Much-anticipated new album “The Unraveling” arrives on January 31, 2020!
Drive-By Truckers’ 12th studio album and first new LP in more than three years was recorded at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, TN by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and long-time DBT producer David Barbe.
Drive-By Truckers’ most direct and pointedly provocative songs to-date, tackling the myriad horrors of our new normal through sincere emotion and unbridled heart. “The past three-and-a-half years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen,” says Hood, “and the duality between the generally positive state of affairs within our band while watching so many things we care about being decimated and destroyed all around us informed the writing of this album to the core.
“While a quick glance might imply that we’re picking up where 2016’s AMERICAN BAND album left off, the differences are as telling as the similarities. If the last one was a warning shot hinting at a coming storm, this one was written in the wreckage and aftermath. I’ve always said that all of our records are political, but I’ve also said that ‘politics is personal’. With that in mind, this album is especially personal.”
The LP also features a number of special guests, including The Shins’ Patti King, violinist/string arranger Kyleen King (Brandi Carlile), and North Mississippi All-Stars’ Cody Dickinson, who contributes electric washboard to the strikingly direct “Babies In Cages.”