Dallas Old 97's Release Their 11th Studio Album Graveyard Whistling

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Dallas four-piece Old 97's is a pioneer ofthe alt-country movement. Years of hard work has earnedthem respect and veneration, yet they still retain theraucous energy, deceptive cleverness, and knockabout spiritthat first distinguished them from the pack. This attitude continues on their 11th studio album,Graveyard Whistling, out today.

Today the band released its music video for rollickingsingle "Good with God". Directed by Lee Kirk, the video isa parody of MTV's '120 Minutes' featuring an interview andlive-tracked performance with Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Late Night With Seth Meyers) andJenna Fischer (The Office). "Good with God" has also been a breakout at radio and is inside the top 20 on the AAA Chart.

"Lee Kirk and his team had written a great script andarranged for what would have been a very cool video when wediscovered at the last minute that our drummer would not beable to take part in the filming," explained lead singerand songwriter Rhett Miller. "Thank god that Fred Armisenis a world-class drummer in addition to being literally thefunniest man on the planet. What we wound up with wasunexpected and amazing. This video could have been an hourlong given all of the hilarious improv that Jenna and Freddid."

On vinyl, Graveyard Whistling is now available infour different cover color options - red, blue, green andsilver - with four matching vinyl colors in translucentred, translucent blue, translucent green, and clear. Youcan pre-order the album physically or digitallyHEREand head below to check out Old 97's 2017 tour datesincluding the Old 97's County Fair in their hometown ofDallas.

TOUR DATES
2/25 - Ponte Verde, FL - Ponte Verde Concert Hall
2/26 - 3/2 - Outlaw Country Cruise FL
3/2 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
3/3 - Tallahassee, FL - Fifth and Thomas
3/4 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
3/18 - Greeley, CO - Moxi Theater
3/19 - Billings, MT - Pub Station
3/20 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
3/21 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
3/22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
3/23 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
3/24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
3/25 - San Luis Obispo, CA - The Fremont Theater
3/27 - Reno, NV - Cargo Concert Hall
3/29 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
3/30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
3/31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
4/1 - Big Bear Lake, CA - The Cave Big Bear
4/2 - Las Vegas, CA - Vinyl
4/4 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Museum Club
4/5 - Scottsdale, AZ - Livewire
4/6 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Co.
4/7 - Lubbock, TX - The Blue Light
4/8 - Dallas, TX - Old 97's County Fair
4/21 - Lindale,TX - Love and War in Texas
4/22 - Driftwood, TX - Old Settler's Festival
5/1 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
5/2 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
5/3 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Wonder Bar
5/4 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair
5/5 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair
5/6 - New York, NY- Irving Plaza
5/7 - York, PA - Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
5/8 - Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
5/9 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater
5/10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
5/11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival Sanctuary
5/12 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
5/13 - Springfield, IL - Boondocks
5/14 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
5/16 - St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
5/17 - Louisville, KY - Headliners