Just came across this short, little behind-the-scenes Youtube doc on the Old 97's' soon-to-be-released disc, Blame It On Gravity, which includes interviews with Rhett, Murry, Ken, Philip and even the band's locally-based producer, Salim Nourallah.
Says Rhett: "We're back, man. We're in Dallas. I keep thinking of this record as being some sort of love letter to the city, you know?"
Watch it for yourself.
When you're done with that, check out this tiny video screen clip of the 97's performing "Dance With Me" on Leno last night. And, if you're feeling frisky, take a shot for every time the camera focuses on Ken during a zoom in or zoom out. You'll be wasted soon enough. --Pete Freedman
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