Drive-By Truckers’ Hood Preps Solo LP



but exactly who is this Oscar dude anyway?


By Blurt Staff




Drive-By Truckers mainman Patterson
Hood will release Murdering Oscar (and other love songs) on June 23
(Ruth St. Records). It’s his second outing away from the mothership’s diesel
fumes, although unlike 2004’s stripped-to-the-bone Killers and Stars it will bear a DBT fingerprint or two, as it  was co-produced by long-time DBT producer
David Barbe and most of his bandmates appear on it, along with Don Chambers,
Will Johnson and Scott Danbom from Centro-matic/South San Gabriel. This is also
the first time Hood’s Muscle Shoals bass legend dad, David Hood, joins him on a


The album was recorded at Chase
Park Transduction Studios in Athens,
GA and will also be released on
180 gram vinyl. The vinyl release will include three exclusive bonus tracks. An
a cappella version of “Range War” will also be available exclusively
with iTunes. “Pollyanna” and “Pride of the Yankees” are
available to preview on his Myspace page:


Hood kicks off the first leg of his
solo tour in Nashville and ends with a headlining slot at AthFest in Hood’s
hometown of Athens, GA. Joining Hood on tour as the Screwtopians will be Brad
Morgan (drums), John Neff (guitar/steel), Scott Danbom (keys/fiddle), Will
Johnson (guitar) and David Barbe (bass), who has not toured since his days with
Sugar. Will Johnson will open the shows.


Tour dates:

June 18 Nashville, TN Grimey’s in-store
June 18 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
June 19 Louisville, KY Headliner’s
June 20 Chicago, IL The Metro
June 22 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
June 23 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
June 25 Washington, DC The Black Cat
June 27 Athens, GA AthFest

Advance tickets go on sale Tuesday, 4/21

Track listing:

1. Murdering Oscar
2. Pollyanna
3. Pride of the Yankees
4. I Understand Now
5. Screwtopia
6. Granddaddy
7. Belvedere
8. The Range War
9. She’s A Little Randy
10. Foolish Young Bastard
11. Heavy and Hanging
12. Walking Around Sense
13. Back of a Bible

BONUS TRACKS (on vinyl only):

Uncle Phil and Aunt Phyllis in the Month After the Election
Playboy Mansion
Sam’s in the Ground




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