Listen to Patterson Hood’s ‘Depression Era’ from ‘That Evening Sun’

Posted by · 8:28 am · November 12th, 2009

Patterson HoodA number of weeks ago I wrote about the original song “Depression Era” from Scott Teems’s “That Evening Sun.” It’s a breathy southern soul tune that, for my money, bests all other original song contenders this year.  But considering the fact that the film will struggle to be seen, and the music branch isn’t likely to appreciate the song’s placement in the film (closing credits), I doubt an original song nomination is on the horizon.

Regardless, it’s a wonderful piece of work from Drive-By Truckers front man Patterson Hood.  It really captures the atmosphere and sense of catharsis (that word won’t go away this season) that the film establishes (rather modestly, I might add — refreshingly so).

The Truckers are an Athens, Georgia-based southern rock band, though Hood hails from northern Alabama.  Teems has said the singer/songwriter’s involvement in “That Evening Sun” was a “stamp of approval” to the film’s cultural authenticity.

Have a listen to “Depression Era” below and tell us what you think.


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10 responses so far

  • 1 11-12-2009 at 1:35 pm

    Sieben said...

    It’s a lovely little piece, the kind that the Academy is bound to pass over. A shame.

    Thanks for providing these as you find them, by the way.

  • 2 11-12-2009 at 6:40 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Many more to come.

  • 3 11-12-2009 at 11:34 pm

    Silencio said...

    I dig the song. Not bowled over, but I dig it. It’s not trying too hard.

    Looking forward to future tracks.

  • 4 11-14-2009 at 12:39 am

    Christen said...

    I love this song, and want to watch the movie. But is there any way to download the song, like from iTunes?

  • 5 11-14-2009 at 12:20 pm

    TaterM. said...

    I love this song too. It fits That Evening Sun perfectly. You guys should check this film out. Its the best indie of the year in my opinion. Its showing in NY now and opens in LA on the 20th. Check it out!!

  • 6 12-01-2009 at 9:37 pm

    Jessie said...

    Been in love with this song ever since I heard on the trailer. <3

  • 7 8-31-2010 at 4:59 pm

    Piotr said...

    Awesome song and movie!!!