Patterson Hood and the Drive-By Truckers are Lots Busier Than You

    Patterson Hood usually has a few things going on, but judging from his interview with the

    A.V. Club

    , 2009 is shaping up to be an uber-productive year for him and the band he fronts a third of, the Drive By Truckers. In addition to hitting the studio to record the follow-up to the critically acclaimed

    Brighter Than Creation’s Dark

    , the Truckers will maintain their rigorous touring schedule, including festival appearances throughout the summer. Perhaps even more interesting though, is the band’s collaboration with Booker T., the interestingly named

    Potato Hole

    . The band’s last backing gig, with Bettye LaVette, resulted in

    The Scene of the Crime,

    so expectations are understandably high for the collaboration. Hood also mentions his "lost" solo album,

    Murdering Oscar

    , which he says might finally see release in June. [

    AV Club

    ]