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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Announce New Album 'Weathervanes' And 2023 Tour

February 21, 2023 4:00 pm GMT
Last Edited June 8, 2023 4:08 pm GMT

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have announced a new album, Weathervanes, which is set to drop on June 9.

The band will also be heading out on tour across the summer in support of the record.

To satisfy fans ahead of the release, the lead single from the project, ‘Death Wish’, has been made available on all platforms.

It's a driving, anthemic track that showcases the charisma and lyrical depth that Jason Isbell has become known for.

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Weathervanes looks set to be another storytelling masterclass from Isbell and his 400 Unit band.

The group's last album, 2021's cover project, Georgia Blue, was widely celebrated by fans and critics alike.

Speaking about the upcoming project, Isbell outlined that it will pivot around the core theme of growing older and the novel perspectives this brings, “There is something about boundaries on this record.

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”.

The lead single, ‘Death Wish’, explores the intricate and complex meeting point between love and depression, as the song's protagonist contends with his partner's suicidal thoughts (“Oh and did you ever love a woman with a death wish / Something in her eyes like flipping off a light switch / Everybody dies but you gotta find a reason to carry on”).

Weathervanes was recorded at the famous Blackbird Studio in Nashville, and will be supported by a summer run of tour dates.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will kick off the tour with a performance on March 1 in Calgary, Alberta, before performing a slew of shows across the next few months.

The tour will conclude at North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on August 13.

Opening acts will include Kathleen Edwards, Amythyst Kiah, Angel Olsen, Deer Tick, S.G. Goodman and The Baseball Project.

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