Old 97′s are proud to release The Grand Theatre Vol. 2, their ninth studio album, today via New West Records. TGTV2 features 13 brand new songs and is once again produced by Salim Nourallah (The Grand Theatre Volume One and Blame It On Gravity.)

Get it on iTunes >

Get it on Amazon MP3 downloads >

Download the first track — “Brown Haired Daughter” — for free on our media page.

Read the reviews here.

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Everyone who tweets or posts this message to their Facebook wall today has a chance to win one of several autographed copies of the new CD:

New @old97s album is out today! Go get it:

New @Old 97’s album is out today! Go get it:
(On Facebook, be sure to officially “tag” the Old 97’s page in your wall post so we can see it!)

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Don’t forget that there’s a t-shirt design contest going on to celebrate the launch.

The full TGTV2 track listing, with a link to commentary on each song (from a mix of Murry and Ken and site editors)

1. Brown Haired Daughter
2. I’m A Trainwreck
3. Perfume
4. The Actor
5. No Simple Machine
6. White Port
7. Ivy
8. Manhattan (I’m Done)
9. Marquita
10. Bright Spark (See What I Mean)
11. Visiting Hours
12. How Lovely All It Was
13. You Call It Rain


  1. never heard of these guys until I read today’s review in the Washington Post. Now listening to the new album on Rhapsody – will be shopping on Amazon shortly – very nice work.

  2. I posted the message on FB but don’t know how to “tag” the Old 97’s page so that you can see it. Help?
    BTW, I’m through song 8 and this is AMAZING so far. Glad to see “Ivy” finally made it on a record.

    • If you follow Old 97’s on Facebook, in your status update, when you start to type “@old…” a little window should pop up where you can click “Old 97’s” and then the text that says “Old 97’s” in the post will be clickable — and the post will show up on the Old 97’s wall. Make sense?

    • 07/06/2011
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    Question. What if you aren’t old enough to have a Facebook?

  3. When will the winner(s) of the twitter/fb posting be told and how?! 🙂 SOOOO wanna win! hehe

    • 07/07/2011
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    I LOVE this album! lovelovelove. Love the way it starts out, love the happy song at the end [thank you for that]. Everyone just seems so much more THERE. Excellent mix. My favorite since TFTC. It’s been on constant repeat since I got it Tuesday eve. YAY!

  4. saw you guys last nigh, here in Nashville..I never heard of this band, after Last night I was sad that I never had..But happy that I am now a fan…

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