En 1996 à Athens (en Georgie, Etats-Unis), Patterson Hood (chanteur/guitariste et fils de David Hood, le bassiste de la célèbre Muscle Shoals Rythm Section) et Mike Cooley (chant/guitare), donnent naissance au groupe Drive-By Truckers.
En janvier 2020, le quintet revient avec un nouvel album the unraveling après plus de 3 ans d’absence. Si le dernier album était un coup de semonce faisant allusion à une tempête à venir, celui-ci a été écrit dans les décombres et ses séquelles. Tous leur album ont une portée politique mais celui-ci est encore plus personnel.

Au final, l’album a été réduit à neuf chansons, le reste servira de fondation à un album suivant qui devrait arriver vite que celui-ci.

« The Unraveling est un brulot dense, engagé, qui n’hésite pas à mettre les pieds dans le plat dans l’Amérique de Trump.  » Rolling Stone


Drive-By Truckers is kicking off the new election year with The Unraveling, our first new album in 3 1/2 years (the longest space between new DBT albums ever). Those years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen and the duality between the generally positive state of affairs within our band while watching so many things we care about being decimated and destroyed all around us informed the writing of this album to the core.

While a quick glance might imply that we’re picking up where 2016’s American Band album left off, the differences are as telling as the similarities. If the last one was a warning shot hinting at a coming storm, this one was written in the wreckage and aftermath. I’ve always said that all of our records are political but I’ve also said that ‘politics IS personal’. With that in mind, this album is especially personal.

In the end, we whittled the album down to the nine songs included, saving several key songs for a foundation to the next one that will hopefully occur sooner than later. Lilla Hood designed the packaging utilizing a stunning photo by Erik Golts of two young lads watching a sunset at the Oregon coast, lettering by famed graphic artist Aaron Draplin, and once again beautiful artwork from our long time collaborator Wes Freed. We plan on touring extensively throughout the next year taking these songs around the world.

We hope to see you there.

– Patterson Hood