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Josh Abbott Band Raise A Glass With ‘Barstool Boys’ (Review)

The good times roll with Josh Abbott Band’s brand new song. “Barstool Boys,” which Josh Abbot co-wrote with Erik Dylan and Josh Kiser, gurgles with beer foam and the pulsing feeling of reckless abandon. The neon lights flicker overhead, and the party lasts into the wee hours of the morning.

“I clocked out at 4:30 / I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thirsty,” sings Abbott over fizzy, harmonica-laden production. “Betcha they’re sitting on ice / Waitin’ on some blue collar guys / Who don’t know nothing but work / Been sweatin’ straight through their Carhartt shirt.”

Abbott’s thirst knows no end, as he powers through in the chorus. “Give me a barstool, boys and a bottle of something,” he sings. “If I’m gonna get drunk tonight, it oughta be a bar I get drunk in with a neon on the wall and a pretty flexible last call.”

Admittedly, Abbott knew they had a bonafide smash (it’s already nearing 40k streams) on their hands. “I knew we had a heater on our hands,” says Abbott in a press statement. Initially, the band “recorded this with a different intro, but I told the band I loved the energy of the live harmonica solo, and I wanted to start the song off with that same energy. We’re fired up to get a banger out just in time for football season…”

Listen to “Barstool Boys” below.

“Barstool Boys” follows “Country Nights” and “My Dad and His Truck,” both released earlier this summer. The singles are the band’s first pieces of new music since their 2020 studio record, The Highway Kind.

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