Here We Rest With The 400 Unit & “Codeine”

by Blurt SOURCE Blurt

Alt fave Jason Isbell, along with his ace band The 400 Unit, shine on Here We Rest.

Their second studio full-length (and Isbell's third overall since leaving the Drive-By Truckers). As with 2009's self-titler - which notched an unprecedented ten-star review and figured high on our year-end best-of list for 2009 -  it will be issued by Lightning Rod Records.

An Alabama native, Isbell comes from a tradition of Southern music. He proudly embraces his roots, which shine through in his songs and even in the title of the new album. Here We Rest was Alabama's original motto. However, instead of resting comfortably within its boundaries, Isbell, along with keyboardist Derry deBorja, guitarist Browan Lollar, drummer Chad Gamble and bassist Jimbo Hart transcend them. From the soulful heartache of "We've Met" and "Save It For Sunday" to the country-infused folk of "Alabama Pines" and "Daisy Mae" to the old school R&B of Candi Staton's "Heart On A String", Here We Rest is steeped the best of southern American music.

Here We Rest was produced by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and recorded at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL and at The NuttHouse in Sheffield, AL. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit previewed the Here We Rest during South By Southwest in Austin, TX.

Below is an mp3 of "Codeine" off the album and a hot video of one of their live performances. This is a hot band to watch.

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit performing "Cigarettes and Wine" at the Shoals Theater in Muscle Shoals, AL