Above, check out a video for "After it's Gone," a song written by Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood and featuring a group called the Downtown 13 - a crew that includes other Athens luminaries like Mike Mills of R.E.M. and Widespread Panic's John Bell. The song, linked to a group called Protect Downtown Athens, is a response to a proposed development by Atlanta-based Selig Enterprises that would see a brand new Walmart erected on downtown Athens' scenic eastern edge. Unsurprisingly, the plan has provoked widespread criticism among Athens' art and music scenes.
The song, like much of Hood's music, is sorta clunky and obvious but also kind of endearing, and it features a few true gems: "And if it all disappears/Like it does in my fears/Nothing unique to be found/In a strip mall town."
From the press release, after the jump:
“After It's Gone”, by Patterson Hood Published by Pottery Town Songs (BMI)
Performed by Patterson Hood and the Downtown 13
Featuring members of Drive-By Truckers, Widespread Panic, R.E.M., Futurebirds, Hope For Agoldensummer, Lera Lynn, Justified True Belief and The Quick Hooks.
Patterson Hood - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Mike Mills - Harmonies and Piano
John Bell - Lead Vocals
John Neff - Pedal Steel
David Barbe — Bass
Jay Gonzalez - Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Brad Morgan - Drums
Todd Nance - Percussion
Claire Campbell - Banjo and Harmonies
Lera Lynn - Harmonies
Brannen Miles, Carter King and Payton Bradford - Backing Vocals
Henry Barbe - Electric Guitar
Basic track recorded live on stage at Fabulous 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA. Vocals, overdubs and mixing at Chase Park Transduction, Athens, GA. Basics recorded by Colin Cargyle with Matt DeFilippis and Damon Scott. Post production work by Bennett Moon and David Barbe. Mixed by David Barbe. Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC. Video produced and directed by Jason Thrasher. Edited by Eddie Whalen.
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?
WWW you trying to date big boi? Sounds like you got a lil bromance bruh