Dead Confederate Touring Europe With The Whigs

Athens, GA contemporaries Dead Confederate and The Whigs have announced a co-headline tour that will see them go head to head around the UK and Europe next month!

Emerging from the tight knit Athens, Georgia music scene that brought us the likes of Drive By Truckers, Of Montreal and REM, The Whigs and Dead Confederate have shared the same stage in their hometown on several occasions as well as touring the US together in early 2009.

The Whigs capped off a hugely successful year when they hit the road supporting Kings Of Leon on their December UK arena tour. Meanwhile, Dead Confederate have been relentlessly touring the US since their sophomore album Sugar came out in the UK on Kartel in September 2010. This marks the first time since the album’s release that the band will grace the shores of the UK. Coincidentally, Sugar is currently on sale for only $5 at Amazon MP3 for the month of January.

The two bands will be playing:
Feb. 15 59 to 1 München, Germany
Feb. 16 Nachtleben Frankfurt, Germany
Feb. 17 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
Feb. 18 Luxor Cologne, Germany
Feb. 19 Perron 55 Venlo, Netherlands
Feb. 20 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
Feb. 22 The Jericho Oxford, UK
Feb. 23 Dingwalls London, UK
Feb. 24 The Plug Sheffield, UK
Feb. 25 O2 Academy Birmingham, UK
Feb. 26 Night & Day Manchester, UK
Feb. 27 Bodega Nottingham, UK
Feb. 28 Thekla Bristol, UK
Mar. 01 Academy Dublin, Ireland

Other Dead Confederate dates:
Jan. 21 40 Watt Club Athens, GA
Jan. 22 Charley O’corley’s Valdosta, GA
Jan. 23 The Backbooth Orlando, FL

Millionyoung Premiere Replicants Pre-Order Your Copy Today

Check out the title track from the forthcoming debut Millionyoung LP Replicants premiered by I Guess I’m Floating.

Millionyoung-Replicants by Old Flame Records

Pre-Order Replicants on CD/LP here and get a digital copy free on 1/11/11.

Or you can buy a digital copy at your favorite digital retailer on 1/11/11.

IGIF says it best:
Millionyoung is one part rock ‘n roll, one part super synth, and a whole bunch parts of a dance party. The musical creations of Floridian Mike Diaz, his upcoming LP Replicants releases digitally this Tuesday and we’re stoked to premiere the title track. The cover art for the album is a lovely luau lady shaking it somewhere between Maui and the Milky Way, a spot-on visual representation for the sounds Millionyoung create. Tunes with plenty of blissful electro pop perfect for smooth beaches, yet enough amped up riffs to keep fiery volcanic enthusiasts at bay.

A short, smooth jammer to get you through Hump Day and add to the intrigue of Millionyoung’s full length releasing via Old Flame Records. There are many things making this song enjoyable, like a driving beat and well-placed handclaps, but the melodic shift at the 1:33 where Diaz exclaims “I’m never gonna find another love like this again” catapults the track into a different era of dance-floor bangers where odd hand gestures and frizzy hair were the norm. To top it all off, the Tyrell Corporation could make this track their theme song since it pays homage to the timeless Blade Runner.

Buy Twin Tigers and Dead Confederate for $5 from Amazon

If you got gift cards for the holidays or if you have some holiday cash to blow, both Twin Tigers’ Gray Waves and Dead Confederate’s Sugar are $5 this month on Amazon MP3.

Twin Tigers – Gray Waves

Dead Confederate – Sugar

Watch Soft Black on Green Screening

Soft Black recorded a Green Screening video for “Lions” from thier last album The Earth is Black back during CMJ.

Green Screening – Soft Black from Drew Norton on Vimeo.

Keep up with the other videos at the Green-Screening home page

A band member actually lost their job over this video. For real. Note to all cashiers – phoning in sick to Eataly is met with zero tolerance or compassion and the “Batali-mart” is NOT a supporter of the Green Screening project. Big props to Christopher Ibrahim on keys for standing up for creativity against the corporate machine and saying BASTA. The actual day of filming this video was rather drama-free; the opposite in fact as it was all about musicians sharing and switching between bands like some kind of awesome indie swingers night:

Davey Jones was surely man of the match/ MVP in stepping-in to perform with 1,2,3 first thing in the morning, then fronting his own band (Lost Boy?) AND strapping on an axe for Soft Black. The unique line-up was a very special moment – a bouffant and be-striped Vincent Cacchione assembling Brooklyn’s finest to churn out a grand total of three tracks, the most of any band during Green Screening. Copious.

It was also special as Seaside Lounge was the crucible in which the album ‘The Earth is Black’ was created, and how Drew found out about it in the first place. Vin is in many ways the nexus of Green Screening, being a hub-friend connecting us to several of the other performers. Fun game: try and spot him, like some kind of backcombed New Jersey Where’s Waldo, in other videos for Caged Animals and Lone Wolf. Unbridled megalomania!

So much has been written about this supernaturally talented band of late that we can’t begin to review their sound, you really just have to feel it. Rolling Stone magazine called the outift, “A bizarro-world Neil Young with less polish and more paranoia” but we made sure they got a lot more Polish with deli sandwiches and beers from Eagle Provisions! Na zdrowie!

And no, that’s not Ron Weasley on drums.

Soft Black Links

Old Flame Welcomes MillionYoung

Old Flame is proud to welcome MillionYoung to our roster and will are very excited to be releasing thier debut full-length album, Replicants, digitally on January 11 and as a CD and LP on February 15, 2011.

Listen to their first single Perfect Eyes Here!

Old Flame @ CMJ 2010

If you’re in New York for CMJ 2010, here is a comprehensive list of the Old Flame affiliated bands at CMJ this year. Come out and show them some love!

Download a Free Old Flame 2010 CMJ Sampler

Millionyoung at Cake Shop Day Party 4pm w/Sunglasses

Cloud Nothings at Rock Shop 8pm w/Beach Fossils, Blair
Thomas Hardy (of Dead Confederate) Solo at Bowery Ballroom 6pm w/Bad Books
Soft Black at National Underground 9:45pm w/Quiet Loudly
Cloud Nothings at Public Assembly 11pm FortheBeat, Transparant, ABC News w/Kisses, Psychobuildings
Millionyoung at Littlefield 11:30pm

Soft Black at Cake Shop 1:30pm NYC Taper Party w/Shark?, She Keeps Bees
Millionyoung at Pianos 1:30pm w/Violens, Oberhofer, Baths
Soft Black at Union Pool 9:45pm w/Lower Dens, Golden Animals
Millionyoung at Bowery Hotel 10:45pm w/Motel Motel, Evan Voytas
Cloud Nothings at Cake Shop 11pm Car Park Official Showcase

Millionyoung at The Woods 3pm
Mean Creek at Arlene’s Grocery 4:30pm Ryan’s Smashing Life Showcase
Cloud Nothings at Fader Fort 5:45pm
Millionyoung at Bar Matchless 11pm w/Sunglasses

Millionyoung at The Delancey 2pm
Cloud Nothings at Brooklyn Bowl 5:45p Pitchfork
Cloud Nothings at Don Pedro’s 10:15pm
Millionyoung at Pianos 11pm w/Sungleasses,. Sherlock’s Daughter

Millionyoung at Shea Stadium 11pm w/ Teen Daze

Here’s a nifty flyer that Millionyoung made for CMJ:

Twin Tigers touring with We Are Scientists


After spending their summer touring with Interpol, Twin Tigers are hitting the road again, joining We Are Scientists and Colour Revolt on a brief run this October.

Upcoming TWIN TIGERS Tour Dates
Oct 17 – Carroboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 18 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
Oct 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct 21 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Oct 23 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon *
Oct 26 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
Oct 28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct 29 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
Oct 30 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *

*co-headline with Colour Revolt

Twin Tigers – Passive Idol

Mean Creek touring with Bettie Serveert!

Mean Creek

Mean Creek are hitting the road with Holland’s finest Bettie Serveert for a quick Midwestern tour in support of their new 7″ The Comedian. Catch them live on the following dates:

Thurs. Sept. 30 @ The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
Fri. Oct. 1 @ The Abbey, Chicago, IL
Sat. Oct. 2 @ First Avenue & 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, MN

Listen To or Download The Comedian here

Buy the awesome new 7″ in the Old Flame Store here!

Dead Confederate SUGAR out now!

Dead Confederate Touring With Alberta Cross, Futurebirds and Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band

Plenty of opportunities to see Dead Confederate in the coming months. First up is a tour with Futurebirds which includes an appearance at the Official Bumbershoot After Party at the Hard Rock Cafe with Surfer Blood also on the bill. Dead Confederate then team up with Alberta Cross for a co-headline tour which takes both bands from coast to coast. Dead Confederate finish their Fall touring with a string of East coast dates featuring the Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band, and a killer festival in Charleston, SC with Athens pals Widespread Panic. See below for the full list of upcoming Dead Confederate tour dates:

Dead Confederate Tour Dates:
08-28 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
08-29 Dallas, TX – The Loft *
08-31 Steamboat Springs, CO — Old Town Pub *
09-01 Aspen, CO – Belly Up*
09-02 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
09-03 Boise, ID – Neurolux*
09-05 Seattle, WA – Hard Rock Café @
09-06 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge # *
09-08 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
09-09 Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo#
09-10 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
09-11 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
09-12 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up # *
09-14 Tucson, AZ – Plush #
09-15 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room #
09-17 Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival #
09-18 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #
09-19 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre #
09-21 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird #
09-22 Chicago, IL – Double Door #
09-23 Akron, OH – Musica !
09-24 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater !
09-25 West Chester, PA – The Note #
09-26 Boston, MA – The Middle East #
09-28 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg !
09-29 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel !
09-30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle !
10-01 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor !
10-02 Charleston, SC – Patriot’s Point $

@ with Surfer Blood
# with Alberta Cross
* with Futurebirds
! with Mt St Helen’s Vietnam Band
$ with Widespread Panic

Mean Creek in MTV’s Teen Mom, General Update

Stolen in part from the Mean Creek blog:

Our drummer, the man, the myth, the legend, Mikey Holland, had to have surgery on his hand this past weekend. At our 7 Inch release show last month in Boston, Mr. Holland played so hard he busted open his thumb and the cut got infected, and the infection got into his bone. It was a scary situation, and we were all very concerned for our long time friend, but the good news is he is out of the hospital and will make a complete recovery after 3-4 weeks of recuperation and good vibes from his groovy band mates.

On the upside, we’ll be announcing September tour dates soon, which we are very excited about, so stay tuned! Until then, we’ll be spending the rest of the summer finishing up writing our next full length album. We’re planning on heading back into the studio later this year to record it with the extremely handsome multi-talented producer extraordinaire, Mr. John Agnello (back off ladies, he’s taken!)

On a funny note, if you’re around a TV tomorrow night, tune into MTV @ 10PM for the season premiere of their show “Teen Mom”, which will feature MULTIPLE Mean Creek songs. That’s right guys, we made it!!!!!!

We hope you all are enjoying your summer, and we’ll see you very soon!

Love, Mean Creek

Buy their new 7 Inch – The Comedian now from the Old Flame Webstore!