Drive-By Truckers Announce New Album


Go-Go Boots arrives in
February along with documentary film being released on DVD. Also look for
limited edition 10-inch single for Record Store Day Nov. 26. Tour dates listed below too.


By Blurt Staff


Drive-By Truckers will release Go-Go Boots, on
February 15 on ATO Records.  Go-Go Boots is their eleventh record
and was produced by their longtime producer, David Barbe (Deerhunter, Bettye
LaVette, Sugar). In conjunction with Go-Go Boots, they’ll also be
releasing their documentary The Secret to a Happy Ending on DVD.


Go-Go Boots builds on their roots with the old
Muscle Shoals country-and-soul sound. “We recorded nearly 40 songs last year
and into this year and fairly early on divided it into two separate albums”
explains DBT co-founder Patterson Hood. “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.”


The Secret to a Happy Ending is a film about the
redemptive power of rock-and-roll.  It’s a film about the American South,
where rock was born.  It’s 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.  It’s about leaving home and embracing the DIY ethos of
punk.  It’s about making art, making love and making a living.  It’s
a film about the Drive-By Truckers. Select screenings of the documentary are
still being shown in theaters and FilmBuff will be releasing the movie on
iTunes and across other digital platforms.


The band will show their appreciation for vinyl and
independent record stores by releasing a special 10″ 45 with “Thanksgiving
Filter” and “Used To Be A Cop” on Record Store Day, November 26th.
Both songs will be on Go-Go Boots and the release will be a limited
pressing of only 2,500 copies and will feature a special sleeve designed by Wes
Freed as well as a download card.


DBT will be releasing a series of Go-Go Boots episodes directed by Patterson Hood and Jason Thrasher.  As a preview to
the episodes they’ve released a video for “Used To Be a Cop” that can be viewed


The band will kick off a month long tour in Europe this week
and will end the year with a bang playing New Year’s Eve in New York city at Terminal 5. The Go-Go
tour will be announced soon.



Go-Go Boots track listing:


1.     I Do Believe

2.     Go-Go Boots

3.     Dancin’ Ricky

4.     Cartoon Gold

5.     Ray’s Automatic Weapon

6.     Everybody Needs Love

7.     Assholes

8.     The Weakest Man

9.     Used To Be A Cop

10.   The Fireplace Poker

11.   Where’s Eddie

12.   The Thanksgiving Filter  

13.   Pulaski

14.   Mercy Buckets


Tour dates:


Wed Nov 10 Glasgow Scotland ABC
 Fri Nov 12 Manchester UK ACADEMY 2  
 Sat Nov 13 Birmingham UK ACADEMY 2  
 Mon Nov 15 Brighton UK CONCORD 2  
 Wed Nov 17 Amsterdam Holland PARADISO  
 Thu Nov 18 Groningen Holland VERA  
 Fri Nov 19 Berlin Germany LIDO  
 Sat Nov 20 Munich Germany CLUB 59:1  
 Sun Nov 21 Milan Italy SALUMERIA DELLA MUSICA  
 Tue Nov 23 Barcelona Spain RAZZMATAZZ 2  
 Wed Nov 24 Madrid Spain SALA HEINEKEN  
 Thu Nov 25 Bilbao Spain KAFE ANTZOKI  
 Fri Nov 26 Toulouse  France LA DYNAMO  
 Sat Nov 27 Rennes France UBU  
 Sun Nov 28 Antwerp Belgium TRIX CLUB     
 Tue Nov 30 Odense Denmark POSTEN  
 Wed Dec 01 Gothenburg Sweden BREWHOUSE  
 Thu Dec 02 Malmo Sweden KB  
Fri Dec 03 Stockholm Sweden DEBASER  
Sat Dec 04 Oslo Norway ROCKEFELLER  
Fri Dec 10 Asheville NC WARREN HAYNES XMAS JAM – Orange Peel  
Sat Dec 11 Asheville NC WARREN HAYNES XMAS JAM – Civic Center  
Fri Dec 31 New York NY TERMINAL 5  
Sat Jan 01 Philadelphia PA TLA
Thu Jan 13 Athens GA 40 Watt  
Fri Jan 14 Athens GA 40 Watt  
Sat Jan 15 Athens GA 40 Watt  
Thu Jan 20 Miami FL CULTURE ROOM  
Fri Jan 21 Tampa FL THE RITZ YBOR  
Sat Jan 22 Orlando FL HOUSE OF BLUES
Sun Jan 23 Jacksonville FL FREEBIRD LIVE

Fri Jan 28 Oxford MS THE LYRIC  
Sat Jan 29 Nashville TN CANNERY BALLROOM




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