Drive-By Truckers sign to ATO Records, announce new album!

by oz on December 10, 2009


ATO Records (Other Lives, White Rabbits, Port O’Brien, Alberta Cross, Mike Doughty, Radiohead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ben Kweller, on and on…) continues their indie music world domination with the signing of HearYa fav and alt-country cult gods, Drive-By Truckers.

DBT has just announced details about their forthcoming album (and tenth of their careers), The Big To-Do. Here’s the synopsis via Patterson Hood:

“It’s very much a rock album,” says Patterson Hood of the Trucker’s upcoming release. “Very melodic and more rocking than anything we’ve done since disc 2 of Southern Rock Opera.”

The inspiration for The Big To-Do came to the band during their time on the road. “We’ve often set our songs and albums in different periods of time, but this one finds us directly in our present. Riding all through the highways of America (and Europe) trying to make sense of a very different world than the one we grew up in,” says Hood. “I don’t write a lot of songs on the road, but I did more than usual on this album and many more were inspired by or set there, either in a literal sense or something I witnessed or heard about while I was out there.”

The album will be released on March 16th, 2010. Hopefully we see some fireworks at SxSW.

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DBT Chicago December 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm

i already am getting an ear boner. march 16, 2010 should be declared a national holiday.
how’s the ATL? if you ever get into town and are looking for some southern BBQ, hit fat matt’s in midtown/buckhead area.

theYakRanch February 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Can’t believe I missed this. And all Ace!

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