Drive-By Truckers have released “Quarantine Together,” a new song conceived and recorded during the current period of social isolation. The song is available to stream or purchase now via Bandcamp in honor of the platform once again waiving its fees so that 100% of proceeds are given to artists. The band has also shared a video featuring each member performing the song in their own homes.
“Through the miracles of science and technology, DBT has recorded a brand new single,” the band’s Patterson Hood explains. “I wrote ‘Quarantine Together’ during our first week in isolation and sent my basic track (recorded in my Heathen Attic) to the gang. Everyone then put their own parts on it and David Barbe mixed it.”
Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have also announced their first ever live-streamed shows via noonchorus.com, which will take place on Wednesday, May 6 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET and Friday, May 8 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET, respectively. Get tickets to Patterson Hood’s performance HERE, and Mike Cooley’s performance HERE.
Drive-By Truckers’ 12th studio album and first new LP in more than three years – the longest-ever gap between new DBT albums – THE UNRAVELING was recorded at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, TN by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and longtime DBT producer David Barbe.
The remarkable songcraft found on THE UNRAVELING receives much of its musical muscle from the sheer strength of the current Drive-By Truckers line-up, with co-founding singer/songwriter/guitarists Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley joined by bassist Matt Patton, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, and drummer Brad Morgan – together, the longest-lasting iteration in the band’s almost 25-year history. The LP also features a number of special guests, including The Shins’ Patti King, violinist/string arranger Kyleen King (Brandi Carlile), and North Mississippi All-Stars’ Cody Dickinson.