In 1999, legendary folk songwriter John Prine released an album of duets, In Spite of Ourselves. It was a fantastic record—one of Prine’s very best—and perhaps the three strongest tracks were the three he recorded with Iris DeMent, “(We’re Not) The Jet Set,” “Let’s Invite Them Over,” and “In Spite of Ourselves.”
Now, Prine is back with another album of duets, For Better or Worse, and the lead single features none other than Mrs. DeMent herself. I’m happy to report that the song, called “Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out,” is another instant classic, and you can listen to the full thing below:
See? I told you it was great! Hot damn, I love these two together.
The album drops on Sept. 30. Even if it’s just half as good as In Spite of Ourselves, it’ll be one I need to own.