it's been awhile since there has been any new music from virginia rockers dead professional, but they are back now with their first vinyl, a limited edition, lathe cut single called 'you and me both'. compared to past releases, this new thing is sweet and low, bringing in a truck load of country vibes.
the A-side is a short bakersfield style honky-tonk jam with the clever turns of phrase you can find throughout the band's catalog. the B-side gives the softer, more contemplative aspect of dead pro's songwriting a chance to shine, and proves that it's one of their most comfortable zones. 'dammed up river' is an achingly pretty ballad with close harmonies and a melody that stretches them out, holding back the band until the second chorus for maximum impact.
pre-order the single here.