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A track from the new Cars & Trucks album! For your ears!

Attention attractive, friendly and nice smelling frequenters of PDD:

After many months of laboring away with our good friend Jake Larson, we (Cars & Trucks) are happy to announce that a track from our upcoming album is on the internets for your listening pleasure. Please feel to check it out here.

We will be releasing more information on the album and the corresponding release show shortly so please keep your eyes, ears and hearts open.

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25 Comment(s)

  1. I love your band! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!

    slavlite | Jan 17, 2013 | New Comment
  2. More cowbell.

    emmadogs | Jan 18, 2013 | New Comment
  3. Good tune, reminds me a bit of a cross between Elton John (Crocodile Rock) and Cheap Trick. I like the guitar tone and the snap of the snare. The only critique I would have would be that the cymbals drown out the vocal in the prechorus. Other than that, pretty solid.

    zizzer t | Jan 18, 2013 | New Comment
  4. I thought it was pretty solid from a frequency standpoint, and peppy. Always use more cowbell. But… I hate (Duluth) punk rock/slow core more than wet underwear themselves, so I’m the wrong person to ask. My name it means nothing. And were you guys seriously getting all Spinal Tappey there? Seriously?

    Two words: Joe. Strummer.

    Do you love me surfer girl?

    Herzog | Jan 18, 2013 | New Comment
  5. Look, lots of punk bands have made a successful transition to honky tonk music. Don’t ask me how, but they did it. Must be like a worm hole or something. Duluth doesn’t have one decent honky tonk band. You’d think it would be everywhere. This could be a real opportunity for you guys. Some tight Wranglers, trade up for some Telecasters.

    If you’re gonna stick with the punk, I suggest going straight back to basics, and channeling Sir Paul McCartney’s bass solo in She Was Just Seventeen. Do that and you’ll go all the way.

    For what its worth, you guys’ll never be worse than Jack White.

    Herzog | Jan 18, 2013 | New Comment
  6. Who has made that translation, Herzog? best sprawling, doped up honky tonk--exile on Main Street. Best sheer I-hate-rolling-stones: never mind the bollocks. Which local bands reflect that (I know so little about local bands) transition?

    P.s white stripes kick ass

    emmadogs | Jan 18, 2013 | New Comment
  7. My support of the local music scene is limited to attendance and admission fees. I rarely ever purchase a CD. After hearing this track I think I’ll need to buy three copies, one for the truck, one for the house, and one for someone to steal. Keep the compression factory running!

    Hair of the Monk | Jan 18, 2013 | New Comment
  8. Neko Case, Hank III, Pinkard and Bowden, who were drawing pictures of Black Flag on their leather jackets long before they went multi-platinum with their country hit, ‘I’ve Got Friends in Crawl Spaces,’ an homage to one of Wisconsin’s finest.

    Every time I turn around another punk has gone country, it’s sweeping the land. You go through their trash and you’ll find the studded leather and high heeled boots.

    One time I found a bunch of sealed Replacement albums at Goodwill, thought I’d give em a whirl. Naturally, on listening, I threw them out. Then I found out they were worth a hundred bucks a piece.

    Herzog | Jan 19, 2013 | New Comment
  9. Unless the Replacement records were either Sorry Ma or Stink I doubt they were worth 100 bucks. Granted the fact they were sealed does add some value. But as soon as you opened them up the value does drop. If it was the original Stink with the real handstamps (not the printed version) you might be able to fetch $100. Not sure if Twin/Tone sealed their records back then though.

    nicolai | Jan 19, 2013 | New Comment
  10. Punk goes country? I guess you could say Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band kinda did that. But honestly I dont think it is happening as much as you think. But most of the “punk” you brought up are more mainstream punk, which is far from the DIY/underground punk that is still going on to this day.

    nicolai | Jan 19, 2013 | New Comment
  11. Punk doesn’t “go” country. Country “goes” punk.

    Mr. Strummer was heavily influenced by Mr. Cash…as in Johnny.

    The Ramones were a rockabilly band, heavily influenced by honky tonk…as were the Cramps. And Disturbed. and the Clash. and Social Distortion.

    in.dog.neato | Jan 19, 2013 | New Comment
  12. In.dog.neato, I knew the Clash was heavily influenced by ska and reggae (duh I know that is obvious), and Elvis, but how honky tonk?

    Herzog: please tell me you did not throw Replacements vinyl away. I can’t believe someone would dump it at Goodwill in the first place. That is so wrong. I have lost the will to live.

    emmadogs | Jan 19, 2013 | New Comment
  13. Your god damned right it was Sorry Ma on Twin Tone, two mint copies, Twin Cities Goodwill. I made sure I knew my shit before I threw them out. Allright Edog, I really just gave em to someone who cared, he fronts the bands Hastings 3000 and Fuck Knights, and he’s big in Japan. I couldn’t even bring myself to throw out a copy of Barry Manilow. Who are you guys to say a punk band can’t go honky tonk anyway? This is bullshit. Go stencil some MIsfits on your jacket. Ima go put on some Lawrence Welk while I try to calm down.

    Herzog | Jan 19, 2013 | New Comment
  14. The Misfits sucked, and Glenn Danzig is an asshole…

    Emma, you’re correct…when i start thinking about Strummer, the Clash kinda gets lumped in there too…London Calling was a heavy ska influence…but Combat Rock also incorporated a lot of the country elements found in punk, too…

    It’s also interesting to note that the term “psychobilly” was first introduced by Mr. Cash in the song One Piece at a Time…

    in.dog.neato | Jan 19, 2013 | New Comment
  15. And to bring it back home, per Herzog’s last post:

    Over Christmas, at the Zinema, Johnathon had Tom Waits ” big in Japan” going on the deluxe stereo downstairs. He said an employee got him ‘ mule variations’ on vinyl for Christmas.

    Thank god no brilliant vinyl has gone wasted or trashed.

    emmadogs | Jan 19, 2013 | New Comment
  16. since nobody else has bought it up…

    more cowbell.

    in.dog.neato | Jan 20, 2013 | New Comment
  17. Beatcha to it, in.dog.neato!

    emmadogs | Jan 20, 2013 | New Comment
  18. …but in scrolling back up to the initial comments in order to relive my glory, I see that the original Rougement/Band back-and-forth was deleted. What gives? I thought it was interesting and not troll-eee.

    emmadogs | Jan 20, 2013 | New Comment
  19. where? wait…what?

    damn.

    in.dog.neato | Jan 20, 2013 | New Comment
  20. That exchange was deleted for reasons the moderators are too lazy to explain at the moment.

    Paul Lundgren | Jan 20, 2013 | New Comment
  21. Well, it is Sunday, a day of rest, after all.

    emmadogs | Jan 20, 2013 | New Comment
  22. To make this as brief as possible: Comments to this post were removed because one of the participants in a pissing match decided he didn’t want to be part of it and asked that we remove his original comment that started it all, which of course meant removing a bunch of other comments that were responding to it.

    This is not something we have a policy about, we just complied with the request because the whole thing wasn’t important and we really didn’t want to deal with it anymore. That’s about it.

    Paul Lundgren | Jan 21, 2013 | New Comment
  23. That’s actually very nice of you guys.

    emmadogs | Jan 21, 2013 | New Comment
  24. “Actually”" not meaning that niceness is unusual from you :-) . Just that most websites/businesses would want to cynically milk whatever controversy it could get.

    So thanks for being nice.

    emmadogs | Jan 21, 2013 | New Comment
  25. Thank you to Paul for the clarification on the situation. I was beginning to lose a little faith with all the snarkiness going on over at the “pageant police” topic thread.

    zizzer t | Jan 21, 2013 | New Comment

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