Review: ‘New Multitudes’ Alt-Folk Dream Team Reinvents Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles

A strikingly beautiful record from some strikingly bearded men: My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Son Volt’s Jay Farrar, Centro-Matic’s Will Johnson, and Varnaline’s Anders Parker. Read all about it at the A.V. Club.

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Live in L.A.: Ben Gibbard, Jay Farrar Perform Kerouac Songs (on Spin)

Happy Monday. Last week I previewed the odd-but-good combo of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service) and Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo), who are doing a handful of dates together in support of their Jack Kerouac-inspired new album, One Fast Move Or I’m Gone. Well, this week, I reviewed their full-band performance at El Rey. For Spin. And you can read it here. Also, Andrew Herrold took some great photos.