Sunday, May 10, 2009

Southern Pride, Liberal Guilt

The Drive-By Truckers' Brighter Than Creation's Dark has been in heavy rotation at CSD headquarters for the past few weeks. We admit that we're a little late to the party in regards to these guys, but better late than never - they sound a little bit like The Allman Brothers crossed with early John Mellencamp crossed with Darkness On the Edge of Town, the songwriting and singing is nicely balanced among three fantastic singer/songwriters who each have a unique style, and full-scale southern rock instrumentation including hearty portions of slide guitar, piano and band. Sprinkled throughout their catalogue, like cherries atop hot fudge sundaes - are hilarious and kick-ass song titles like "Daddy Needs A Drink," "Too Much Sex, Too Little Jesus," "You and Your Crystal Meth," "Home Field Advantage" and "Dead, Drunk and Naked."

We'll be posting more of their stuff over the next couple of weeks, but here's a little something to get you started:

"A Ghost To Most"

"Perfect Timing"


Ellen said...

I saw these guys open for the Hold Steady last year. I liked them better than expected -- think their name works against them.

Wade Garrett said...

That sounds like a great show, and I think its cool how they've each been around for a surprisingly long time but have obtained mainstream success only recently, due in small part, no doubt, to the Onion A.V. Club's sustained support.

I never got around to picking up Stay Positive. How does it compare to Separation Sunday and Boys and Girls in America?

RT said...

I've never heard "Too Much Sex, Too Little Jesus," but I like it already.

Ellen said...

I liked Boys and Girls... and Separation Sunday better but that might just be the cumulative effects of listening to them over time. I expect Stay Positive will grow on me more over time.