A lyric video has been released for the second, opening track on Twelfth, The Dropouts. https://youtu.be/qeCh3imy41k There's also a great interview with Rhett in American Songwriter - "The Old 97s Debut New Single, Rhett Miller Talks Roger Staubach, Songwriting And Sobriety." Just one month away! You can still pre-order Twelfth here.
We're excited to announce our 12th studio album, appropriately named Twelfth, coming out August 21 on ATO Records. Produced by Vance Powell, who also produced Graveyard Whistling, it was recorded in Nashville during the tornadoes right before the pandemic hit. Pre-order link. The first single — Turn Off the TV — is out today and is featured in a video directed by Liam Lynch that features Puddles the Clown and several other noteworthy cameos. Official video for the first single, Turn Off The TV. Interview with Rhett in Rolling Stone. Official Twelfth t-shirt. Track listing:
Strange days indeed, no? Hope you're all doing well and staying safe and safely isolated. One silver lining to this entire ordeal is the number of musicians who are performing online now. In case you've missed it, our own Rhett Miller is one of those, and is doing 3 or 4 shows a week at this point. Follow him on Instagram for the latest updates and schedule changes, and tune in for what is always a good time. Unrelated news tidbit: the new album is in the final mixing stage and it is sounding AMAZING. Can't wait to share it.
If you follow along on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter, you have already seen that the band spent the last couple of weeks in the studio recording our 12th studio album. We're working with Vance Powell, who also produced Graveyard Whistling. This time we went to Vance's own Sputnik Sound in Nashville to record. While there we experienced the tragic tornadoes that hit Nashville and the amazing response of the community immediately after. It's a great city and just a great group of people and we're proud to have spent so much time there. While in the studio we had a number of
We're hitting the road again in December for an encore of last year's Holiday Hoopla, featuring an opening solo acoustic set from the tireless Rhett Miller himself, and the amazing Casey Magic, DIY punk rock magician! Get yourself in the holiday spirit early this year. WED, DEC 4 -- THE BALLROOM AT WAREHOUSE LIVE -- HOUSTON, TX -- TICKETS . . . THU, DEC 5 -- SAM'S BURGER JOINT -- SAN ANTONIO, TX -- TICKETS . . . FRI, DEC 6 -- GAS MONKEY BAR N' GRILL -- DALLAS, TX -- TICKETS . . . SAT, DEC 7 -- MOHAWK
Rhett Miller teams up with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat in a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families. In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, these poems bring a fresh new twist to the classic dilemmas of childhood as well as a perceptive eye to the foibles of modern family life. Full of clever wordplay and bright visual gags–and toilet humor to spare–these twenty-three rhyming poems make for an ideal read-aloud experience. Taking on the subjects of a bullying baseball coach and annoying little brothers with equally sly humor, renowned lyricist Rhett Miller’s clever verses will have the whole family cackling.
Rhett Miller has announced the creation of a new podcast called Wheels Off, in partnership with Revoice Media. Fashioned as a “Show About The Messy Reality Behind The Creative Life,” each roughly half hour segment will feature host Miller conversing with musicians, writers, artists, actors, comedians and other creative people about the pivotal moments that shaped their work, what it means to create in a digital age and grappling with the challenges and joys of living a creative life. His guests will include such luminaries as legendary musician Rosanne Cash, rising star Trapper Schoepp, comedian Fred Armisen, renowned graphic designer
Whaddup, ma Wreckers? As you may, nay, SHOULD know, yesterday was the launch of our very own songsmith's 7th, yes, SEVENTH solo album. Unbelievable how prolific Rhett is these days. Anywho, our frontman has been getting some great early press like this one from No Depression. If you haven't bought your own copy yet, here's a link to all the tracks of The Messenger courtesy of YouTube to tide you over until you get your paws on your own disc. And don't forget, the first ever Old 97's Christmas album drops next week!! And by the sounds of the first
OLD 97’s ANNOUNCE HOLIDAY ALBUM, LOVE THE HOLIDAYS, OUT NOVEMBER 16; PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW RHETT MILLER ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO ALBUM, THE MESSENGER, OUT NOVEMBER 9; NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW HOLIDAY TOUR FEATURING OLD 97’s and RHETT MILLER SOLO BEGINS NOVEMBER 28 The Old 97’s are excited to announce the release of their first ever collection of original Christmas songs, LOVE THE HOLIDAYS. Out Friday, November 16 via ATO, the album was produced, mixed & engineered by John Pedigo in the band’s home state of Texas. The LP presents a sack full of rockin’ new Yuletide favorites, as well
We've added a couple of new playlists on Spotify (and soon on Apple Music as well). One is "Best Of" and one is "Deep Cuts." The question is, what did we leave off of the Deep Cuts one that you think we should add? Head over to Facebook and weigh in by commenting on the post! A couple of lucky commenters will get a lil' happy in the mail! List the the playlist on Spotify.
Celeste, Rose Marie, that lucky creature, Annette. Have you ever wondered if there are real, corporal counterparts to the women referenced in your favorite Old 97’s songs? Well, if you’ve ever stood next to a striking, flaxen-haired, Teutonic beauty in the front row, you’ve met Doreen. THE Doreen who has a penchant for downing whiskey sours and galloping through boroughs like a thoroughbred, in song anyway. The one and only, Dorin Meet Dorin Schadel, long-time fan from the band’s infancy. Originally from Boardman, Ohio, Dorin migrated south to Dallas in 1987 when her company relocated to Plano, Texas.