Flagpole Premieres: Georgia Dish Boys, ‘I Can’t Act (Like I Don’t Feel Good)’

As unpredictable as they are hard-working, Athens band Georgia Dish Boys are set to follow up last year’s rocking Nine Song Movie, which blended trashy Crazy Horse riffage with twangy country-folk, with a new LP, Good Country Livin, in July.

There’s the new album’s homespun cover art above, and today we’re also pleased to provide a first listen to its easy-riding first single, “I Can’t Act (Like I Don’t Feel Good).”

Recorded al fresco in Elbert County, the sunny, pedal-steel-laden ditty is the emotional opposite of darkened Nine Song Movie songs like “Midnight Ride,” and yet, thanks largely to frontman Seth Martin’s vocal delivery, it retains a certain creeping urgency.

“This is the first song I wrote for the album,” says Martin. “I think it came from that thing of feeling bad and not really having a reason why, but then realizing that, actually, you got things pretty good.”

Check it out:

Georgia Dish Boys will kick off a summer tour with an album release show on the Georgia Theatre Rooftop Tuesday, July 9. They’re also on this year’s Flagpole Athens Music Awards ballot. Vote here!


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