Dave Pirner has lived in New Orleans since the late '90s, but it's only now that the Big Easy's musical gumbo has truly soaked into a Soul Asylum album. "I was entertaining an obsession with jazz music," the 48-year-old recalls, regarding a new track, "Cruel Intentions." "A song like that took me forever to write. I had to live here to write it. And it's kind of amateur hour, but it really is me trying to sort of embrace the... More >>>