By Jonathan Skufca | 1/25/18 4:13pm
Eventually I’ll shut up about alt-country and southern rock. But today is not that day. Late in 2017, southern rock bank The Drive-By Truckers released a single entitled “The Perilous Night,” and, as a fan of theirs, I was very excited and sat down to listen to it while also watching the accompanying lyric video. I was initially expecting a Southern Gothic story about the danger that lies in the woods with some social commentary through parallelism. And while what I heard was definitely within the dark imagery that the Drive-By Truckers are known for, it was a bit more directly comprised of social commentary.