Drive-By Truckers celebrate their twentieth anniversary with their eleventh album, very directly titled American Band. It is of course a strange and heavy time to be American, and that’s how the Truckers feel about it. This is a political record that tries to emphasise what's good, over songs that do slightly new things for the Drive-By Truckers. On ATO Records.
Vinyl LP £17.99 ATO0335LP
LP on ATO Records.
- Includes download code
8/10 Jack 10th December 2016
For anyone leaning left in your politics, this is your post election soundtrack. Amazing how it plays out and almost every song addresses the issues of these days. Definitely uncharted waters in terms of songwriting for the band but the music and melodies are all DBT. "Surrender Under Protest" and "What it Means" are the obvious power points but songs like "Ever South" show powerful song writing and storytelling. To me politics has always made great music, from Guthrie and Dylan, to James McMurtry, Steve Earle and the Drive-By Truckers.
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