Greetings! Also, Dexateens!

Hey everybody,

Just wanted to take a second to thank both Romeo and Autopsy for all the years of work on this site. I love it and I promise to try to honor the work those guys have put in over the years. We’ve got some great pieces to publish in the near future, lots of great music is being made right now and as always Nine Bullets will be doing our best to tell you about it.

For example right now MySpace (?) is debuting a new/old Dexateens track and it is badass! Go take a listen and let us know what you think


Around The Web – Independence Day Edition


Right out of the gate I’m going to just give you some Two Cow Garage as a celebration of the freedom granted to almost everyone by SCOCTUS (next up is recognition of polygamous marriage). I’ve posted what I think about the decision on FB and won’t belabor the point here, so let’s all just enjoy “Let The Boys Be Girls” for a minute…

800songsSomeone with way more CDO (That’s OCD in alphabetical order, the way it should be) created a set chronological playlists of 90’s alt/indie. Taken together these things are a 500+ minute pill to swallow! I once tried to just a top 100, arranged in some chronological order, for alt country and wanted to stab myself in the eyes before I was done. The dedication it takes to make an 800 track playlist is something I don’t have. I’m seriously not entirely sure whether I should be afraid, have a ton of respect, or recommend a good shrink! Whichever it is I am grateful to have the resource, even if I’m not sure I’ll put 500 hours in to completing. Thanks @naxuu, this is pretty cool!

And since this is a holiday weekend and none of you want to spend your time reading what I thought was cool on the web this week, I am closing this, admittedly short, Around The Web with something that was cool six years ago. I mentioned I found some old mix tape archives lying around, well this is one from the Lucero Message Board, circa 2009, our little Summer Mix Tape. It was certainly a good one!

The Fox Hunt – Better Than This (Lucero Cover)
“The boys recorded this for the long overdue Lucero tribute album..I heard them play this version when they were here playing Surf Bar on Folly Beach…took some cajoling but I got MK to send me the mp3…here it is.” – JacksonDavis

Lucero – Live 1/4/2002 – American Girl
“Sticking with the 4th of July theme. Just for fun.” – Boston Twang

Deer Tick – Born on Flag Day – Houston, TX
“The first song that jumped out at me on the new record. Haven’t decided what I think of the new record yet but I like this song.” – Plank10

Cory Branan – Ardent Studios recording – Karen’s Song
“I had never heard this prior to hearing it on the streaming file released by Rachel and The City when he was in studio earlier this year…cannot wait for his new album…he and Snodgrass kicked major ass in ATL and Savannah.” – JacksonDavis…thanks to Down South for the editing Wink

Ha Ha Tonka – Novel Sounds of The Nouveau South – Close Every Valve to Your Bleeding Heart
“Roaring out of the Ozarks with a bottle in one hand and a bible in the other” – ColoradoAlan

William Elliott Whitmore – Animals In The Dark – Old Devils
“My current favourite tune from my favourite album of the year to date.” – JacksonDavis

Hoots & Hellmouth – The Holy Open Secret – What Good Are Plowshares If We Use Them Like Swords
“There is something about this band I find deeply interesting. I can’t quite put my finger on it but whatever it is this song has it.” – Autopsy IV

The Only Sons – Steel Hearts – Lay Back Down
“This song is eerily relevant for a friends situation right now..” – ColoradoAlan

The Evening Rig – Is Doin’ Stuff – Goddamn, I Could Use A Drink
“If you haven’t listened to these guys yet, you probably should.” – algwalcz

Jon Snodgrass w/ Cory Branan – Alone and Distanced
“Too bad this isn’t being released on CD or digital download…but…I was able to pry this from someone who had been way late in getting Season 5 of The Wire back to me Cool” – JacksonDavis”

Two Cow Garage – Humble Narrator – Speaking in Cursive
“I’ve had this CD for a while but just REALLY started to listen to it, and this song was the first one I kept repeating. ” The sun has a way of making us pay for our revelry filled nights” Amen Brother.” – Hecticeyes

Chad Rex & The Victorstands – Songs to Fix Angels – Build a Rocket
“I only recently realized how good Chad Rex is. Besides, it’s the time of year for rockets.” – Boston Twang

Flogging Molly – Swagger – Salty Dog
“Irish punk rock is great and good for hanging out in the summer listening to full blast.” – Lennon Medvick

Michael Dean Damron – Father’s Day – Angels Fly Up
“It seems like I am always pimping this guy’s music and my work isn’t done until he’s got a platinum award on his wall…or something like that. Father’s Day is a strong contender for the Best of ’09 as far as I’m concerned. I can’t really pinpoint why this song means so much to me, but it affects me somewhere in the guts.” – Bone Machine

Austin Lucas – The Common Cold – Kith and Kin
“If you’ve only heard Austin’s new album, definitely check out The Common Cold. Yay for the upcoming tour with Two Cow!” – TheOtherBrit

The Lemonheads – Varshons – Waitin Around to Die
“Evan Dando revisits a Townes Van Zandt classic” – ColoradoAlan

Cheap Trick – The Latest – Sick Man Of Europe
“Of all the music from my childhood, Cheap Trick are the band that I still enjoy with the intensity of my youth. It’s good to know that they’re still out there plugging away and have a catalog much richer than the classic rock staples (I Want You To Want Me, Surrender, The Flame…). This tune is from their new one, lovingly entitled The Latest, and is further proof that Robin Zander has one of the finer voices in rock some 35 years into his career.” – Bone Machine

The Dexateens – Singlewide – Can You Whoop It
“If you like the Dexateens, keep an eye out for Arkadelphia, Lee Bains III’s new band. They’ve even more amazing!” – TheOtherBrit

Trampled by Turtles – Duluth – Empire
“These guys are one of my favorite bands that I’ve discovered because they were a Lucero opener. Go see them live if you get the chance.” Boston Twang

Matthew Dean Herman – Blackbird – Blackbird
“Fantastic debut album produced by Evan Phillips of The Whipsaws. RIYL: Drive-By Truckers” – Autopsy IV

Lyle Lovette – I Love Everybody – Fat Babies
“I’ve been on a Lyle Lovette kick lately. “I don’t like hippies and I don’t like cornbread.” I’m confused that he doesn’t like cornbread.” – Plank10

Ray LaMontagne – Gossip in the Grain – Let it Be Me
Submitted by corduroy

Uncle Tupelo – March 16-20 1994 – Moonshiner
Submitted by corduroy

Kingston Trio – We’ll Sing in The Sunshine
“A fun summertime sing-a-long…” – Nicole

Against Me! – As The Eternal Cowboy – You Look Like I Need Drink
“Against Me! has been my sound track all summer, and this is one of my favorites.” – Lennon Medvick


TGIF indeed! Tonight the Drive-By Truckers make their triumphant return to Saint Petersburg and they are brining fellow Alabamians, The Dexateens along with them. If you live in the bay area there is no good excuse for not being at the rock show. If you’re thinking it feels like forever since the Truckers were in town you’re correct. This marks their first show in town since Jason left the band. Speaking of which, Jason will be playing The Crowbar in Ybor in 2 weeks.

I’m hyped as you might expect considering I named this site after a DBT song. I got a liter of Jim Beam at the house and a 12 pack of Ginger Ale to make it go down smoother. People are coming over around six and the party will commence. There may or may not be a Rock Report…I’m going as a fan first, music blogger second.

I’ve been jamming the complete DBT & Dexateens discographys on shuffle all day. Here are some select tracks to warm y’all up as well:

The Dexateens – Red Dust Rising
The Dexateens – Take Me To The Speedway

The Drive-By Truckers – Nine Bullets
The Drive-By Truckers – Sink Hole
The Drive-By Truckers – Where the Devil Don’t Stay
The Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey
The Drive-By Truckers – Daddy’s Cup
The Drive-By Truckers – Daddy Needs A Drink


Tuscaloosa, Alabamaians, The Dexateens have followed to recent trend and have decided to offer up their new album for free with a tip jar beside it. I was gonna type up a big description of this fabulous band but I thought Tim Kerr did a better job than I would have on the Sky Bucket site so I’ll just quote him:

Here’s the deal … you can hear their newest recording right now for free. I could sit here and write you my definition of what they sound like. Give you a little sign post to help find your way more clearly, but why!? You can download the music FOR FREE and come up with your own definition.If it ends up being something that you are not that into, well then pass it on to a friend.

You can download the album here. The Dexateens will also be out on the road with The Drive-By Truckers in May…if they happen to be in your town get to the show early and check them out.

The Dexateens – Altar Blues

Wed. Morning odds and ends:

The Drive-By Truckers will finally be making it back to St. Pete in May. May 17 to be exact and they are bringing The Dexateens along for the ride. I’m sure you’ll hear more about this show here as the date gets closer.The Drive-By Truckers – Road Cases

Speaking of The Dexateens. They are hopping on the free album trend and will be releasing their new album, Lost and Found, for free for a limited time next Tuesday. Keep and eye out on their myspace profile. You can see previous ninebullets coverage of The Dexateens here.

The Dexateens – Red Dust Rising

Finally, Medford’s Black Record Collection have begun accepting pre-orders for their new album, N.O.S. Their debut release, The Flattville Murder Album, was extremely popular around the compound and I am excited to here what they have done this time around.

Medford’s Black Record Collection – Hell or High Water