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
Something about the wrinkle in your foreheadTells me there’s a fit about to be thrownIf we get the van out of the ditch before the morningAin’t nobody gotta know about what I’ve done
― calstars, Saturday, 9 December 2017 04:27 (one year ago) Permalink
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
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