9/15/2016

Drive-By Truckers share new song; set to appear on "CBS This Morning" and "NPR First Listen Live"

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR "FILTHY AND FRIED"
 
SET TO APPEAR FOR INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE ON
CBS THIS MORNING OCTOBER 1
 
SET TO APPEAR ON NPR's FIRST LISTEN LIVE SERIES
OCTOBER 5 AT 7P ET/4P PT
 
NEW ALBUM, AMERICAN BAND, DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 30
 
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK

 
 
(New York, NY) Drive-By Truckers have released a lyric video for their new song, "Filthy and Fried," the third offering from the group's soon-to-be released masterwork American Band. Long-time collaborator Wes Freed created the art for the video; lyrics appear over an animated version of the painting seen in the gatefold of the vinyl version of the new album.
 
"We had finished recording American Band and were about to mix it when Cooley wrote 'Filthy and Fried,' and we all fell in love with the song and felt like it should be included in the album," says Patterson Hood. "That weekend, DBT was about to do our annual HeAthens Homecoming shows at the 40 Watt Club in Athens GA. We had planned on recording the shows and David Barbe had his mobile recording rig set up so we cut the song live on stage during soundcheck. Two days later we began mixing the album."

On the song's meaning, Hood explains, "We are undergoing a huge dynamic shift in male/female relationships and all of the accompanying push back. His song touches on that among many other things."

"You've come a long way baby," says Mike Cooley.
 
 
On October 1, Drive-By Truckers will appear on CBS This Morning. They will be performing three songs and chatting with legendary TV host Anthony Mason. Four days later on October 5, the band will perform American Band in its entirety, live from the Oregon Public Broadcasting studios in Portland 7pm ET/4pm PT as part of NPR's First Listen Live series.
 
Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly, but with American Band, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American band - a Southern American band - speaking on matters that matter. Master songwriters both, Hood and Cooley wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse. As a result, songs like "What It Means" (that premiered on Rolling Stone) and the tub-thumping "Surrender Under Protest" (that premiered on NPR) are intensely human music from a rock 'n' roll band yearning for community and collective action. Fueled by a just spirit of moral indignation and righteous rage, American Band is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation.
 
Hailed by Stereogum as "perhaps the greatest extant American rock and roll band," Drive-By Truckers will celebrate American Band with an epic fall headline tour, beginning September 16 at Toronto's Urban Roots Festival and ending November 19 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. Support on the dates will come from Lydia Loveless, Son Volt and Kyle Craft. Tour highlights include two-night-stands at Portland, OR's Wonder Ballroom (September 30 and October 1), San Francisco, CA's The Fillmore (October 6 and 7), Los Angeles, CA's Teragram Ballroom (October 11 and 12), Asheville, NC's The Orange Peel (November 4 and 5) and Richmond, VA's The National (November 10 and 11). For updates, please visit the official Drive-By Truckers tour page.
 
"I don't want there to be any doubt as to which side of this discussion we fall on," Hood says. "I don't want there to be any misunderstanding of where we stand. If you don't like it, you can leave. It's okay. We're not trying to be everybody's favorite band, we're going to be who we are and do what we do and anyone who's with us, we'd love to have them join in."
 
Cooley is somewhat more direct. "I wanted this to be a no bones about it, in your face political album," he says. "I wanted to piss off the assholes."
 
Recorded late last year at Nashville's historic Sound Emporium with longtime producer/ engineer David Barbe behind the board, American Band's considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the current Drive-By Truckers line-up, with Hood and Cooley joined by bassist Matt Patton, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, and drummer Brad Morgan - together, the longest-lasting iteration in the band's two-decade history.
 
For more information, please visit drivebytruckers.comwww.facebook.com/drivebytruckers,twitter.com/drivebytruckers (@drivebytruckers) and atorecords.com.
 
Pre-order links:
 
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
AMERICAN BAND TOUR - NORTH AMERICA 2016
 
SEPTEMBER
16 - Toronto, ON - Toronto Urban Roots Festival *
17 - Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival *
23 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads @
24 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue $
25 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District $
28 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma $
29 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at The Market $
30 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom $
 
OCTOBER
1 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom $
2 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater $
5 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades $
6-7 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore $
8 - Lake Tahoe, CA - Montbleau Resort Casino $
11-12 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom $
13 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern $
14 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theater $
15 - Scottsdale, AZ - Livewire $
 
NOVEMBER
2 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall #
3 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine #
4-5 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel #
9 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #
10-11 - Richmond, VA - The National #
12 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore #
13 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall #
15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room #
16 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Theatre #
27 - Macon, GA - Cox Capital Theater #
18 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Druid City Music Hall #
19 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle #
 
*Festival Appearance
@ w/Son Volt
$ w/Special Guest Lydia Loveless
#w/Kyle Craft
 

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