Drive By Truckers to release Go-Go Boots, New Album + Documentary

by oz on November 9, 2010

Drive-By Truckers will release their 11th album, Go-Go Boots, on February 15, 2011 via ATO Records. Patterson Hood describes the album:

We recorded nearly 40 songs last year and into this year and fairly early on divided it into two separate albums. The Big To-Do, released first, was the more straight forward “Rock” album. Go-Go Boots is what I sometimes (semi-jokingly) refer to as our country, soul, and murder ballad album. Those elements definitely play into it, but it’s a little more open ended than that.

DBT will also release a documentary film, The Secret to a Happy Ending, about “the redemptive power of rock-and-roll.”

Its a film about the American South, where rock was born.  Its about a group of kids that grew up amidst the sweet soul music made in Muscle Shoals, Alabama by black and white musicians while the civil rights movement exploded all around.  Its about leaving home and embracing the DIY ethos of punk.  Its about making art, making love and making a living.  Its a film about the Drive-By Truckers.

Go-Go Boots track listing (you’ve gotta love DBT’s song names):

  1. I Do Believe
  2. Go-Go Boots
  3. Dancin Ricky
  4. Cartoon Gold
  5. Rays Automatic Weapon
  6. Everybody Needs Love
  7. Assholes
  8. The Weakest Man
  9. Used To Be A Cop
  10. The Fireplace Poker
  11. Wheres Eddie
  12. The Thanksgiving Filter
  13. Pulaski
  14. Mercy Buckets

Video:  Drive By Truckers – Used To Be A Cop

Drive-By Truckers “Used To Be A Cop” from Jason Thrasher on Vimeo.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

DBTChicago November 9, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Fuck. Yes.

Feb. 15 will be a US national holiday I will celebrate in Mexico while on my delayed honeymoon. For sure, I will be drinking a beer on that day.

Woody November 10, 2010 at 9:53 am

Congrats to you and Mrs. DBT Chicago.

Sir Indie November 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

Drive By Truckers – “Used To Be a Cop”

Interesting song and video…digging it! 🙂

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