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DBT's "Alabama Ass Whuppin'" gets reissued

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – ATO Records will reissue the Drive-By Truckers' "Alabama Ass Whuppin'" on Sept. 10.

DBT's third album was first out in 2000, but has been out of print for years. The album has been re-mastered and includes updated artwork by Wes Freed. This will also be the first time the album has been available on vinyl.

"Alabama Ass Whuppin'" was recorded from March 1999 through August 2000 in clubs across the southeast including Tasty Word, The High Hat, The Star Bar, The Caledonia Lounge and the 40 Watt.

"This was our third album, and the connecting thread between our earlier work and the band that we went on to become later. It's a documentation of a period in time that I wouldn't go back to for all the money in the world, but I'm proud of the shows that we played and the songs that we wrote, " said lead singer Patterson Hood.

The band is currently in the studio in Athens, Ga. recording its 12th record. ATO Records will release the record early 2014.

Songs are:
1. Why Henry Drinks
2. Lookout Mountain
3. The Living Bubba
4. Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus)
5. Don't Be in Love Without Me
6. 18 Wheels of Love
7. The Avon Lady
8. Margo and Harold
9. (Alabama Ass Whuppin') Banter
10. Buttholeville
11. People Who Died
12. Love Like This

Tour dates are:
Aug. 23-24 Athens, GA Georgia Theater
Sep. 28 State Line, NV Hurrahs
Oct. 5 Mobile, AL Bayfest
Oct. 6 Greenville, MS Mighty Mississippi Music Festival
Oct. 19 Live Oak, FL Magnolia Music Festival
Oct. 30 Debuque, IA Diamond Jo Casino
Oct. 31 Chicago Vic Theater
Nov. 1 Detroit Royal Oak
Nov. 2 Toronto Phoenix
Nov. 3 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Nov. 5 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Nov. 6 Columbus, OH Newport Music
Nov. 7 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
Nov. 8 Covington, KY Madison Theater
Nov. 9 Memphis Minglewood Hall
Nov. 10 Nashville Cannery Ballroom

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