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New Multitudes

Changing World and My Revolutionary Mind

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Anything that keeps Woody Guthrie alive and kicking against the pricks of this world is fine by us. Hence, our instant affection for New Multitudes, a super group of sorts with an eponymous album of lyrics from Guthrie’s unpublished works they’ve put to new music. The band is comprised of Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel), Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket). While the album is plenty nice, it seems the songs are really growing in the live setting, as witnessed by this video from Philadelphia’s Union Transfer shot earlier this month by DI super pal Jake Krolick. We love the freakout about three minutes in, especially when it shifts perfectly to slow-mo, image dancing with sound, a celebration of change instead of fear of it.