Dead Confederate has announced the release of their sophomore record Sugar, due on August 24th on TAO Recordings/Old Flame Records. The anticipated follow up to Wrecking Ball, this album explores new styles beyond the grungy psychedelia of the first record.
Recorded by John Agnello (Hold Steady, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) during a record-setting blizzard in New Jersey this February, the sessions focused on the malleability of the freshly written songs. The start to this progression was shaped by tours with legends Dinosaur Jr. and Meat Puppets, and gave our guys an increased appreciation for the early underground bands of the 80s and 90s that laid the foundation on which their sound is built. The album also features a special guest appearance by J. Mascis on the single "Giving It All Away."
Splitting songwriting duties between bassist Brantley Senn and singer/guitarist Hardy Morris, each songwriter picked their favorite of the other's contributions, creating a complimentary collection of songs. Instead of touring the newly penned tracks, the band (Jason Scarboro, Walker Howle, John Watkins) spent two days learning 20 songs and a week reworking them, then laid half of them down.
Dead Confederate is currently touring Europe, with a return to the US in July for Kentucky's Forecastle Festival, and a pre-album release run with Deer Tick…..Be on the lookout for more tour dates and Dead Fed updates as the release of Sugar nears.
6/26Athens, GA Athfest @ 40 Watt Club ^
7/9 Louisville, KYForecastle Festival
7/10 Chattanooga, TNRhythm & Brews
7/23 Augusta, GA Sky City $
7/25Charlotte, NCVisulite Theatre %
7/27Orlando, FL The Social %
7/29Tampa, FL Crobar %
7/30 Talahassee, FL Engine Room %
7/31 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre %
8/1Nashville, TN Exit In %
8/3 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's %
8/4Memphis, TN Hi-Tone %
8/5St. Louis, MO Off Broadway %
$ with Turf War and The Cubists
^ with Venice is Sinking, Holy Liars, Gift Horse
% with Deer Tick