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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 sort-of title track “Made Up English Oceans.” Director Joshua Black Wilkins’s clip tells the story of a lady who enjoys activities like wearing lacy lingerie, wandering through hedge mazes, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2014 - 12:39 pm

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 below. More »

By: 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 know whether or not you’re a part of this band’s considerable cult, but there’s no harm in sampling the new LP for free. We’ve already posted the band’s “Pauline Hawkins“… More »

By: 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 roll band.” That’s ludicrously high praise, but as DBT prepares to release their 10th full-length, English Oceans, it’s hard to think of too many extant American rock and roll band… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 3, 2014 - 3:52 pm

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 up that impressive discography while touring like animals and maintaining a healthy level of side-project activity. “Pauline Hawkins,” the first English Oceans song the band has shared, is named for a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2014 - 2:21 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Drive-By Truckers Albums From Worst To Best

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 »

By: James Jackson Toth / August 2, 2013 - 2:58 pm

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 rock opera Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots will premiere at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse. It’s not Broadway, but it is an indicator that the era of the rock opera… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / November 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm

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 Back Little Star,” can be heard right now. More »

By: 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 well-being of said town. And as Billboard reports, a group of musicians in Athens, Georgia is doing whatever it can to stop the construction of a massive local development anchored… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2012 - 9:52 am

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 is a douchebag” with regards to Bentley’s song “Home,” a song written co-written Bentley, Dan Wilson and Brett Beavers. Here’s the basic sequence for you:

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By: Corban Goble / January 9, 2012 - 2:36 pm

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 the title track. Jason Thrasher put together the clip, which looks like it was filmed in a rustic cabin. The wood fire behind Truckers Patterson Hood and Brad Morgan look… More »

By: 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 Be A Cop,” a whiskey-drenched downer in the spirit of “Glory Days” (via an unsettling Raymond Carver story). More »

By: brandon / December 7, 2010 - 2:47 pm

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,” a song appearing in different form on the band’s forthcoming Go-Go Boots. More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2010 - 3:58 pm

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 all of these bands plenty, and because Lolla has created some discourse-owning 8PM show-downs. Night one’s was a study in contrasts: Lady Gaga, or the Strokes? We caught both, two… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 7, 2010 - 12:12 pm

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. Yesterday was not one of those days. Aside from the always-on-point imprint True Panther Sounds’ top-to-bottom burner at Ms. Bea’s — giving us our first look at Hunx and Hi… More »

By: 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” involves a prostitute “working for the money like [she’s] got eight hands / flat on [her] back under a mean old man, / just thinking happy thoughts, breathing deep,” her life… More »

By: brandon / March 3, 2010 - 10:03 am

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 followup to 2008’s Brighter Than Creation’s Dark, is “very much a rock album. Very melodic and more rocking than anything since disc 2 of Southern Rock Opera.” Confirmed: It offer… More »

By: brandon / January 22, 2010 - 11:38 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

The ‘Gum Drop XCI: Hear New Patterson Hood, Win A Korg Kaossilator Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer

On April Fools’ Day 1994, Patterson Hood moved to Athens, where he wrote an album’s worth of songs called Murdering Oscar (and other love songs). He recorded them on a boombox in a friend’s bedroom and gave out the results via self-dubbed cassettes, but if you weren’t lucky enough to run into the Drive-By Trucker… More »

By: brandon / June 3, 2009 - 10:12 am
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