Alternate-country/grunge rockers Dead Confederate has returned with its second full-length album. Due for release on on August 24th through TAO Recordings/Old Flame, Sugar promises to expand upon the aching, bleak psychedelia that the Georgia band is known for.
Recorded by producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.), the album was created in New Jersey during this past winter’s mega-blizzards. Dead Confederate’s progression to its new sound was influenced by recent supporting tours for Dinosaur Jr. and Meat Puppets, which reportedly gave the group an increased appreciation for the underground bands of the ’80s and ’90s.
Singer/guitarist Hardy Morris and bassist Brantly Senn split songwriting duties and picked their favorite of the other’s contributions. The result should be an interesting collection of songs, headed by the single “Giving It All Away”. And given all the aforementioned Dinosaur Jr. related elements on the album (note its producer and influence), it’s only appropriate that the band’s frontman, J. Mascis, makes a guest appearance on the track.
So far, there’s been no word on a tracklist or artwork, so stay tuned for more info. Check the band out on tour with Deer Tick this summer.
Dead Confederate 2010 Tour Dates:
07/09 Louisvillle, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/25 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
07/27 Orlando, FL @ The Social
07/28 Miami, FL @ TBD
07/29 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
07/30 Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room
07/31 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
08/01 Nashville, TN @ Exit In
08/03 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larrys
08/04 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
08/05 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway