DJ Pick of the Week: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 'If We Were Vampires'


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Danny Clinch)

It's rare that a song about true love can leave you feeling so empty and sad, but that's just how amazing a songwriter Jason Isbell has become. 2015's Something More Than Free was filled with powerful, poignant reflections on life and love, and proved Isbell as one of America's finest song crafters. His latest release, The Nashville Sound, not only reinforces that notion, but also makes an argument that Isbell belongs in the conversation of all-time songwriting greats. Poetic and precise, "If We Were Vampires" is both a celebration and a lament. The message is clear - there may be nothing more amazing than truly being in love, but that impossible gift only highlights just how brief our human lives really are.

Songs this powerful don't come along every day. Listen at your own risk.


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    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 'The Nashville Sound' (Thirty Tigers/Southeastern Records)

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