Listen to Rhett Miller's New Live Covers Album The Interpreter: Live From Largo
Just a word of warning, there are no original songs on this record. If you're looking to get a feel for what future Old 97's records might sound like, thankfully you won't find it on "Queen Bitch," a version of which sounds like it came from the stage at Pete's Piano Bar.
That piano you hear in the background, that's John Brion. And, if you listen closely enough, you might hear him rethinking his decision to accompany Miller on the track.
His take on The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" fares a bit better. Probably because Miller introduces it by saying, "This is only the greatest song ever written by any human being." Hard to argue with him on that. But, if you skim through it and realize that it's a record of a dude playing covers on acoustic guitar, just now there's an album you can stream with a little more substance on it.
A few weeks ago, Denton punk act Old Snack released their record Everything is Happening So Fast. You can listen to the entire thing, and purchase it, over at their Bandcamp page. It's a gritty, fast-paced punk record, one of the best North Texas has seen in a while. And the song title's are hilarious.
Go for "The Man With the Golden Snack." Stay for "Sally Field's Butt."