Lucero Drops New Single “Macon If We Make It”

Single from new Lucero album

Photo: Jamie Harmon [Amurica]

Lucero Shares New Single “Macon If We Make It”

From Forthcoming Album ‘Should’ve Learned by Now

Out February 24 Via Thirty Tigers

Memphis rock/alt-country band Lucero has just released “Macon If We Make It” from the forthcoming album Should’ve Learned by Now, out February 24 via Liberty & Lament/Thirty Tigers.

Inspired by an impending hurricane, the song draws parallels between a literal storm and a troubled relationship back home. The band has also announced two album release shows on February 24 in Memphis at Hernando’s Hide-A-Way and on February 25 at The End in Nashville (link below).

“We were on tour in Georgia and a hurricane was coming through. Someone asked where our next show was and we said ‘Macon, if we make it’. I was aiming for a song kind of like Husker Du’s “Dead Set on Destruction”. I don’t think I hit that mark but the song is fun to play and sing. It also has a kind of Violent Femmes vibe that I like. Their stuff was some of the first songs I learned to play on bass when I was 12 or 13 years old.” 

bandleader Ben Nichols

Since forming in Memphis in the late 90’s, Lucero has evolved and embraced everything from southern rock to Stax-inspired Memphis soul, while maintaining their distinctive sonic foundations. A reflection of a band that knows itself, Should’ve Learned by Now reportedly sees the band returning to punchy driving rhythms and punk-rooted guitar licks after exploring darker, more atmospheric landscapes on their two previous releases.

The group has shared three well-received other singles from the album, “One Last F.U.”, “Buy a Little Time” and “Raining for Weeks”.

Led by the gravelly voice of singer/songwriter Nichols, Lucero also features original members Brian Venable on guitar, Roy Berry on drums, John C. Stubblefield on bass and Rick Steff on keys. The group has maintained a large and dedicated fanbase for over twenty years, delivering a rowdy and communal live experience that is equally as exhilarating in a dive bar as it is in amphitheaters. Here at LTTL HQ, we are big fans!

Should’ve Learned by Now was produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer, Matt Ross-Spang (John Prine, Jason Isbell).

Lucero will hit the road this month in support of the new album. Find a full list of tour dates here.

Should’ve Learned by Now Tracklist

1. One Last F.U.

2. Macon If We Make It

3. She Leads Me

4. At the Show

5. Nothing’s Alright

6. Raining for Weeks

7. Buy a Little Time

8. Should’ve Learned by Now

9. Drunken Moon

10. Time to Go Home


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Single from new Lucero album


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