Check Out: Jackson Scott - "Together Forever"

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The young Oxford, Mississippi songwriter Jackson Scott really likes noise. In fact, he likes noise so much that when I accidentally had "Together Forever" playing in two separate windows, I didn't register that something was off for at least 45 seconds. What I like so much about the way Scott uses noise is that it's always to an end - it's a fleecy sheaf of melodic haze, layers upon layers of distorted guitar; it wraps up his vocals and blunts the brutal, jaded edge of them ("don't you know it's all the same, just a game, just a game") into something sweet, almost a lullaby. I can't wait to hear more from this kid - his debut record, Melbourne, is out on Fat Possum July 23.