Listen to sublime new Tedeschi Trucks Band song They Don't Shine

Tedeschi Trucks Band
(Image credit: Shervin Lainez)

Tedeschi Trucks Band have released They Don’t Shine, the second song to emerge from their upcoming Signs album. Released on February 15, Signs is the follow-up to 2016's Let Me Go By.

They Don't Shine is a solid chunk of Stonsey, feel-good rockin' blues. It's pretty much a straight-ahead rock‘n’roll song," confirms guitarist Derek Trucks. "No frills, short and sweet... which is a little uncharacteristic for us. But it shows another facet of the band. Some mean guitar-soloing from Susan! “Shine, shine, shine!”

Available to pre-order now from Snakefarm Records/Fantasy Records, Signs was written by all 12 members of the band, and recorded in Tedeschi and Trucks' backyard studio, Swamp Raga, in Jacksonville, Florida. Also starring on the album are Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood and Doyle Bramhall II.

The album was written and recorded following a series of tragic losses for the band, including the death of Derek’s uncle and Allman Brothers member Butch Trucks, mentors Leon Russell and Col. Bruce Hampton, and Gregg Allman. 

Trucks says: “This is the first record we’ve made where, when I listen to it, it puts me in a specific place. It puts me in a zone and hits some raw nerves.”

Tedeschi adds: “We are very lucky to do what we do, and we take responsibility for creating something positive to counter all the negativity.

“We all have to deal with tragic circumstances at times. As a musician, I feel it’s my job to go out there, kick ass the best I can and offer inspiration.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band released Hard Case last month

The band are currently on tour in the US, before heading to Europe in April. The tour includes two nights at the iconic London's Palladium (both dates are sold out). Tickets for all other shows are on sale now.  

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Signs tracklist
1. Signs (High Times)
2. I’m Gonna Be There
3. When Will I Begin
4. Walk Through This Life
5. Strengthen What Remains
6. Still Your Mind
7. Hard Case
8. Shame
9. All The World
10. They Don’t Shine
11. The Ending

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.