Alt. Country Rockers
New Release – Graveyard Whistling
On February 24 2017 acclaimed Texas alt-country stalwarts Old 97’s release their eleventh album Graveyard Whistling, recorded in the same Tornillo, TX studio as their (now legendary and reissued) 1996 stunning major label debut Too Far To Care.
“[Too Far To Care] is the sound that best defined us,” says Rhett Miller, lead singer and primary songwriter. “It was a really magical time, and we go back to it a lot in our collective memory.” So when it came time for the band—which still consists of the same four members: Miller, guitarist Ken Bethea, bassist Murry Hammond, and drummer Philip Peeples—to record their newest endeavor, “we knew instantly that it was the perfect move,” says Miller.
While there are new collaborators on Graveyard Whistling, including Nicole Atkins, Butch Walker and Brandi Carlile, there aren’t many bands who can claim to have an intact, unchanged line-up as they approach twenty-five years together.
Old 97’s will be hopping on board the Outlaw Country Cruise in February this year. Listening Through The Lens will be there to report on the band and the new material.
There’s a lyric video of one of the new tracks ‘Good With God’ (featuring Carlile) below.
Graveyard Whistling will be released on vinyl in four different color options. You are able to pre-order the album in any format and instantly download ‘Good With God’: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon