Edward David Anderson – “Jimmy & Bob & Jack” (audio) (Premiere)

The Backyard Tire Fire singer returns with a raucous new track from his forthcoming solo album.

Best known as the frontman for longtime PopMatters favorites Backyard Tire Fire, Edward David Anderson released his debut solo album Lies & Wishes a year ago, and is set to put out the follow-up, entitled Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions. In advance of the record’s fall release, we’re pleased to premiere the lively ballad “Jimmy & Bob & Jack”, a murky little tale of a liquor store robbery gone haywire.

“’Jimmy & Bob & Jack’ is undoubtedly the most rockin’ tune on the new record coming out later this year,” Anderson says to PopMatters. “It’s a tale of three old friends attempting to rob a liquor store back in the late-’60s. Suffice it to say, things didn’t exactly go as planned. Over the course of the song’s three minutes and ten seconds, and 11 verses later, you just may feel like you were riding shotgun in the getaway car. Hold on tight, and enjoy the chase!”

Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions will be released in October.