Thus we have The Monsanto Years, Neil’s thirty-sixth album (this time accompanied by Promise of the Real—a band that features two of Willie Nelson’s sons) that is said to ruminate over the food industry giant and its worldwide effects.
A couple of weeks ago, the track now known as “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop,” but formerly known as “Rock Starbucks”—nice work, Starbucks lawyers—showed up online in a laid-back music video of the group performing. Much the same layout as that video, a different side of the album was shown off today with the video for “Wolf Moon,” an acoustic-based number that (if you couldn’t tell from the title) harkens back to the Harvest Moon sound.
Somewhere sonically in between those two songs, you can also listen to Monsanto opener “New Day for Love,” and the eight-minute epic “Big Box,” both of which are mysteriously available on Spotify and iTunes, but nowhere else, it seems, for now. Enjoy them before they maybe get taken down.
The Monsanto Years is out June 29 on Reprise.