It's been a while since Drive-By Truckers released a fun single. Their recent singles have been overtly political. No complaints, as I've enjoyed them all, but sometimes you just want DBT to release a rock song. "Welcome 2 Club XIII" is DBT's ode to a club they used to play back in their Muscle Shoals days. My favorite songs of theirs tend to be very personal ones about their past, and "Welcome 2 Club XIII" fits that. It's a rollicking song that even almost edges into dance territory. This one is just meant to be a fun song, and considering how dark things have been lately, we can use it.
You can watch the video for "Welcome 2 Club XIII" below. Welcome 2 Club XIII, the album, is due out June 3 on ATO Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Drive-By Truckers, check out the band's website.