Song of the Day: Dead Confederate – The Rat

Dead Confederate with Cheryl and Kevin at CMJ 10/17/07
photo by Doron Gild

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters in anticipation of the 5th Annual Yule Benefit, is The Rat by Dead Confederate from the 2007 Dead Confederate EP on TAO.

Dead Confederate – The Rat (MP3)

Once reveling in the jamband tactics of their Southern Rock forbearers, Dead Confederate now wave a different flag. Their grungy distortion, layered guitar potency and Pink-Floyd-meets-Nirvana inspiration have led to nothing but positive live reviews. Their debut, self-titled EP was mixed by magician Mike McCarthy who ran the boards for Spoon’s recent Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. The first full-length album is expected in the Spring on Razor & Tie imprint The Artists Organization (TAO). Expect prolific touring to follow. You can keep up with the band on their MySpace page, and before catching them this Saturday night at the 5th Annual Yule Benefit, relive their live performance at Gibson Studio in NYC during our CMJ broadcast, the one that blew us all away and made us say, “We gotta get these guys to Seattle!”

Dead Confederate – Live on KEXP, Gibson Studios, CMJ 10/17/07 (download)

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  1. D
    Posted December 10, 2007 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Hey, the link to the live on KEXP session doesn’t work.

  2. Posted December 10, 2007 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Fixed. Check it now.

  3. Kay
    Posted July 7, 2008 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    You might also want to check out the Dead Confederate videos on Uncensored Interview!

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