Seasick Records to carry exclusive “Silver Explosion” edition of Drive-By Truckers’ new album, available June 3

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The outside of Seasick Records in Avondale. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

On April 12th, Drive-By Truckers announced that their newest album, Welcome 2 Club XIII, will officially drop on June 3rd. What’s more, Birmingham record shop Seasick Records will be the exclusive carrier of a limited edition “silver explosion” vinyl copy of the album. Keep reading to learn more and preorder your copy!

A Seasick Records Exclusive

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Seasick Records’ exclusive “Silver Explosion” edition of Welcome 2 Club XIII. (Seasick Records)

Welcome 2 Club XIII is the 14th studio album from Drive-By Truckers, an American rock group based out of Athens, Georgia. Known for their fusion of Southern rock, country, blues, punk rock and more genres of music—as well as their often politically-charged albums—Drive By Truckers has been an increasingly popular group with a dedicated following since their founding in 1996.

Drive-By Truckers was founded by Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, two musicians from The Shoals that met in college at The University of North Alabama. Patterson Hood is the son of David Hood—a bassist with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and cofounder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio—which essentially makes him music royalty!

Fun fact: singer-songwriter Jason Isbell played with the Drive-By Truckers from 2001 to 2007.

Welcome 2 Club XIII, DBT’s 14th studio album, marks a sharp departure from the trenchant political commentary of their last three records. A reckoning with the dualities of the things that make you alive and how they sometimes can kill you. A life affirming flashlight for the dark nights of one’s soul. The title track is a tongue in cheek homage to a local dive that founding members Cooley and Hood played in the early days. As they say in the song “Our glory days did kinda suck”.

Click here to preorder your copy of Welcome 2 Club XIII [LP – Silver Explosion] from Seasick Records.

About Seasick Records

Founded in 2013 by Dan Drinkard, Seasick Records is a beloved record store located in the Avondale Mills Shopping Center, next to ORE Mercantile Deli & Bodega. At Seasick, you’ll find a wide selection of new & used vinyl records, cassette tapes, CD’s and much more.

Plus, the store is also home to Birmingham Classic Cuts—so you can browse for music while you wait for your haircut appointment.

Bonus: Mark your calendars for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 23rd. Visit Seasick Records for even more limited edition pressings of your favorite albums.

Seasick Records is accepting pre-orders for Welcome 2 Club XIII [LP – Silver Explosion], but act fast—there are only 500 copies available. Tag us @bhamnow on Instagram if you plan to pre-order the album!

Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

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