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Wow, just heard that awesome brand new song they snuck out. Called The Perilous Night, and it is without question the most political thing they've written to date. Calls out Trump by name, and so on. Hood on point.

Incidentally heard it in tandem with a new Neil Young protest song, Already Great, which sounded pretty awesome too.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 18:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Not into the political stuff. Not why I listen to DBT.

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Weird. They've always been pretty political!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Dad drunk and Amex

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:21 (one year ago) Permalink

It's okay. And every song by every act is political. Breathing clean air is a political act.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Women Without ILX

calstars, Monday, 13 November 2017 00:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Angels and SNA

calstars, Monday, 13 November 2017 00:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Wow, the enthusiasm is overwhelming.

Seriously, if this is not why you listen to the Drive-By Truckers, then I guess I don't know why any of you listen to the Drive-By Truckers.

And every song by every act is political.

Oh, come on.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 November 2017 00:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I think they've always been political, but in the new song they name names.

I love the DBTs even though their work is very disciplined and rarely exciting. I'm seeing them live in Feb and also seeing Cooley and Hood's local solo shows.

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Monday, 13 November 2017 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

If you're gay, every love song is political.

This song is topical.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 November 2017 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought the political songs on the last album were great but this one’s pretty awful. Boring music, super on the nose lyrics.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:17 (one year ago) Permalink

This is fucking awful. I can just sense that my opinion is in some way regressive or rockist or whatever, but so be it. I wouldn't run screaming from a room where this was being played, but who could actually get into this

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:23 (one year ago) Permalink

God knows we need something from music right now, but it's not a cringey, ham fisted explication of a sensible if obvious POV, set to pubrock

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:40 (one year ago) Permalink

truly sorry for the triple dip, but I do want to say I love the exultant defiant The High Road by Isbell, which deals just as directly with this administration. I guess it's because the message is, transcend it instead of griping about it or wallowing in it. TPN's message is more suited to an op-ed or blog post imo

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Into the Perilous Night: An Essay by Patterson Hood

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

I mostly like the riff and the faster than usual tempo. I also like Hood in righteous mode.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:04 (one year ago) Permalink

xpost that's a great essay, I love his honesty.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

He's a fantastic writer.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 16 November 2017 02:17 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Something about the wrinkle in your forehead
Tells me there’s a fit about to be thrown
If we get the van out of the ditch before the morning
Ain’t nobody gotta know about what I’ve done

calstars, Saturday, 9 December 2017 04:27 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

As good as I have ever seen them tonight, and I've seen them a lot!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 7 April 2018 03:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

They just released an album by Hood/ Cooley’s 80s band Adam’s House Cat, with re-recorded vocals. It is excellent as usual. If you haven’t heard it yet, definitely check it out.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 24 September 2018 00:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Saw them again last night, playing a truncated set at a beer fest. Great as usual, if shorter than usual. Hold Steady opened!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 September 2018 02:16 (two months ago) Permalink

I was so worried the Adam's House Cat album would sound like some alt-era reject, but it actually sounds like a lost '80s Amerindie classic.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:54 (two months ago) Permalink

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