Dead Confederate’s Sweet New Sugar

Sugar is the name of the new Dead Confederate album, just released last week, and that’s a perfectly descriptive term for the music contained within. Songs such as “In The Dark” have a dark chocolate feel; syrup-thick guitars are drenched in sweetness that somehow still comes out sounding just a little on the bitter side.

There’s a bit of Dinosaur Jr. in many of the tunes and appropriately enough, J. Mascis himself appears on “Giving It All Away,” lending credence to that argument with his very presence. The best track, however, is a more sedate number, “Run From The Gun,” which offers up a vaguely anti-war sentiment that’s amplified considerably by the vivid, arresting new video just released for it:

Dead Confederate Website
Dead Confederate, Sugar (iTunes)

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