April 15 [10:00 EST] -- As of Monday, Internet users have been able to take an advance listen to the new Son Volt album, "Straightaways."
LiveConcerts.com (www.liveconcerts.com) is giving users a taste of the latest from Son Volt through Monday, April 21 as part of an ongoing series of "listening parties."
The site has already offered up the latest effort from Erasure, and will follow Son Volt with the Janis Joplin tribute album "Blues Down Deep."
This week, users can listen to all 10 tracks on "Straightaways" in RealAudio before it arrives in stores next Tuesday. If netizens like what they hear on the LiveConcerts preview, they can purchase the new album through a link to CD Now.