According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2008 is a Year of the Rat, which begins on February 7, 2008 and ends on January 25, 2009.
They sound like someone...
I don't remember how I stumbled across them, but I knew right away that I liked them. Figures they are from Georgia. Seems like all the bands I am falling for these days are from the South. They remind me a lot of the sound Colour Revolt had on their EP.
Dead Confederates are a dark rock band that on September 16th released their debut full-length album WRECKING BALL. They recorded this album in a small concrete box studio in Austin, Texas where the sound effects for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were recorded.
And they sound like a band I love. Maybe they sound like a few of them? I swear it sounds like Kurt Cobain on Shadow The Walls.
[Download Dead Confederates - Shadow The Walls]
I am reminded of Pearl Jam a lot when I listen to The Rat. The Rat would definitely be THE single off the album. It's a strong and dark anthem that is often misunderstood.
"A lot of people think it's about a relationship," explains bassist Brantley Senn. "It's kind of a protest song about the religious right."
It's funny, I immediately thought of Manchester Orchestra while listening to this album. I even had a thought to send an email to MO and ask them if they have heard of Dead Confederates. Then I discover they are touring together through the winter! Wow!
Even with all the touring they find time to visit with Conan O’Brien on Oct 10th.
P.S. Speaking of Manchester Orchestra, their EP is dropping soon. Check out this song off that EP. It's powerful.
[Download Manchester Orchestra - I Was A Lid]