OLD 97's SHARE NEW TRACK "ALL WHO WANDER", LISTEN HERE
NEW ALBUM 'GRAVEYARD WHISTLING' TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 24TH VIA ATO RECORDS
2017 TOUR BEGINS FEBRUARY 25TH, NEW DATES ADDED INCLUDING OLD 97's COUNTY FAIR ON APRIL 8TH
"Another boozy blast of Texas twang, train-beat percussion and guitar grit from Rhett Miller and company." - Rolling Stone
TORONTO, ON - January 24, 2017 - "All who wander are not lost...just me," lead singer Rhett Miller wistfully sings on the new Old 97's track "All Who Wander", the second song to be released from their upcoming 11th studio album Graveyard Whistling. Listen to it HERE.
Returning to their roots, Graveyard Whistling was recorded in the same Tornillo, Texas studio as Old 97's 1996 major label debut, Too Far To Care. The band still contains its original four members - Miller, guitarist Ken Bethea, bassist Murry Hammond, and drummer Philip Peeples.
"The trick Old 97's have held on to is to take a song that may have a darker theme and present it as something to be screamed along to in a club," Miller explained. "I don't want to sing sad songs in a sad way. You don't even realize there's a tombstone sticking out in the middle of it until the eighth or tenth listen."
While there are new collaborators on Graveyard Whistling including Nicole Atkins and Butch Walker, there aren't more than a handful of bands in history who can claim to have an intact, unchanged line-up as they approach twenty-five years together. There is, of course, no real blueprint for sustaining the kind of chemistry that Miller, Bethea, Hammond, and Peeples enjoy.
"I think our longevity can be attributed primarily to our friendship and ability to overcome those moments when egos want to overtake and obliterate everything in their path," says Miller. "We experienced the hype of the old business model, with all of its excess and idiocy, and also the deconstruction of that model and the advent of the new world, and been able to maintain a fundamental love for each other."
On vinyl, Graveyard Whistling will be released with four different cover colour options - red, blue, green and silver - with four matching vinyl colours in translucent red, translucent blue, translucent green, and clear. You can pre-order the album physically or digitally HERE and head below to check out Old 97's 2017 tour dates including the Old 97's County Fair in their hometown of Dallas and new additions in New York, Boston, Chicago and more.
Pre-Order and Listen to "All Who Wander" here: https://CadenceMusic.lnk.to/Old97sPR
2/25 - Ponte Verde, FL - Ponte Verde Concert Hall
2/26 - 3/2 - Outlaw Country Cruise
3/2 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
3/3 - Tallahassee, FL - Fifth and Thomas
3/4 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
3/18 - Greeley, CO - Moxi Theater
3/19 - Billings, MT - Pub Station
3/20 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
3/21 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
3/22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
3/23 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
3/24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
3/25 - San Luis Obispo, CA - The Fremont Theater
3/27 - Reno, NV - Cargo Concert Hall
3/29 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
3/30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
3/31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
4/1 - Big Bear Lake, CA - The Cave Big Bear
4/2 - Las Vegas, CA - Vinyl
4/4 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Museum Club
4/5 - Scottsdale, AZ - Livewire
4/6 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Co.
4/7 - Lubbock, TX - The Blue Light
4/8 - Dallas, TX - Old 97's County Fair
4/21 - Lindale, TX - Love and War in Texas
4/22 - Driftwood, TX - Old Settler Festival
5/1 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
5/2 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
5/3 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Wonder Bar
5/4 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair
5/5 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair
5/6 - New York, NY- Irving Plaza
5/7 - York, PA - Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
5/8 - Buffalo, NY - Traif Music Hall
5/9 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater
5/10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
5/11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival Sanctuary
5/12 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
5/13 - Springfield, IL - Boondocks
5/14 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
5/16 - St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
5/17 - Louisville, KY - Headliners