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Drive-By Truckers Share New Song; New Album Out June 3rd

by Ken Weinstein

Drive-By Truckers have announced today’s premiere of “Every Single Storied Flameout,” the latest track from their upcoming 14th studio album, Welcome 2 Club XIII, due via ATO Records on Friday, June 3. Pre-orders are available now. The spirited, horn-blasted “Every Single Storied Flameout” sees founding member/vocalist/guitarist Mike Cooley looking back at his younger years with unsparing self-reflection and a bit of rambling wisdom.

“I wrote that song when my son was turning 16 and going through a rough patch for a bit,” Cooley says. “Luckily, he’s turned it around and he’s doing great now, but it was a tough time for a while. Part of my way of dealing with it was to take ownership of the example I might’ve set, in the hope of leading him out of it.”

Welcome 2 Club XIII also includes the swinging centerpiece, “Welcome 2 Club XIII.” The track – which pays homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley got their start – is joined by an official music video streaming now via YouTube.

Arriving as Drive-By Truckers enter its 26th year, Welcome 2 Club XIII marks a sharp departure from the trenchant commentary of The Unraveling and The New OK (both released in 2020). Produced by longtime Drive-By Truckers collaborator David Barbe and mainly recorded at his studio in Athens, GA, Welcome 2 Club XIII took shape over the course of three frenetic days in summer 2021 – a doubly extraordinary feat considering that the band had no prior intentions of making a new album. Featuring background vocals from the likes of Margo Price, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, and Mississippi-bred singer/songwriter Schaefer Llana, Welcome 2 Club XIII was recorded live with most songs cut in one or two takes, fully harnessing Drive-By Truckers’ freewheeling energy. The new songs see the band – whose lineup also includes keyboardist/guitarist Jay Gonzalez, bassist Matt Patton, and drummer Brad Morgan – looking back on their formative years with both deadpan pragmatism and profound tenderness, instilling each song with the kind of lived-in detail that invites bittersweet reminiscence of your own misspent youth.

“Cooley and I have been playing together for 37 years now,” Hood says. “That first band might have failed miserably on a commercial level, but I’m really proud of what we did back then. It had a lot to do with who we ended up becoming.”

Drive-By Truckers are currently celebrating Welcome 2 Club XIII with a marathon live schedule, including top-billed festival dates, and North American, European, and UK headline tours. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.drivebytruckers.com/shows.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS LIVE 2022

MAY

12 – Memphis, TN – Soundstage at Graceland

13 – Natchez, MS – Mudbug Music Festival *

14 – Huntsville, AL – The First Waltz *

24 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia Club †

26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns †

27 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller †

28 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio †

29 – Aarhus, Denmark – Train †

31 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle †

JUNE

1 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus †

2 – Koln, Germany – Kantine †

3 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma †

5 – Raalte, Netherlands – Ribs & Blues *

6 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso †

7 – Brighton, UK – Chalk †

8 – London, UK – O2 Forum †

9 – Leeds, UK – Leeds University Stylus †

11 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street †

12 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 TV Studio †

14 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 (Jupiler Zaal) †

15 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie †

17 – Mendizabala, Vitoria-Gasteiz – Azkena Rock Festival *

19 – Eridge Park, UK – Black Deer Festival *

JULY

14 – Breckenridge, CO – Riverwalk Center

15 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion

16 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads

19 – Omaha, NE – Falconwood Park

20 – Minneapolis, MN – Utepils Brewing

22 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place

23 – Dayton, OH – Dayton Masonic Center

24 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Beer Garden

27 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre

29 – St. Louis, MO – Open Highway Music Festival *

30 – Maryville, TN – The Shed

31 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

AUGUST

2 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27

4 – Deerfield, MA – Tree House Brewing Company

5 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

8 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre

10 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer

11 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer

12 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre

13 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns

SEPTEMBER

17 -Louisville, KY -Bourbon & Beyond *

 

* Festival Appearance

† w/Special Guest Jerry Joseph

 

Tracklist:

The Driver

Maria’s Awful Disclosures

Shake and Pine

We will never wake you up in the morning

Welcome 2 Club XIII

Forged In Hell and Heaven Sent

Every Single Storied Flameout

Billy Ringo In The Dark

Wilder Days

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