Drive-By Truckers – American Band (Released 30th September)

£17.99 – LP & DL Code

A statement from Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood:

“ We are beyond thrilled to announce the release date of our new album ‘American Band’.

“ These are crazy times and we have made a record steeped in this

moment of history that we’re all trying to live through. We’ve always considered ourselves a political band, even when that aspect seemed to be concealed by some type of narrative device i.e. dealing with issues of race by telling a story set in the time of George Wallace or class struggles by setting ‘Putting People On The Moon’ in the age of Reagan.

“ T his tim e o u t , t h e r e a r e n o s u c h div e r sio n s a s t h e s e s o n g s a r e

mostly set front and center in the current political arena with songs d e alin g wit h o u r r a cial a n d c ult u r al divisio n s , g u n viole n c e , m a s s shootings and political assholery. Once again, there is a nearly even s plit b e t w e e n t h e s o n g s o f C o ole y a n d m y s elf , wit h b o t h o f u s bringing in songs that seem to almost imply a conversation between us about our current place in time.

“‘ American Band’ is a sort of rock and roll call to arms as well as a musical reset button for our band and the country we live in. Most of all, we look at it as the beginnings of some conversations that we, as a people very much need to begin having if we ever hope to break through the divisions that are threatening to tear us apart.

“ D riv e – B y T r u c k e r s a r e c ele b r a tin g o u r t w e n tie t h a n niv e r s a r y a s a band in an election year where some people are trying to define what it is to be American. Definitions based on some outdated ideology of prejudice and fear. We are loudly proclaiming that those people don’t speak for us. America is and always has been a land of immigrants and ideals. Ideals that we have often fallen short of achieving, but it’s the striving that has given us whatever claims to greatness we have h a d . T h a t’s w h a t A m e ric a m e a n s t o u s a n d “ W e’r e a n A m e ric a n Band”.”

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“Thanks for your support, and enjoy the music! - P&V”

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