The LP is his first in six years to give equal billing…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Watch Jason Isbell Play Three Songs On CBS This Morning

Last night, Jason Isbell covered "Whipping Post" with Gregg Allman Band guitarist Scott Sharrard at NYC's Beacon Theatre. And this morning, he and the 400…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2017 - 4:45 pm

Watch Jason Isbell Cover “Whipping Post” With Gregg Allman Band’s Scott Sharrard In NYC

Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit played the second of three shows at the Beacon Theatre in NYC last night. The Allman Brothers…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2017 - 2:19 pm

Watch Jason Isbell Talk Politics, Perform “If We Were Vampires” On The Daily Show

Jason Isbell just released his new album with the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound, and last night he went on The Daily Show With Trevor
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 10:23 am

Watch Jason Isbell Perform A Rousing “Hope The High Road” On Colbert

Earlier this month, the great roots-music songwriter Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit released a moving and excellent album called The Nashville Sound.
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2017 - 9:22 am

Alabama Native Jason Isbell Advises Jeff Sessions To Smoke Some Weed

Jason Isbell, whose truly great new album The Nashville Sound comes out today, is a native of Alabama, which means he's been a constituent of…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2017 - 10:09 am
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