For some reason I forgot to get Brighter Than Creation's Dark when it appeared in January. The last couple of Truckers albums have had a few good songs amidst a fair bit of material that just didn't hold up to repeated listenings. Plus there was the worry that the band would lose too much with Jason's departure. So it seemed like something I could postpone.
Now I'm sorry that was the case, because Brighter is probably as good a record as they've made since Decoration Day, which is saying something. You can find several cuts from it at their MySpace page, including "That Man I Shot," their Iraq song (lyrics here).
No decent footage has shown up of the band performing any of the new album. But for now, here's a clip of an old Cooley song, "Women Without Whiskey," that is easy to overlook because whoever posted it to YouTube got the title wrong.
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