New Drive-By Truckers gets a release date…

This may have been established elsewhere but this morning was the first time I had seen a hard date mentioned for DBTs new cd; Brighter The Creations Dark. I quote from Patterson’s latest message to the fans:

Lots of folks have been asking us about our plans for New Years Eve.
We have a long tradition of playing with our dear friends Centro-matic for NYE.
That is all still being worked out, but there is a hitch:
The new album hits the streets on january 22 (21 if you’re in Europe).
With a new album hitting so close to the holidays, there is a big concern about playing a town right before.
All of that is still being worked out by the powers that be (fingers crossed) but it is out of our hands. Soon as we know something we’ll pass it along to you.

So there you go. New DBT in January…judging from the bootlegs coming out of the Dirt Underneath shows it’ll be their best effort since Decoration Day. Here are my favorite two tracks they’ve been playing.

Drive-By Truckers – Ghost to Most
Drive-By Truckers – Daddy Needs A Drink

This site’s namesake: Drive-By Truckers – Nine Bullets