New Dead Confederate CD in August; free MP3 now!

I have this sinking suspicion that Dead Confederate’s new one, Sugar, in stores August 24, is going to be nothing short of amazing.

Here’s some tour dates, with more to be announced.

07.09.10 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07.10.10 – Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm & Brews
07.23.10 – Augusta, GA – Sky City
07.24.10 – Savannah, GA – The Jinx
07.25.10 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre %
07.27.10 – Orlando, FL – The Social %
07.29.10 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar %
07.30.10 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room %
07.31.10 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater %
08.01.10 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In %
08.03.10 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s %
08.04.10 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe %
08.05.10 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway %
08.28.10 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk – KUT’s Red River on the Rocks Festival
09.05.10 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot After Party at Hard Rock $
09.17.10 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Brews & Brews Festival

% – with Deer Tick
$ – with Surfer Blood

Band to Watch: Kopek

Catching up on e-mails after being on vacation for a week, I was introduced to Irish trio Kopek. It’s interesting how my frame of mind is different than others – I hear a modern sounding glam rock band which makes sense considering these 20-somethings are influenced by the likes of Zeppelin, Hendrix, The Stones. But others are comparing them to Alternative Press-type bands like The Exies and My Chemical Romance. Either way, it’s all good fist-pumping rock and sounds like something custom-made for driving around in the summer with the windows rolled down.

You’ll be able to buy White Collar Lies digitally beginning June 29.

Photos: Tame Impala – Columbus, Ohio – 6.15.10

Tame Impala has just a handful of dates left supporting MGMT (along with a few headlining dates in small club) before heading back to Australia. Last night they played under the hot Ohio sun at Lifestyles Community Pavilion in front of a sold-out amphitheater crowd and mesmerized said crowd with their trippy, ’70s psychedelic-meets-dance-rock sound. I had the chance to interview Kevin (vocals/guitar) and Jay (drums) for about 30 minutes in their budget hotel room before the show for an interview that will show up in the next week or so both here and on

Setlist from Columbus, Ohio show:

1. Intro
2. Desire Be Desire Go
3. Make Up Your Mind
4. Alter Ego
5. Lucidity
6. Jeremy’s Storm
7. Solitude is Bliss / Skeleton Tiger
8. Half Full Glass of Wine

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Free music Friday

Elsinore – “Yes Yes Yes”
Modern Skirts – “Rebecca St. Claire”
Son of the Sun – “Get Together”
Lille – “Tall Shoulders”
Canby – “Rat”
Oh No Ono – remix of Efterklang’s “Modern Drift”
Efterklang – remix of Oh No Ono’s “Icicles”
Trentemøller – “Sycamore Feeling”
The Canon Logic – “Nights at Armour Mansion”
Versus – “Invincible Hero”
Woods – “I’m Not Gone”
White Fence – “The Love Between”
Cotton Jones – “Glorylight and Christie”
Ty Segall – “Caesar”
Mystery Jets – “Flash A Hungry Smile”
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Sink / Let It Sway”
ArpLine – “Fold Up Like a Piece of Paper”
Places and Numbers – “Waking the Dead”
Lou Barlow + the missingmen – “Losercore”
Japandroids – “Younger Us”

Reunited and it feels so good: Stabbing Westward

It’s been one of those weeks. Yesterday, I was thinking quite a bit about my grandparents (they both passed away a few years ago) and when I hit a site where I had to type in a randomly generated code, the code I had to enter was “Sadness Carroll” (my grandparents last name is Carroll). Earlier this week I dug out Stabbing Westward’s Wither Blister Burn + Peel for a listen and was even planning a “Where Are They Now?” post about the band. Then, today, I read that singer Christopher Hall and keyboardist Walter Flakus have gotten back together and are planning a fall tour. I can’t imagine bassist Jim Seller will take part as he runs a successful Whole Foods-type market in San Francisco called, fittingly, Sellers Market.

Here’s hoping that the tour includes some Ohio dates!