Old 97’s are returning with their new album Twelfth on August 21, and today they share the record’s opening track “The Dropouts.” American Songwriter premiered the song, writing, “It’s classic Old 97s every step of the way yet pulses with the energy of a band making their debut, with unstoppable musical swagger and Miller’s effortless lyrical eloquence on full display. The song honors society’s underdogs, to whom Miller still feels a kinship despite the band’s success.” “I think if I wasn’t hungry, I wouldn’t be able to write the songs that I write,” Miller says. Listen to “The Dropouts” HERE.
“The Dropouts” follows Twelfth’s previously released first single and video “Turn Off The TV,” which features cameos from Puddles Pity Party, Janeane Garofalo, Jenna Fischer, Paul F. Tompkins, and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. Twelfth is available for pre-order HERE.
Catch Rhett Miller performing on StageIt this week:
7/22 – 9p ET – West Coast Wednesday – benefiting MusiCares
7/24 – 9p ET – Friday Friends – Kyle Kinane’s setlist
7/26 – 5p ET – Fun In The Sun Day