DNC releasing Volume 4 in their EP series, Songs for the Turntable’, in January. Meanwhile, the band jammed with R.E.M. recently and have a TV show in the works.
â€œI donâ€™t have the patience anymore for a two-year recording project, a big build-up, a tour and then reality again,â€ says Drivinâ€™ Nâ€™ Cryinâ€™ frontman Kevn Kinney. So the idea occurred to Kinney a couple of years ago: quit recording full-length albums. His band, together since 1985 and commended in 2011 by the Georgia General Assembly in an official house resolution, had taken 12 years off before issuing a full CD in 2009, but that was to be the last such release. â€œMost people that listen to records donâ€™t usually listen past five or six songs,â€ Kinney figured, â€œso Iâ€™m going to make a record with only five or six songs on it.â€
And so began a series of EPsâ€”three so far since June 2012â€”with Songs For The Turntable soon to be number four. Recorded in Nashville and Memphis, Songs For The Turntable includes â€œTurn,â€ a prototypical DNC rocker that opens with a brief acoustic intro before giving way to a straight-ahead Replacements/mid-career Heartbreakers feel.
On a side note, Drivinâ€™ Nâ€™ Cryinâ€™ is working on a â€œsuper-secret TV projectâ€ for the FX Network that will air in early 2014. Â The band recently played the 40 Watt Club in Athens where R.E.M.’s Peter Buck’s new project opening. And then, and then, an R.E.M. reunion broke out Â (sans Michael Stipe). Â Full Story