The Saint Louis alt-country band, The Dive Poets, is set to release its debut EP, The Good and the Light, in just a couple of weeks. Opening for SIC faves Futurebirds at Cicero’s over the summer, the fivesome threw down its scrappy, foot stompin’ flare and won the crowd’s heart.
Now, it’s The Dive Poets turn to take the spotlight with its new single, and our Jam of the Day, “Austin.” Despite mentions to a legion of Texas cities, this song is truly a love song to the titled town. And geez, who can’t understand that kind of love? It’s magnetic; some cities just keep pulling you back.
The lyrics weave a narrative about a “wayward son” backed against giddy-up guitars and feverish drumming. Around two minutes in, Anna Moffatt’s vocals add a June Carter dimension to this track, and that’s when it really hits its stride. Yeehaw!
You can catch The Dive Poets this Friday at Off Broadway when the band supports another of our local faves, Via Dove, at the band’s record release party. Union Tree Review and Old Lights will also open.
The new EP will be available for purchase (after November 2nd) at live shows and online.