Between June 2012 and January 2014, the reputable Atlanta indie rock outfit Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ released four EPs: Songs From the Laundromat, Songs About Cars, Space and the Ramones; Songs From the Psychedelic Time Clock; and Songs for the Turntable. The band’s newest collection, the forthcoming vinyl release Best of Songs, brings these EPs together, a spin on the aesthetic of the ’70s-vintage K-tel greatest hits album. The cover even looks slightly faded, as if it’s been sitting in a dusty record shop stack for years.
Below you can exclusively stream the tune “Roll Away the Song”, a rollicking number nicely accented with twelve-string guitar and some wicked soloing. The chord progression of the song, which brings Led Zeppelin’s “Over the Hills and Far Away” to mind, gives it a classic rock vibe.
Frontman Kevn Kinney describes “Roll Away the Song” thusly: “Requiem of a Traveling Rock Band… or, how to pretend what’s happening isn’t and what isn’t is… in the key of D. Or, how to fold a fitted sheet.”
Best of Songs, a vinyl-only release, will be out on 12 May via Plowboy.
Upcoming Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ tour dates:
Tues., April 21—Sheffield, UK—Greystones
Wed., April 22—London, UK—Boston Music Room
Thurs., April 23—Newcastle, UK—The Cluny
Sat., April 25—Hengelo, Netherlands—Heartland Festival @ Metropool Poppodium
Sun., April 26—The Hague, Netherlands—Life I Live Music Festival
Mon., April 27—Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands—Gebouw-T
Tues., April 28—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Instore TBD
Wed., April 29—Tilburg, Netherlands—Paradox
Thurs., April 30—Nijmegen—Merleyn
Fri., May 1—Hoorn, Netherlands—Peticantus
Sat., May 2—Gronigen, Netherlands—R&B Night
Wed., May 6—Ponte Vedra, Florida—Live at the Lot @ Players Gold Championship
Thurs., May 7—Orlando, Florida—The Abbey
Fri., May 8—Savannah, Georgia—Coach’s Corner
Fri., May 9—Isle of Palms, South Carolina—Windjammer
Sat., May 10—Myrtle Beach, South Carolina—The Boathouse
Sat., June 13—Atlanta, Georgia—Oakland Cemetery Benefit Concert
Sat., July 4—Tuckasegee, North Carolina—Bear Lake Reserve