Jason Isbell posts short preview of new album

MORE bloody Isbell news, from Rolling Stone this time who report: “Jason Isbell’s new album is coming – and it is heavy. “Stay Tuned. . .” reads the inscription above a 33-second teaser video that appeared on the singer’s Facebook. Featuring a montage of in-the-studio footage from Isbell’s recent recording session, the clip also includes a half-minute snippet of guitar feedback, orchestral strings and Zeppelin-worthy riffage, presumably lifted from a new song.  

Rounding out the video are appearances by producer Dave Cobb and all five members of the 400 Unit – guitarist Sadler Vaden, fiddle player Amanda Shires, keyboardist Derry DeBorja, bassist Jimbo Hart and drummer Chad Gamble – as well as some gorgeous black-and-white shots of Cobb’s new digs in RCA Studio A. The takeaway? Isbell has rounded up his Grammy-winning team, cranked the guitar amps by a few degrees and made another album in Nashville, following the release of 2015’s mellow Something More Than Free with something that may well be big and bombastic.

Still a road warrior, Isbell hits the highway this March, following a trip to Mexico for the Avett Brothers’ At the Beach Festival this weekend with a handful of headlining dates that stretch into May.

Head to his site here for the clip.


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