Friday, September 5, 2014

Prick Tunes: Sturgill Simpson NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

It's been a while. Let's dust this thing off.

I don't see any better way to do that than to let Sturgill Simpson blow the fucking house down.

If you aren't familiar with Simpson, he's released an album in each of the past two years. While High Top Mountain was an emphatic yowl in the mold of Waylon Jennings. His newest release, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, is even bolder, with his marvelous cover of When in Rome's new wave hit "The Promise" a glimpse at the vision with which he's imbued.

The concert embedded below features songs from both albums, starting with the lead single from Metamodern Sounds, "Turtles All the Way Down."

Do yourself a favor and either swing by his site or go to your local record store and pick up his two albums. Neither of these albums are single listen experiences. You'll listen to them on a goddamn loop.

To give you a sense of how he sounds with a full band, here is the aforementioned re-imagination of "The Promise."

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