Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling

  • March 7, 2017

Alt-country band Old 97’s follow-up 2014’s excellent Most Messed Up with their new release Graveyard Whistling, the band’s eleventh full length. Graveyard Whistling was recorded in Tornillo, Texas at the same studio as their 1996 major label debut, Too Far To Care, which was no doubt a bit nostalgic for Rhett Miller (vocals), Ken Bethea (guitar), Murry Hammond (bass), and Philip Peeples (drums). Produced by Vance Powell, their latest also features contributions from co-writers like Nicole Atkins and Butch Walker, making the album one of the most collaborative efforts in the band’s discography. Standouts include: the first single “Good with God” which features Brandi Carlisle as the voice of God; and the contemplative “All who Wonder.” I’ve been an Old 97’s fan since the beginning and they have been one of the most consistent bands in releasing excellent albums over the 20+ years together, and Graveyard Whistling is no exception! – Written by JFelton



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