Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Weathervanes 2LP (Indie Exclusive 'Natural' Vinyl, Preorder: Ships June 9, 2023)

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Weathervanes 2LP (Indie Exclusive 'Natural' Vinyl, Preorder: Ships June 9, 2023)

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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Weathervanes 2LP (Indie Exclusive 'Natural' Vinyl, Preorder: Ships June 9, 2023)

2235 Fern Street

Pickup available, usually ready in 4 hours

2235 Fern Street
San Diego CA 92104
United States


*Please note: This title will ship on or around its release date of June 9, 2023. Date and availability is subject to change. We cannot guarantee the coloring or any other aspect of the vinyl, artwork or jacket(s) will be identical to the mock-up. Fulfilling pre-order titles is entirely dependent on the quantity the label orders & presses (that quantity is usually unknown to retailers). While we always fully intend to fulfill all of our pre-orders, we may be allotted fewer copies than we have on order due to the aforementioned reasons beyond our control. If we cannot fulfill your order, we will let you know as soon as we possibly can. Orders that combine a preorder with an in-stock item(s) will all ship together when the preorder is released. If you would like your preorder shipped separately, please order it separately from other in-stock titles. Thank you!*

A Jason Isbell record always lands like a decoder ring in the ears and hearts of his audience, a soundtrack to his world and magically to theirs, too. Weathervanes carries the same revelatory power. This is a storyteller at the peak of his craft, observing his fellow wanderers, looking inside and trying to understand, reducing a universe to four minutes. He shrinks life small enough to name the fear and then strip it away, helping his listeners make sense of how two plus two stops equaling four once you reach a certain age -- and carry a certain amount of scars.

“There is something about boundaries on this record,” Isbell says. “As you mature, you still attempt to keep the ability to love somebody fully and completely while you’re growing into an adult and learning how to love yourself.”

Weathervanes is a collection of grown-up songs: Songs about adult love, about change, about the danger of nostalgia and the interrogation of myths, about cruelty and regret and redemption. Life and death songs played for and by grown ass people. Some will make you cry alone in your car and others will make you sing along with thousands of strangers in a big summer pavilion, united in the great miracle of being alive. The record features the rolling thunder of Isbell’s fearsome 400 Unit, who’ve earned a place in the rock ‘n’ roll cosmos alongside the greatest backing ensembles, as powerful and essential to the storytelling as The E Street Band or the Wailers.

They make a big noise, as Isbell puts it, and he feels so comfortable letting them be a main prism through which much of the world hears his art. He can be private but with them behind him he transforms, and there is a version of himself that can only exist in their presence. When he plays a solo show, he is in charge of the entire complicated juggle. On stage with the 400 Unit, he can be a guitar hero when he wants, and a conductor when he wants, and a smiling fan of the majesty of his bandmates when he wants to hang back and listen to the sound.

UPC: 793888868281