Gob Iron’s Death Songs for the Living is the sort of wonder project that keeps the alt.country/alt.folk set frothing at the mouth in anticipation. And for good reason. Comprised Jay Farrar and Anders Parker, Gob Iron is almost entirely the duo’s take on old, yet re-styled and arranged, traditional folk songs. Recorded in the span of five days in the Autumn of 2004 the project came together when Anders Parker was enlisted to take part in the recording of an aborted Son Volt album. It seems the pair’s shared muse had different plans for their time together.

Inserted between each track are instrumental interludes coalescing the album into a singular piece of art (see below mp3 example) best taken in as a whole. Available Halloween, Death Songs For The Living more than fits the bill for those interested in setting a spooky, backwoods-gothic mood to go along with those tricks and treats.

MP3: Gob Iron :: Death’s Black Train
MP3: Gob Iron :: Interlude #1
Amazon: Gob Iron – Death Songs For The Living
www.sonvolt.net ++ www.andersparker.com ++ www.jayfarrar.net

Related Post: Anders Parker – S/T 2006 Release

+ Farrar/Parker available through eMusic’s 25 Free MP3 offer.
+ Visit The Hype Machine for additional Farrar/Parker MP3s.

November 3rd, 2006 The Parish Austin, TX
November 5th, 2006 Park West Chicago, IL
November 7th, 2006 Paradise Boston, MA
November 8th, 2006 Northsix Brooklyn, NY
November 10th, 2006 Black Cat Washington, DC
November 11th, 2006 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
December 2nd, 2006 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
December 3rd, 2006 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
December 4th, 2006 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
December 5th, 2006 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
December 6th, 2006 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO

2 Responses to “Gob Iron :: Death Songs For The Living”

  1. […] Related: Gob Iron :: Death Songs For The Living Download: MP3: Son Volt :: Slow Hearse MP3: Son Volt :: Methamphetamine ——– Amazon: Son Volt – The Search http://www.sonvolt.net ++ http://www.jayfarrar.net + Visit The Hype Machine for additional Son Volt MP3s ——————————————————————————————————————————– + eMusic has Jay Farrar’s catalog available for free download […]

  2. Very interesting site. Hope it will always be alive!

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