Dead Confederate

For a town of just over 100,000, Athens, Georgia has spawned a remarkable amount of bands and solo artists that have made an indelible impact on the recent music scene. R.E.M, Of Montreal, Drive-By Truckers, Widespread Panic, and the B-52's are just a few of the many varied, influential groups to call Athens home. Athens-natives Dead Confederate hope to be the next group to follow in the aforementioned groups' considerable footsteps. Formed in 2006, the quintet released their debut EP Dead Confederate on January 22, 2008. The EP built a solid buzz, and the group was snapped up by the Artists Organization.

Dead Confederate released their debut LP, Wrecking Ball on September 16, 2008 with popular indie-rock producer Mike McCarthy at the helm. The album got generally good reviews and its first single, "The Rat," enjoyed solid airplay, peaking at #39 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Dead Confederate's moody, dirty brand of guitar-driven southern rock is reminiscent of groups like My Morning Jacket and more recent He Is Legend. Known for their passionate, chaotic live performances, in 2009 Dead Confederate hit the road hard to promote Wrecking Ball, and they look poised to be yet another group to break big out of Athens' historic scene.