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
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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