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You can stop asking Jason Isbell about the pressure to follow up Southeastern. He doesn’t feel any. That’s because, two years later, he’s releasing an album that’s even better than his critically acclaimed breakout. Southeastern was Isbell’s first album as a sober man; Something More Than Free is the triumphant proof that he doesn’t need… More »

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

Drive-By Truckers are perhaps the greatest extant American rock and roll band. Make the competition a little stiffer by expanding the criteria to bands no longer active — the Velvet Underground, Big Star, Sonic Youth — and they still make the top ten. More »

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Read Drive-By Truckers Frontman Patterson Hood’s NY Times Op-Ed About The Confederate Flag

Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood did the South proud today. Hood penned an op-ed for The New York Times about the Confederate Flag, a racist…
Caitlin White | July 9, 2015 - 1:27 pm
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Drive-By Truckers – “Made Up English Oceans” Video

The much-loved wizened Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers released their latest album English Oceans earlier this year, and now they've given us a video for the…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2014 - 12:39 pm
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Watch Drive-By Truckers Play Conan

Drive-By Truckers stopped by Conan last night to deliver a performance of "Shit Shots Count," the opening track off their new album English Oceans. Watch…
James Rettig | March 7, 2014 - 11:45 am

Stream Drive-By Truckers English Oceans

The Drive-By Truckers’ discography hits double-digits next week, when the Alabama road warriors release English Oceans, their 10th album. At this point, you probably already…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Drive-By Truckers – “Made Up English Oceans” Video

When James Jackson Toth wrote our Counting Down: Drive-By Truckers Albums From Worst To Best, he called them "perhaps the greatest extant American rock and…
Michael Nelson | February 3, 2014 - 3:52 pm
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Drive-By Truckers – “Pauline Hawkins”

When Southern-rock mainstays the Drive-By Truckers release their new album English Oceans, they'll be 10 LPs deep into their collective career, and they've racked u…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2014 - 2:21 pm
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Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips' seminal 2002…
Joseph Schafer | November 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm
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Patterson Hood – “Come Back Little Star”

Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood will release his third solo LP, Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance, in September, but the album's first single, "Come…
Michael Nelson | July 18, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Patterson Hood’s Downtown 13 Fights Proposed Athens Walmart

At this late date, you shouldn't need anyone to explain why the arrival of a Wal-Mart in your town is pretty bad news for the…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2012 - 9:52 am
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Jason Isbell Says “Douchebag” Dierks Bentley Ripped Off His Song

It all started when former Drive-By Truckers member Jason Isbell tweeted "'Dierks' [Bentley] has officially ripped off my song 'In A Razor Town.' Dierks i…
Corban Goble | January 9, 2012 - 2:36 pm
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Drive-By Truckers – “Go-Go Boots” (Acoustic) Video

A few weeks ago the band released their acoustic take on "The Thanksgiving Filter," from their forthcoming album Go-Go Boots. Here's another acoustic video for…
jessica | December 16, 2010 - 10:41 am

Drive-By Truckers – “Used To Be A Cop”

Right before Turkey Day we saw Patterson Hood doing an acoustic take on Go-Go Boots's “The Thanksgiving Filter." Here's the studio version of "Used To…
brandon | December 7, 2010 - 2:47 pm
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Drive-By Truckers – “The Thanksgiving Filter” (Acoustic)

It's almost Thanksgiving. In this simple video shot by Jason Thrasher we see Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood doing an acoustic take on "The Thanksgiving Filter,"…
brandon | November 18, 2010 - 3:58 pm
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Lollapalooza 2010 Friday: Lady Gaga And The Strokes, So Far Away Yet … Yeah, So Far Away

As much as Lolla's undercard is varied, and vast, it's a headliner's ball this year. Because this deep into the festival season we've seen nearly…
Amrit Singh | August 7, 2010 - 12:12 pm
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SXSW 2010: Thursday In Photos

On some nights you can fool yourself into forgetting that industry weeks like SXSW have shifted from being about discovery to being full-on music festivals.
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Drive-By Truckers – “Birthday Boy”

You heard The Big To-Do's "This Fucking Job." The next blue-collar vignette from Drive-By Truckers' eighth album has a happier title, but "Birthday Boy" involve…
brandon | March 3, 2010 - 10:03 am
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New Drive-By Truckers – “This Fucking Job” (Stereogum Premiere)

As we mentioned a ways back, Patterson Hood told the Irish music blog Swear I'm Not Paul that Drive-By Truckers eighth studio album, the official…
brandon | January 22, 2010 - 11:38 am
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