New Music Friday: Sound and Fury by Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson declared months ago that his new album would not be country.  The New York Times describes it as “resentful, agonized, seething.”  The NYT also describes it as “high-viscosity Southern rock à la ZZ Top, with a potent rhythmic undertow.”  Good enough for me.

Out Today: Sound & Fury by Sturgill Simpson.

But, then again, Sturgill himself describes it as “a sleazy synth-rock dance record.”  Well, okay.  I prefer Tres Hombres ZZ Top to Eliminator ZZ Top, but I am still in.

It is hardly the weirdest thing Sturgill is doing with the album.  He is also releasing a companion anime film (out today on Netflix).

Sound & Fury anime trailer

Sing Along music video


Whisky Myers’ self-titled album, Heartache Medication by John Pardi, and HOME by Billy Strings are also out today.


More upcoming releases:

Seems Like Tears Ago by Jason James – October 4

Live at the Ryman by Old Crow Medicine Show – October 4

Almost Daylight by Chris Knight – October 11

After the Fire by Cody Jinks – October 11

The Wanting by Cody Jinks – October 18

The Pilgrim 20th Anniversary Edition by Marty Stuart – October 18

Bakersfield Sound Box Set – October 25

Wildcard by Miranda Lambert – November 1

Onward by Stoney LaRue – November 1

Long Time Comin’ by Micky and the Motorcars – November 1

What You See Is What You Get by Luke Combs – November 8

Blackberry Smoke Homecoming: Live in Atlanta by Blackberry Smoke – November 15


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