Recently missing in action were the Old 97’s, but we have good news. The band has picked Dallas-based singer-guitarist Salim Nourallah to produce their latest album. Why Nourallah? He was the opening act for Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller during his 2002 solo tour, and the two of them kept in touch. The band is due to hit the studio this fall. —Jaan Uhelszki