A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band – a Southern American band – speaking on matters that matter. DBT made the choice to direct the Way We Live Now head on, employing realism rather 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 country for close 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 raise 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 current 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 in the band’s two-decade history.

AMERICAN BAND follows ENGLISH OCEANS and 2015’s IT’S GREAT TO BE ALIVE!, marking the first time DBT have made three consecutive LPs with the same hard-traveling crew.

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  • American Band LP, Shirt & Tote Bundle
    Item #: D259COMBO
    American Band LP, Shirt & Tote Bundle
    • $47.98
  • American Band CD, Shirt & Tote Bundle
    Item #: D257COMBO
    American Band CD, Shirt & Tote Bundle
    • $39.98
  • Drive-By Truckers - American Band LP + 7 inch
    Item #: D2LP21
    Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band – a Southern American band – speaking on matters that matter. DBT made the choice to direct the Way We Live Now head on, employing realism rather 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 country for close to a half-century.
    AMERICAN BAND’s considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the current 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 in the band’s two-decade history. AMERICAN BAND follows ENGLISH OCEANS and 2015’s IT’S GREAT TO BE ALIVE!, marking the first time DBT have made three consecutive LPs with the same hard-traveling crew.

    Includes download card of full album.

    First 2,500 vinyl pre-orders will receive dark red vinyl. Red vinyl will be available ONLY through the Drive-By Truckers webstore and US indie shops. Please note that due to manufacturing the intensity of red varies from each copy.
    • $22.98
  • Drive-By Truckers - American Band CD
    Item #: D2CD23
    Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band – a Southern American band – speaking on matters that matter. DBT made the choice to direct the Way We Live Now head on, employing realism rather 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 country for close to a half-century.
    AMERICAN BAND’s considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the current 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 in the band’s two-decade history. AMERICAN BAND follows ENGLISH OCEANS and 2015’s IT’S GREAT TO BE ALIVE!, marking the first time DBT have made three consecutive LPs with the same hard-traveling crew.

    • $14.98
  • DBT American Band Baseball Tee
    Item #: D2CT121
    Screen-printed in Athens, GA.
    Bella brand soft baseball tee, ¾ sleeves
    Color-grey, charcoal, black sleeves.

    • $25.00
  • Drive-By Truckers Shoulder Tote Bag
    Item #: D2AM55
    100% cotton totes, made in USA
    Screen-printed in Athens, GA.
    18"w x 14.5"h x 3”g
    25” handles.

    Please note: this item is available for pre-order and will ship on or around September 27th, 2016. If you would like to purchase other items from the store but have them ship sooner, please place a separate order.
    • $15.00
  • Drive-By Truckers Shoulder Tote Bag
    Item #: D2AM54
    100% cotton totes, made in USA
    Screen-printed in Athens, GA.
    18"w x 14.5"h x 3”g
    25” handles.

    Please note: this item is available for pre-order and will ship on or around September 27th, 2016. If you would like to purchase other items from the store but have them ship sooner, please place a separate order.
    • $15.00