December 20, 2009

Dead Confederate: Dirty Ammo

Dead Confederate posing for the Eiffel Tower 2009/11/22
Dead Confederate posing for the Eiffel Tower in Paris - 2009/11/22

Athens alt.rockers Dead Confederate have released a live EP recorded in Atlanta, GA at the Earl on May 27, 2009. The 8 minute plus Tortured Artist Saint is a uncompromising portrait of musicians for a just a bit too full of themselves.

The band focuses on stuff that hasn't been released before, with only a few live versions of the songs from their breakthrough album Wrecking Ball. A further point of interest are the covers songs that are included. Their take of the Officer May track Smoke A Mirror is quite fetching, while the Elliot Smith tune is just about adequate.

Dead Confederate:
Hardy Morris: vocals, guitar
Brantley Senn: bass
Walker Howle: guitar
John Watkins: keyboards
Jason Scarboro: drums

Dead Confederate: Dirty Ammo

Dirty Ammo is a self-released album available on CD, vinyl and MP3. Buy it from the band's website. $1 of each purchase will be donated to help rebuild The Georgia Theatre in Atlanta, which was destroyed in a fire in June 2009.

Note: the high quality MP3s can be downloaded for free if you want.

Tracks (digital):
  1. Smoke A Minor**
  2. Guns
  3. Tortured Artist Saint
  4. Get Out
  5. Start Me Laughing
  6. Shadow The Walls
  7. Roman Candle*

* Elliott Smith cover
** Officer May cover

Tracks (vinyl) Side A
  1. Get Out
  2. Start Me Laughing
  3. Shadow The Walls
  4. Roman Candle*
Side B
  1. Smoke A Minor**
  2. Guns
  3. Tortured Artist Saint

* Elliott Smith cover
** Officer May cover

Live dates:
  • 01/07 Tasty World (w./ Futurebirds), Athens, GA
  • 01/08 The Earl, Atlanta, GA

» deadconfederate.com
» myspace.com/deadconfederate
» dirtyammo.com

HCTF review of Wrecking Ball.

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