To say 2020 has been very low on highlights is an understatement. One of the few for me was the Drive-By Truckers show way back in February at Somerville Theater. It had been far too long since I had last seen them, particularly after a pair of lost shows due to weather issues. It didn't fit into my schedule, but I crammed it in, and was glad I did. I knew it was going to be my Concert of the Year, and little did I know how right I was.
Drive-By Truckers have always been road warriors, so they've had some time on their hands as of late, which means we're getting a second album from them this year! The album is due out tomorrow (Friday), and we can listen to the title track right now. While "The New OK" might not be the most upbeat song, compared to the last pair of Drive-By Truckers albums this one is nearly cheery. And it might just be the best quarantine themed song ever.
You can listen to "The New Ok" below. The New OK, the new surprise album from Drive-By Truckers, will be out October 2. The nine song album also includes a different version of "The Unravelling" and a cover of the Ramones's classic "The KKK Took My Baby Away." You can get your copy via Bandcamp. For more on Drive-By Truckers, check out their website.