It’s their first in three-and-a-half years, which is the longest space between any of their albums; co-founders and writers, Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, both hit a writer’s block while trying to wrap their heads around the “wreckage and aftermath” that has ensued in the US since the release of their last album, American Band (which they described as “the warning shot hinting at a coming storm”).
D-BT have an incredible knack for portraying the raw and real truth of America, which comes to the fore on The Unravelling. Recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, this is an especially personal album, but as they say, “politics is personal”.
The Unraveling by Drive-By Truckers is out January 31 via Ato Records.
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