A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a actually American Band a Southern American band speaking on matters that matter. DBT made the selection to direct the Way We Live Now head on, employing realism moderately than subtext or symbolism to purge its makers own anger, discontent, and frustration with societal disintegration and the urban/rural divide that has partitioned the rustic for with regards to a half-century. Fueled by a just spirit of moral indignation and righteous rage, AMERICAN BAND is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to lift issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation.
AMERICAN BAND’s considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the present Drive-By Truckers line-up, with Hood and Cooley joined by bassist Matt Patton, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, and drummer Brad Morgan together, the longest-lasting iteration within the band’s two-decade history.
AMERICAN BAND follows ENGLISH OCEANS and 2015’s IT’S GREAT TO BE ALIVE!, marking the primary time DBT have made three consecutive LPs with the similar hard-traveling crew.