Welcome 2 Club XIII (the 14th DBT studio album) marks a sharp departure from the trenchant commentary of The Unraveling and The New OK (both released in 2020). The title track pays homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley got their start: a concrete-floored dive lit like a disco with the nightly promise of penny beer. Much of the album serves as a free-flowing coming-of-age memoir with Hood singing at one point: "Our glory days did kinda suck."
...[F]or a band that has largely been sidelined for the better part of two years, the Drive-By Truckers sound tight and now, as always, Brad Morgan's drumming is soulful and steady enough to carry them anywhere - even the most downbeat songs crackle with a sense of purpose and focus that reminds us why they've been one of the most reliably strong American bands since the early 2000s....Once again, the Drive-By Truckers have made a strong album well worth your time and attention...
- 180g Vinyl
- Embossed Gatefold Jacket
- The Driver
- Maria's Awful Disclosure
- Shake and Pine
- We Will Never Wake You Up in the Morning
- Welcome 2 Club XIII
- Forged in Hell and Heaven Sent
- Every Single Storied Flameout
- Billy Ringo in the Dark
- Wilder Days