Drive By Truckers' newest record English Oceans (ATO Records) before its release next Tuesday! It's gonna be an alt-country bonanza!
English Oceans, the 12th release by these Georgia natives, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders.
All but one of the collection's 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with longtime producer David Barbe. What's resulted from this burst of activity is a collection of songs that guitarist Mike Cooley notes "goes from chainsaw rock 'n' roll to very delicate, pretty-sounding stuff" in the blink of an eye. Such variety would confound lesser bands, but after 18 years, nothing seems to phase DBT anymore. With their confidence at an all time high, English Oceans looks poised to further the band's already stellar recording history, and we couldn't be more thrilled to spin it for you before its release!
So come on down this Saturday at 7PM and join us for some killer tunes and giveaways! In the meantime, give a listen to English Ocean's first single "Pauline Hawkins" below. See you soon!