[Cover photo credit to Angelina Castillo]
Nashville Rock band Country Westerns have released new track “Money On The Table,” Produced by Matt Sweeney and out now via Fat Possum Records, along with an official music video directed by Miranda Zipse (Miranda and the Beat). The song stems from their recording experiences trying to make sure every song was “minted” as perfectly as possible.
Having just wrapped a run of dates supporting indie band Titus Andronicus, they have also announced a new slate of November performances, several of them with kindred spirits Black Lips and Bloodshot Bill.
Vocalist Joseph Plunket says about the new track:
‘No money left on the table’ was Matt Sweeney’s mantra while making our new record. Instead of crass commercialism or economic concerns, I took it to mean every song needed to be perfectly minted and we tried to comply. We came in with a lot of material ready to record but I still spent a lot of sleepless nights writing and rewriting between sessions. ‘Money on the Table’ is an ancient riff I’ve been kicking around for a decade-plus but never quite nailed it down.
After a long day in the studio, I felt something was missing from the record as a whole and I went home, tackled the riff and wrote the lyrics in one sitting. We recorded the next morning in two takes. Even Sweeney agreed there was nothing left on the table.
COUNTRY WESTERNS LIVE 2022
Nov 14 – Carbondale, IL @ PK’s Bar
Nov 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Nov 16 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Nov 17 – Ypsilanti, MI @ Ziggy’s
Nov 18 – Detroit, MI @ Outer Limits Lounge
Nov 19 – Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
Nov 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill *
Nov 23 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East *
Nov 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL *
* – w/Black Lips & Bloodshot Bill